Archives of Sexual Behavior
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Homosexual orientation-from nature, not abuse: a critique of roberts, glymour, and koenen (2013).
Roberts, Glymour, and Koenen (2013), using instrumental variable models, argued that child abuse causes homosexual orientation, defined in part as any same-sex attractions. Their instruments were various negative family environment factors. In their analyses, they found that child sexual abuse (CSA)...
Moderators, mates, and matchmakers: effects of oral contraceptives on sexual desire may also depend on partners' behavior and the role of fe...
Cognitive aspects of sexual functioning: differences between East asian-canadian and euro-canadian women.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the sexual beliefs of female undergraduates, as well as the thoughts they experience during sexual experiences. The study aimed to determine potential differences in these variables between East Asian-Canadians and Euro-Canadians, as well as the influence...
Actor-partner effects of demographic and relationship factors associated with HIV risk within gay male couples.
Our cross-sectional study used dyadic data from 142 gay male couples to assess actor-partner effects of relationship commitment, trust, and investment in one's sexual agreement for HIV risk. Multilevel modeling was used to examine which actor-partner effects of these factors were predictive of indiv...
Sex guilt and life satisfaction in Iranian-american women.
Although the experience of sex guilt has been considered among a variety of ethnic groups, the area has not yet been empirically explored among Iranian American women. The present study investigated the relationship between sexual self-schema (i.e., beliefs about the sexual aspects of oneself), accu...
A discordant monozygotic twin approach to testing environmental influences on sexual dysfunction in women.
The present study explored the causal role played by putative environmental factors on variation in female sexual dysfunction (FSD) by investigating FSD discordant monozygotic (MZ) twins, which permits a control over genetic confounders. In a population-based sample of female twins aged 25-69 years...
Suicide risk and sexual orientation: a critical review.
We reviewed studies that investigated if the increased suicide attempt risk of sexual minorities resulted from biased self-reports or less rigorous assessments of suicide attempts. Second, we reanalyzed the only two available case-control autopsy studies and challenge their original "no difference"...
Sexting by high school students: an exploratory and descriptive study.
Recently, a phenomenon known as sexting, defined here as the transfer of sexually explicit photos via cell phone, has received substantial attention in the U.S. national media. To determine the current and potential future impact of sexting, more information about the behavior and the attitudes and...
The wages of sin: how the discovery of penicillin reshaped modern sexuality.
It was not until 1943, amid world war, that penicillin was found to be an effective treatment for syphilis. This study investigated the hypothesis that a decrease in the cost of syphilis due to penicillin spurred an increase in risky non-traditional sex. Using nationally comprehensive vital statisti...
Is religiosity a barrier to sexual and reproductive health? Results from a population-based study of young Croatian adults.
We examined whether religiosity predicted chlamydial infection among women and men aged 18-25. The data were collected in a national probability survey carried out in 2010 (n = 1,005). Overall, the effects of religiosity were sporadic, present primarily among women, and of small size. This lack of a...