Filippo Maria Nimbi

Filippo Maria Nimbi
Sapienza University of Rome | la sapienza · Department of Dynamic and Clinical Psychology

PhD, PsyD, ECPS

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February 2017 - August 2017
University of Porto
Position
  • PhD mobility student
January 2012 - October 2018
Sapienza University of Rome
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  • PostDoc Position

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Publications (106)
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The use of Dating Applications (DAs) is widespread, and in some cases could be associated with psychosexological issues. Hence, we decided to investigate hypersexual behavior and depression symptoms among DA users and non-users. We recruited a snowball convenience sample of 1000 subjects through an online platform in 2020 for a cross-sectional stud...
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The study aimed to analyze the psychometric properties of the Italian versions of the 12-item Sexual Distress Scale (SDS) and the 5-item Sexual Distress Scale-Short Form (SDS-SF). A total sample of 2291 adults (1361 women, 930 men) participated through a web survey completing the SDS, the FSFI, the IIEF, the PANAS and the SCL-90-R. The results supp...
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Women with endometriosis often suffer from genito-pelvic pain. The objective of the present study was to analyze the relationship between cognitive and psycho-emotional factors and sexual functioning of women with endometriosis, comparing women with and without endometriosis. A total of 87 women with endometriosis (EG) and 100 women without endomet...
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Obesity produces a significant deterioration in general and sexual health. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate the impact of obesity on sexuality, illustrating the psychological constructs that may play a significant role in determining sexual functioning and satisfaction. During the psychological assessment for bariatric surge...
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Background Earlier diagnosis and improved treatments have led to better outcomes in breast cancer, making quality of life a key issue. Sexuality represents a pillar of quality of life, although it is often neglected by both healthcare providers and patients when it comes to cancer. This study aims to explore the differences in sexual functioning, d...
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Il tumore al seno è la forma di cancro più frequente e, ancora oggi, nonostante vi sia stato un miglioramento della prognosi, esso rimane la prima causa di morte da tumore nelle donne. L'obiettivo del presente studio è stato quello di valutare la qualità della vita e indagare gli aspetti psicologici, sessuologici ed affettivi in donne affette da ca...
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Background Most studies on chemsex focus on the health risks associated with the practice, whereas less attention has been paid to the perception of sexual gratification in men who have sex with men (MSM) who use these substances. Aim The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of chemsex substances on sexual response, motivations to enga...
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Introduction The Biopsychosocial model (BPS) represents a comprehensive paradigm of consolidated practices. Although it has been outlined as the gold standard in sexology, its implementation is often challenging. The sex-positive approach is a ground-breaking movement that is gaining popularity all over and is focused on the recognition of differen...
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Il desiderio sessuale rappresenta la fase più complessa e soggettiva della risposta sessuale e le fantasie erotiche sono una delle sue manifestazioni più comuni. Negli anni si è cercato di promuovere un approccio più positivo e informato alla sessualità e il seguente studio ha l'obiettivo generale di esplorare se e come desiderio e fantasie sono st...
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Il carcinoma mammario rappresenta la neoplasia maligna più diffusa nella popolazione femminile e, nonostante i significativi progressi nella diagnosi e nel trattamento, essa si configura come la neoplasia con la più alta mortalità tra le donne in Occidente. La diagnosi e le terapie rappresentano non solo uno sconvolgimento sul piano fisico della do...
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Introduction: Endometriosis is a chronic gynecological disease that affects women's quality of life, sexuality, and relationship. Endometriosis-associated pain plays an essential role in well-being impairment. The present review aimed to analyze literature about endometriosis-associated pain and quality of life, sexual health, and quality of the r...
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Introduction. Hypersexuality is a clinical condition regarding the psychopathology of sexual behavior. In this study, we aimed to investigate the role of trauma, through the post-traumatic stress-disorder (PTSD), depression, shame and guilt on the hypersexual behavior. Methods. Through an online platform, a convenience sample of 1025 subjects was r...
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La vulvodinia è una sindrome complessa e multifattoriale che colpisce circa il 16% della popolazione femminile (Harlow et al., 2014) caratterizzata da disagio vulvare spesso descritto come bruciore/dolore che si verifica in assenza di rilevanti cause osservabili. Anche se numerosi progressi sono stati fatti nello studio di que-sta sindrome, esiston...
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The present study aims to evaluate the relationship in women between a history of physical/sexual abuse and the preferences regarding the choice of a partner for a short/long-term relationship in terms of male facial dimorphism, and to assess their sexual functioning. We enrolled 48 abused women and 60 non-abused women. Facial preferences were eval...
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Purpose of Review The purpose of this review is to summarize the current knowledge on sexual desire expressions, sexual orientation, and identity in understudied groups inside the LGBT+ community. Recent Findings Sexual desire and related problems have unique expressions in LGBT+ people which influence their sexual health. Emerging sex-positive ap...
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Purpose of Review The purpose of this review is to summarize the current knowledge around sexual desire, fantasies, and related biopsychosocial factors that may facilitate or obstruct sexual expressions in lesbian women and gay men. Recent Findings Sexual desire levels and related problems do not seem significantly different in people who identify...
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Introduction The word “haptics” refers to sensory inputs arising from receptors in the skin and in the musculoskeletal system, particularly crucial in sexual economy. Haptic stimuli provide information about mechanical properties of touched objects and about the position and motion of the body. An important area in this field is the development of...
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Background Chemsex is a novel phenomenon referring to the consumption of illicit drugs to facilitate, enhance, and prolong the sexual experience in men who have sex with men (MSM). Aim The present study aims to investigate contexts, patterns of substance use, first chemsex experience, and harm reduction in a group of MSM practicing chemsex in Ital...
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Introduction. Hypersexuality is characterized by excess of sexual activities, obsession of sex and related consequences. On the other hand, the assessment of problematic sexuality includes several psychometric tools to screen hypersexual behavior. Hypersexual Behavior Inventory is one of these, although its Italian version is not current available....
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Background: Genital pain (GP) is a common symptom in women of reproductive age. The prevalence of GP is difficult to gauge as it has been underreported by both patients and clinicians and neglected in clinical studies despite wide recognition of the adverse effects to women's health. Aim: The purpose of the present study was 3-fold: (i) to explo...
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Objectives The aim of this study was to explore whether women with endometriosis-related infertility had poorer psychological, sexual and relational scores compared with endometriosis without infertility. Methods Seventy-one endometriosis women (32 with associated infertility and 39 without) completed a survey assessing sexual functioning, relatio...
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Introduction: Tinder is the most popular and used meeting application for dating. However, its impact on sexual behavior and sexual health has not yet been thoroughly investigated. Objectives: To review the current empirical knowledge on the sexual health and sexual behavior effects related to Tinder use. Methods: A literature review was condu...
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Female genital mutilation (FGM), perhaps among the most culturally determined surgical practices in the world today, profoundly impacts quality of life in women. However, in some women who have undergone FGM, sexuality—specifically pleasure and orgasm—might be spared. Such controversial and paradoxical outcomes may be explained by adopting a dutifu...
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Homophobia and transphobia are defined as the irrational fear, hatred, and intolerance of homosexual and transsexual people by (officially) heterosexual individuals. Various cultural and psychological mechanisms, prejudices, and personal experiences underlie the discriminatory acts and feelings against homosexuals and transsexuals. However, in orde...
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Research on LGBT health services is urgent as well as effective actions. Some studies investigating the attitudes of mental Health Care Professionals (HCPs), social workers, medical trainees and professionals, students, and resident assistants towards Lesbian and Gay (LG) people showed a significant negative role of sexism affecting attitudes towar...
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Differences in gender and sexual orientation are suggested to be linked to differences in the way individuals think and behave. The aim of the current study is to evaluate the effect of gender and sexual orientation on sexual fantasies and gender roles in heterosexual and gay and lesbian people. The sample was composed of 547 participants, 246 men...
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Literature lacks wide studies on variables affecting sexual desire in men. Aim of this study was to explore the role of some psychosocial variables such as quality of life, sexual function, distress, sexual satisfaction, psychological symptoms, emotions, alexithymia, couple adjustment, sexism, dysfunctional beliefs, cognitive schemas, and modes. A...
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I social media e le comunità online sono diventati importanti canali di comuni-cazione per i giovani. L'uso massiccio di queste tecnologie ha dato origine a un dibattito internazionale sui potenziali effetti sulle relazioni e sulla sessualità. Lo scopo di questo contributo è studiare i vantaggi e i limiti dei social media come fonte formale e infor...
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Introduction: Masculinity and femininity constitute the gender role construct into the general concept of sexual identity. Aim: To investigate the relationships of attachment style, sexual orientation and biological sex with the gender role. Methods: A convenience sample of 344 subjects (females = 207; males = 137) was recruited. Main outcome...
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Introduction: Hormonal contraceptives are among the most popular contraceptives used by women worldwide. Long-term adherence may vary significantly among users because of fear of side effects, unhealthy habits, and lack of knowledge, despite their proven effectiveness. Aim: To analyze the psychological, relational, sexual, and cultural factors a...
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Background: Published studies show good psychological health of people involved in bondage-discipline, dominance-submission, and sadism-masochism (BDSM) activities; nevertheless, there are few studies on characteristics related to gender, role in the BDSM scene, sexual functioning, and satisfaction among BDSM practitioners. Aim: The aim of this...
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Introduction: The literature showed the need for a better understanding of the male sexual response, which has historically been considered as simpler and more mechanistic compared with that in women. Aim: To examine the literature on biopsychosocial factors associated with the level of sexual desire in men and discuss some interesting direction...
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Introduction: Literature lacks biopsychosocial models of men's sexuality. Regarding sexual desire, Carvalho and Nobre (J Sex Med 2011;8:754-763.) presented a cognitive-affective model including age, medical factors, dyadic adjustment, psychopathology, restrictive attitudes toward sexual activity, erection concerns, lack of erotic thoughts (LET), s...
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The Questionnaire of Cognitive Schema Activation in Sexual Context (QCSASC) is a validated and widespread used measure to assess the self-schemas elicited during sexual negative events in both men and women. The current study aimed to test the psychometric characteristics of the Italian version of the QCSASC in both heterosexual men and women. Afte...
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The Sexual Dysfunctional Beliefs Questionnaire (SDBQ) is a validated and widespread measure to assess dysfunctional sexual beliefs. The study aimed to test the psychometrics of the Italian version of the SDBQ. A total of 1009 participants (422 men and 587 women, 739 healthy and 270 complaining about sexual problems) took part in the current study....
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Introduction: The main international guidelines on sex education agree on the need to increase the number of interventions in schools and on the community, in formal and non-formal contexts. The suggestion is to start as soon as possible, with objectives and methods appropriate for the age, promoting the development of critical thinking with partic...
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Infrared thermography (IRT) is a non-contact technique that permits mapping and analysis of the temperature of the body's skin surface. This method has been applied to sexual psychophysiology since the 1980s and its use has been expanding ever since, mainly because it provides several advantages over existing genital response measures. This article...
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Sommario La genitorialità per le coppie omosessuali spesso può transitare attraverso prassi e tecniche mediche che includono la procreazione medicalmente assistita (PMA) o la gravidanza surrogata (surrogacy). Il presente lavoro ha lo scopo di riportare, attraverso una breve rassegna della letteratura, i principali articoli riguardanti l’omogenitori...
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Résumé Les lignes d’assistance sont des services de conseil communs pour hommes etfemmes cherchant des conseils de santé, et sur des problèmes psychologiques et sexuels.Avec l’avènement des réseaux sociaux, les utilisateurs ont maintenant plus de possibilitésd’informations sur la santé sexuelle qu’auparavant. En comparant les données récentes d’unl...
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The Social Media and online communities have become important communication channels for youth and the massive use of these technologies by new generations gave rise to an international debate regarding the potential effects on relationships and sexuality. The aim of this paper is to study advantages and limits of Social Media, as formal and inform...
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Résumé Les médias sociaux et les communautés en ligne sont devenus des canaux de communication importants pour les jeunes et l’utilisation massive de ces technologies par les nouvelles générations a donné lieu à un débat international concernant leur effet potentiel sur les relations et la sexualité. Le but de cet article est d’étudier les avantage...
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Helplines are common counselling services for men and women seeking advice for health, psychological and sexual problems. With the advent of the social media era, users have now more possibilities to search for information about sexual health than before. Comparing the recent data of a long-standing telephone counselling service on sexual health by...
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Helplines are common counseling services for men and women seeking advice for health, psychological and sexual problems. With the advent of the social media era, users have now more possibilities to search for information about sexual health than before. Comparing the recent data of a long-standing telephone counseling service on sexual health by t...
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Background: The Sexual Modes Questionnaire (SMQ) is a validated and widespread used tool to assess the association among negative automatic thoughts, emotions, and sexual response during sexual activity in men and women. Aim: To test the psychometric characteristics of the Italian version of the SMQ focusing on the Automatic Thoughts subscale (S...
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Background: The literature lacks studies of the male sex drive. Most existing studies have focused on hypoactive sexual desire disorder in coupled heterosexual men, highlighting some of the main related biological, psychological, and social factors. Aim: To evaluate the role of selected psychological and social variables affecting male sexual de...
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Introduzione ed obiettivi: L’impianto di protesi peniena (PPI) rappresenta il gold standard nei trattamenti per la disfunzione erettile (DE) quando gli approcci conservativi non sono efficaci. Sebbene siano stati pubblicati diversi studi sui PPI, quelli relativi alle variabili psicologiche, come gli atteggiamenti o le reazioni agli outcome chirurgi...