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This discipline concerns the study of sexuality, and the application of sexual knowledge such as sexual attitudes, psychology, and sexual behavior. Scope of application generally includes educational (sex education), clinical (sex counseling), and other settings.
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Beauvoir in Time situates Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex in the historical context of its writing and in later contexts of its international reception, from then till now. The book takes up three aspects of Beauvoir's work more recent feminists find embarrassing: "bad sex," "dated" views about lesbians, and intersections with race and class. T...
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In this article, I draw on two sets of sources to explore how Peruvian doctors tried to make sense of what had driven a man to engage in necrophilia in late 1942. On the one hand, I examine the case history and other related documentation that I located in Lima’s psychiatric hospital. On the other, I study a detailed article written on the case by...
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The increasing number of breast cancer survivors has led to a greater emphasis on issues related to quality of life (QoL). Up to 75% of women treated for breast cancer (BC) report sexual disorders. However, most oncologists are not trained to recognize which patients are at high-risk of developing sexual disorders. Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) i...
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Background: Post-SSRI sexual dysfunction (PSSD) is a set of heterogeneous sexual disorders, that may arise during the administration of antidepressant Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) and serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRIs) and may persist after their discontinuation. PSSD is commonly associated with sexual proble...
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Dyspareunia is genital pain during sexual intercourse without constriction of the vulva or vagina. This is one of the most significant issues that lies at the border of gynaecology and sexology. Dyspareunia can be caused by endometriosis. Many women can also experience premenstrual syndrome, which can occur as a separate problem. All three of the...
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After introduction of compulsive sexual behavior disorder (CSBD) in the ICD-11, many questions regarding etiology, classification and diagnostic criteria remain unanswered, providing rationale for further research. In this commentary, we critically review the ongoing discussion reflected in some relevant articles, and try to point out the risks of...
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Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer worldwide and the fifth leading cause of cancer death. In 2020, there were 2.3 million new cases, and 685,000 women died from it. Breast cancer among young women under 40 years of age accounts for 5% to 10% of all cases of this cancer. The greater availability of multi-gene sequence analysis by ne...
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The aim of the current study is twofold: 1) identify the factors that distinguish sadistic from nonsadistic sexual aggressors; and 2) ascertain whether sexually sadistic offending is a heterogeneous phenomenon. The study sample was composed of 206 sexual aggressors against women. The Severe Sexual Sadism Scale (SESAS) was used to categorize the agg...
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Purpose of review The sexology literature has focused largely on individual problems or dysfunctions, especially in the treatment of sexual desire problems, rather than learning from the optimal end of the spectrum of couples’ sexual intimacy. Sexual desire discrepancy can create distress among couples, who may perceive their sex lives to be someho...
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ABSTRACT Dyspareunia is genital pain during sexual intercourse without constriction of the vulva or vagina. This is one of the most significant issues that lies at the border of gynaecology and sexology. Dyspareunia can be caused by endometriosis. Many women can also experience premenstrual syndrome, which can occur as a separate problem. All thr...
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The research question behind this article is to analyse how missions and goals for sexological organisations on various levels are described and how they can complement each other. The missions and goals of global (WAS), regional (EFS), and national organisations in Europe are described and analysed by their statutes and bylaws. The results show th...
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This study presents findings from a community survey on pup play. Pup play is a kink activity and a form of role play that is growing in popularity internationally, and gaining increasing attention in sexology, yet prior research on pup play has almost entirely employed qualitative methods and primarily involved gay and bisexual men. Using survey d...
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What if being a hot girl was a way of life and a way of conducting science? In this paper, we propose a new sex-positive, liberatory, intersectional paradigm for sex science, #HotGirlScience. The #HotGirlScience paradigm invites sexologists to study the fun, sex-positive aspects of Black sexualities and move toward liberation-focused inquiry where...
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Background: Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome (PJS) is a rare autosomal dominant genetic condition caused by mutations in STK11 (Ser-ine/threonine kinase 11) gene (OMIM 602216 Serine/Threonine Protein Kinase 11) located in the short arm of chromosome 19 (19p.13.3). Case: We report the case of a 4 and ½ year-old female child with a rare Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome....
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To date, there has been no consensus in the literature on the characteristics of the sadistic sexual aggressor. This has been largely the result of the limitations of studies of this phenomenon (e.g., idiosyncratic definitions of sexual sadism, heterogeneous samples, temporality fixed at adulthood). In an effort to address these limitations, we ide...
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Issues related to psychosexual development require an interdisciplinary approach. It is important to have cooperation between paediatricians, paediatric gynaecologists and psychosexologists. One such issue that is also significant in a period of development is autosexual behaviours.
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Background: Fragile X syndrome (FRA X) is the most common cause of inherited moderate intellectual disability. The cause of FRA X syndrome is a dynamic mutation in the FMR1 gene (located on the X sex chromosome-long arm, position 27.3, between base pairs 147 911 951 and 147 951 125). Case(s): A patient born in 1993 along with her mother was referre...
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Introduction The medical literature reports child and adolescent maltreatment since the 8th century. Unfortunately, even today, the incomplete knowledge of this event persists. Several forms of violence are applied to children and adolescents, mainly sexual violence including rape and sexual assault. Forensic medical examinations routinely include...
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Low sexual desire (LSD) is a rather common sexological symptom, which occurs in 33.4% of women, taking the first place among other such symptoms, and in 15.8% of men (Е. О. Laumann et al., 1994). At the same time, hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) is detected much less often due to the fact that one of its diagnostic criteria consists in dis...
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This essay examines Virginia Woolf’s experimental representations of bisexuality in her bildungsroman, Jacob’s Room (JR) (1922). This article suggests that we cannot appreciate Woolf’s complex modernist strategies of resistance to restrictive and reductive attitudes to sexual identities if we think only in binary terms of hetero- and homosexuality...
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Background: Sexual health is a major component of human well-being. As repeatedly shown in research, satisfaction with sex life and sexual fulfillment correlate positively with quality of life (QoL) in most of its aspects. It is thus true that a reduced quality of one's sex life and lack of sexual fulfillment can contribute to poorer QoL overall....
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In a single-stage retrospective study to determine the diagnostic accuracy of binocular eye tracking in the assessment of paraphilic disorders 147 men were examined by clinical, psychopathological, sexological and psychophysiological methods. It was shown that the psychophysiological technique used has high sensitivity (90.2%), specificity (90.8%),...
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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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Objectives Transgender people are a heterogeneous and growing population in visibility and numbers. There is little research on their sexuality, especially outside of a heterosexual binary approach. The physical, psychological, and social changes associated with transition make knowledge developed about cisgender people difficult to apply. Internet...
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Polyaesthetic education and sexology: An interdisciplinary Chinese-Western perspective Abstract Polyaesthetic education is one of the leading German music-educational concepts. It is based on Aristotle’s ‘common sense’, hence the term ‘polyaisthesis’, integration of the arts, and interdisciplinary, intercultural and socio-communicative approaches....
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Sexual health is an integral part of overall health and should be discussed with all people who seek help. The Vaccination and Prevention working group of the French Infectious Diseases Society (SPILF) and the Migrant Commission of the French AIDS Society (SFLS) developed recommendations to address this issue with migrants presenting vulnerability...
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Here we expand the existing knowledge about disorders associated with the COVID-19-related pandemic and quarantine. We show that the COVID-19-related pandemic and quarantine can reduce the combat effectiveness of the military, provoking a deterioration in the health of combatants and requires hospitalization. Aim. Investigate the impact of the COVI...
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RESUMO Exames médico-legais tem particular relevância para as decisões da Justiça quanto à responsabilização criminal dos acusados. Este trabalho teve como objetivo descrever e discutir sobre o perfil epidemiológico das pessoas assistidas pelo PHAVVS em Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brasil, tendo como base 390 laudos indiretos produzidos pelas méd...
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Background. Modern gynecology uses all the latest achievements of other medical, basic natural sciences and medical technologies. However, sexopathology in women with gynecological diseases, due to the complexity of etiopathogenesis, remains poorly understood. Aim. Development of a diagnostic algorithm and identification of the structure of sexual...
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Introduction Scientific literature and clinical practice still pay insufficient attention to the interconnectedness between love and sex. Especially youth would benefit in their sexual development from more attention (e.g., in parenting, education, sexual health services) for the complex relational context of sexual decisions and interactions. Met...
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Introduction Although erectile dysfunction (ED) involves an interaction between physiological and psychological pathways, the psychosocial aspects of ED have received considerably less attention so far. Aim To review the available evidence on the psychosocial aspects of ED in order to develop a position statement and clinical practice recommendati...
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This article offers a case study in how historians of science can use musical theater productions to understand the cultural reception of scientific ideas. In 1970, Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's musical Company opened on Broadway. The show engaged with and reflected contemporary theories and ideas from the human sciences; Company's portrayal...
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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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Introduction and rationale: sexual desire motivates us, among many other objectives, to bond with other people through intimate sexual relations. Western culture prioritizes values such as success, effectiveness, and efficiency, sometimes neglecting connection with oneself and one’s partner. This rhythm and high levels of stress can alter the quali...
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Zusammenfassung Der Dermatovenerologe Samuel Jessner (1859–1929) erhielt im Jahr 1921 einen Lehrauftrag für „Sexuallehren“ an der Universität Königsberg (heute: russ Калининград, Kaliningrad). Im Reichsmedizinalkalender wurde er aber auch als Urologe geführt. Dieser Beitrag zeichnet seinen Lebensweg und sein Wirken nach und fragt, wie Jessner in de...
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Endometriosis is associated with painful symptoms, infertility, sexological difficulties, and psychological suffering. All these symptoms have a negative impact on the overall quality of life of women with the disease, with significant personal, social and economic costs. Several medical options are available to manage symptomatic endometriosis. Th...
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The ancient Arabs loved their horses as themselves and their families, may be spent their nights without foods but horses drink and eat some milk and some foods. The horse was very important for Arabs especially resident in desert (Sahara), because it was a suitable for fast transport, carrying and fighting against enemy who attack the trip, other...
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A Systematic Review Of Brain Imaging Studies Exploring Emotional Processing in Transgender Persons Meltem Kiyar1, Anouck Van De Vijver2, Sarah Collet2, Sven Mueller1, & Guy T’Sjoen2 1Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium 2Department of Endocrinology and Center for Sexology and Gender, Ghent Un...
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Theodore James Faithfull (1885-1973), the grandfather of the singer Mariann Faithfull, was a veterinary surgeon who became a psychotherapist and sexologist. His remarkable personal story, is an important part of the history persons who envisioned modern sociology. This article brings a "meeting point" between history of medicine, medicine, sociolog...
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FOREWORD This monograph brings together 8 scientific articles and includes the research work of young teams’ international researchers from Kosovo, the Netherlands, Israel, Romania, Serbia and Hungary, who despite Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdowns they were in continued to study and research diligently in the field of sexology. Sex life during th...
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For sexologists, physicians, psychologists, gynecologists etc., it is a duty to update their knowledge. Female and male orgasm-sexuality, free pdf with 36 Pubmed-full text Dr Vincenzo Puppo-New Sexology Project: Eur J Obstet Gynecol, Eur Urol, Clin Anat, BJOG, J Urol, Int Urogynecol J, J Sex Med, BJU Int, J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol, ISRN Obstet Gyne...
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This monograph brings together 8 scientific articles and includes the research work of young teams’ international researchers from Kosovo, the Netherlands, Israel, Romania, Serbia and Hungary, who despite Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdowns they were in continued to study and research diligently in the field of sexology. Sex life during this period...
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Scholars are increasingly concerned about social biases in facial analysis systems, particularly with regard to the tangible consequences of misidentification of marginalized groups. However, few have examined how automated facial analysis technologies intersect with the historical genealogy of racialized gender—the gender binary and its classifica...
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Objective Among medically assisted procreation (MAP) patients, the prevalence of eating disorders (ED), clinical or subclinical, current or past, is considerable. In addition to metabolic repercussions, the literature suggests that these patients present with more sexual dysfunction, leading to anxiety. This quantitative research on a population of...
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Abstract Breast cancer (BC) is the most frequent form of female cancer with a global annual incidence of 2.4 million. Sexuality and sexual distress after breast cancer are a common and complex phenomenon not yet fully understood. The aim of the present study was to explore long-term sexual consequences after adjuvant endocrine breast cancer therapy...
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Abstract Breast cancer (BC) is the most frequent form of female cancer with a global annual incidence of 2.4 million. Sexuality and sexual distress after breast cancer are a common and complex phenomenon not yet fully understood. The aim of the present study was to explore long-term sexual consequences after adjuvant endocrine breast cancer therapy...
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Abstract Breast cancer (BC) is the most frequent form of female cancer with a global annual incidence of 2.4 million. Sexuality and sexual distress after breast cancer are a common and complex phenomenon not yet fully understood. The aim of the present study was to explore long-term sexual consequences after adjuvant endocrine breast cancer therapy...
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Background. Female sexual dysfunction is extremely common and affects about half of the worlds women. Currently, the question of the relationship between gynecological morbidity in women and the characteristics of sexual activity and sexual functioning in a couple remains poorly understood. Aim. To establish gynecological diseases associated with...
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This famous quote from Winnie-the-Pooh reveals something fundamental about the role love stories play in the lives of people. That they do, is beyond doubt, as the theme of love pervades all of literature. And this interest in the topic of love has not waned. Publishing love stories is a multi-billion business. Apparently humans are not content wit...
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This article aims to disrupt notions of modernity deeply inscribed in the origin narrative of trans studies by thinking through the relationship between transgender, the transatlantic, and Europe. Drawing on Saidiya Hartman's and Christina Sharpe's Black feminist theorizing of the asterisk and the multiple meanings embedded in trans*, the article t...
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There are a group of men with delayed ejaculation (DE) where the etiology as well as the consequences of the dysfunction are unclear. The aim of the present study was to explore, from a psychodynamic perspective, personality traits among men seeking treatment due to DE. During a 2.5-year period, a consecutive series of 14 men with DE were seeking h...
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We present the results of an investigation into the biographies, letters, and archives of approximately 50 well-known figures in Western intellectual and artistic history in the post-Enlightenment era. In this article, in the interest of space, we have limited our remarks to the biographies and partners of Virginia Woolf, Frida Kahlo, Max Weber, Ed...
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Background: Quality of life, physical, psychic, and social functioning assessments in patients suffering from chronic, progressive, and incurable diseases are one of the most significant aims of the palliative care home teams. Sexuality and intimacy can be one of the most important elements of a person’s life, even at the end of it. Unfortunately,...
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It is advisable that the medical history of the gynecologist be extended to include the functioning of patients in the sexual sphere, including partner relationships, which a􀈞fects health, including women's sexual health. For many patients, sexology issues are taboo and autosexual behavior (masturbation) is a special taboo. Masturbation refers to s...
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Histories of Sexology: Between Science and Politics takes an interdisciplinary and reflexive approach to the historiography of sexology. Drawing on an intellectual history perspective informed by recent developments in science and technology studies and political history of science, this book examines specific social, cultural, intellectual, scient...
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Eye tracking is used in sexology to identify attractiveness and sexual desire indirectly. This systematic review summarizes results of works that have used eye tracking to analyse paedophilic interest in order to investigate its potential as a useful forensic tool. Six studies met the inclusion criteria. Five of them concerned a large study project...
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Male accessory gland infection/inflammation (MAGI) is a major cause of male infertility. The importance of ultrasound evaluation in these patients is highly controversial, although evidence of its relevance has increased in recent years. Ultrasound criteria are an important element for confirming the clinical diagnosis. Furthermore, they help to lo...
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This article explores articles about circumcision that appeared in Sexology: Sex Science Magazine, with particular attention to how the debates shifted and changed over a forty-year period. The articles on circumcision in Sexology begin in November 1934 and end in the May 1973 issue, with every decade of publication includes articles on circumcisio...
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Based on therapeutic meetings with individuals who have experienced sexual violence and abuse, the challenge is how do we help these couples to establish sexual relationships on their own terms, without interference of defence or coping strategies they have used to protect themselves against the overwhelming experiences of violence or abuse in the...
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The problem of childhood disturbed by sexual violence in the light of the philosophy of John Paul II (ethical context) is outlined and important medical aspects related to this pathology, also important in the practice of a family doctor, are discussed. Unfortunately, childhood is not a time of carefree and happiness for everyone. Violence, especia...
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Sex refers to a set of somatic and mental characteristics. The former are determined according to three criteria: gender, external and internal genital organs, and tertiary sex characteristics (breast, specific hair, specific fat distribution, body proportions), the latter distinguish women from men. Every single person experiences problems related...
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Professor Esben Esther (EE) has been a family physician since 1978. Hir or they is a trans person and has provided counseling and therapy to people with sexuality and gender issues since the beginning of his career. Hir or they is also a family therapist, specialist in clinical sexology, and professor of sexology at the University of Agder. Elsa Al...
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During the one-stage retrospective study, 147 men who committed sexual offenses against children were examined. 47 of them had a clinical diagnosis of pedophilia, 44-denied committing a delict and were diagnosed using their criminal case file, and 56-without a diagnosis of pedophilia. Research methods: clinical, psychopathological, sexological, sta...
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Relevance. Erectile dysfunction brings basic problem of urology, andrology and sexology. Erectile dysfunction have significant impact on quality of life, sexual and reproductive health and psychological condition in men. Novel experimental and clinical studies a several methods of regenerative medicine shoved simultaneous impact on main pathogeneti...
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This review highlights the most important research in the field of abnormal sexual behavior since the Serbsky Centre was established in order to present the key ideas and main findings of these studies. The article describes the main historical stages of research in the field of deviant sexual behavior since 1927, the current standing of scientific...
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Summary Sexuality is an important part of human health and positive as well as negative correlations between sexuality, lifestyle, health and well-being exists. Sexual problems can cause physical, mental and social problems. Serious and chronic diseases such as cancer and type-2-diabetes can cause sexual problems. People with cancer and diabetes ne...
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This is a couple case study with the presenting issue of lack of desire. It illustrates an integration between systemic therapy and sexology, using the ‘both/and’ systemic principle in combining different and often contrasted epistemologies and practices. The study highlights benefits as well as challenges of applying this integrated framework when...
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This paper investigates how, in the aftermath of the publication of the Kinsey reports, East and West German sexology turned towards empirical sex research. It specifically looks into the political and cultural context of the Cold War under which West and East German sexologists and social scientists conducted surveys about young people’s sexual be...
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Purpose of Review The goal of the current publication was to review literature on sexual pleasure in transgender people published in the past 3 years. An additional aim of the review was to determine whether recent literature differed from the traditionally narrow focus of transgender sexual health research, which has clustered almost exclusively i...
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In this work, the sexuality of people with functional diversity is addressed through the analysis of the figure of Sexual Assistance. Sexual Assistance is a human support that facilitates that people with functional diversity can live a satisfactory and plenary sexuality. In the Spanish context, diverse models coexist to justify their implementatio...
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The article presents the results of a thematic analysis of statements about polyamory made in the media by Polish psychology and sexology experts. The analysis was conducted on the basis of 20 pieces of material released in the Polish national press, radio, and television between July 2012 and October 2018. The results show that most of the analyze...
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It is my pleasure to introduce you to Sexes, a new open access journal dedicated to the publication and worldwide dissemination of inter- and multi-disciplinary research on sexology and to the promotion of greater global understanding of critical issues in sexuality and sexual health [...]
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Transgender (heretofore shortened to ‘trans’) people remain largely excluded from involvement and leadership in the research conducted with their communities. As a result, few trans insiders (i.e. trans people who are also researchers) are ever in the position of designing, conducting, and disseminating knowledge from trans research. As such, socia...
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Background The COVID-19–related lockdown has profoundly changed human behaviors and habits, impairing general and psychological well-being. Along with psychosocial consequences, it is possible that sexual behavior was also affected. Aims With the present study, we evaluated the impact of the community-wide containment and consequent social distanc...
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Sexology is the scientific study of the individual & collective sexual being & behaviour (procreation, relation and recreation) with a unique w-holistic, universal integralistic (bio-psycho-socio-cultural), inter-transdisciplinary (inter-transactional) theory. Sexology has its own methodology, and unique field of study, aimed at between & beyond th...
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Attempts at unifying the diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for transgender individuals experiencing gender dysphoria were first undertaken in Poland in the 1980s. Since then, there has been a change in the perception of transgenderism, almost paradigmatic, expressed in subsequent editions of the diagnostic systems (DSM, ICD), which is also asso...
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Everyone, but especially those who work in healthcare or who influences it, needs to be made aware of the consequences of a number of new trends that have to do with sexology as well as the results of recent medical research that is in some way related to sexology. Therefore, this book is mainly about new important knowledge that has been generated...
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Purpose of review: The topic of sex doll ownership is becoming an increasingly discussed issue from both a social and legal perspective. This review aims to examine the veracity of the existing psychological, sexological, and legal literature in relation to doll ownership. Recent findings: Strong views exist across the spectrum of potential soci...
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Zusammenfassung Der Leipziger Arzt Hermann Rohleder wurde bereits von seinen Zeitgenossen als Pionier der Sexualmedizin angesehen. Sein Werdegang führte ihn von der Behandlung von Geschlechtskrankheiten über die Urologie zur medizinischen Sexualwissenschaft. Er setzte sich für die Institutionalisierung der Sexualwissenschaft ein, seine Versuche der...
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Kocharyan Garnik S. "Orgazm, yego rasstroystva i ikh preodoleniye : monografiya" (Khar'kov: «DISA PLYuS», 2018.-395 s.). ["Orgasm, its disorders and their overcoming: monograph".-Kharkov: DISA PLUS, 2018.-395 p.] [The book in Russian] The book written by M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc., Professor of the Department of Sexology and Medical Psychology of Kharkov M...
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The book written by M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc., Professor of the Department of Sexology, Medical Psychology, Medical and Psychological Rehabilitation of Kharkov Medical Academy of Post-Graduate Education, member of the Russian Academy of Natural History Garnik S. KOCHARYAN profoundly and comprehensively characterizes erogenous effects that stimulate libido...
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