The Journal of Sex Research

The Journal of Sex Research is a scholarly, multidisciplinary journal covering the study of sexuality. The Journal of Sex Research is published quarterly by the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality in Allentown, Pa. Cynthia A. Graham is the editor.

Articles from Vol. 46, No. 6, November-December

Behavioral and Relational Contexts of Adolescent Desire, Wanting, and Pleasure: Undergraduate Women's Retrospective Accounts
Although sexuality is widely viewed as a key component of adolescence, it is nevertheless approached with ambivalence and trepidation. American popular discourse regarding adolescent sexuality is dominated by debates about whether it is morally, psychologically,...
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Community Reactions to a Syphilis Prevention Campaign for Gay and Bisexual Men in Los Angeles County
The health of many sexually active individuals in the United States continues to be threatened by rising rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), particularly syphilis and HIV. From 2000 to 2003, syphilis infection rates in the United States...
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Distal and Proximal Influences on the Risk of Extramarital Sex: A Prospective Study of Longer Duration Marriages
The expectation of sexual fidelity in marriage is nearly universal in our culture. Treas and Giesen (2000), for example, found that 99% of respondents in their national sample expected their spouse to have sex only with them, and 99% assumed that their...
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Estimating the Longitudinal Association between Adolescent Sexual Behavior and Exposure to Sexual Media Content
What children and adolescents see, hear, and read in the media is assumed to influence their social development and behavior. Buhi and Goodson (2007) argued that there is a strong theoretical basis for assuming that sexual content in the media shape...
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Masturbation among Young Women and Associations with Sexual Health: An Exploratory Study
Research into sexual self-exploration and, in particular, masturbation among young people has often been confined to its prevalence, usually comparing young men and women where findings have indicated that a higher percentage of young men masturbate...
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Religious Identification as a Moderator of Evolved Sexual Strategies of Men and Women
Sexual Strategies Theory (Buss & Schmitt, 1993) is an evolutionary theory of human mating that proposes that mechanisms of mating behavior have evolved to include both short-term mating strategies (such as one-night stands) and long-term mating...
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Sexual Activity during Menstruation: A Qualitative Study
In this study, we examined young adults' descriptions of and their experiences with sexuality during menstruation as a way to analyze the gendered relationship between sexuality and power (Lee, 1994; Risman & Schwartz, 2002; Wood, Koch, & Mansfield,...
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Social Dominance and Forceful Submission Fantasies: Feminine Pathology or Power?
Jenise slowly unlocked his manacled wrists. Perhaps she had made a mistake. [Gian] was much more imposing standing before her, unchained! ... He expertly cornered her. His large hands reaching under her hood, tossing it back.... "Turn and face the...
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