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Archives of Sexual Behavior

Ian V McPhail, Mark E Olver, Sébastien Brouillette-Alarie, Jan Looman
The present study examined the latent structure of pedophilic interest. Using data from phallometric tests for pedophilic interest across four samples of offenders (ns = 805, 632, 531, 261), taxometric analyses were conducted to identify whether pedophilic interest is best characterized as taxonic or dimensional. Across the samples, the majority of analyses supported taxonic latent structure in pedophilic interest. Visual inspection of taxometric curves indicated trichotomous latent structure (i.e., three-ordered classes) may characterize pedophilic interest in these samples...
July 16, 2018: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Spencer B Olmstead, Jerika C Norona, Kristin M Anders
Empirical attention to "hooking up" has expanded over time, yet limited attention has been devoted to understanding the hookup experiences of emerging adults (ages 18-25) who have not attended college and how they may differ from those who have attended college. Guided by life course and scripting theories, we used a storytelling methodology to content analyze the hookup stories of a large sample of college-attending and non-college emerging adults (N = 407). We also compared stories based on gender, as several studies report gender differences but have yet to consider how hookup scripts may differ between men and women...
July 16, 2018: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Juan M Leyva-Moral, Maria Feijoo-Cid, David Moriña, Joan A Caylà, Maider Arando, Martí Vall, María Jesús Barbera, Pere Armengol, Alvaro Vives, Gemma Martin-Ezquerra, Mercè Alsina, Patricia García Olalla
This study explored the role of circuit parties on the incidence of gonorrhea among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Barcelona (Spain). Specifically, it aimed to detect cyclic peaks in the number of reported diagnoses of gonorrhea after gay circuit parties. We analyzed monthly cases of gonorrhea reported from January 2007 through December 2016 after the main annual gay circuit parties in Barcelona. We used the integer autoregressive model for time series with discrete values. The performance of the model was tested in heterosexual men and women, in whom the circuit parties could be expected to have no impact...
July 16, 2018: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Lanna J Petterson, Barnaby J Dixson, Anthony C Little, Paul L Vasey
Across cultures, androphilic males (natal males who are predominantly sexually attracted to adult men, not women) tend to present in one of two forms: cisgender or transgender. Previous research has shown that, although their gender presentation and identities are distinct, the two forms are similar in many other ways. The present study examined whether cisgender and transgender androphilic males exhibit a similar pattern of self-reported sexual attraction and viewing time response to images of men and women, and one that is directly inverse to that of cisgender gynephilic males (natal males who are predominately sexually attracted to adult women, not men)...
July 16, 2018: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Nathan D Leonhardt, Travis J Spencer, Mark H Butler, Alex C Theobald
Although research has suggested a net negative influence of sexual media on sexual quality, enough researchers have found results suggesting that sexual media has no effect or a positive influence that the matter warrants further investigation. We present an organizational framework utilizing primarily the acquisition, activation, application model (3AM), and the Antecedents-Context-Effects model (ACE) to reconcile these apparently contradictory claims. By synthesizing these theories, we suggest that to truly understand the impact of sexual media on sexual quality, four factors must be taken into account: (1) the content of the sexual media being viewed, (2) the difference between short-term and long-term sexual quality, (3) the influence of exclusivity, formativeness, resonance, and reinforcement in moderating the extent to which the portrayed sexual script is applied (influences attitudes and behavior), and (4) the couple context for congruency of use, script application, and moral paradigms...
July 16, 2018: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Kenny Wolfs, Arjan E R Bos, Fraukje E F Mevissen, Gjalt-Jorn Y Peters, Jacques J D M van Lankveld
Being sexually aroused may be an important risk factor contributing to sexual decision making. Dual-process cognitive models, such as the reflective-impulsive model of Strack and Deutsch (2004), could be used to explain the effect of sexual arousal on intentions to use a condom. In this study, we investigated whether explicit and implicit attitudes toward condom use can predict intentions to use a condom when participants are sexually aroused and not aroused. In a within-subjects experimental design, male participants (N = 27) watched both a neutral and an erotic movie clip in counterbalanced order...
July 12, 2018: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Kodi B Arfer, Jason J Jones
The more politically conservative Americans are, the more restrictive their sexual attitudes are. A natural follow-up question is how this difference in attitudes relates to actual behavior. But self-reports of sexual behavior may be compromised by a social desirability bias that is influenced by the very sexual attitudes at issue. We employed a non-self-reported measure of sexual behavior: usage of the adultery-focused dating website Ashley Madison. Linking an August 2015 leak of user data from Ashley Madison to 2012 voter registration rolls from five U...
July 12, 2018: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Michael T Walton, Navjot Bhullar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 10, 2018: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Bente Træen, Aleksandar Štulhofer, Erick Janssen, Ana Alexandra Carvalheira, Gert Martin Hald, Theis Lange, Cynthia Graham
The aim of this article was to describe partnered and non-partnered sexual activity and sexual satisfaction in older men and women from Norway, Denmark, Belgium, and Portugal, and to explore sociodemographic correlates of sexual activity and satisfaction. Data were collected in 2016 using postal, anonymous questionnaires in probability samples of the population aged 60-75 years recruited by phone registers in Norway (676 men, 594 women), Denmark (530 men, 515 women), Belgium (318 men, 672 women), and Portugal (236 men, 273 women)...
July 9, 2018: Archives of Sexual Behavior
May Ling D Halim, Abigail S Walsh, Catherine S Tamis-LeMonda, Kristina M Zosuls, Diane N Ruble
Children's gender-stereotypical dress and appearance might be one of the first representations of children's emerging sense of gender identity. Gender self-socialization theories posit that as children become more aware of gender categories, they become motivated to adhere to gender stereotypes, such as by expressing interest in dressing in feminine or masculine ways. Socialization theories predict that children's gender-typed appearance reflects parents' choices. For example, gender-traditional parents might dress their children in gender-stereotypical ways...
July 9, 2018: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Jennifer L Klein, Danielle Tolson Cooper
Technology has shifted some human interactions to the virtual world. For many young adults, sexual encounters now occur through virtual means, as social media, picture exchanges, sexually explicit Web sites, and video chatting have become popular alternative outlets for these activities to occur. This study used the self-report responses of 812 undergraduate students (282 men and 530 women), collected from an online survey. In addition to using 10 personal demographic control variables, this study used five sexual activity/relationship characteristics (number of sexual partners, relationship status, age to first use pornography, frequency of sexual activity/intercourse, and frequency of masturbation), and the four constructs of Akers' social learning theory (identified as differential association, differential reinforcement, imitation/modeling, and definitions favorable) to predict a seven-item count of deviant cyber-sexual activities, and two measures of "sexting" behaviors...
July 9, 2018: Archives of Sexual Behavior
David L Rowland, Christopher R Dabbs, Mia C Medina
People with sexual problems are more likely to attribute negative sexual experiences to themselves, in contrast to sexually functional individuals who attribute negative sexual experiences to external factors such as the circumstance or partner. We investigated attribution patterns in 820 men and 753 women, some of whom reported an orgasmic problem, to assess differences between the sexes and those with and without an orgasmic difficulty. Specifically, using an Internet-based approach, we compared attribution responses to four sexual scenarios, one representing a positive sexual experience and three representing negative sexual experiences...
July 6, 2018: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Tuesday M Watts, Luke Holmes, Jamie Raines, Sheina Orbell, Gerulf Rieger
A proposed marker of prenatal androgen exposure is the ratio of the index finger to ring finger (2D:4D). Within each sex, this ratio may be lower for those who were exposed to higher levels of androgens and become attracted to women, as compared to those who were exposed to lower levels of androgens and become attracted to men. We examined these patterns in identical twins with discordant sexual orientations. Because these twins are genetically identical, differences in prenatal androgen exposure, as reflected in their different finger length ratios, might contribute to their discordance...
July 5, 2018: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Roi Jacobson, Daphna Joel
The present study explored the relations between self-reported aspects of gender identity and sexual orientation in an online sample of 4756 cisgender English-speaking participants (1129 men) using the Multi-Gender Identity Questionnaire and a sexual orientation questionnaire. Participants also labeled their sexual orientation. We found a wide range of gender experiences in the sample, with 38% of the participants feeling also as the "other" gender, 39% wishing they were the "other" gender, and 35% wishing they had the body of the "other" sex...
July 3, 2018: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Ingrid Vargas-Huicochea, Rebeca Robles, Tania Real, Ana Fresán, Jeremy Cruz-Islas, Hamid Vega-Ramírez, María Elena Medina-Mora
For the forthcoming ICD-11, the ICD-10 category of Gender Identity Disorder of Childhood has been reformulated as Gender Incongruence of Childhood (GIC) and moved out of the mental disorders chapter. Proponents of eliminating the GIC diagnosis altogether claim that it is unnecessary and inherently harmful, although they do not eschew the diagnosis for adolescents and adults. Using a qualitative methodology, this study examined the impact of receiving a diagnosis related to gender identity as a child among transgender people who had had this experience, and evaluated participants' views of the acceptability and usefulness of the ICD-11 GIC proposal...
July 3, 2018: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Wendy B Bostwick, Tonda L Hughes, Alana Steffen, Cindy B Veldhuis, Sharon C Wilsnack
Mental health inequities among bisexual and lesbian women are well-documented. Compared to heterosexual women, both bisexual and lesbian women are more likely to report lifetime depressive disorders, with bisexual women often faring the worst on mental health outcomes. Risk factors for depression, such as victimization in childhood and adulthood, are also more prevalent among bisexual women. Less is known about the intersection of racial/ethnic and sexual minority identities, and how depression and victimization may differ across these multiple, co-occurring identities...
July 2, 2018: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Charles H Wampold
The fraternal birth order effect (FBOE) describes the phenomenon that homosexual men tend to have a greater number of older brothers than do heterosexual men. The FBOE is a marker for an innate, biological predisposition for androphilia in genotypic males. The FBOE has been studied since the 1930s and is the most consistent biodemographic correlate of sexual orientation in men. This study sought to determine whether the FBOE applies equally to all men who have sex with men (MSM), or disproportionately to MSM whose anal intercourse behavior is predominantly receptive (Bottoms)...
June 28, 2018: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Orlando O Harris, Leith Lorraine Dunn
The prevalence of HIV is exceptionally high among Jamaican men who have sex with men (JMSM) compared to similar populations within the Caribbean. A noticeable gap in the literature is the impact of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and sexual assault on the state of the epidemic among this population. This study focused on JMSM's experiences with CSA and sexual assault and how these domains relate to HIV prevention. We analyzed qualitative data from 20 semi-structured in-depth interviews and focus group discussions with 10 men...
June 27, 2018: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Brad J Sagarin, Ellen M Lee, Jennifer M Erickson, Kevin G Casey, Joy S Pawirosetiko
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 25, 2018: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Wieke G Dalenberg, Margaretha C Timmerman, Paul L C van Geert
Using an extended definition of sexuality, this mixed-methods study builds on existing research into adolescents' emergent sexual development by longitudinally examining adolescents' sexual behavior trajectories (i.e., from less to more intimate sexual behavior). Over a 2-year period, 45 adolescents (M age = 15.9 years) reported on their sexual behavior using questionnaires and on their everyday expressions of sexuality in the form of semi-structured diaries. Cluster analysis using the questionnaire data identified three sexual behavior trajectories: a non-sexually active trajectory (meaning no or minor sexual behavior) (n = 29), a gradually sexually active trajectory (meaning step-by-step sexual behavior development) (n = 12), and a fast sexually active trajectory (meaning rapid sexual behavior development) (n = 4)...
June 25, 2018: Archives of Sexual Behavior
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