Adult lesbian and bisexual women are more likely to report childhood abuse and adult sexual assault than heterosexual women, according to a new study by Dr. Keren Lehavot from the VA Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle, USA and her collaborators. Furthermore, the researchers' work shows that women who are more butch report more abuse in childhood, particularly physical and emotional neglect, while women who identify as femme, and have a more feminine appearance, report more adult sexual...
DARIEN, IL – Two studies scheduled for presentation today at SLEEP 2012 are reporting sleep disparities among Americans based on racial and ethnic background.
DARIEN, IL – When violence shatters a child's world, the torment can continue into their sleep, according to researchers in Cleveland. The impact is measurable and affected by the severity of the violence, and the effects can last over time.
What kind of mothers do feminists make? According to a new study by Miriam Liss and Mindy Erchull, from the University of Mary Washington in the US, feminist mothers endorse the importance of the time-intensive, hands-on parenting practices associated with attachment parenting - a child-centric parenting technique in which children's needs are ideally met on the child's schedule rather than the parent's. Their work is published online in Springer's journal Sex Roles.
Oxford, June 10, 2012 - Despite considerable research showing that children of same-sex parents fare just as well as children with heterosexual parents, two papers - a review of existing studies and a new study - published today in Elsevier's Social Science Research, find insufficient data to draw any definitive conclusions.
Do rebelliousness, emotional control, toughness and thrill-seeking still make up the essence of coolness?
In spite of all the bed sheet fights, constant snoring and other irritating bedroom habits of your partner, sleeping together may get you a longer life compared to those who sleep alone, says a latest study.
A latest study says that some intimate details of a woman's sex life can be gauged by just seeing her walk. According to researchers from Belgium, a walk reveals a lot about a woman's sex life. During the research, scientists from the Universiti Catholique de Louvain, Institut d'itudes de la famille et de la sexualiti, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, studied the ways in which different women walked and the results revealed that those who have orgasms during vaginal intercourse have a differ...
When guys look at porn frequently, their female partners' self-esteem might be damaged, according to a new study.
The number of cases of sexually transmitted diseases among youngsters is always on a rise and it can be blamed upon unsafe sex among young heterosexuals and gay men, a new study suggests.
Research on sex and trauma faces an ethical dilemma: how can we find out more about the effects of such psychologically sensitive topics without hurting the people who participate in the study?
A study in Britain has revealed that an alrming 70% of women have unprotected sex with strange men raising concerns over spread of sexually tranmitted diseases.
There is an increase in the number of women in their 30s going for abortions, raising concerns that they might be opting for a career first and planning to resort to IVF later in life.
A national survey conducted by Popular condom brand Durex has revealed that more than half of Americans are unhappy with the duration of their lovemaking. While some wish it lasted longer, there are some who want it to finish quickly. The study conducted by researchers at Wakefield Research, a U.S. company, found that out of the 1000 adults surveyed, 37 percent of the participants think that sex lasts for a very less time and 14 % long for a quickie and feel that lasts longer they like. The stud...
Contraceptive use in Spain during the first sexual encounter is similar to other European countries. However, there are some geographical differences between Spanish regions: women in Murcia use contraceptives less (55.8%) whereas women in the Basque Country use them more (76.7%).