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Aaron Cooper, PhD, Available to Discuss Why You Should Talk to Your Teens About Sex

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Addressing Sexual Health and Ensuring Safe Alternate Route Chemotherapy Administration in Cancer Patients

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The topic of sexual dysfunction may be a difficult one to discuss between healthcare providers and cancer patients. The nursing and social work teams at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey explored this issue in order to improve the conversation and ensure quality oncology care. Nurses also examined how to ensure the safety of alternate route chemotherapy administration. The work is being presented at the Oncology Nursing Society’s Annual Congress meeting this week in San Antonio.

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Women Who Are Cheated on ‘Win’ in the Long Run; New Women ‘Lose’

Women who lose their unfaithful mate to another woman actually win in the long run, according to new research from Binghamton University. “Our thesis is that the woman who ‘loses’ her mate to another woman will go through a period of post-relationship grief and betrayal, but come out of the experience with higher mating intelligence that allows her to better detect cues in future mates that may indicate low mate value. Hence, in the long-term, she ‘wins,’” said Craig Morris, research associate at Binghamton University and lead author on the study. “The ‘other woman,' conversely, is now in a relationship with a partner who has a demonstrated history of deception and, likely, infidelity. Thus, in the long-term, she ‘loses.’"

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When Prison Workers Fall in Love with Inmates: The Taboo of Hybristophilia

A University of Montreal researcher has published a study on romantic relationships between inmates and prison employees. His study is based mainly on US and European cases. Attraction for offenders in correctional facilities – or hybristophilia – is poorly documented, except in the United States, where it is punishable by law.

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Has Virginity Lost Its Virtue? Prevalence of Homosexuality in Men Is Stable Throughout Time Thanks to Genetics, Peer Pressure May Have Turned Humans Into Monogamists, and more in the Sex and Relationships Channel

Has Virginity Lost Its Virtue? Prevalence of Homosexuality in Men Is Stable Throughout Time Thanks to Genetics, Peer Pressure May Have Turned Humans Into Monogamists, and more in the Sex and Relationships Channel

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Has Virginity Lost Its Virtue? Kinsey Study Finds Adults Who Wait to Have Sex Are Stigmatized

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A recent study by researchers at the Kinsey Institute titled “Has Virginity Lost Its Virtue? Relationship Stigma Associated with Being a Sexually Inexperienced Adult,” found that people who wait to have sex are stigmatized, and also stigmatize other sexually inexperienced adults.

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Multiple Paternity May Offer Fewer Advantages Than Previously Thought

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Promiscuity is common among females in the animal kingdom. Mating with multiple males can increase genetic diversity and enhance the survival of the offspring. When given a choice, female house mice mate with multiple males. "The females select their partner on the basis of their scent markings. These chemical signals provide a surprising amount of information about possible partners, including their health and disease resistance," explains Kerstin Thonhauser of the Konrad Lorenz Institute for Ethology at Vetmeduni Vienna.

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The Red Queen Rules

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What does the Red Queen in “Alice in Wonderland” have to do with biology? “It takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place.” Sexual reproduction protects species by continuously shuffling their genes. A UI-led team bolstered the theory by studying snails’ resilience to parasitic worms.

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Sexually Transmitted Infections, Peer Pressure May Have Turned Humans Into Monogamists

Prehistoric humans may have developed social norms that favour monogamy and punish polygamy thanks to the presence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and peer pressure, according to new research from the University of Waterloo in Canada.

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Prevalence of Homosexuality in Men Is Stable Throughout Time Since Many Carry the Genes

Computer model sheds light on how male homosexuality remains present in populations throughout the ages.

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It’s Not Me, It Really Is You

Attractive and smart but unlucky in love? New research suggests you might not have luck to blame but rather your own negative traits.

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UA Study Details Brazilians’ Lack of Desire for Children, Marriage

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Researchers compared a 1984 study of Brazilians' mate preferences with one conducted in 2014 to see how an increased population and social shifts, like women holding leadership positions, have affected mating psychology and extant cultural values.

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Men on Tinder Think They Have a 'License to Use Unattractive Women as They See Fit'

Men on Tinder think they have a "licence to use women as they see fit" if their date's appearance is less attractive than her profile photograph, research says.

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Legal Expert Looks At What’s Missing In The Conversation About Campus Sexual Assaults

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Lifting the Veil on Sex: Can Males Be Less Expensive?

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Japanese researchers show how thunderbugs provide hints to a sexual mystery.

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When Women Feel Their Partner Demands Perfection, Sex Life Suffers

Women who perceive that their sexual partner is imposing perfectionist standards on them may suffer sexual dysfunction as a result, psychologists at the University of Kent have found.

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Low Sex Hormones Could Lead to Oral Health Issues in Men

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More than 20 species of macaques, the most widely distributed nonhuman primates in the world, socialize in lively troops and make frequent appearances on National Geographic documentaries. But, what can we learn from one of our closest primate relatives about our own oral health?

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Preventing Sperm’s ‘Power Kick’ Could Be Key to Unisex Contraceptive

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UC Berkeley biologists have discovered the switch that triggers the power kick sperm use to penetrate and fertilize a human egg, uncovering a possible source of male infertility but also a potential target for contraceptives that work in both men and women.

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Why Sexual Harassment Is Worse Than Other Types of Abuse Online

While many women gamers can shrug off much of the name-calling and abuse they receive while playing online video games, sexual harassment sticks with them even when they’re offline.

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Watching TV May Reduce Differences Between Men and Women’s Sexual Expectations

What young men and women expect, sexually, in their romantic relationships is influenced in different ways by the television programs they watch.