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“Pornography Consumption and Satisfaction: A Meta-Analysis”

Posted on July 7, 2017, in Men, Physiological, Relationships, Research

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Abstract A classic question in the communication literature is whether pornography consumption affects consumers’ satisfaction. The present paper represents the first attempt to address this question via meta-analysis. Fifty studies collectively including more than 50,000 participants from 10 countries were located across the interpersonal domains of sexual and relational satisfaction and the intrapersonal domains of […]

“Internet Pornography Exposure and Risky Sexual Behavior among Adult Males in the United States”

Posted on July 1, 2017, in Internet, Physiological, Research

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Title: Internet Pornography Exposure and Risky Sexual Behavior among Adult Males in the United States
Publication: Computers in Human Behavior
Author: Wright, Paul J., and Ashley K. Randall
Date: 07/01/2012

Abstract Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) continue to pose a threat to the public health in the United States. Many sexual behaviors increase an individual’s risk of STI contraction. Chief among these are having unprotected sex, having sex with multiple partners, and either paying for sex or having sex for pay. The present study used General […]

“The Dual Control Model of Sexual Response: Relevance of Sexual Excitation and Sexual Inhibition for Sexual Function”

Posted on April 22, 2017, in Men, Physiological, Research, Women

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Title: The Dual Control Model of Sexual Response: Relevance of Sexual Excitation and Sexual Inhibition for Sexual Function
Publication: The Psychophysiology of Sex
Author: Janssen, Erick, and John Bancroft
Date: 04/19/2017

Abstract Purpose of Review The dual control model of sexual response aims to explain sexual behavior and response through two factors, labeled sexual excitation and sexual inhibition. Sexual dysfunctions are common among women and men and pose a threat to the sexual health of both genders. The main objective of this paper was to review […]

Exploring the Relationship between Sexual Compulsivity and Attentional Bias to Sex-Related Words in a Cohort of Sexually Active Individuals

Posted on March 1, 2017, in Addiction, Physiological, Psychological, Research

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Title: Exploring the Relationship between Sexual Compulsivity and Attentional Bias to Sex-Related Words in a Cohort of Sexually Active Individuals
Publication: European Addiction Research
Author: Albery, Ian P., Dan Frings, Cassandra Hogan, Henry Lee Johnson, Jessica Lowry, and Antony C. Moss
Date: 10/01/2016

Abstract Background/Aims: If sexual compulsivity and other addictive behaviours share common aetiology, contemporary proposals about the role of attentional processes in understanding addictive behaviours are relevant. Methods: To examine attentional biases for sex-related words among sexually active individuals and the relationship between sexual compulsivity and sexual behavioural engagement with attentional bias, 55 sexually active individuals […]

“Motivational Systems in Adolescence: Possible Implications for Age Differences in Substance Abuse and Other Risk-Taking Behaviors”

Posted on December 1, 2016, in Brain Science, Physiological, Research, Teens

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Title: "Motivational Systems in Adolescence: Possible Implications for Age Differences in Substance Abuse and Other Risk-Taking Behaviors"
Publication: Brain and Cognition
Author: Doremus-Fitzwater, Tamara L., Elena I. Varlinskaya, and Linda P. Spear
Date: 02/16/2010

Abstract Adolescence is an evolutionarily conserved developmental phase characterized by hormonal, physiological, neural and behavioral alterations evident widely across mammalian species. For instance, adolescent rats, like their human counterparts, exhibit elevations in peer-directed social interactions, risk-taking/novelty seeking and drug and alcohol use relative to adults, along with notable changes in motivational and reward-related brain regions. […]

The Neurobiology of Behavioral Addictions: Sexual Addiction

Posted on November 21, 2016, in Addiction, Brain Science, Internet, Physiological

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Title: The Neurobiology of Behavioral Addictions: Sexual Addiction
Publication: Oxford University Press
Author: Hilton, Carnes, Love
Date: 04/01/2016

This chapter begins with an exploration of the reward system and its connection to the disease of addiction. The neurobiological underpinning of the disease is explored in detail and is overlaid with the biology of sexual reward. The chapter uses Internet pornography abuse as a reference model for the overuse of sexuality to the point […]

“One Patient Out of Four with Newly Diagnosed Erectile Dysfunction Is a Young Man–Worrisome Picture from the Everyday Clinical Practice”

Posted on November 21, 2016, in Men, Physiological, Research

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Title: "One Patient Out of Four with Newly Diagnosed Erectile Dysfunction Is a Young Man--Worrisome Picture from the Everyday Clinical Practice"
Publication: The journal of sexual medicine 10.7
Author: Capogrosso, Paolo, et al.
Date: 05/07/2013

Abstract Introduction Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common complaint in men over 40 years of age, and prevalence rates increase throughout the aging period. Prevalence and risk factors of ED among young men have been scantly analyzed. Aim Assessing sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of young men (defined as ≤40 years) seeking first medical help for […]

“Patient Characteristics by Type of Hypersexuality Referral: A Quantitative Chart Review of 115 Consecutive Male Cases”

Posted on November 21, 2016, in Addiction, Physiological, Psychological, Research

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Title: "Patient Characteristics by Type of Hypersexuality Referral: A Quantitative Chart Review of 115 Consecutive Male Cases"
Publication: Journal of sex & marital therapy 41.6
Author: Sutton, Katherine S., et al.
Date: 09/02/2014

Abstract Hypersexuality remains an increasingly common but poorly understood patient complaint. Despite diversity in clinical presentations of patients referred for hypersexuality, the literature has maintained treatment approaches that are assumed to apply to the entire phenomenon. This approach has proven ineffective, despite its application over several decades. The present study used quantitative methods to examine […]

“Prevalence and Characteristics of Sexual Functioning among Sexually Experienced Middle to Late Adolescents”

Posted on November 21, 2016, in Men, Physiological, Statistics, Women

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Title: "Prevalence and Characteristics of Sexual Functioning among Sexually Experienced Middle to Late Adolescents"
Publication: The journal of sexual medicine 11.3
Author: O'Sullivan, Lucia F., et al.
Date: 01/14/2014

Abstract Introduction Little is known about problems in sexual functioning among young people, despite the high rates found in adult samples. It is unclear which problems are most prevalent or how common sexual distress is for young people experiencing problems. Aims This study aims to assess the prevalence, range, and correlates of sexual problems and […]

“Erectile Dysfunction, Boredom, and Hypersexuality among Couple Men from Two European Countries”

Posted on November 16, 2016, in Men, Physiological, Psychological, Research

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Title: "Erectile Dysfunction, Boredom, and Hypersexuality among Couple Men from Two European Countries"
Publication: The Journal of Sexual Medicine 12.11
Author: Klein, Verena, et al.
Date: 11/02/2015

Abstract Introduction Much of the research on the association between erectile dysfunction (ED) and possible clinical relevant hypersexuality up to now has been only descriptive in nature. Aim The present study aimed to explore the relationships among hypersexuality, ED, and sexual boredom in a sample of coupled community men. Methods An Internet-based survey was conducted […]