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Researchers Discover A Natural Defense Against HIV

Steph Auteri

Researchers at Michigan State University have discovered what may be a natural defense against HIV infection. Their discovery focuses on ERManI, a protein that prevents the HIV virus from replicating.

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Partner Violence Can Manifest in Reproductive Control

Steph Auteri

A piece was recently published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology on reproductive coercion, and how this can be yet another form of partner violence. Examples of this include birth control sabotage and pregnancy pressure or coercion.

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SIECUS Releases Its Annual Report on Sexuality Education in the Age of Digital Media

Steph Auteri

In case you missed it, earlier this month, SIECUS (Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States) released its annual report on

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Campaign for More Inclusive Sexuality Education Gains Ground in Scotland

Steph Auteri

The Time for Inclusive Education (Tie) campaign, which has been building a case for inclusive education that teaches about the full range of human sexualities in school, will be bringing its message to the Scottish Parliament, at a public petitions committee meeting in October.

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Study Shows Men Who Pay for Sex Are More Prone to Sexual Violence

Steph Auteri

A study of 101 men in the Boston area, the results of which were published in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, showed that men who hire prostitutes tend to have less empathy for women, are more prone to sexual coercion, and are more likely to report a history of sexual violence. 

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August 2015: AASECT Congratulates Those Who Have Recently Been Certified

Steph Auteri

AASECT congratulates the following members on their new certifications:

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Is Porn Problematic? It's Complicated

Steph Auteri

In 2014, a survey revealed that 71 percent of Americans believe porn is morally unacceptable. In order to get a more nuanced look at men's view of porn, the Huffington Post ("unscientifically") conducted their own survey.

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Scientists Find That Size Does Matter

Steph Auteri

In the past, research that attempted to determine the importance of penis size in the eyes of women utilized 2-D drawings and descriptions of size. But a more recent study, using 3-D printed penises, has shown that women do, in fact, prefer something a bit bigger.

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Greater Numbers of Young Adults Self-Identify As Bisexual

Steph Auteri

Two studies conducted recently—one in the U.S. and one in the United Kingdom—suggest that greater numbers of young adults now self-identify along the spectrum of sexual identity, rather than identifying as exclusively gay or exclusively straight.

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SIECUS Moves Headquarters To D.C.

Steph Auteri

Stephen T. Russell, Chair of the Board of Directors for the Sexuality Education and Information Council of the U.S. (SIECUS), has just announced that—after more than 50 years in New York Citythe organization is moving its headquarters to Washington, D.C.

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