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Dear All, I would like to ask, is it possible to obtain data in some databases, websites about sexual behavior in different countries of Europe or the World? Thank You! Best regards Stefan
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Hi Štefan,
I recommend that you contact the ISSM and the European Federation of Sexology (EFS) for more accurate information and data.
In the rest of the world, you can contact sexology academies and similar organizations.
I hope you obtain the necessary information.
Kind Regards,
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The antibodies to human sexual hormones are much easier to get than antibodies to rat sexual hormones. So, the question is raised how correct is application of antibodies to human sexual hormones for evaluation of the levels of rat sexual hormones in the ELISA-test and Western blotting techniques?
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first you should check cross-reactivity for your antibodies. However, many companies are selling pre-coated ELISA plates for sexual hormones in rat. I use abcam for estradiol and alpco for testosterone.
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Human sexual behaviour changes with different circumstances. During COVID 19 pandemic, people adapted different behaviours to improve quality of life. Is there any change in human sexuality during this period?
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Thank you Michael
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I think whether or not it's unethical will depend on how you frame it. In general, looking at the intersection of identities between race/ethnicity and sexual orientation or gender identity isn't unethical. It's necessary, important work that prevents us from missing nuances and difference of experience. Not attending to the intersection of race and LGBTQ identities risks designing public health interventions that aren't appropriate for those who are most marginalized. An important piece of doing this well would be allowing folks to self-identify their race and their sexual orientation and gender.
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Collegues,
I am looking for literature on childfree / childless lesbian, bisexual and queer women by choice, specifically on reasons and motivations for being childfree. I was wondering if anyone could recommend some research on this topic.
Thanks for you help.
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very interesting, But at the moment i am poor inthis area
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Hello everyone,
I am writing a report looking at human sexual selection and how there is a difference in the preferred age of potential mate between sexes. I collected 104 lonely hearts advertisements and organised the data by grouping them into gender, age of person placing the advert (I have placed them in categories) and preferred age of potential mate (calculated median from a range).
The data distribution was abnormal so I went ahead and did a Kruskal-Wallis ANOVA between gender and median potential mate. I then wanted to strengthen the analysis by looking at the interaction of gender and age of person placing the advert on the preferred age of potential mate. The problem I had was that Kruskal-Wallis will not allow more than one grouping variable. To circumvent this, I attached a gender to each age category, essentially having two Independent factors in one column (Attached picture may make this clearer). I can do a pairwise comparison of each case now but I'm wondering if it is ok to group two factors in this way? would it be better to rearrange the data completely and do different tests?
Any help on this would be greatly appreciated,
L
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Are your data non-normal? or are the residuals from the fit non-normal? In general, we aware whether the error term in the ANOVA is normaly distributed. In other words, if the residuals look normal, then there is no significant problem, which is means that you can use two-way ANOVA.
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"A valid marriage between the baptised is called ratum tantum if it has not been consummated; it is called ratum et consummatum if the spouses have performed between themselves in a human fashion a conjugal act which is suitable in itself for the procreation of offspring, to which marriage is ordered by its nature and by which the spouses become one flesh." ( Can. 1061 §1.)
What if consummatio is understood from the psychological point of view? What if a marriage is consumed physically but never emotionally? Could annulment be granted on the ground of this canon? Should it or should it not?
What are your thoughts?
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I think it should be kept in mind that one thing is "dispensation" and another is "marriage nullity". If you refer only to the concept of "marriage consummation", I think the correct point is to delve into the essence of the concepts rather than the forms. In other words, pay more attention to the ratio legis, rather than the written formula itself. What I mean is that your proposal to deepen the concept of "marriage consummation" seems to be interesting and important because, obviously, we are body and spirit and we must get as close as possible to the truth. Whenever the reasoning be well-argued and the arguments be well-founded and well applied to the specific case.
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I am looking at Happiness and how the pain of loneliness causes depression and other problems.
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Loneliness, and shame about one's body will enter the many reasons why men will contact a sex worker. It can be about sex, and it can be about wanting to be touched. It can be because he does not want a divorce, but for whatever reason the sexual part of the marriage is causing hurt and frustration.
It can be because he is ashamed of his desires but she will not make him feel that shame.
As researchers if we want to make sense of why men pay for sexual services we must first respect their decisions and pay attention to what they tell us.
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Sexual research shows that the sexual arousal of a male from a teenage girl is entirely normal. Is normal also hebephilia (persistent and dominant sexual interest by adults in pubescent children), as indirectly indicated by evolutionary psychology, by stating that the sexual contact with reproductively mature woman - even when in pubertal age - is an evolutionary advantage as it can guarantee reproductive success.
What do you think about it?
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How is a male's persistent and dominant sexual interest in female children an evolutionary advantage? First of all, "persistent and dominant" implies that somewhat older females are of lesser or even no interest, which limits opportunities for potential reproductive partners. Secondly, a restriction to partners of pubertal age has less chance for reproductive success because of a higher incidence of mortality for both mother and child at or shortly after a birth. Moreover, puberty does not coincide with full reproductive maturity: the females are not fully grown and intercourse can result in physical injury, and those females that do have "successful" pregnancies may produce less milk, their newborns may be underweight, less robust, etc.
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When being asked about the number of partners they have had, sex workers and sexual assault survivors may not want to include their clients or their rapist. Does anyone have questions they have used or suggestions for how to word survey questions to take this into account? How do we give survey respondents permission to leave these sexual partners out of the total and do so in a sensitive way?
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One possibility is prefacing these questions with a brief explanation that the questions refer to consenting partners, since reaching age of majority, and excluding any sex work.
Your data will be noisier if you leave it up to the respondent to include or not. If you want to focus on consenting sexual behavior outside of sex work, then I would recommend specifying.
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Basically my focus for my cap stone project is that those of us who are interested in Kink, BDSM, and human sexuality seem to be in a sort of specialization echo chamber. We're only really reaching out to those who have an interest in Kink/BDSM culture or potentially therapists who have a client who just admitted they are in the Kink/BDSM culture. So how do we reach out to helpers who have no interest in sexuality, have no understanding of Kink/BDSM culture, or in the worst case who may heavily judge and stigmatize/pathologize their clients for being a part of the Kink/BDSM culture?
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Dear Alexandra, good question.
How do we engage clinicians who most need to understand Kink/BDSM culture?
Here is what we are doing and recommend others do.
1) we are actively engaged with developing clinical guidelines on training for kink knowledgeablity through a group of internationally reknowned clinical psychologists (clinicians, researchers and academics). This groups intention is to have these recommendations accepted by the APA for clinical best practice.
2) we wrote Becomeing a Kink Aware Therapist which is aimed at all clinicians. We find it intersting, that many non kink therapists from around the world are reading this!
3) we are establishing online education internationally available via www.KinkKnowledgeable.com. these classes are now APA CE credit approved. Our niche market is not kink identified therapists.
4) we speak and give workshops at traditional training venues for professionals.
5) we have had several discussions with various universities to partner with them and provide our classes as electives. In the long run we are aiming to include the foundation classes to be included in minimum standards for sexuality and counselor training.
Our experience has been that non kink identified practitioners are extremely keen to have access to our classes. In fact our experience with kink "aware" practitioners is that they do not feel they need any further education in these areas.
We are working working diligently with all our affiliates and partners to bring awareness to non kink identified clinicians. We have all noticed a major shift in attitude towards greater openness to understand this genre over the past couple of years. I think our collective efforts combined with increasing visibility of BDSM related interests are converging towards a change in clinical practice.
i hope this helps. We can only encourage and support others like yourself in making your contribution along with others to add to what is appearing to become a river of consciousness change.
Please stay in touch let us know what you are doing. My email is caroline@kinkknowledgeable.com.
warmly
caroline
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We know it's a hypnotic at 100 mg qhs, even if little studied as such.
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The ideas explored in this paper are straightforward and sensible (being tired or exhausted is probably, and indeed, the most understudied, factor negatively impacting sexual desire and arousal) but I do not see the connection with flibanserin, which doesn't really has been proven to help to begin with. Also, being (more) rested does not necessarily increase desire for sex. One might just want to focus on other things. So, yes, lack of sleep --> negative impact on sex. But 'denying the antecedent' (NOT having a lack of sleep) does not, per se, need to resutt in more sex. And then, the flibanserin part -- a drug that is so ineffective -- just thinking of it makes me sleepy.
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I am working on the polish version of Sexual Inhibition / Sexual Excitation Scales (SIS/SES) and I am looking for other non-english versions for a psychometric comparisons. I will be really appreciate any clues.
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Hello, I hope you received the responses you hoped for -- I'd be most happy to help where I can, if you need additional information or suggestions. Kindly, Erick
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I have always found that insistence of society and thus parents over their children to identify their sexul maturity and growth often pushes them to make sure over homosexual or bisexual leads to gay
  or lesbian
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As far as I know, Suja, parents and society have no real influence over a person's sexual orientation (that is, the physical/sexual attraction to other people, whether same-sex, opposite sex, or both). Perhaps what you are interested in, however, is the 'meaning' parents and society 'give' to the facts of attraction (i.e., 'what the attraction means': sinful? no problem? normal? not normal?). If society is homophobic, for example, that won't make the sexual desire/attraction 'go way' (though it may cause the stigmatized individual to hide that attraction, deny it, mask it, etc). Basically, you cannot make someone gay or straight in terms of sexual orientation. But you can accept or stigmatize that sexual orientation.
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I realized that most health professionals are ill-prepared to take care about patient´s sexuality. So they need training programs to help them. Thus, which kind of information is more important or urgent to offer to them?
Please, cite at least 3.
Please write which is your context of job in health care.
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Dear Vanessa,
  1. Sexual identity (sex, gender and sexual orientation)
  2. Sexual history taking (according with CDC recommendations, the 5 P's)
  3. Sexual practices (risk levels for each STI, harm reduction and prevention strategies available)
Best, MR
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I wish to conduct a minisurvey of nurses and student nurses current approach towards assessing sexuality pattern among their patients with the use of SABS; however, I can't trace the original author's email address for permission purposes.
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Hello Alexis
These papers written by ResearchGate members (developed? and) piloted the tool. Maybe they could help you:
REYNOLDS, K. E., & MAGNAN, M. A. (2005). Nursing attitudes and beliefs toward human sexuality: collaborative research promoting evidence-based practice. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 19(5), 255-259.
Alternatively, this paper looked at the tool and the authors are also RG members, who may have alternative contact details for the above authors:
Li, D. M., Hyde, A., & Zeng, Y. (2012). Impacts of social desirability response bias on sexuality care of cancer patients among Chinese nurses. Open Journal of Nursing 2(4):341-345. 
The full text is available at:
These slides were put together by a RG member, Rod Grim, who could also, perhaps help:
Scroll down to p.196 in this journal; the authors have email contact, and may be able to help:
I hope you find what you need.
Very best wishes
Mary
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I want to do a research about  " the correlation between the workplace climate and the willingness about disclosure one's sexual orientation in the workplace "!
How can I find the measurement that measure "the degree of sexual orientation disclose for LGBT employee in the workplace" or " the willingness about disclosure one's sexual orientation in the workplace "? Thank you!
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Hi! I think you can use standard measurements as for any other issue that can be investigate. For example, "Please select one number between 1 (not likely) to 5 (very likely) to disclose your sexual orientation at workplace", etc. The willingness about disclosure is something that you can more or less easily to get from subjects when you interview them; however, you want to explore the degree of sexual orientation for LGBT employee in the workplace which is slightly different and much more complicated. The reason is that perhaps you would find that LGBT people would wish to disclose their sexual orientation or gender identity/expression (be careful when using T, it does not refer to sexual orientation) at great scale, but the degree would depend on the situation at each workplace. You would then have to put a lot of attention how to develop unique methodology that would affect different workplace climates to see the actual degree of sexual orientation and/or gender identity/expression disclosure at some workplace.  
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Now a days , Many sexually active man are going to sex chat site and they are looking for girls to have sex with them on cam. Im conducting my study regarding the sexual activity of sexually active male from different continents (Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia), does the female voice will arouse them without viewing female's intimate areas? or the essence of viewing female's private intimate only can arouse male? or both? 
I want also to know if there is any theory that I can anchor this study.
Your opinion is highly appreciated.
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I do agree with Mr. Mahmoud .. you need to look for the scientific value plus the cultural sensitivity 
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My research project is about “Assessment of Training Needs for Nursing Professionals in Sexuality” and I am developing scales to assess the training needs, beliefs and attitudes about sexuality for Brazilian population. I´d like to know other people with similar researches for a partnership.
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Quinn, C., Happell, B., & Welch, A. (2013). The 5-As Framework for Including Sexual Concerns in Mental Health Nursing Practice. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 34(1), 17-24. doi: 10.3109/01612840.2012.711433
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Dear Colleague,
We would like to invite you to our new, large-scale cross-cultural research project.
Our previous research projects, conducted in 53 study sites, turned out to be a great success. One of our manuscripts (from a first project) was published in Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, other from the new project is currently under review in the same journal, one will soon be submitted to the Journal of Marriage and Family, and three more papers are in the final stages of preparations. Thanks to our efficient team work we now collaborate with, e.g., David Buss.
We would like to continue the research in the area of cross-cultural/evolutionary psychology. This time, we plan to conduct six studies.
a) Sexual Morality Project
b) Comparison of daily life touch between countries
c) Creativity study
d) Love study
e) Mate study
f) Facebook study
Now, we have collaborators from 60 countries.  Algieria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Rep, Estonia, Etiopia, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, Hugary, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Salvador, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey,  UK, Ukraine, Uruguay, USA.
New collaborators from other countries are WELCOME!
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We completed recruitment, thank you for all answers,
Piotr
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I'm interested in SAST (or any version.. SAST-R etc.) in language other than English and Polish.
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Thanks gals and guys!
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i am constructing a survey to determine attitudes of young adults toward homosexuality. I will be using a demographic of religiosity as a variable. 
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What and how to make interview on men have sex with men?What and how to make interview on MSM? I am thinking of the interview outline for the intervention based on social-psycho-behavioral perspective.
Dear respected scholars from ResearchGate, would you like to give me a hand? thank you a million.
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Dear  Wojciech Oronowicz,
Thank you so much for this information, very very useful. I will read it carefully, and contact with you.
All the best for you,
Keep in touch.
Peng Tao
Center for Sexual Health Research and Education, Harbin Medical University, China
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Did you find any young women (under 30) who did have pubic hair? Or were they all 'bare'?
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Hi! I'm Verónica Caridad Rabelo, a PhD Candidate in Women's Studies and Psychology at the University of Michigan.
Lesley-Ann: what a fascinating study, especially given your inclusion of heterosexual, bisexual, and lesbian women in your study.
Speaking to Rebecca's question, you both may be interested in following the work of Breanne Fahs at Arizona State University (http://www.breannefahs.com/).
In particular, I'd flag the following:
Fahs, B. (2014). Perilous patches and pitstaches: Imagined versus lived experiences of women's body hair growth. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 38(2), 167-180.
Fahs, B. (2014). Genital panics: Constructing the vagina in women's qualitative narratives about pubic hair, menstrual sex, and vaginal self-image. Body Image, 11, 210-218.
Fahs, B. (2012). Breaking body hair boundaries: Classroom exercises for challenging social constructions of the body and sexuality. Feminism & Psychology, 22(4), 482-506. 
Fahs, B. (2013). Shaving it all off: Examining social norms of body hair among college men in a women's studies course. Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 42(5), 559-577.
Fahs, B. (2011). Dreaded "Otherness": Heteronormative patrolling in women's body hair rebellions. Gender & Society, 25(4), 451-472. 
Fahs, B., & Delgado, D. A. (2011). The specter of excess: Race, class, and gender in women's body hair narratives. In C. Bobel & S. Kwan (Eds.), Embodied resistance: Breaking the rules, challenging the norms (pp. 13-25). Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press.
I hope these are helpful/interesting to your research!
Cheers,
Verónica
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Now, I am afert my PhD defense and I am looking for articles relating to sexual dysfunctions in patients with ED. I would like to prepare a new research project concerning these problems
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Contact Per Södersten <Per.Sodersten@ki.se>
He is an expert in both areas
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I am trying to locate an article or chapter that might serve as an introduction to GLBT/ Queer History in the United States. Most of what I am finding focus on marriage equality or the books. I am looking for something that provides more of an overview, something that might help identify topics for further exploration.
Any suggestions?
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Whenever this question comes up I always recommend Becoming Visible: Counseling Bisexuals Across the Lifespan. It is from a counseling perspective but comes from the voices of many bisexual persons of all ages and from a number of different backgrounds. I mention this because the "B" is often overlooked in other research and historical accounts. The bisexual lived experience is much more complicated than "gay-lite".  
There is also the Journal of Bisexuality published by the American Institute of Bisexuality. 
Alex
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I'm doing ethnographic research about sexual diversity and teachers. I'd like to know others contexts, narrations, descriptions, and interpretations.
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This doesn't relate to teaching as much as ethnographic research, so it might not be relevant, but you could look into Martin Manalansan's work on sexuality and migration: Global Divas: Filipino Gay Men in the Diaspora (Duke University Press, 2003). Also, David Valetine's Imagining Transgender: An Ethnography of a Category (2007). I agree with an earlier comment about queer pedagogy as another avenue to investigate. J. Halberstam would be a good author to check out on that - however, I imagine much that is written about queer pedagogy is about how to make the classroom inclusive of non-heteronormative subjects and inquiry rather than actually teaching sexuality specifically (although I don't know that this hasn't also been written about).
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In addition to environmental intervention, behavioral management, carer skills adjustments, what would be an effective medication for hypersexuality or inappropriate sexual behaviors in elderly patients with neurocognitive disorders? 
Some research on the topic:
Inappropriate sexual behaviors in cognitively impaired older individuals. Am J Geriatr Pharmacother. 2008 Dec;6(5):269-88.
Hypersexual behavior in frontotemporal dementia: a comparison with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Arch Sex Behav. 2013 Apr;42(3):501-9.
Rivastigmine in the treatment of hypersexuality in Alzheimer disease. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2013 Jul-Sep;27(3):287-8. 
Different classes of medication have been suggested to be effective, such as TCAs, SSRIs, antipsychotics, estrogens, anti-androgens, and LHRH agonists, etc. However, currently there is  lack of consensus as to what would be the most effective pharmacotherapy. And there would be substantial individual differences between different patients. If anyone has the experience of treating hypersexuality or inappropriate sexual behavior, could you share the clinical experience and make some comments on its pharmacotherapy? Are there differences in terms of pharmacotherapy when treating male or female patients with hypersexuality?
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Dear Chen-Chia,
DEPENDS -- on the "cause" . . . Several years (decades) ago, my wife and I were invited to present at a symposium for elderly patients at a major psychiatric hospital. As we were both giving keynote addresses, we were invited on grand rounds. 
One of the patients we encountered was an elderly man, a grandfather, who although he had developed Alzheimer's was reasonably well adjusted and living at home with his son's family. Everyone loved and helped care for "grandpa" until he started making unwarranted sexual comments and advances towards his two grand-daughters. Subsequently, several weeks before we met him, he was transferred to the long-term psychogeriatric ward of the hospital -- for permanent stay.
Given his history, symptomatology, and the fact that we were both lecturing on the effects of medication use among the elderly, we suggested that his inappropriate behaviour might be due to a cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12) deficiency. A Shillings test revealed that his B12 level of extremely below normal. Subsequent daily injectable doses of 1000 mcg per day resulted in significant improvement in his mental status by the end of several weeks AND after several months, he was happily reunited with his family.
A true story, with a happy ending, that we also reported on as a case history at that time in the medical literature (see my list of publications for the exact reference). This response does NOT detract from the excellent advice that our other 2 colleagues have already provided you with. BUT, it should ADD to that advice and be a reminder to all of us clinicians that the first and most common response is not always the best for a particular individual patient . . .
I hope that this response is of some assistance.
Sincerely,
Lou
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I am looking for some normative stats on changes in sexual activity and companionship/affiliation for adolescents and young adults in non-marital romantic relationships (i.e., normative changes in sexual frequency over the course of a romantic relationship). I have conducted a number of searches but am unable to find any recent longitudinal or cross-sectional work that provides this. I have some data from a four-year sample (n=1500 young adults in romantic relationships of varying duration), and I am looking for comparative data.  I know I must be missing something given the volume of work on this demographic.
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Hi Emmanouil,
Thank you for your suggestions.  Sexual orientation should not present a problem given that participants report on sexual frequency with their current romantic partner only, same sex or heterosexual. I am also able to examine if sexual frequency  trends differ for young adults in same-sex or heterosexual relationships, albeit my same-sex sample is quite small. 
There is good information available on general trends in sexual activity over the third decade of life, but not that is specific to the life-cycle of exclusive relationships, at least none that I can find. 
Best,
Harry
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I am conducting a systematic review on resilience in high-risk, HIV-negative sexual minority men. If you're willing, would you mind sending any peer-reviewed articles you may have authored, or know of, that are possibly a good fit? Articles need to meet the following criteria:
  • biologically-born men (i.e., not transgender men)
  • sexual minority (e.g., gay, bisexual), OR men who have sex with men (MSM)
  • HIV-negative sample or subsample
  • at least 50% or entire sample reported 1+ of the following:
  • elevated mean score on mental health measure (e.g., >16 on CES-D)
  • substance use, including polydrug use
  • childhood sexual abuse
  • partner abuse of intimate partner violence
  • suicidal thoughts or attempts
  • psychiatric diagnoses
  • negative affect
  • evidence of resilience: psychological strength (e.g., coping), protective factor (e.g. neighborhood cohesion), positive developmental milestone (e.g., graduated college), positive adaptation to adversity (e.g., meaning making)
If you are unsure, I'd appreciate a citation or PDF anyway, and then I can screen the article. Please backchannel articles to enwoodward@suffolk.edu. Thanks so much for any help!
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Hi Eva,
Thank you so much! It's actually very close to what I was looking for, as adherence to HAART is a great part of my research, kind of an outcome. Please, if you have any papers dealing with stigma, coping strategies, resilience in PLHIV I'd be happy to get them.
Have a great day!
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What are the key points in the development of sexology (research and clinical)? Who helped it along? What is its current status? Are there any comprehensive published histories?
To go one step further, who are we (the followers of this topic or anyone else who cares to answer) and what do we contribute as researchers and practitioners?   
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Nowaway, it exist 2 kind of history of sexology. One emphasizes the European Roots with Hirschfield in Germany, Ellis in England and Forel in Switzerland before WWII. Another one emphasizes the American roots and insists about Kinsey and Master and Johnson after WWII. But since 90th and the work of Robert Nye, the local specificities are evaluated: “the history of sexuality in context: national sexological traditions”. Let s see aslo the F. Feder books: “Sexual culture in Europe. National histoires”
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I'm looking for articles and research about psychodynamic explanations to risky sexual behavior (preferably in young adults). I am also interested in the relation between Kernberg's theory of personality organization and sexuality.
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From an historical point of view, Sandor Ferenczi's theory of the "confusion of tongues" between the "language of tenderness" of the child and the "language of passion" of the adult (see Ferenczi's 1932 paper with that title) has been groundbreaking in psychoanalysis.
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I am looking for a validated self-report questionnaire on heterosexual romantic jealousy and whether or not it exists in a German translation.
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Hi Steffen,
I have a number of self-report questionnaires at my disposal - however it does matter whether you need a trait measure, or more of a state measure of romantic jealousy. I have to admit that I only have English or Dutch versions so you might not find them useful - if you are interested I could certainly either send them to you, or provide you with references.
Best, Karlijn
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This question does not ask for answers from law, social anthropology, or psychology.
What are the convincing arguments for and against monogamy or polygyny in terms of biological and human evolution?
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Dear André,
The behaviour you mentioned in case of challitrichid monogamous monkeys can be found as a useful evolutionary technique practised also by women. One can learn it as an example in psychological textbooks. However, the unfaithfulness of such a female is difficult to prove. This is a strange situation because infidelity of the female is a success as she can get the “best” genes (from the “lover”) and the best care (from the permanent companion). Of course, the permanent companion has but costs when caring the offspring of a foreigner. The lover male has got also an advantage: an offspring without care. However, regarding human conditions this behaviour may have some risks.
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I am using vignettes to invite participants to share their understandings and perspectives on a sensitive area of research - sexuality in childhood. Within focus groups and individual interviews, adult participants are asked to respond to a series of stories that come from children's experiences. I'm wondering whether anyone has experience in using vignettes, and what your experience is with this method.
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You might want to take a look at the work of Pia Kontos, who has used vignettes extensively (in different ways) as a way to explore embodiment/embodied self-hood of people with dementia with health care providers. I don't have the references on hand, but try a quick search and see what you can come up with. I can dig them out if you need, no problem.