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Background The genetic underpinning of sexual dimorphism is very poorly understood. The prevalence of many diseases differs between men and women, which could be in part caused by sex-specific genetic effects. Nevertheless, only a few published genome-wide association studies (GWAS) were performed separately in each sex. The reported enrichment of...
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The belief in the sacredness and sanctify of human sexuality is gradually deteriorating globally. This is aided by the proliferation of pornographic materials through modern technologies. Therefore, this study seeks to investigates the predictor of pornography viewing among secondary school adolescents in Illinois Chicago. This study adopted a surv...
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This study aims to map educational games related to the sexuality of adolescents/young people, based on publications that occurred over the last decade (2011 to 2020). An integrative review was performed in the Web of Science, SCOPUS, MEDLINE/PubMed, and LILACS databases in September 2020, with the final inclusion of 16 studies. Games developed on...
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Abstract Purpose of Review Developments in human-like and personified sex tech require familiarity with a range of technologically sophisticated sex toys. Most sex toys approximating full-sized human bodies are inanimate, but recent advances in robotics, artificial intelligence, and digital interfaces are being incorporated into sex toy designs wit...
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Teacher attitudes and instructional strategies impact success of human sexuality programs. Limited prior research has examined the relations of teachers’ attitudes and instruction to the development of adolescents’ sexual self-efficacy beliefs. This study examined how adolescents’ perceptions of their health teachers (i.e., teacher value of content...
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Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered products have started to permeate various spheres of our lives. One of the most controversial of such products is the sex robot, an application of the AI-integrated robotic technology in the domain of human sexual gratification. The aim of this research is to understand the general public’s receptiveness towards...
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COMMENT LES PÉRITEXTES ÉDITORIAUX ORIENTENT LA LECTURE POLONAISE DE HET VOLKOMEN HUWELIJK (LE MARIAGE PARFAIT) DE THEODOOR H. VAN DE VELDE La première traduction polonaise de Het volkomen huwelijk (Le Mariage Parfait ; Leyde 1926), ouvrage de vulgarisation scientifique qui soulignait l’importance de la bonne connaissance des mécanismes de la sexual...
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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a rising problem, with important implications for public health. Recent evidence has revealed a link between OSA and reduced male fertility. We investigated the association between OSA and sexual and erectile function, as well as semen quality, and the effect of treatment by continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP...
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Nowadays human trafficking is happening throughout every country all over the world, in various forms. Human trafficking can be divided into different types such as labour trafficking, child trafficking, sex trafficking, etc. and it differs from country to country but the cause is the same. Forced human sexual commercialization can be considered as...
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Self-concept differentiation (SCD) has been of interest to researchers, mainly as a structural concept indicative of social specialization or self-concept fragmentation. Nevertheless, this aspect of self-representation has not been studied in regard to sexuality and the extent to which the sexual self may vary across different roles or situations....
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Preview: /Commentary: Richard Shusterman, Ars Erotica: Sex and Somaesthetics in the Classical Arts of Love (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021), 436 pages./ Somaesthetics, the field cultivated by Richard Shusterman since 1997, bore another juicy fruit for our enjoyment. This time, his interdisciplinary research – integrating the theoretica...
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Chlamydia trachomatis is an important cause of sexually transmitted infections (STI) in Western countries. It is often asymptomatic, and thus, left untreated, and can have severe negative consequences, such as tubal infertility or adverse pregnancy outcomes. Other sexually transmitted microorganisms, such as Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Trichomonas va...
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Objective The purpose of this study was to examine what college women wish their parent–child sexual communication (PCSC) would have been like. Background Parents/guardians have a critical role in assisting their children on every aspect of their development, including sexual development, but parents/guardians face numerous barriers in communicati...
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Previous studies have shown that individual differences in adult playfulness are important in interpersonal relationships. However, there is a lack of research on the role of playfulness in human sexuality. Using three studies with four independently collected samples (Ntotal = 1,124) we tested the differential relations between global playfulness...
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Research on asexuality as a part of the experience of human sexuality has increased over the last two decades. However, there has not yet been a systematic review of the extant literature on asexuality. This paper aims to provide a systematic scoping review of literature on asexuality with articles published in 2004 through August 2021. After a sys...
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Human sexual dimorphism has been widely misunderstood. A large literature has underestimated the effect of differences in body composition and the role of male contest competition for mates. It is often assumed that sexually dimorphic traits reflect a history of sexual selection, but natural selection frequently builds different phenotypes in males...
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A sexualidade humana, no que se refere à identidade sexual e à escolha de objeto, situa-se no campo do psíquico, ou seja, da pulsão, expressando-se pela fantasia. Sua instalação é precoce, ocorrida ao tempo da sedução da criança pelo adulto, num tempo complexo que conjuga fundação do inconsciente, nascimento da pulsão e instalação do objeto a parti...
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Spike Jonze's movie Her, producted by Annapurna Pictures in 2014, invites to an anthropologic reflexion about sexual love. As love story places there between an human being and a computer operating system, all that regards flesh in sexual love is not concerned. But we see other typical elements of a Foucault's "dispositive of sexuality" in Her's lo...
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Sexual health is an essential human right, in spite of one’s culture; however, Arab sexuality is not getting the attention it deserves not only because of the cultural sensitivities but also because of the lack of training, research, and tools around the matter. When conducting sexual studies and assessing sexuality in different cultures, the biops...
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The definitions of sexuality, as well as the implicit assumptions that everyone experiences sexual attraction and desire, have left asexuals’ experiences and rights still not fully respected. Therefore, it has led to the growing number of myths around asexuality and seeing it as a disorder. There is still no consensus among researchers as to whethe...
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Background Over the past 30 years, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has emerged as a powerful tool to non-invasively study the activity and function of the human brain. But along with the potential of fMRI to shed light on neurological, psychiatric, and psychological processes, there are methodological challenges and criticisms. Aim We...
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Sex differences in plumage color is common in bird species. Some bird species are regarded as sexually monochromatic in human visual systems, and in recent years, some species are found to be cryptic (to human) sexually dichromatic by spectrophotometric techniques. However, the functions of plumage color are still less understood in these species....
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There has been a longstanding debate about what constitutes hooking up. To date, little research has analyzed how hookups are being defined such that the field can foster consistency across definitions. To inform this debate, we conducted a content analysis of 122 empirical articles across disciplines (e.g., human sexuality, public health) from 200...
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The aim of the article is to discuss the understanding of human sexuality evinced by a group of Kenyan Catholics from the methodological perspective of pastoral theology, pointing out certain conclusions and pastoral suggestions. The article comprises the following parts: theological-normative, sociological, and theological-postulating. The first s...
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Nursing school graduates must be prepared to interact comfortably and effectively with patients about their sexual health. This study analyses the attitudes and beliefs about patient sexuality held by Portuguese and American nursing students. Objective: In Portuguese and American nursing students, (1) we analyzed students' attitudes and beliefs t...
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This chapter focuses on critical problems of the nature and genesis of human sexuality: the classic concept of different sexual strategies of men and women, primordiality and naturalness of monogamy, the disinterestedness of women in sex, evolutionary “side effect” of female orgasm. We present and discuss inescapability of adultery, the diversity o...
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In recent times, gender and sexuality have increasingly become a focus of academic studies, within diverse disciplines and as well as feeding into interdisciplinary studies in Africa. This field presents new theoretical and methodological challenges to contemporary researchers in many ways. In this paper, we argue that much secrecy prevail[ed] in t...
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Sexual intercourse initiated through a sex dating online platform, sexually suggestive interpersonal communication via a messaging app, or flirtation with a voice assistant are examples of sexual interaction in digital contexts. In all of these cases the interaction is linked to both sexual arousal and digital technology. The digitalization of huma...
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In recent years, millions of citizens all over the world have used digital dating services. It remains unknown to what extent human sexuality will be changed by this. Based on an evolutionary psychological perspective, we assume that sexual selection shaped behavioural tendencies in men and women that are designed to increase the reproductive fitne...
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Teniendo en cuenta el debate actual en torno a los estudios de género, así como la interdisciplinariedad de este campo de saber, el presente ensayo arroja luz sobre la necesidad de la emergencia de una biología queer al cuestionar los límites epistemológicos de la biología, para constituir un discurso sobre la vida, en relación a las formas en que...
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Background: There is a gap in the literature regarding data on sexting among youth under the age of 16 whereas the problems related to this practice could affect them more because of their ongoing development. This study aims to determine the prevalence rate and characteristics of sending one's own sexually related image among middle-school teens....
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The present work aims to study which factors are relevant in long-term mate selection from a lonely-hearts personal advertisement sample of Spanish-speaking consumers of Cosmopolitan Magazine, Colombian Edition. We analyzed One thousand four hundred sixty-eight publications (made by 770 men and 698 women) using a coding system based on the theories...
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Tengo un libro que pregunta por título: ¿EL CEREBRO TIENE SEXO? YO respondo: A veces En una ocasión le comentaba a un alumno abogado que las bacterias se reproducen continuamente, el me digo: Me gustaría ser Bacteria, (Típica mentalidad de macho mexicano) El éxito reproductivo de los humanos: se debe a la fusión de un espermatozoide, con un óvulo,...
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There is a discrepancy between the educational needs and the opportunities to obtain reliable knowledge about sexuality in adolescence. This study aimed to assess the conjunctive influence of family and school in shaping this knowledge. Methods: Data were collected retrospectively within a cross-sectional survey conducted in Poland in 2017 (18-26...
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Sexual relations suffered from a drastic change because of the pandemic of the COVID-19 and its controlling measures. We performed a bibliometric review of articles conducted on sexual behavior through this COVID-19 pandemic. We performed a search in the Scopus database on August 14, 2021. The search was carried out by the mentioned search terms: “...
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Childhood gender nonconformity (CGN) is related to human sexual orientation and several adult personality traits and cognitive abilities. Using an online sample of 1427 participants (239 heterosexual men, 266 heterosexual women, 492 gay men and 430 lesbian women) recruited from websites that cater to these groups in China, the present study examine...
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Central neuroendocrine system regulated by hypothalamus, controls most of the body homeostasis involving processes, like metabolism, reproduction, stress responsiveness, growth, and energy balance mainly through hormonal signals. Plasticizers and pesticides interact as endocrine disruptors with endocrine hormones causing adverse effects which tend...
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Quien está en la realidad, se encuentra ubicado, centrado, con los pies en la tierra, sabe lo que quiere y lo que quiere es lo que objetivamente resulta mejor para él, de forma que su vida tiene sentido. Francisco Ugarte. Ante la triste situación actual de perversión moral ocasionada por la cultura anticonceptiva que lleva a ejercer la sexualidad d...
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Orgasm and sexual desire are components of the human sexual response. The main objective of this study was to examine the relationship between the sexual desire and dimensions of the subjective orgasm experience. A sample composed of 1161 heterosexual adults, distributed into three age groups (18–34, 35–49, and 50 years old or older), completed a b...
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Objective: The aim of this case study is to change the cognitive-behavioral and sex-therapy mechanisms to reduce sexual distress, relieve anxiety and shift the focus to solving the problem of premature ejaculation of a 35-year-old patient, reaching the stage of changing the sexual focus with the sensory one, by diversifying the excitatory stimuli s...
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Sexual fantasies represent a vast and highly personal dimension of human sexuality that remains understudied empirically. This article used a person-oriented approach to examine the reactions of arousal and discomfort that individuals experienced in response to four proposed fantasy scenarios depicting themes of romance, power dynamics (i.e., submi...
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A sexualidade humana tem sido discutida na atual sociedade, mas ainda é considerada um assunto com restrições em suas abordagens, a preocupação em não debater a sexualidade é que os jovens ficam à mercê de informações que podem ou não serem corretas, como as infecções sexualmente transmissíveis às quais estão expostos. Assim, neste estudo é abordad...
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I analyze the sexography of Wardell Pomeroy (1913-2001), a junior collaborator of Alfred Kinsey in case history collection and the 2nd author of the two landmark volumes of 'Human Sexual Behavior published in 1948 and 1953 respectively. Pomeroy's oeuvre (books, book chapters and journal articles) was studied. Pomeroy was a clinical psychologist wit...
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Homosexuality and the rights of LGBTQ+ people have in recent times become one of the most discussed topics. In Ghana especially, there are massive debates, comments and advocacy of various kinds on the print, mass and electronic media on the subject. Politicians, religious leaders, among others have had to add their voice to the ongoing discussion...
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Comprendre les fantaisies sexuelles pour mieux maîtriser sa sexualité. La question des fantaisies (fantasmes) sexuelles est difficile, pour le scientifique, comme pour le commun. Pourtant, elles peuplent nos vies intimes, nos pensées les plus secrètes, s’étalent complaisamment dans certains média, notamment l’internet. De plus, si elles participen...
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The article is devoted to the analysis of the foundations of the framework regulation of sexual crimes in the draft of the new Criminal Code of Ukraine. The application of critical optics to the provisions of the project problematizes the issues of protecting human sexual autonomy and understanding the zones of theoretical and practical reflection...
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El coitocentrismo y el falocentrismo (1) se imponen a través del régimen sexual heteronormativo, en el que el sexo es asumido como heterosexual y el coito y el falo, como núcleo de las relaciones sexuales. Este esquema sexual puede resultar insatisfactorio, especialmente para muchas mujeres (2), alrededor de las cuales ha existido históricamente un...
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Brasil) RESUMO A sexualidade humana vem sendo estudada por diversas áreas do conhecimento, mas não se destaca como tema de estudo na Análise do Comportamento, mesmo com o interesse crescente de seus estudiosos em temas sociais. Tendo em vista que diversos autores partiram da obra de B. F. Skinner para avançar em discussões sociais importantes, es...
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Humans, and other mammals, require specific interactions between two adults in order to procreate. The importance of these encounters for the genes has turned sex into an exceedingly varied and complicated form of behavior. Human sexual behavior is largely guided and motivated by feelings, and has a considerable impact on both individual well-being...
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Gender Suzanne LaFont Kingsborough Community College, the City university of new York, united States G Gender generally refers to the cultural, social, and psychological meanings of femaleness and male-ness. Gender is central to way we organized our lives and think of ourselves as women and men. Recognition of the difference between female and male...
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Human sexual behavior research is a multidisciplinary endeavor that seeks to comprehend one of the most vital and complex aspects of our behavioral science. This study aimed to investigate Vietnamese university students' perception of sexual knowledge as well as the relationship between gender, academic year, and sexual orientation. The questionnai...
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Mientras que algunas personas creen que la condición homosexual es contranatural, la investigación científica ha demostrado que la misma es sólo ejemplo de una variación normal y natural en la sexualidad humana, y no es en sí misma un resultado de efectos psicológicos negativos: La mayoría de las personas en general, experimentan poco o ningún sent...
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The phenomenon of human trafficking particularly are (women and children) in Indonesia always concern to raise a serious response by the government. One factor causing human trafficking is the lack of economic income, which is inversely proportional to the skills of the community. Based on the International Organization for Migration (IOM) data fro...
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Sex and sexual behaviour are a core part of life; aside from reproduction, sex can be pleasurable, healthy, and beneficial for developing intimacy. Alongside these desirable features, however, sex also has the clear downside of increasing the chances for contracting infectious diseases. The inherent contagious nature of sexual (by)products and sexu...
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A travestilidade é um dos assuntos mais controversos da sexualidade humana, isso porque as travestis sentem-se à vontade em transitar entre os polos do feminino e do masculino, rompendo o paradigma simplista da heteronormatividade. A partir do método teórico, a presente pesquisa buscará esclarecer o conceito de gênero e de identidade de gênero enqu...
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This article highlights several resources developed and applied in South Africa regarding LGBTIQ+ persons and faith. It charts the evolution of human sexuality workshops for faith communities in South Africa; key findings from a 2019 empirical research study with local church congregations around LGBTIQ+; and offers participant feedback from 'safe...
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The incidence of depression among humans is growing worldwide, and so is the use of antidepressants. However, our fundamental understanding regarding the mechanisms by which these drugs function and their off-target effects against human sexuality remains poorly defined. The present study aimed to determine their differential toxicity on mouse sper...
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Grant Macaskill has written one of the first books seriously examining autism from a theological perspective. Obviously, much of this is pastoral theology, as salvation is essentially the same independent of neurotype. As an openly autistic Catholic priest who has also thought about these questions, I read this book from a unique perspective. Some...
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This review systematically explored structural, functional, and metabolic features of the cisgender brain compared with the transgender brain before hormonal treatment and the heterosexual brain compared to the homosexual brain from the analysis of the neuroimaging literature up to 2018, and identified and discussed subsequent studies published up...
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Objective measures of sexual interest are important for research on human sexuality. There has been a resurgence in research examining pupil dilation as a potential index of sexual orientation. We carried out a meta-analytic review of studies published between 1965 and 2020 (Mdn year = 2016) measuring pupil responses to visual stimuli of adult men...
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This article provides an introduction to sex‐positive criminology and its goals for change. Sex‐positive criminology draws from the “thick desire” organizing principle, which is a rights‐based approach to human sexuality, as well as from positive sexuality approaches. It also draws from critical, queer, and feminist criminological traditions and ab...
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Sexuality is one of the most regulated and controversial aspects of human behaviour and social organisation, and has been subject to societal, religious and cultural norms, taboos and laws, often addressing male and female sexualities differently. Sociologically, human sexualities are considered both 'natural' and 'cultural'; as a consequence, they...
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I present an analysis on the reference citations included in the, Human Sexual Response (1966) book, authored by William Masters and Virginia Johnson. This 366 page book is now identified as one of the land mark medical books of the 20th century.The citations in this book were quantitatively analyzed. Five tables summarize the obtained results. Amo...
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Resumen Introducción: El objetivo principal de este estudio es analizar la relación entre el uso problemático de las tecnologías de la información y comunicación (UPT), las funciones ejecutivas (control inhibitorio, planificación y logro de metas) y las actividades de ocio de los/as adolescentes (ocio positivo y ocio no estructurado), en función de...
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The past 20–30 years have provided plenty of new empirical data on women’s sexuality, a topic often theorised as puzzling and unexplainable. In recent discussions, a controversial issue has been the phenomenon of sexual concordance, i.e. the correlation between the self-reported, subjective assessment of one’s sexual arousal and the simultaneous bo...
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Sexual behavior in rats has been a fascinating topic for many research because rats are as cosmopolitan as humans and their social and sexual activities can reflect human behavior. Female rats display lordosis and paracopulatory behaviors, while male rats engage in sexual behaviors such as mounting, intromissions, and ejaculations. Many models, suc...
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Using the new medical science of endocrinology, scientific sex researchers in the 1920s and 1930s began studying sex hormone excretion as a means to search for the biological basis of human sexuality. One of these researchers was Abraham Myerson, a leading psychiatrist and researcher from Boston who conducted a series of innovative endocrine experi...
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Sexuality is one of the indispensable impulses among humans, as it is in all living things, at the point of being both a physical need and the only solution to reproductive anxiety. However, there is a point that distinguishes human sexuality from other living things, which manifests in the fact that active sexual life is linked to the institution...
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Abstract The human sexual response is a complex physiological process which involves different neural, paracrine, autocrine and endocrine mechanisms. Previous studies have revealed complex associations between sexual dysfunction, mood symptoms, and treatment with antidepressant drugs6. It has proven difficult to accurately identify the incidenc...
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Introduction and rationale: In Spain, sex education is a developing challenge at educational, social, and polit- ical levels. Difficulties around sexuality have increased among young people in recent years. One of the short- comings that we found in our educational experience in affective-sexual workshops with parents is the lack of resources to wo...
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Los tratornos de la sexualidad en general y las disfunciones sexuales en particular forman un conjunto muy amplio y definido dentro de la psicopatología. Su estudio es primordial en la medida que muchos pacientes van a consulta por estas dificultades. A su vez, existe un alto porcentaje de pacientes con otras dificultades psicopatológicas en las qu...
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Los tratornos de la sexualidad en general y las disfunciones sexuales en particular forman un conjunto muy amplio y definido dentro de la psicopatología. Su estudio es primordial en la medida que muchos pacientes van a consulta por estas dificultades. A su vez, existe un alto porcentaje de pacientes con otras dificultades psicopatológicas en las qu...
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In the field of female sexuality, the existence of the so-called “G-spot” represents a topic still anchored to anecdotes and opinions and explained using non-scientific points, as well as being overused for commercial and mediatic purposes. Purpose of Review The scope of this review is to give an update on the current state of information regardin...
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Representing oneself as an existing entity and having intense fears of unknown events are human specificities. Self-consciousness and high levels of anxiety are characteristics of our human minds. We propose that these two characteristics may have evolved in synergy, feeding each other to build up our human minds. We highlight that perspective by a...
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In 1871, Charles Darwin published Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex , a text that extended, elaborated and completed his On the Origin of Species (1859). When he had published Origin , Darwin sought, albeit unsuccessfully, to skirt controversy; in Descent he waded into the fray on near-innumerable issues. Readers could find explicit t...
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In this article, I read contemporary African queer fiction as a tool employed by writers to represent and rehumanise queer identities in Sub-Saharan African societies. In these societies, heteropatriarchal authorities strive to disable queer agency by dehumanising queer subjects. I argue that African queer identities, desires, and experiences are c...
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A presente resenha apresenta o livro “What is sport: A controversial essay about why humans play sports", do psicólogo social Rob Alpha. A obra, ancorada em teoria freudiana, consiste em uma análise das características da sexualidade humana, que estariam presentes de maneira inconsciente no fenômeno esportivo em geral, sendo que mais de vinte modal...
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Despite its relevance for human sexuality, literature on potential effects of ejaculation frequency and masturbation on general and mental health outcomes is sparse. Reasons for this knowledge gap include a general lack of interest, but also methodological challenges and still existing superstition. This paper reconciles literature from various fie...
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In a study drawing both from evolutionary biology and the social sciences, evidence and argument is here assembled in support of the comprehensive application of selfish gene theory to the human population. With a focus on genes giving rise to characteristically-human cooperation ("cooperative genes") involving language and theory of mind, one may...
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Sexual interest in and contact with animals has existed throughout history with varying levels of practice and acceptance. Despite this long history, very little is actually known about human sexual interest in animals and sexual behavior targeting nonhuman animals. The present dissertation aims to explore the phenomenon of sexual interest in anima...
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A study on the sexography of Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) that remain scattered in his books, brochures and voluminous letters was attempted. The focus of this appraisal is not on what Gandhi did, but on what he wrote and spoke about human sexual behavior. Gandhi had acknowledged that he was familiar with the writings on sexuality by Havelock Ellis a...
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This article broadly discusses the building blocks of sexuality by referring to differences in brain development in the womb, specific genetic factors influencing sex-reversal phenotypes and how they give rise to different sexes and sexual orientations. Gender identity and expression are reviewed, and a practical road map is presented within which...
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Sex dolls are a complex phenomenon with several diverse possible emotional, sexual and therapeutic uses. They can be part of a broad variety of sexual practices, and also function as a sexual aid. However, the media discourse on sex dolls first and foremost concerns how we perceive the relationship between intimacy and technology. A critical discou...
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The Sexual Inhibition Scales and Sexual Excitation Scales (Janssen et al., 2002a), based on the dual control model by Bancroft and Janssen (2000), are part of a 45-item self-report questionnaire evaluating individual tendencies to sexual inhibition or excitation according to three factors: two inhibition factors, SIS1, threat of performance failure...