Clément Le Roux, Marc-Florent Tassi, Cathie Faussat, Catherine Aumond, Guillaume Gras, Karl Stefic, Leslie Grammatico-Guillon
OBJECTIVE: HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) has been used in France since 2016. Its effectiveness is no longer to be demonstrated. However, follow-up and adherence remain the main pitfalls. The main objective of this study was to identify factors associated with persistence or loss of PrEP follow-up. DESIGN: An historic cohort of PrEP users was compiled from the database of consultations in the Indre-et-Loire dedicated sexual health centers (CeGIDD) from June 2016 to June 2021...
May 22, 2024: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Michelle A Larva, Markus J Rantala
Bondage/discipline, Dominance/submission, and Sadism/Masochism (BDSM) have gained increased attention and discussion in recent years. This prevalence is accompanied by a shift in perceptions of BDSM, including the declassification of sadomasochism as a paraphilic disorder. Evolutionary psychology offers a unique perspective of why some individuals are interested in BDSM and why some prefer certain elements of BDSM over others (e.g., dominance versus submission). In this paper, we examine BDSM from an evolutionary standpoint, examining biopsychosocial factors that underlie the BDSM interests and practice...
May 20, 2024: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Li-Xin Chen, Yu-Yang Zhan, Yaxian Li, Yuying Chen, Lai-Quan Zou
The Revised Sociosexual Orientation Inventory (SOI-R) is a measurement tool for assessing an individual's willingness to engage in uncommitted sexual relations. Despite its widespread use in various contexts, no studies have validated the use of this instrument in China. Therefore, the current study aimed to assess the reliability and validity of an existing Chinese translation of the SOI-R. A total of 2,209 participants were recruited and randomly divided into two groups: exploratory factor analysis was conducted on one group and confirmatory factor analysis on the other, with 161 participants from the total sample recruited to assess the test-retest reliability...
May 20, 2024: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Sheilla R Madera, Alíxida Ramos Pibernus, Samuel Oláh Vélez
Latin America comprises 20 countries and 14 dependent territories throughout the Western Hemisphere. It is a diverse and plural region in terms of its geography, cultures, languages, and historical experiences, with fifteenth-century colonialism as a common denominator. Two areas in which the lingering effects of coloniality seem clearly ever-present are the realms of gender and sexuality. The latter encompasses sexual fantasies, a subject of focus in this article. The examination of sexual fantasies remains a ripe area for future research, particularly throughout the Global South, where its linkages to coloniality should be explored in detail...
May 16, 2024: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Kenneth R Hanson, Nicola Döring, Roberto Walter
Sex dolls have been criticized for reproducing unrealistic expectations about human bodies. Yet precise sex doll measurements are lacking in the literature nor has there been any systematic attempt to determine the extent to which sex dolls exaggerate human characteristics. To address this gap, we compared the specifications of sex dolls marketed in the USA with the characteristics of women and men living in the USA. Specifically, we tested if and to what degree female dolls were slimmer (H1) and male dolls more muscular (H2) than female and male humans, respectively...
May 16, 2024: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Peggy Cadet
False claims of having an intersex condition have been observed in print, video, Internet media, and in live presentations. Claims of being intersexed in publicly accessible media were examined and evidence that they were false was considered sufficiently conclusive in 37 cases. Falsity was most often detected due to medical implausibility and/or inconsistency, but sometimes also using information from third-party or published sources. The majority, 26/37, of cases were natal males; 11/37 were natal females...
May 14, 2024: Archives of Sexual Behavior
U C Samudyatha, J K Kosambiya, Manvendra Singh Rathore
In Surat city of Gujarat, India, female sex workers (FSW)-based targeted interventions (TI) and community-based organizations (CBO) have been functioning since 1998. To document the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown (March-May 2020) on FSWs and STI/RTI/HIV preventive measures provided through TI/CBOs in Surat city, sequential, explanatory mixed-methods design was used. We conducted a desk review of quarterly programmatic data (2018-2020) of four TIs and CBOs and interviewed of 221 FSWs to study pre- and post-lockdown socioeconomic conditions, engagement in sex work, health services during COVID-19 lockdown and coping strategies, followed by five focus group discussions of FSWs and TI/CBO project staff...
May 14, 2024: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Mark Lawrence Wong, Jason M Nagata, Manuela Barreto
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May 13, 2024: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Wayne R Hawley, Bryn A Cancilla, Julia L Barnes, Gregory D Morrow
Sexual behaviors play a role in the social construction of masculinity. Moreover, this stereotype has been capitalized upon by pharmaceutical companies, as well as those that sell products not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, for purposes of marketing sexual medicines. Stereotypical notions of masculinity, however, also emphasize the importance of self-reliance, which may cause some to look unfavorably upon the use of sexual medicine. Consistent with this notion, a male target was viewed as more masculine when his female partner consistently reached orgasm, unless he had no history of erectile dysfunction (ED), but was taking Viagra anyway (Experiment 1; N = 522)...
May 13, 2024: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Katherine M Anderson, Alicia Macler, Irina Bergenfeld, Quach Thu Trang, Kathryn M Yount
Growing access to technology and media has presented new avenues of influence on youth attitudes and norms regarding sexuality and sexual violence, as well as new technological pathways through which to perpetrate sexual violence. The aim of this research was to understand contextual influences on and needs for scale-up of sexual violence prevention programming in the media-violence context of Vietnam. We conducted 45 interviews with high school teachers (n = 15), university lecturers (n = 15), and affiliates from youth-focused community service organizations (n = 15) from across Vietnam...
May 10, 2024: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Kira Button, Nicholas Taylor, Tahnee Guala, Dominique De Andrade, Kerri Coomber, Zara Quigg, Peter Miller
Sexual harm within nightlife settings is a pervasive global concern; however, little is known about the nature of available interventions. The current study aims to review the literature on the nature and effectiveness of nightlife-related sexual harm interventions. A systematic literature search of six databases was conducted to identify records that were published between 1970 and June 2023 and reported approaches that aimed to reduce or prevent nightlife-related sexual harm. Records were included if they theorized, discussed, or evaluated an intervention, prevention or response strategy; however, individual safety strategies were excluded...
May 9, 2024: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Mariève Vandervoort, Andrea Liosatos, Haybet Aladhami, Kelly D Suschinsky, Martin L Lalumière
Sexual arousal in male and female victims during nonconsensual sex is an understudied phenomenon with many potential psychological, clinical, and legal implications for survivors. The aim of this scoping review was to assess the literature to determine whether we could estimate the frequency and circumstances of physiological sexual arousal (e.g., erection, lubrication, ejaculation, orgasm) among victims during nonconsensual sex. Six reference database and hand searches led to the screening of 13,894 articles and other reports...
May 9, 2024: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Shari M Blumenstock, Katarina Hoskins, Justin J Lehmiller
We explored the unique roles that body and genital image play in behavior-specific orgasm consistency, beyond overall sexual self-esteem. US adults (N = 599; 64% women) completed questionnaires online. Hierarchical regression analyses predicted orgasm consistency during receptive oral sex and penile-vaginal intercourse (PVI) with additional clitoral stimulation (WAS) and with no additional clitoral stimulation (NAS) for the woman. Body image, genital image, and gender were entered in later steps to assess model improvement above sexual self-esteem...
May 7, 2024: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Mostafa Sadr-Bazzaz, Ali Talaei, Mohammad Javad Sadeghi, Marjan Moradi, Zahrasadat Ahmadisoleymani, Paul L Vasey
Previous research suggests that both same-sex attraction and the personality trait "openness" are associated with sex-atypical preferences and behaviors. Here, we examined the links between adulthood occupational preferences, childhood play behavior, and openness among Iranian cisgender gynephilic males (n = 228), cisgender ambiphilic males (n = 48), cisgender androphilic males (n = 178), transgender androphilic males (n = 58), cisgender androphilic females (n = 226), cisgender ambiphilic females (n = 94), cisgender gynephilic females (n = 31), and transgender gynephilic females (n = 121) from Iran...
May 6, 2024: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Daphne van Wees, Liza Coyer, Mark van den Elshout, Eline Op de Coul, Fleur van Aar
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use prevents HIV transmission, and may lead to changes in sexual behavior. We aimed to explore sexual behavior over time, and identify predictors of behavior change in men who have sex with men (MSM) using PrEP at sexual health centers (SHC) in the Netherlands. We used longitudinal data from the national STI surveillance database (January 2018-June 2021) of HIV-negative MSM who first initiated PrEP in the national PrEP pilot. We modelled behavior change after PrEP initiation, and identified predictors of behavior change using multi-state Markov models...
May 6, 2024: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Rebecca L Bosetti, Rebecca L Fix
Within the US, children and adolescents who engage in sexually abusive behavior are often subjected to sex offender registration and notification requirements, which contribute to stigmatization and forfeiture of their civil rights without empirical basis (Lancaster, 2011; Pickett et al., 2023; Zilney & Zilney, 2009). To date, 39 states subject children with adjudicated sexual offenses to sex offender registration requirements, with most recent estimates revealing that approximately 200,000 youth have been placed on sex offender registries within the US and many are now on the registry as adults (Pickett et al...
May 2, 2024: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Velimir Altabas, Vesna Galjuf, Iva Žegura, Nataša Jokić Begić, Davor Moravek, Goran Arbanas, Dražen Begić
A network of healthcare professionals specializing in transgender care was established in Croatia in 2011, and legal advancements were subsequently made in 2014. Both achievements made gender transition more transparent and thus more attainable in Croatia. This observational study was conducted to assess the number of transgender individuals initiating gender-affirming hormone treatment (GAHT) in Croatia and describes trends in age and sex assigned at birth. Between 2011 and 2022, a total of 111 transgender individuals initiated GAHT...
April 30, 2024: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Olusegun A Adeyemi, Rebecca G Nowak, Daniel Morgan, Nadia A Sam-Agudu, Jaih Craddock, Min Zhan, Trevor A Crowell, Stefan Baral, Sylvia Adebajo, Manhattan E Charurat
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use may be associated with risk compensation. We enrolled and provided PreP to sexual and gender minorities (SGM) in Abuja, Nigeria between April 2018 and May 2019. Behavioral information and samples for urogenital and anorectal Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae sexually transmitted infections (STIs) were collected at baseline. Blood samples for PrEP assay and self-reported adherence were collected at three-monthly follow-up visits. STIs were detected using Aptima Combo2 assay...
April 29, 2024: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Melissa Gardner, Behzad Sorouri Khorashad, Peter A Lee, Barry A Kogan, David E Sandberg
Several aspects of clinical management of 46,XX congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) remain unsettled and controversial. The North American Disorders/Differences of Sex Development (DSD) Clinician Survey investigated changes, over the last two decades, in clinical recommendations by specialists involved in the management of newborns with DSD. Members of the (Lawson Wilkins) Pediatric Endocrine Society and the Societies for Pediatric Urology participated in a web-based survey at three timepoints: 2003-2004 (T1, n = 432), 2010-2011 (T2, n = 441), and 2020 (T3, n = 272)...
April 29, 2024: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Nikole Babcock, Jose Zarate, Skyler Wang, Ryan J Watson, Lisa A Eaton, Shannon D Snapp
Research on hooking up is rife with examinations of risky sexual health practices among LGBTQ+ young adults; yet, little has been written about the personal safety practices for this population. This omission is notable because safety practices can enhance the notable positive outcomes related to hooking up. Drawing on one-on-one interviews with 50 LGBTQ+ young adults (20 cismen, 20 ciswomen, two transmen, and eight others) in British Columbia, California, and Connecticut, we developed the safety spectrum theory, which used a spectral measurement to assess how LGBTQ+ young adults negotiate safety practices and implement safety rules...
April 25, 2024: Archives of Sexual Behavior
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