U.S. health officials have released a draft of federal guidelines pertaining to circumcision, saying medical evidence supports the procedure and health insurers should pay for it. These are the first federal guidelines on circumcision, a brief medical procedure that involves cutting away the foreskin around the tip of the penis.
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New Federal Guidelines Say the Benefits of Circumcision Outweigh the Risks
Britain Has Banned the Use of Certain Sex Acts in Future Porn Flicks
In an amendment to the 2003 Communications Act, the Audiovisual Media Services Regulations 2014 requires that video-on-demand (VoD) online porn produced in the U.K.
Etsy's Censoring of "Mature" Content Puts Certain Sellers at a Disadvantage
Bianca Jarvis, MPH, is a sex educator based in Chicago, Illinois. But she doesn't spend all of her time developing sexuality curricula and presenting workshops. Jarvis is also an artist who—as her Etsy profile explains—creates penis, vulva, and skeleton art "to encourage everyone to love their bodies & cherish their sacred sexuality."
Why Are Older Adults Missing in Sexuality Research?
Those behind both the Australian Study of Health and Relationships (ASHR) and the British National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (NATSAL) recently released their findings, providing an illustration of the sexual practices of today's adults
Is China's Government Opening Up to the Country's LGBTQ Community?
This past May, a lawsuit was filed with Beijing's Haidian District Court by 30-year-old Beijing resident Xiao Zhen, accusing a psychiatric clinic in Chongqing of exceeding the limits of its license by offering a program to "cure" homosexuality.
Children Learning About Sex from Pornography
According to a range of international studies, more kids—and at ever younger ages—are accessing pornography online. How does this affect the sexual outlook of children? On November 17, in Winnipeg, a children's advocacy group called Beyond Borders hosted a symposium to address this topic entitled "Generation XXX, the pornification of our children."
Why Aren't We Talking To Our Doctors About Sexual Health?
A new national survey, conducted by Kelton in collaboration with Men's Health Network, the American Sexual Health Association, HealthyWomen, and Pfizer, shows that people routinely fail to address their sexual health concerns despite acknowledging the importance of sexual health.
Are Your Sexual Fantasies Really Outside the Norm?
Researchers at the Université du Québec and the Philippe-Pinel Institute of Montreal recently conducted a study on sexual fantasies. Conducting interviews with more than 1,500 adults, researchers compared the commonality (or rarity) of a wide range of sexual fantasies.
Sex Education Is Proven, Once Again, To Be Effective
At this point, you would think that the effectiveness of comprehensive sex education would be apparent to everyone.