International Journal of Sexual Health (Int J Sex Health)

Publisher: World Association for Sexual Health, Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Journal description

Devoted to the understanding and promotion of sexual health.

Current impact factor: 0.36

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Immediacy index 0.17
Eigenfactor 0.00
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Website International Journal of Sexual Health website
Other titles International journal of sexual health
ISSN 1931-762X
OCLC 68192141
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

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Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

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    • STM: Science, Technology and Medicine
    • Publisher last contacted on 25/03/2014
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Despite high HIV rates among gay male couples, limited research exists about their attitudes, intentions, social norms, and perceived behavioral control for planned condom use within and outside of their relationship. Our cross-sectional study used multilevel modeling with dyadic data from 142 HIV-negative gay couples to examine and identify which factors were statistically associated with planned condom use within and outside the relationship. Several differences for planned condom use were also noted based on the sample's prior history of UAI and relationship type. Findings suggest additional prevention tools are needed for some HIV-negative gay couples who are at-risk for HIV.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2012 · International Journal of Sexual Health
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    ABSTRACT: The present study compared the self-reports of 105 porn actors to a sample of men matched on age, ethnicity, and marital status. Comparisons were conducted on sexual behaviors and attitudes, self-esteem, quality of life, and drug use. Porn actors’ first sex was at an earlier age, had more sexual partners, had a higher enjoyment of sex, were more concerned about catching an STD, and were less likely to use a condom during a first time sexual encounter compared to the matched sample, although there were no differences on incidence of childhood sexual abuse. In terms of psychological characteristics, porn actors had higher levels of self-esteem and quality of life indicators. Lastly, male performers were more likely to have used five different types of drugs compared to the comparison group during their lifetime and were more likely to have used marijuana during the past six months. These findings provide mixed support for stereotypes concerning male porn actors.
    No preview · Article · Oct 2012 · International Journal of Sexual Health
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    ABSTRACT: We describe the extent to which men who have sex with men and women (MSMW) tell their female sex partners that they have male sex partners, and the association between disclosure of male partners and condom use with female partners. Data were from US internet-using MSMW recruited from a social networking website. Of 666 MSMW, 70% told their last female partner that they had male sex partners. MSMW who disclosed having male sex partners were equally likely to have used a condom during their last vaginal intercourse with a female partner (42%) as were men who did not disclose (47%). Because disclosure was not associated with condom use and condom use was low, it is important to continue efforts to promote consistent condom use, especially among females, regardless of the reported sexual orientation of their partners.
    No preview · Article · Jul 2012 · International Journal of Sexual Health
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    ABSTRACT: There is very limited research on women who perform in adult films. The current study used a discovery oriented qualitative methodology to examine the responses of 176 female actresses in the adult entertainment industry to questions regarding the reasons for becoming involved in the pornography industry, as well as their likes and dislikes of the work. The most frequent reasons for joining the industry included money, sex, and attention. Only one participant indicated that she was coerced into becoming a porn actress. The most favorable aspects of their work included money, people, sex, and freedom/independence, whereas the most frequently reported dislikes included people, sexually transmitted diseases, and exploitation. The responses from this study provide valuable insight from a large sample of a difficult to access population of pornography actresses on why they chose to become involved in the pornography industry as well as positive and negative facets of their work. The results may be used to question many of the stereotypes that society commonly holds regarding attributes of female pornography actresses.
    No preview · Article · Jul 2012 · International Journal of Sexual Health
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    ABSTRACT: This study was designed to examine the association between childhood experiences, current psychological and relationship factors and female sexual dysfunction. In total, 404 adult women (n = 164 functional, n = 240 dysfunctional) who were currently engaged in a heterosexual relationship completed an on-line questionnaire. Women with sexual dysfunction demonstrated more problems in early life experiences, current psychological adjustment and relationships. These factors were also associated with sexual functioning for both functional and dysfunctional women. These findings demonstrate the importance of addressing psychological and relationship factors in the treatment of sexual dysfunction among women.
    No preview · Article · Jul 2012 · International Journal of Sexual Health
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    ABSTRACT: This paper analyzes the relation between gender role beliefs and prejudice toward gay men and lesbians in Chile. Participants were Chilean university students (N = 283). Results indicate that men are more prejudiced than women and religious people are more prejudiced than non-religious people. On the other hand, gender role beliefs mediate sex differences in prejudice. The participants' more traditional gender role beliefs hold more negative attitudes toward gay men and lesbians. Men are more prejudiced than women, particularly in their attitudes toward gay men. In addition, sex differences in attitudes toward lesbians and gay men are mediated by gender role beliefs.
    No preview · Article · Jul 2012 · International Journal of Sexual Health
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    ABSTRACT: Collegiate females in the United States are susceptible to sexually transmitted infections (STIs) due to their propensity for sexual exploration, multiple sexual partnerships, and inconsistent safe-sex practices. Despite the potential for safe-sex communication to contribute to safer sex, little is known about the predictors of this form of sexual communication. Research on condom assertiveness—the unambiguous messaging that sex without a condom is unacceptable—is especially rare. This study employed the Expanded Health Belief Model (EHBM) in an attempt to understand why some collegiate females are more condom assertive than others. Compared with less condom-assertive females, more condom-assertive females have more faith in the effectiveness of condoms, believe more in their own condom communication skills, perceive that they are more susceptible to STIs, believe there are more relational benefits to being condom assertive, believe their peers are more condom assertive, and intend to be more condom assertive. Overall, EHBM variables accounted for nearly 70% of the variability in condom assertiveness. Several of these associations, however, were moderated by sexual compulsivity and general assertiveness. Implications of these findings for sexual health practitioners are discussed, and directions for future research are suggested.
    No preview · Article · Apr 2012 · International Journal of Sexual Health