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Archives of Sexual Behavior

Joanne Davila, Jeremy Jabbour, Christina Dyar, Brian A Feinstein
There are numerous forms of stigma that contribute to the de-legitimization and erasure of bisexual and other non-monosexual identities (collectively referred to as bisexual+ or bi+ identities). To reduce such stigma, efforts are needed to increase bi+ visibility. Little is known, however, about whether bisexual+ individuals attempt to attain greater bi+ visibility (i.e., make their bisexual+ identity visible to others) and, if so, how they do this. Using data from a mixed-method (quantitative and qualitative) internet survey study of 397 individuals reporting attractions to more than one gender, we examined the proportion who attempted to attain greater bi+ visibility, the strategies they used to do so, and factors that distinguished those who made bi+ visibility attempts from those who did not...
November 9, 2018: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Miguel Muñoz-Laboy
This commentary focuses on reflecting on how we, as bisexuality researchers, consider the effects of, and contribute toward addressing, systemic racism and ethnic discrimination affecting bisexual individuals in different global contexts. This commentary is intended to provoke critical thinking among bisexuality and other sex researchers on how we may best consider (or not) racism and ethnic oppression when dealing with ethnically, racially, or culturally diverse bisexual samples of individuals. In this commentary, I argue that current social and behavioral science researchers who focus on bisexuality tend to follow one or more of the following three approaches: a "color blind" approach, an inclusive approach or, a racially-ethnically specific approach...
November 5, 2018: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Olivia Foster-Gimbel, David Matthew Doyle, Renee Engeln
This article details initial measure development, exploratory factor analysis, and preliminary validation of the Gay Community Involvement Index (GCII) across two studies. Previous research on gay community involvement has relied on measures that do not distinguish between distinct ways in which men may be involved in the gay community (e.g., going to bars and clubs vs. advocating for political issues). The GCII is a new multidimensional measure of the type and intensity of participation in a variety of activities within the gay community...
November 2, 2018: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Ian V McPhail, Kevin L Nunes, Chantal A Hermann, Rikki Sewell, Edward J Peacock, Jan Looman, Yolanda M Fernandez
Some men convicted of sexual offences against children express an exaggerated affiliation with childhood, ascribe child-like characteristics to themselves, experience strong non-sexual liking of children, and hold positive views of children and childhood. These features are generally called emotional congruence with children. The present study examined child-like self-concept, which is an association of self with children and child-like characteristics, attitude toward children, and general emotional congruence with children as correlates of sexual offending against children and pedophilia...
November 2, 2018: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Yash Bhambhani, Maureen K Flynn, Karen Kate Kellum, Kelly G Wilson
Previous research has shown that individuals belonging to multiple marginalized groups experience higher levels of psychological distress, which is linked to experiencing discrimination based on their multiple marginalized identities. One way that gay and bisexual men of color face discrimination is in the dating and sexual situations within the men who have sex with men community, which is sometimes termed sexual racism. Previous research has found that experienced discrimination on the basis of their race/ethnicity is positively related to depressive symptoms...
November 1, 2018: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Liat Ayalon, Inbar Levkovich, Ateret Gewirtz-Meydan, Khaled Karkabi
The surname of co-author Inbar Levkovich was misspelled (as "Levkovitz") in this originally published article. The original article has been corrected. The corresponding author apologizes for not detecting this error during the proof correction phase.
October 30, 2018: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Marie-Pier Vaillancourt-Morel, Alessandra H Rellini, Natacha Godbout, Stéphane Sabourin, Sophie Bergeron
Trauma theories suggest that childhood maltreatment (CM) may partly explain intimacy problems in romantic relationships. However, empirical studies have yielded conflicting findings, likely due to the varying conceptualizations of intimacy. Findings that support long-term negative effects of CM on sexual and relationship satisfaction are almost exclusively based on cross-sectional intra-individual data, precluding the examination of mediating pathways and of dyadic interactions between individuals reporting CM and their partners...
October 23, 2018: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Stephanie S Spielmann, Samantha Joel, Emily A Impett
The present research used longitudinal methods to test whether pursuing sex with an ex-partner hinders breakup recovery. Participants completed a month-long daily diary immediately following a breakup, as well as a two-month follow-up (Study 1). Daily analyses revealed positive associations between trying to have sex with an ex-partner and emotional attachment to the ex-partner, but not other aspects of breakup recovery, such as distress, intrusive thoughts, or negative affect. Longitudinal changes from day to day, and over 2 months, revealed that pursuing sex with an ex was not a predictor of breakup recovery over time...
October 17, 2018: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Menelaos Apostolou, Michalis Khalil
The present study attempted to understand people's desires for aggressive and humiliating sexual play, both in terms of interests and fantasy. An evolutionary framework has been developed which generated five hypotheses to be tested. Evidence from a qualitative study of 102 participants identified 13 aggressive and sexual acts which were commonly preferred. A subsequent quantitative online study of 1026 men and women asked participants to rate the desirability of these acts. The results indicated that more than 70% of participants found at least one aggressive or humiliating sexual play desirable, whereas about half of the participants found at least three such acts desirable...
October 16, 2018: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Dan J Miller, Garry Kidd, Gert Martin Hald
The Pornography Consumption Effects Scale (PCES) is a 47-item measure of self-perceived effects of pornography use. While the PCES is frequently used in the pornography research literature, its length may limit its applicability in some research situations. This study investigated if a short-form version of the PCES could be created for use with heterosexual men. The study employed an online sample of 312 self-identified heterosexual men. Confirmatory factor analysis was used to produce a 14-item version of the PCES...
October 15, 2018: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Lisa M Diamond, Jenna Alley
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October 11, 2018: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Florence Ashley
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October 9, 2018: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Pilar Rodríguez-Martínez, Cristina Cuenca-Piqueras
This article analyzes the intersection of direct and indirect violence against Spanish women and unauthorized migrant women working in precarious jobs in Almeria (Spain). Specifically, it seeks to understand how unauthorized migrant women define violence, the relationship between sexual harassment and other types of direct violence (such as intimate partner violence), and structural, legal, and cultural violence. To do this, we apply a multilevel intersectional analysis focusing on 32 interviews with Spanish and unauthorized migrant women...
October 5, 2018: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Robson A C Apóstolos, Ana Karina Canguçu-Campinho, Renata Lago, Ana Carolina S Costa, Luciana M B Oliveira, Maria Betania Toralles, Ubirajara Barroso
In individuals with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) and 46,XX karyotype, androgens produced by the adrenal glands during the intrauterine development promote virilization of the genitals, which may even result in the development of a well-formed penis. Some of these children with late diagnosis are registered as males after birth. After obtaining approval from the internal review board, we evaluated gender identity and sexual function in four 46,XX severely virilized patients with CAH, who were originally registered and raised as males, assisted in our Disorders of Sexual Development Clinic...
October 5, 2018: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Jean-François Jodouin, Sophie Bergeron, Frédérique Desjardins, Erick Janssen
Recent studies show that sexual approach (SA) motives, i.e., having sex to achieve a positive state such as sexual pleasure, are associated with higher sexual and relationship satisfaction. However, mechanisms linking SA motives to these outcomes are poorly understood, and the important distinction between SA motives that are self-directed (e.g., self-gratification) and other-directed (e.g., pleasing one's partner) has received little empirical attention, particularly in the everyday context of couples' sexuality...
October 5, 2018: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Marco Del Giudice
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October 5, 2018: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Liat Ayalon, Inbar Levkovich, Ateret Gewirtz-Meydan, Khaled Karkabi
The present study examined how older adults communicate about sexual issues in light of the tremendous societal changes that have taken place with regard to sexuality in the past few decades. We relied on interviews with 47 Israelis 60 years of age and older who were instructed to discuss sexuality in old age and its unique characteristics, using semi-structured interviews. Analysis consisted of repeated comparisons and contrasts to identify common themes. A common thread of "secrets and lies" characterized the discussion of sexual issues throughout the life course of respondents...
October 1, 2018: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Stephen Whyte, Robert C Brooks, Benno Torgler
Using a unique dataset of 7479 respondents to the online Australian Sex Survey (July-September 2016), we explored factors relevant for individuals who self-identify as one of the many possible nonbinary gender options (i.e., not man or woman). Our results identified significant sex differences in such factors; in particular, a positive association between female height, higher educational levels, and greater same-sex attraction (female-female) versus a negative effect of lower income levels and more offspring...
September 25, 2018: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Daniel Turner, Charlotte E Wittekind, Peer Briken, Peter Fromberger, Steffen Moritz, Martin Rettenberger
Many models of human behavior work in an interaction of a dual system. While one system usually represents controlled and reflective behavioral responses, the other system reflects automatic and impulsive actions. In the impulsive system, positive stimuli initiate approach reactions and negative cues avoidance reactions. Besides stimulus valence, the behavioral response triggered by the impulsive system is influenced by personality (e.g., the propensity to react with approach or avoidance biases in a specific situation)...
September 20, 2018: Archives of Sexual Behavior
Rosediani Muhamad, Dell Horey, Pranee Liamputtong, Wah Yun Low
Recognizing barriers to managing sexual issues makes it more likely that effective ways to overcome them will be found. In Malaysia, where discussion of sexual issues is taboo, sociocultural factors may influence how physicians manage patients with these types of problems. This article focuses on the challenges encountered by 21 Malay family physicians when women experiencing sexual problems and female sexual dysfunction (FSD) attended their clinics, an uncommon occurrence in Malaysia, despite their high prevalence...
September 20, 2018: Archives of Sexual Behavior
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