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Sub-Saharan Africans Are Satisfied with Their Sex Lives

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People in Africa’s Sub-Sahara region, a relatively undeveloped area, are generally satisfied with their sex lives, with the most common rating — reported by 18 percent of survey respondents — being a perfect “10,” according to Baylor University research to be presented Monday, Aug. 22, at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA).

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Beginning Pornography Use Associated with Increase in Probability of Divorce

Beginning pornography use is associated with a substantial increase in the probability of divorce for married Americans, and this increase is especially large for women, finds a new study.

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Sub-Saharan Africans Satisfied with Their Sex Lives, with 18 Percent Rating Them a Perfect 10

People in Africa’s Sub-Sahara region, a relatively undeveloped area, are generally satisfied with their sex lives, with the most common rating — reported by 18 percent of respondents — being a perfect “10,” according to Baylor University research.

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Is Divorce Seasonal? UW Research Shows Biannual Spike in Divorce Filings

University of Washington sociologists have found what is believed to be the first quantitative evidence of a seasonal, biannual pattern of divorce filings. The researchers analyzed filings in Washington state over a 14-year period and found that filing consistently peaked in March and August, the periods following winter and summer holidays.

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Is Divorce Seasonal? Study Shows Biannual Spike in Divorce Filings

To everything there is a season — even divorce, new research from University of Washington sociologists concludes.

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Relationships with Family Members, but Not Friends, Decrease Likelihood of Death

For older adults, having more or closer family members in one’s social network decreases his or her likelihood of death, but having a larger or closer group of friends does not, finds a new study that will be presented at the 111th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA).

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Americans Think Sex Should Determine Chores for Straight Couples, Masculinity and Femininity for Same-Sex Couples

For heterosexual couples, most Americans still believe in the traditional division of household labor between husbands and wives, while for same-sex couples, they think the “more masculine” partner and the “more feminine” partner should generally be responsible for stereotypically male and female chores, respectively, suggests a new study.

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Youth Cyberbullying Most Common Among Current or Former Friends and Dating Partners

Youth cyberbullying is dramatically more likely to occur between current or former friends and dating partners than between students who were never friends or in a romantic relationship, suggests a new study that will be presented at the 111th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA).

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Study Finds Better Definition of Homelessness May Help Minimize HIV Risk

Being homeless puts people at greater risk of HIV infection than those with stable housing, but targeting services to reduce risk behaviors is often complicated by fuzzy definitions of homelessness.

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Being the Primary Breadwinner Is Bad for Men’s Psychological Well-Being and Health

Gendered expectations in marriage are not just bad for women, they are also bad for men, according to a new study by University of Connecticut (UConn) sociologists.

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Long-Term Exposure to Female Scents Changes Courtship Behavior in Male Mice

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Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found a kind of neuron only in male mice that detects a pheromone in female urine. But the sex difference is not hard-wired. Male mice exposed to female scents for months lost the neurons and their interest in courtship.

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Austerity Linked to Rise of the 'Spornosexual'

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he economic crisis and austerity are having an unexpected consequence: more young men striving for gym-fit, photo-perfect bodies that they use to create a social media brand.

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UTHealth Researchers Create Health Curriculum for American Indian/Alaska Native Youth

Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have developed a culturally appropriate, online sexual health curriculum for American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth, adapted from It’s Your Game…Keep it Real, an evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention program.

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Study Sheds Light on Use and Effectiveness of Sexual Assault Hotlines

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Since the 1970s, sexual assault hotlines have grown in popularity in North America as conduits for survivors, their loved ones and professionals to unite for immediate support. Today, there are more than 1,000 crisis hotline affiliates in the U.S. alone. Yet, despite their widespread use, much remains unknown or unclear about their service efficacy.

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New Study Evaluates Link Between Young Women's Beliefs on Alcohol Use and Sexual Risk-Taking

A new University of Cincinnati study looks at how young women's beliefs about alcohol and sex affect condom usage during sexual encounters involving alcohol.

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Obesity on the Rise in Adults with a History of Cancer

A study at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health showed that obesity was more prevalent in patients with a history of cancer than in the general population, and survivors of colorectal and breast cancers were particularly affected. The study is among the first to compare rates of obesity among U.S. cancer survivors and adults without a history of cancer. Findings are published online in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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Assisted-Living Facilities Limit Older Adults’ Rights to Sexual Freedom, Study Finds

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Older adults in assisted-living facilities experience limits to their rights to sexual freedom because of a lack of policies regarding the issue and the actions of staff and administrators at these facilities, according to research conducted by the Gerontology Institute at Georgia State University.

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Psychologist Reveals Science Behind a Fulfilling Single Life

Dating shows, dating apps – they all strive to make sure none of us end up uncoupled forever. But it turns out many single people embrace their single lives, and are likely to experience more psychological growth and development than married people, according to a psychologist who presented at the American Psychological Association’s 124th Annual Convention.







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