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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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...]

Sexual Studies: Sexuality and Disability

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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 about sexuality with disability that was published in The Electronic Journal of Sex Research in April of this year. According to this paper, people with disabilities are often seen as being non-participatory in sexual interactions primarily due to a lack of or … [Read more...]

Sexual Studies: Negotiation of Cunnilingus

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Every Saturday, The CSPH highlights news or recent research in the field of human sexuality. This week we’re discussing a study about the negotiation of cunnilingus that was published in The Journal of Sex Research in January of last year. Over the years, opinions and realities of sex have changed. More cunnilingus and fellatio has occurred in the 21st century than ever before, particularly … [Read more...]