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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524698/degree-and-direction-of-sexual-desire-discrepancy-are-linked-to-sexual-and-relationship-satisfaction-in-couples-transitioning-to-parenthood
#1
Natalie O Rosen, Kristen Bailey, Amy Muise
Many new parents are concerned that they have different levels of interest in sex than their partner. Understanding the role of desire discrepancies in their sexual and relationship satisfaction could help promote adjustment. In community couples, larger desire discrepancies have been inconsistently linked to lower sexual and relationship satisfaction. However, these studies rarely accounted for both the degree and direction (e.g., which partner has higher desire) of the discrepancy. We surveyed 255 mixed-sex new parent couples to assess their sexual desire, sexual satisfaction, and relationship satisfaction...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Sex Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513227/temporal-relationship-of-sex-risk-behaviors-and-substance-use-severity-among-men-in-substance-use-treatment
#2
Howard Newville, James L Sorensen, Mary Hatch-Maillette, Donald A Calsyn
Sex risk behaviors and substance use are intertwined. Many men continue to engage in high-risk sexual behaviors even when enrolled in substance use disorder (SUD) treatment. We hypothesized that changes in sex risk behaviors would coincide with changes in drug/alcohol use severity among men in SUD treatment. During an HIV risk-reduction trial, men in methadone maintenance and outpatient drug-free treatment (N = 359) completed assessments at baseline and six months after. We assessed changes in sex risk and substance use severity, using the Addiction Severity Index-Lite (ASI-Lite), controlling for treatment condition...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Sex Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509583/the-influence-of-attachment-styles-on-sexual-communication-behavior
#3
Julia McNeil, Uzma S Rehman, Erin Fallis
Attachment theory is one of the major theoretical frameworks for understanding romantic relationships. Attachment styles are formed through interactions with caregivers and shape an individual's expectations of subsequent interpersonal relationships. In this study, we examined how attachment styles influence participants' ability to communicate with their partners about problems in their sexual relationship. A community sample of 81 couples engaged in two video-recorded discussions, one representing an aspect of the couple's sexual relationship where the male partner wanted change and the second representing an aspect of the sexual relationship where the female partner wanted change...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Sex Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497988/till-porn-do-us-part-a-longitudinal-examination-of-pornography-use-and-divorce
#4
Samuel L Perry, Cyrus Schleifer
As pornography use becomes more commonplace in the United States, and increasingly so among younger cohorts, a growing literature is considering its potential connection to key social and cultural institutions. The current study examined the relationship between pornography use and one such institution: marriage. We drew on three-wave longitudinal data from 2006 to 2014 General Social Survey panel studies to determine whether married Americans' pornography use predicted their likelihood of divorce over time and under what social conditions...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Sex Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467103/pathways-linking-childhood-maltreatment-and-adolescent-sexual-risk-behaviors-the-role-of-attachment-security
#5
Marie-Eve Thibodeau, Francine Lavoie, Martine Hébert, Martin Blais
Previous research has shown an association between child maltreatment (sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect, or witnessing interparental violence) and adolescent sexual risk behaviors (SRBs). The mechanisms explaining this association are not well understood, but attachment theory could provide further insight into them. This study examined the relationships between child maltreatment and SRBs and investigated anxious and avoidant attachment as mediators. The sample comprised 1,900 sexually active adolescents (13 to 17 years old; 60...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Sex Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418714/more-than-a-physical-burden-women-s-mental-and-emotional-work-in-preventing-pregnancy
#6
Katrina Kimport
In the United States, responsibility for preventing pregnancy in heterosexual relationships disproportionately falls on women. While the biotechnological landscape of available methods may explain the assignment of the physical burden for contraception to women, this does not mean the concomitant time, attention, and stress that preventing pregnancy requires must also be primarily assumed by women. Building on work identifying health care providers as contributors to the construction of normative ideas about reproduction, this study analyzed 52 contraceptive counseling visits with women who reported they did not want future children for the construction of responsibility for the mental and emotional aspects of contraception...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Sex Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388245/affect-and-sexual-responsivity-in-men-with-and-without-a-history-of-sexual-aggression
#7
Amber N Craig, Zoë D Peterson, Erick Janssen, David Goodrich, Julia R Heiman
Despite increased attention to understanding risk factors for sexual aggression, knowledge regarding the emotional and sexual arousal patterns of sexually aggressive men remains limited. The current study examined whether sexually aggressive men exhibit unique profiles of affective responsivity, in particular to negatively valenced stimuli, as well as sexual arousal patterns that differentiate them from nonaggressive men. We presented 78 young men (38 sexually aggressive; 40 nonaggressive) with a series of videos designed to induce positive, sad, or anxious affect...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Sex Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388230/unintentional-misreporting-on-self-report-measures-of-sexually-aggressive-behavior-an-interview-study
#8
Emily Strang, Zoё D Peterson
The development of effective sexual aggression prevention programs for men relies on data garnered from studies using self-report measures of sexual aggression perpetration. However, few studies have focused on understanding and improving self-report measures of sexual aggression perpetration. The current study used open-ended interviews to explore the nature and frequency of community men's (N = 34) unintentional misreporting-including both overreporting and underreporting-on two self-report measures of sexual aggression perpetration: the Sexual Experiences Survey-Long Form Perpetration (SES-LFP; Koss et al...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Sex Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375675/evaluating-the-one-in-five-statistic-women-s-risk-of-sexual-assault-while-in-college
#9
Charlene L Muehlenhard, Zoë D Peterson, Terry P Humphreys, Kristen N Jozkowski
In 2014, U.S. president Barack Obama announced a White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault, noting that "1 in 5 women on college campuses has been sexually assaulted during their time there." Since then, this one-in-five statistic has permeated public discourse. It is frequently reported, but some commentators have criticized it as exaggerated. Here, we address the question, "What percentage of women are sexually assaulted while in college?" After discussing definitions of sexual assault, we systematically review available data, focusing on studies that used large, representative samples of female undergraduates and multiple behaviorally specific questions...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Sex Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362218/implicit-and-explicit-attitudes-toward-sex-and-romance-in-asexuals
#10
Maria Bulmer, Keise Izuma
Despite the recent surge of interest in sexuality, asexuality has remained relatively underresearched. Distinct from abstinence or chastity, asexuality refers to a lack of sexual attraction toward others. Past research suggests asexuals have negative attitudes toward sex, though no research has examined implicit attitudes. While preliminary evidence suggests that many asexuals are interested in engaging in romantic relationships, these attitudes have yet to be examined thoroughly, implicitly, or compared with a control group...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Sex Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362180/not-all-orgasms-were-created-equal-differences-in-frequency-and-satisfaction-of-orgasm-experiences-by-sexual-activity-in-same-sex-versus-mixed-sex-relationships
#11
Karen L Blair, Jaclyn Cappell, Caroline F Pukall
Which sexual activities result in the most frequent and most satisfying orgasms for men and women in same- and mixed-sex relationships? The current study utilized a convenience sample of 806 participants who completed an online survey concerning the types of sexual activities through which they experience orgasms. Participants indicated how frequently they reached orgasm, how satisfied they were from orgasms resulting from 14 sexual activities, and whether they desired a frequency change for each sexual activity...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Sex Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362127/welcome-to-the-2017-annual-review-of-sex-research
#12
Sari M van Anders
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March 31, 2017: Journal of Sex Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358218/do-associations-between-pleasure-ratings-and-condom-use-during-penile-vaginal-intercourse-vary-by-relationship-type-a-study-of-canadian-university-students
#13
Robin R Milhausen, Alexander McKay, Cynthia A Graham, Stephanie A Sanders, Richard A Crosby, William L Yarber, Jessica Wood
Research suggests the relationship between pleasure and condom use during penile-vaginal intercourse (PVI) is associated with relationship status. This online study examined pleasure ratings and condom use at last PVI, stratifying by partner type, among a national sample of Canadian university students. Participants were 715 undergraduates (60.7% women, 39.3% men) who reported on their most recent sexual experience. Condom use decreased with level of relationship commitment, whereas ratings of pleasure increased...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Sex Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339298/evaluations-and-future-plans-after-casual-sexual-experiences-differences-across-partner-type
#14
Rose Wesche, Shannon E Claxton, Eva S Lefkowitz, Manfred H M van Dulmen
Casual sexual relationships and experiences (CSREs) are common among emerging adults, and their diversity may contribute to variability in their associations with mental health and future romantic relationship development. The present research used multiple regression analyses to examine how CSRE type (casual dating, friends with benefits [FWB], or booty call/one-night stand) is associated with short-term outcomes of these experiences, including positive and negative evaluations, plans to start a romantic relationship with a CSRE partner, and general plans for future CSREs...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Sex Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339293/the-context-of-sexual-decisions-and-intrapersonal-and-interpersonal-factors-related-to-sexual-initiation-among-female-military-dependent-youth
#15
Belinda F Hernandez, Melissa F Peskin, Christine M Markham, Jean Burr, Timothy Roberts, Susan Tortolero Emery
Despite the sizable population of military-dependent youth (MDY) in the United States and the military stressors they experience (e.g., relocations, parental deployment), little is known about MDY's sexual behavior, especially about the perceived role that military stressors play in their sexual decisions, such as the decision to initiate sex. We conducted 25 semistructured, in-depth interviews with sexually experienced female MDY aged 15 to 19 years to (a) describe MDY's general perceptions of military life and (b) identify intrapersonal and interpersonal characteristics related to MDY's sexual initiation, including the perceived impact of military stressors...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Sex Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287845/damaged-goods-perception-of-pornography-addiction-as-a-mediator-between-religiosity-and-relationship-anxiety-surrounding-pornography-use
#16
Nathan D Leonhardt, Brian J Willoughby, Bonnie Young-Petersen
Recent research on pornography suggests that perception of addiction predicts negative outcomes above and beyond pornography use. Research has also suggested that religious individuals are more likely to perceive themselves to be addicted to pornography, regardless of how often they are actually using pornography. Using a sample of 686 unmarried adults, this study reconciles and expands on previous research by testing perceived addiction to pornography as a mediator between religiosity and relationship anxiety surrounding pornography...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Sex Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287844/intersectional-epistemologies-of-ignorance-how-behavioral-and-social-science-research-shapes-what-we-know-think-we-know-and-don-t-know-about-u-s-black-men-s-sexualities
#17
Lisa Bowleg, Ana María Del Río-González, Sidney L Holt, Carolin Pérez, Jenné S Massie, Jessica E Mandell, Cheriko A Boone
Epistemologies of ignorance describe how ignorance influences the production of knowledge. Advancing an intersectional epistemologies of ignorance approach that examines how conscious (or unconscious) ignorance about racism, heterosexism, and classism shapes empirical knowledge about Black men's sexualities, we conducted a critical review of the behavioral and social science research on U.S. Black men, ages 18 and older, for two time frames: pre-1981 and the most recent decade, 2006-2016. Our search yielded 668 articles, which we classified into five categories: sexual violence, sexual experiences and expressions, sexual identities, cultural and social-structural influences, and sexual health and sexual risk...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Sex Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287843/exploring-a-contextual-model-of-sexual-self-disclosure-and-sexual-satisfaction
#18
Randal D Brown, Daniel J Weigel
Sexual self-disclosure is a critical component of relationship and sexual satisfaction, yet little is known about the mechanisms that facilitate a person's engagement in sexual self-disclosure. Individuals (N = 265) involved in romantic relationships participated in an online study testing a contextual model of sexual self-disclosure across three contexts: relationship context, sexual self-disclosure context, and outcome of sexual self-disclosure. Results suggest that sexual satisfaction was predicted by a positive relationship context and a positive sexual self-disclosure context...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Sex Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266874/development-and-validation-of-a-scale-to-measure-adolescent-sexual-and-reproductive-health-stigma-results-from-young-women-in-ghana
#19
Kelli Stidham Hall, Abubakar Manu, Emmanuel Morhe, Lisa H Harris, Dana Loll, Elizabeth Ela, Giselle Kolenic, Jessica L Dozier, Sneha Challa, Melissa K Zochowski, Andrew Boakye, Richard Adanu, Vanessa K Dalton
Young women's experiences with sexual and reproductive health (SRH) stigma may contribute to unintended pregnancy. Thus, stigma interventions and rigorous measures to assess their impact are needed. Based on formative work, we generated a pool of 51 items on perceived stigma around different dimensions of adolescent SRH and family planning (sex, contraception, pregnancy, childbearing, abortion). We tested items in a survey study of 1,080 women ages 15 to 24 recruited from schools, health facilities, and universities in Ghana...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Sex Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276929/the-development-of-the-problematic-pornography-consumption-scale-ppcs
#20
Beáta Bőthe, István Tóth-Király, Ágnes Zsila, Mark D Griffiths, Zsolt Demetrovics, Gábor Orosz
To date, no short scale exists with strong psychometric properties that can assess problematic pornography consumption based on an overarching theoretical background. The goal of the present study was to develop a brief scale, the Problematic Pornography Consumption Scale (PPCS), based on Griffiths's (2005) six-component addiction model that can distinguish between nonproblematic and problematic pornography use. The PPCS was developed using an online sample of 772 respondents (390 females, 382 males; Mage = 22...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Sex Research
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