While AASECT members gathered in Minneapolis for the 47th annual conference, a different group of people gathered to discuss the fate of flibanserin, the pharmaceutical industry's answer to the question: when will women have their own version of Viagra?
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The results of a study published in the March issue of the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry show that staying sexually active—and considering sexuality an important part of one's life—may be linked to higher cognitive functioning as people age. The study, conducted in the Netherlands, focused on 1,747 men and women who took part in a larger study on aging.
This month, The Atlantic ran an article on how sexual health organizations are finding themselves censored by social media networks as they try to get the word out about healthy sexuality. The piece opens with the plight of Bedsider, a site that provides information on birth control options. In the past year, some of their promotional content has been stonewalled by both Twitter and Facebook.
Stories about Ontario's updated sex education curriculum have been all over the news for the past few weeks. Why? Because after operating with the same sex ed curriculum since 1998, parents are worried that the newly updated curriculum—which features some pretty big changes—will give their children too much information, and too soon.
Ever since the commercial success of Viagra, pharmaceutical companies have been scrambling to develop a version that works for women. After all, complaints about low libido, low arousal levels, painful sex, anorgasmia, and more are legion.
In a story that seems to have taken the Internet by storm, men and women over the age of 70 are still having sex. Specifically—according to new research from the University of Manchester—54 percent of men and 31 percent of women over the age of 70 are still sexually active.
According to a new study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, women’s reasons for having sex depend partially on the type of sexual relationship they are in.
Mormon Church Announces Support of LGBT Legal Protections Without Actually Supporting LGBT Community
A week ago, Elders within the Mormon Church held a press conference announcing their provisional support of certain LGBT legal protections in areas such as housing and employment. At the same time, they announced that they were offering this support with the understanding that accomodations should also be made "to protect the freedom of religious people who oppose such measures."
Just last month, the Medical University of Vienna issued a press release announcing that "the very personal gender identity of every human being is reflected and verifiable in the cross-links between brain regions," with distinctions specifically in what's known as brain "white matter." This discovery was made via a study led by Georg S. Kanz of the University Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy.
According to a new study published in The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, young adults know what they are talking about when it comes to casual sex terminology.