Declining Sexual Activity and Desire in Women: Findings from Representative German Surveys 2005 and 2016.
r E Abstract We estimate (1) sexual activity and sexual desire in women living with and without a partner across the age range in Germany and (2) changes over 11 years. A representative survey of 345 (response rate: 65%) women between 18 and 99 years from 2016 was compared to a survey of 1314 women age 18-91 from 2005 (response rate: 53%). Sexual activity was assessed as having been physically intimate with someone in the past year; frequency of sexual desire was rated for the past 4 weeks. In 2016, the great majority of women living with a partner were sexually active and indicated sexual desire un...
Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior - December 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Burghardt J, Beutel ME, Hasenburg A, Schmutzer G, Brähler E Tags: Arch Sex Behav Source Type: research

Fraternal Birth Order, Only-Child Status, and Sibling Sex Ratio Related to Sexual Orientation in the Add Health Data: A Re-analysis and Extended Findings.
Abstract The fraternal birth order (FBO) effect related to men's sexual orientation refers to the finding that the number of older brothers that a man has increases his chance of being androphilic. The FBO effect has generally been well replicated in diverse samples; one instance of non-replication was by Francis (2008) using Waves I and III of the Add Health data. We attempted to replicate the FBO effect in the Add Health data taking into account family size and other limitations of Francis' (2008) analyses. Also, we examined other sibling characteristics related to the FBO effect: sibling sex ratio and only-chil...
Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior - December 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Skorska MN, Bogaert AF Tags: Arch Sex Behav Source Type: research

Rejection Sensitivity and Minority Stress: A Challenge for Clinicians and Interventionists.
PMID: 31797223 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior)
Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior - December 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Meyer IH Tags: Arch Sex Behav Source Type: research

Extending a Rejection Sensitivity Model to Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Sexual Minority Groups and to Transgender Mental Health.
PMID: 31797224 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior)
Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior - December 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Wells TT, Tucker RP, Kraines MA Tags: Arch Sex Behav Source Type: research

Prevalence of Sexual Orientation Across 28 Nations and Its Association with Gender Equality, Economic Development, and Individualism.
Abstract The prevalence of women's and men's heterosexuality, bisexuality, and homosexuality was assessed in 28 nations using data from 191,088 participants from a 2005 BBC Internet survey. Sexual orientation was measured in terms of both self-reported sexual identity and self-reported degree of same-sex attraction. Multilevel modeling analyses revealed that nations' degrees of gender equality, economic development, and individualism were not significantly associated with men's or women's sexual orientation rates across nations. These models controlled for individual-level covariates including age and education le...
Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior - December 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rahman Q, Xu Y, Lippa RA, Vasey PL Tags: Arch Sex Behav Source Type: research

Relationship Status and Marital Intention Among Chinese Gay Men and Lesbians: The Influences of Minority Stress and Culture-Specific Stress.
This study explored how minority stress and traditional culture-specific stress (i.e., perceived filial piety of getting married and the morality perception of mixed-orientation marriage) are related to relationship status and affect the intention to marry among gay men and lesbians in China. Participants (326 gay men and 168 lesbians) completed an online questionnaire that assessed minority stress (i.e., internalized homophobia, self-concealment), perceived filial piety of getting married, the morality perception of mixed-orientation marriage, relationship status, and marital intention. Results indicated that participants...
Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior - December 3, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Wen G, Zheng L Tags: Arch Sex Behav Source Type: research

De-Scent with Modification: More Evidence and Caution Needed to Assess Whether the Loss of a Pheromone Signaling Protein Permitted the Evolution of Same-Sex Sexual Behavior in Primates.
PMID: 31741251 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior)
Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior - November 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Schmitt CA, Garrett EC Tags: Arch Sex Behav Source Type: research

Vibrator-Assisted Start-Stop Exercises Improve Premature Ejaculation Symptoms: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
;rnä A, Jern P Abstract Premature ejaculation (PE) is associated with decreased quality of life, lower confidence and self-esteem, and higher levels of depression, anxiety, and interpersonal difficulties. Here we investigated the effectiveness of vibrator-assisted start-stop exercises for treatment of PE, and whether the treatment effect could be enhanced by an additional psychobehavioral intervention. Fifty participants with a mean age of 41.7 years were included and randomized into two treatment groups and a waiting list control group. Participants were instructed to perform start-stop exercises while ...
Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior - November 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Ventus D, Gunst A, Arver S, Dhejne C, Öberg KG, Zamore-Söderström E, Kärnä A, Jern P Tags: Arch Sex Behav Source Type: research

The Need for Adequate Statistical Analyses to Estimate Gender Imbalance: A Comment on Teixeira da Silva and Dobr ánszki (2019).
The Need for Adequate Statistical Analyses to Estimate Gender Imbalance: A Comment on Teixeira da Silva and Dobránszki (2019). Arch Sex Behav. 2019 Nov 15;: Authors: Costa A, Salvidio S PMID: 31732844 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior)
Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior - November 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Costa A, Salvidio S Tags: Arch Sex Behav Source Type: research

Increasing Sexually Transmitted Infections in the U.S.: A Call for Action for Research, Clinical, and Public Health Practice.
PMID: 31724094 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior)
Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior - November 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Scott-Sheldon LAJ, Chan PA Tags: Arch Sex Behav Source Type: research

Longitudinal Risk Factors of Selling and Buying Sexual Services Among Youths in Switzerland.
Abstract The aim of this study was to examine the longitudinal predictors of buying and selling sexual services among youths in a high-income country. We used data from Switzerland (target sample: N = 1675 children, 52% male), where no prior studies have examined the trading of sexual services among representative samples of youths. Selling and buying sexual services were measured using novel, three-item measures at age 17. The predictors were measured at ages 13 and 15. In the regressions, multiple imputation was used to treat the missing values. Two-year point prevalence estimates of selling sexual...
Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior - November 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Averdijk M, Ribeaud D, Eisner M Tags: Arch Sex Behav Source Type: research

Statistical Mediators of the Association Between Mindfulness and Sexual Experiences in Men with Impaired Sexual Function.
Abstract Mindfulness-based therapy has shown promise as a treatment for female sexual dysfunction and has the potential to be an efficacious treatment for male sexual dysfunction. However, there has been little empirical evidence regarding the mechanisms through which mindfulness may improve sexual experiences, especially for men. Recent theoretical reviews have suggested potential mediators that may explain the beneficial effects of mindfulness on symptoms of male sexual dysfunction, including reduced avoidance of sex, reduced distraction during sex, and/or reduced activation of negative sexual schemas. We attemp...
Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior - November 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Stephenson KR, Welch JP Tags: Arch Sex Behav Source Type: research

Being Trans Without Medical Transition: Exploring Characteristics of Trans Individuals from Germany Not Seeking Gender-Affirmative Medical Interventions.
r A Abstract Until recently, trans persons were expected to align their sex characteristics as much as possible with the opposite sex. Today, research and health care, as well as the diagnostic criteria from DSM-5 and ICD-11, reflect a broader understanding of trans individuals. It encompasses diverse identities and treatment requests, including trans individuals not wanting or having decided against gender-affirmative medical interventions (GAMI). The present study explored this insufficiently studied group by (1) reviewing the existing literature regarding trans individuals not seeking GAMI and by (2) exploring ...
Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior - November 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Nieder TO, Eyssel J, Köhler A Tags: Arch Sex Behav Source Type: research

One Gene Is Not Enough To Explain the Evolution of Homosexuality.
PMID: 31705329 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior)
Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior - November 8, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Haag ES Tags: Arch Sex Behav Source Type: research

HIV and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Female Sex Workers in Iran: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
Abstract Given the high burden of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among female sex workers (FSW) and their potential role in bridging HIV/STIs into the general population, estimating the prevalence of HIV/STIs among FSW is essential for future research and policy developments. This systematic review and meta-analysis synthesize the available HIV/STIs data among FSW in Iran. We searched MEDLINE, PsycINFO, CINAHL, Embase, Web of Science, Google Scholar, and Iranian databases from inception through to January 2018. Inclusion criteria were original quantitative studies that measured HIV/STIs preva...
Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior - November 7, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Karamouzian M, Nasirian M, Ghaffari Hoseini S, Mirzazadeh A Tags: Arch Sex Behav Source Type: research

To What Extent Do Erotic Images Elicit Visuospatial versus Cognitive Attentional Processes? Consistent Support for a (Non-Spatial) Sexual Content-Induced Delay.
We present four independent studies aiming to test the extent to which erotic images have priority in capturing visuospatial versus cognitive attention. Whereas the former would show in quicker reactions to stimuli presented in locations where erotic images appeared previously, the latter causes delayed responding after erotic images, independent of their location). To this end, we specifically modified spatial cueing tasks to disentangle visuospatial attention capture from general sexual content-induced delay (SCID) effects-a major drawback in the previous literature. Consistently across all studies (total N =&thin...
Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior - November 6, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Imhoff R, Barker P, Schmidt AF Tags: Arch Sex Behav Source Type: research

On the Mathematics of the Fraternal Birth Order Effect and the Genetics of Homosexuality.
This article is devoted to the mathematical aspects of how these two phenomena are interconnected. In particular, we show that the fraternal birth order effect implies a correlation between homosexuality and maternal fecundity. Vice versa, we show that the correlation between homosexuality and female fecundity implies the increase in the probability of the younger brothers being homosexual. PMID: 31691074 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior)
Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior - November 5, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Khovanova T Tags: Arch Sex Behav Source Type: research

Sexual Attraction to Both Genders in Ambiphilic Men: Evidence from Implicit Cognitions.
Abstract Ambiphilic (or bisexual) men describe feelings of sexual attraction to both men and women. However, physiological measures of arousal have failed to show a consistent pattern of arousal to both genders. We measured men's automatic associations between the concept of sex (represented by words) and the concepts of men versus women (represented by images) via the Implicit Association Test (IAT) and a priming task. On the IAT, gynephilic men (N = 32) were faster for women-sex pairings, androphilic men (N = 18) were faster for men-sex pairings, while ambiphilic men (N =&thins...
Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior - November 5, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Snowden RJ, Fitton E, McKinnon A, Gray NS Tags: Arch Sex Behav Source Type: research

Meeting the Sexual Health Needs of Bisexual Men in the Age of Biomedical HIV Prevention: Gaps and Priorities.
Abstract The field of HIV/STI prevention has primarily focused on gay men (or "men who have sex with men" [MSM] as a broad category) with limited attention to bisexual men in particular. Although bisexual men are also at increased risk for HIV and other STI, they are less likely to utilize HIV/STI prevention services than gay men, and very few interventions have been developed to address their unique needs. Further, while biomedical advances are changing the field of HIV prevention, bisexual men are also less likely to use biomedical HIV prevention strategies (e.g., pre-exposure prophylaxis [PrEP]) than ...
Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior - November 5, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Feinstein BA, Dodge B Tags: Arch Sex Behav Source Type: research

Do Bisexuals Have a Bisexual Viewing Pattern?
Abstract Past visual attention research appears to show that bisexual men and women view erotic images differently compared to heterosexual and gay/lesbian men and women. However, none of these studies have employed analytic approaches required to determine whether these apparent bisexual viewing patterns are due to averaging together heterosexual and gay/lesbian type viewing patterns, or rather are because bisexual-identified individuals possess unique viewing patterns which are distinct from heterosexual and gay/lesbian individuals. In the current eye-tracking study, we aimed to address this question. Visual att...
Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior - November 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Morandini JS, Spence B, Dar-Nimrod I, Lykins AD Tags: Arch Sex Behav Source Type: research

Correction to: An Interdisciplinary Definition of Pornography: Results from a Global Delphi Panel.
Abstract Two members of the Delphi panel who completed a tranche of the survey. PMID: 31673884 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior)
Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior - October 31, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: McKee A, Byron P, Litsou K, Ingham R Tags: Arch Sex Behav Source Type: research

"Exhibitionism": Historical Note.
"Exhibitionism": Historical Note. Arch Sex Behav. 2019 Oct 30;: Authors: Janssen DF PMID: 31667641 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior)
Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior - October 30, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Janssen DF Tags: Arch Sex Behav Source Type: research

Navigating the Long Road Forward for Maximizing PrEP Impact Among Adolescent Men Who Have Sex with Men.
Abstract Preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has tremendous potential to decrease new HIV infections among populations at high risk, such as men who have sex with men (MSM). That potential is already becoming realized among adult MSM, where PrEP uptake has increased rapidly in the past several years. However, expanding PrEP access to adolescent MSM (AMSM) will be more challenging. This commentary reviews the existing scientific literature relevant to PrEP use for AMSM and highlights critical areas in need of further attention before PrEP is likely to impact the HIV epidemic among adolescents. We highlight concerns that...
Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior - October 30, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Huebner DM, Mustanski B Tags: Arch Sex Behav Source Type: research

Hunting for Snarks: A Reply to McPhail (2019a).
rs GD PMID: 31664553 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior)
Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior - October 29, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Longpré N, Knight RA, Guay JP, Benbouriche M, Walters GD Tags: Arch Sex Behav Source Type: research

The Rejection Sensitivity Model: Sexual Minority Adolescents in Context.
PMID: 31664554 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior)
Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior - October 29, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Baams L, Kiekens WJ, Fish JN Tags: Arch Sex Behav Source Type: research

Birth Cohort and Racial/Ethnic Differences in the Age of First Oral and Anal Sex Among U.S. Men Who Have Sex with Men.
Abstract Earlier age of first sex has potential direct and indirect health effects later in life. Though there are multiple nationwide general population studies on ages of first sex, there is no such nationwide study of first male-male oral or anal sex among men who have sex with men (MSM). This may be important for understanding racial/ethnic disparities in HIV and sexually transmitted infection acquisition among young racial/ethnic minority MSM. Our study examined the birth cohort and racial/ethnic differences in ages of first male-male oral and anal sex using a diverse 2015 U.S. nationwide sample of 10,217 sex...
Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior - October 29, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Sanchez TH, Rai M, Zlotorzynska M, Jones J, Sullivan PS Tags: Arch Sex Behav Source Type: research

The Poverty of Conditioning Explanations for Sexual Interests: Reply to Grey (2019).
PMID: 31650324 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior)
Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior - October 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Hsu KJ, Bailey JM Tags: Arch Sex Behav Source Type: research

Psychometric Properties of the Spanish Version of the Homophobic Content Agent Target Scale Among Adolescent Students.
This study examined the psychometric properties and factor structure of the Spanish version of the Homophobic Content Agent Target (HCAT) scale in a sample of 1848 high school students. Participants completed an online survey including measures of homophobic bullying, depression, and anxiety. The factor structure showed adequate fit indices in Spanish adolescents similar to the original scale. An exploratory factor analysis showed a simple factor solution of two related factors strongly correlated describing the extent to which students use homophobic language (agent) and the extent to which students are called homophobic ...
Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior - October 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Sánchez-SanSegundo M, Smith E, Albaladejo-Blazquez N, Ferrer-Cascales R, Ruiz-Robledillo N, Perrin PB Tags: Arch Sex Behav Source Type: research

More Evidence and Context Are Needed to Evaluate the Possibility That Scent Perception Is Part of the Same-Sex Sexual Behavior Story.
PMID: 31646403 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior)
Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior - October 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Zietsch BP Tags: Arch Sex Behav Source Type: research

High Emotional and Sexual Satisfaction Among Partnered Midlife Canadians: Associations with Relationship Characteristics, Sexual Activity and Communication, and Health.
Abstract Despite midlife adults accounting for a substantial and growing segment of the population, few large-scale studies have investigated factors which distinguish highly satisfying relationships from less satisfying ones in midlife. In a subsample of partnered 40-59-year-old Canadians (705 men, 743 women), relationship characteristics, sexual activity and communication, and health were investigated individually and simultaneously as predictors of high emotional and sexual satisfaction. Though the vast majority of participants reported being at least somewhat satisfied in their current relationship, less than ...
Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior - October 22, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Blumenstock SM, Quinn-Nilas C, Milhausen RR, McKay A Tags: Arch Sex Behav Source Type: research

Stimulant Use and Study Protocol Completion: Assessing the Ability of Men Who Have Sex with Men to Collect Dried Blood Spots for Laboratory Measurement of HIV Viral Load.
This study presents findings from an at-home dried blood spot collection study measuring laboratory-quantified VL among U.S. HIV-positive MSM who reported high-risk sexual behavior and/or suboptimal antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence to assess the association between drug-use behavior and (1) ability to complete a study protocol and (2) VL outcomes. Among recruited participants (n = 766), 35% reported stimulant drug use (amphetamines, cocaine, crack, crystal meth, ecstasy, or a combination of stimulant drugs), 39% reported using other drugs (heroin, marijuana, prescription opioids, and others), and 27% re...
Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior - October 19, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Teran RA, Carrico AW, Horvath KJ, Downing MJ, Chiasson MA, Walters SM, Hirshfield S Tags: Arch Sex Behav Source Type: research

Defining Sexual Risk in the Era of Biomedical HIV Prevention: Implications for HIV Research and Practice.
Abstract Advancing HIV behavioral science and its integration with recent biomedical prevention strategies-treatment as prevention and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)-is complicated because traditional definitions of sexual risk (condomless anal sex [CAS] or CAS with a serodiscordant partner) may not suffice given the success of biomedical prevention in the absence of condoms. To better understand how to define and understand risk in the era of biomedical HIV prevention, we assessed correlates of four different definitions of high-risk sexual behavior among a sample of 401 adult HIV-positive MSM (57% African Ameri...
Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior - October 19, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Horvath KJ, Lammert S, Martinka A, Erickson D Tags: Arch Sex Behav Source Type: research

The Impact of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis on Sexual Communication and Sexual Behavior of Urban Gay and Bisexual Men.
Abstract Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has altered the public health landscape for gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (GBM) by significantly increasing protection against HIV infection. Early epidemiologic data showed GBM generally used PrEP as prescribed, i.e., as an additional protective tool over and above barrier protection, although subsequent reports have been equivocal. Irrespective of population-level trends, some GBM appear to have reevaluated their HIV risk tolerance and changed their interactions with sex partners. Scant published data have focused on factors that influence PrEP-using ...
Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior - October 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Pantalone DW, Holloway IW, Goldblatt AEA, Gorman KR, Herbitter C, Grov C Tags: Arch Sex Behav Source Type: research

The Social Geography of Partner Selection in Toronto, Canada: A Qualitative Description of "Convection Mixing".
The Social Geography of Partner Selection in Toronto, Canada: A Qualitative Description of "Convection Mixing". Arch Sex Behav. 2019 Oct 18;: Authors: Gesink D, Salway T, Kimura L, Connell J, Widener M, Ferlatte O Abstract The geographic distribution of sexually transmitted infections reflects the underlying social process of sexual partner selection. This qualitative study explored the social geography of partner selection among sexual minority men and used the results to develop a mid-range theory of STI transmission. In-depth interviews with 31 sexual minority men who lived, worked, or so...
Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior - October 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gesink D, Salway T, Kimura L, Connell J, Widener M, Ferlatte O Tags: Arch Sex Behav Source Type: research

Concomitant Utilization of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Meningococcal Vaccine (MenACWY) Among Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men in Los Angeles County, California.
Abstract Recent outbreaks of serogroup C meningococcal disease in Southern California have led the California Department of Public Health to recommend the quadrivalent meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) for gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM) in Southern California. High-risk GBMSM have also been advised to utilize pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention. Data collected from a community-based sample of HIV-negative GBMSM in Los Angeles County (N = 476) were used in a multinomial logit regression analysis to identify patterns in MenACWY and PrEP usage and evaluate factor...
Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior - October 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Holloway IW, Tan D, Bednarczyk RA, Fenimore VL, Randall L, Lutz CS, Frew PM Tags: Arch Sex Behav Source Type: research

Does Body Weight Account for the Declines in Sexual Activity and Incident Health Problems in Older Adults? Commentary on Jackson et al. (2019).
PMID: 31625048 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior)
Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior - October 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Mullie P Tags: Arch Sex Behav Source Type: research

Syndemic Factors and HIV Risk Among Men Who Have Sex with Men in Guangzhou, China: Evidence from Synergy and Moderated Analyses.
This study aimed to test the synergistic effects of syndemic factors on HIV risk and to further explore the moderators between syndemics and HIV risk among Chinese MSM. A cross-sectional study was conducted to recruit MSM in Guangzhou to collect data on syndemic factors (depression, intimate partner violence, childhood sexual abuse [CSA], alcohol, and rush popper use before anal sex). The relative excess risk due to interactions (RERIs) was calculated to test the synergy in adjusted regression models. A moderated analysis was conducted to test the buffer effects of potential resilience factors (education and income). Among...
Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior - October 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jiang H, Li J, Tan Z, Chen X, Cheng W, Gong X, Yang Y Tags: Arch Sex Behav Source Type: research

Retraction Note to: High Heels Increase Women's Attractiveness.
uen N Abstract Retraction Note to Arch Sex Behav. PMID: 31605267 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior)
Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior - October 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Guéguen N Tags: Arch Sex Behav Source Type: research

Mu-Suppression as an Indicator of Empathic Processes in Lesbian, Gay, and Heterosexual Adults.
BM Abstract Self-reported empathy differs with gender and sexual orientation. The current study investigated whether mu-suppression, reflecting brain activity especially related to state empathy, also is modulated by gender and sexual orientation. Pictures of painful and non-painful actions were presented to 20 lesbians, 20 gay men, 20 heterosexual men and 20 heterosexual women, while EEG was recorded. Individual peak frequencies of mu-activity (electrodes C3, C4) were detected within the 6-11 Hz band for each participant, and mu-suppression indices were calculated. Further, verbal indicators of state empath...
Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior - October 10, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Lübke KT, Sachse C, Hoenen M, Pause BM Tags: Arch Sex Behav Source Type: research

Type of Judge Influences Judgments of College Women's Responses to Increasingly Coercive Sexual and Nonsexual Social Situations.
This article discusses applications of these findings for future prevention efforts focused on maximizing the effectiveness of women's responses in sexually risky situations. PMID: 31602583 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior)
Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior - October 10, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Nason EE, Yeater EA Tags: Arch Sex Behav Source Type: research

PrEP Awareness, Uptake, Barriers, and Correlates Among Adolescents Assigned Male at Birth Who Have Sex with Males in the U.S.
Abstract In May 2018, the US Food and Drug Administration approved daily oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for adolescents under age 18. Although this is an important step toward HIV prevention for adolescents assigned male at birth who have sex with males (AMSM), limited research exists to gauge their awareness of PrEP as a prevention option. Additionally, the attitudes and perceived barriers regarding PrEP among this population have not been well studied. We conducted an online survey from February to April 2018, in which 219 AMSM age 15-17 read a description of PrEP, and then answered questions about PrEP aw...
Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior - October 10, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Macapagal K, Kraus A, Korpak AK, Jozsa K, Moskowitz DA Tags: Arch Sex Behav Source Type: research

Depression in Turner Syndrome: A Systematic Review.
Abstract Turner syndrome (TS) is a genetic condition characterized by partial or complete monosomy X. Alterations in hormonal function, height, and peer relationships, among other features and correlates of TS, appear to be risks for depressive illness. In order to summarize what is known about depression in Turner syndrome, with the aim of determining whether individuals with TS are at increased risk for depression, a literature search and analysis were conducted. In total, 69 studies were identified and 35 met criteria of being peer-reviewed English language articles that collected original data on the experienc...
Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior - October 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Morris LA, Tishelman AC, Kremen J, Ross RA Tags: Arch Sex Behav Source Type: research

Intimate Partner Violence and Coerced Unprotected Sex Among Young Women Attending Community College.
Abstract The present study examined the mediating role of sexual assertiveness in the relationship between psychological, physical, and sexual intimate partner violence (IPV) victimization and unprotected sex as a result of condom use resistance among sexually active young women attending community college. Women reported engagement in unprotected sex as a result of a partner's use of one of 32 forms of condom use resistance (e.g., physical force, deception, or other forms of coercion to avoid using a condom during intercourse). Women ages 18-24 years (N = 212) attending community college were r...
Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior - October 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Orchowski LM, Yusufov M, Oesterle D, Bogen KW, Zlotnick C Tags: Arch Sex Behav Source Type: research

Syndemics and the PrEP Cascade: Results from a Sample of Young Latino Men Who Have Sex with Men.
Abstract Young Latino men who have sex with men (MSM) are a highly vulnerable population for HIV infection. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a novel biomedical HIV prevention tool that may aid in reducing the disparity in HIV incidence among Latino MSM. However, PrEP use is disproportionally low among Latino MSM and, therefore, identifying barriers along the PrEP continuum of care (the "PrEP cascade") would provide insight into how to best deploy PrEP interventions. Syndemics theory is a prominent framework employed in HIV prevention; however, to date, no known studies have applied this theory to PrEP....
Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior - October 7, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Blashill AJ, Brady JP, Rooney BM, Rodriguez-Diaz CE, Horvath KJ, Blumenthal J, Morris S, Moore DJ, Safren SA Tags: Arch Sex Behav Source Type: research

Sexual Coercion by Women: The Influence of Pornography and Narcissistic and Histrionic Personality Disorder Traits.
Abstract Largely overlooked in the literature, this study investigated factors influencing women's use of sexual coercion. Specifically, pornography use and personality disorder traits linked with poor impulse control, emotional regulation, and superior sense of sexual desirability were considered. Women (N = 142) aged 16-53 years (M = 24.23, SD = 7.06) were recruited from community and student populations. Participants completed the Narcissistic and Histrionic subscales of the Personality Diagnostic Questionnaire-4, in addition to the Cyber-Pornography Use Inventory ...
Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior - October 7, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Hughes A, Brewer G, Khan R Tags: Arch Sex Behav Source Type: research

"I Do Try To Use Condoms, But …": Knowledge and Interest in PrEP Among Male Sex Workers in Mexico City.
"I Do Try To Use Condoms, But…": Knowledge and Interest in PrEP Among Male Sex Workers in Mexico City. Arch Sex Behav. 2019 Oct 07;: Authors: Edeza A, Galárraga O, Santamaria EK, Sosa-Rubí S, Operario D, Biello KB Abstract In Mexico City, male sex workers (MSWs) are up to 126 times more likely to be living with HIV than the general public. We conducted interviews with 23 MSWs in Mexico City to examine their subjective understandings about their sexual risk behaviors and explore opportunities about HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as a prevention approach in this group...
Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior - October 7, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Edeza A, Galárraga O, Santamaria EK, Sosa-Rubí S, Operario D, Biello KB Tags: Arch Sex Behav Source Type: research

Relationship Stigma and HIV Risk Behavior Among Cisgender Men Partnered with Transgender Women: The Moderating Role of Sexual Identity.
Abstract Cisgender men partnered with transgender women are an understudied and hard to engage population in HIV prevention efforts. Relationship stigma-the anticipation of negative treatment based on having a relationship with a member of a stigmatized group-has been linked to adverse health behaviors, but it remains unclear whether different sources of relationship stigma (i.e., family, friends, and the general public) are associated with HIV risk behaviors and whether these associations may vary by men's sexual identities (e.g., gay, bisexual, and heterosexual). The current study examined associations between r...
Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior - October 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gamarel KE, Sevelius JM, Reisner SL, Richardson RL, Darbes LA, Nemoto T, Operario D Tags: Arch Sex Behav Source Type: research

Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation in Chinese Men Who Have Sex with Men: A Latent Class Analysis.
Abstract Men who have sex with men (MSM) are a diverse population yet are often treated as a monolithic risk group. In China, MSM have long been characterized as a "bridge population" of closeted men who are married to (or will marry) women due to sociocultural expectations. Latent class models can inform a more nuanced yet empirical characterization of this population. In total, 1424 eligible respondents recruited online provided self-reported behavioral data. Nine items related to constructs including sexual behaviors, sexual orientation, and gender identity informed the latent class model. Logistic re...
Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior - September 30, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Smith MK, Wei C, Liu C, Pan SW, Ong JJ, Tucker JD Tags: Arch Sex Behav Source Type: research

Structures of Sexuality: Sexual Stigma, Disclosure, and HIV Risk with Primary Female Partners Among Behaviorally Bisexual Black Men.
This article describes the relationship between sexual stigma and HIV risk with primary female partners among a sample of 121 behaviorally bisexual Black men of mixed HIV status in the San Francisco Bay Area. Multivariate analyses tested to see if each of three stigma measures (bisexual stigma, internalized homophobia, difficulty with bisexual identity) would have any effect on participants' condom use. Quantitative analyses found that sexual stigma increased men's sexual risk through inhibiting disclosure of their sexual activity with men to their female partners. Men who reported higher levels of bisexual stigma and inte...
Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior - September 27, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Mackenzie S, Michels C, Chang J Tags: Arch Sex Behav Source Type: research

Stereotypical and Actual Associations of Breast Size with Mating-Relevant Traits.
Abstract Breast size varies substantially among women and influences perception of the woman by other people with regard to her attractiveness and other characteristics that are important in social contexts, including mating. The theory of sexual selection predicts that physical criteria of partner selection should be markers of the candidate's desirable properties, mainly biological quality. Few studies, however, have examined whether breast size really signals biological quality or its components and whether observers accurately interpret these signals. Our first study encompassed 163 young women and aimed to es...
Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior - September 27, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Kościński K, Makarewicz R, Bartoszewicz Z Tags: Arch Sex Behav Source Type: research