Does the ‘Extreme Male Brain Theory’ Of Autism Spectrum Disorder Extend to Sexuality and Gender?

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Every Saturday, The CSPH highlights news or recent research in the field of human sexuality. This week we’re looking at “Sexuality and Gender Role in Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Case Control Study.” This study was featured in the January 2014 issue of the Public Library of Science and wanted to find out if the “Extreme Male Brain Theory” of cognitive function is consistent with gender and … [Read more...]

Sexual Studies: “I Don’t Know What a Proper Woman Means” — What Women with Intellectual Disabilities Think About Sex, Sexuality, and Themselves

Every Saturday, The CSPH highlights news or recent research in the field of human sexuality. This week we’re looking at intellectual disabilities and sexual identity. The study, featured in issue 41 of the British Journal of Learning Disabilities, sought to find out what women with intellectual disabilities thought of their own sexuality, sex in general, and how they felt about … [Read more...]

Sexual Studies: Ciprofloxacin and Gonorrhea Incidence Rates

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Every Saturday, The CSPH highlights news or recent research in the field of human sexuality. This week we’re discussing this study, published in 2014, by Chesson on Gonorrhea incidence and its resistance to the drug Ciprofloxacin. Background Gonorrhea is a STI that can be transmitted through vaginal, anal, and oral sex. There are an estimated 820,000 incident cases of gonorrhea each year in the … [Read more...]

Sexual Studies: Models of Sexual Arousal

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Every Saturday, The CSPH highlights news or recent research in the field of human sexuality. This week we’re discussing this article about a new model for sexual arousal that was published in The Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality this year. According to a 2011 paper published by Y. Salu from Howard University, there is a new model of how the brain processes sexual arousal. In short, the model … [Read more...]

Sexual Studies: Kink Among Lesbians and Bisexual Women

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Every Saturday, The CSPH highlights news or recent research in the field of human sexuality. This week we’re discussing this article about kink among lesbians and bisexual women that was published in The Journal of Sex Research in 2009. Over the years, women have become more open about incorporating kinky behaviors into their sexual practices. Previous studies have reported that sadomasochism was … [Read more...]

Sexual Studies: The Effect of Acculteration on Sexual Activity Among Asians and Asian-Americans

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Every Saturday, The CSPH highlights news or recent research in the field of human sexuality. This week we’re discussing this article about acculturation and its role on sexual activity among Asian/Asian Americans that was published in The Journal of Sex Research earlier this year. Over the years, Asian/Asian Americans in the United States have accrued the misnomer of being “model minorities,” a … [Read more...]

Sexual Studies: The Status of Women of Color in the United States

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Every Saturday, The CSPH highlights news or recent research in the field of human sexuality. This week we’re discussing this report about the status of women of color in the United States that was published on the Center for American Progress’ website in October. Over the years, women have made great strides towards gaining equal rights as their male counterparts, such as solidifying their right … [Read more...]

Sexual Studies: Amniotic Fluid and HIV

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Every Saturday, The CSPH highlights news or recent research in the field of human sexuality. This week we’re discussing this article about the effects of amniotic fluid on HIV that was published earlier this year in a journal entitled AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses. Over the years, HIV has tested the patience of the American populace. As it continues its rampage, we can only wait as new … [Read more...]

Sexual Studies: Power Exchange in BDSM Play

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Every Saturday, The CSPH highlights news or recent research in the field of human sexuality. This week we’re discussing this article by Emily Prior about the exchange of power in BDSM play that was published in The Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality in February of this year. In a world where sexual norms are changing, but sexuality is still stigmatized to the point that few people talk about … [Read more...]

Sexual Studies: Male Contraceptives

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Every Saturday, The CSPH highlights news or recent research in the field of human sexuality. This week we’re discussing this article about the status of the male* contraceptive pill in the United States, as published in the October 2012 issue of Science magazine. During the 1950s, scientists began a study designed to create an effective male birth control pill. Back then, birth control was the … [Read more...]