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. 49, No. 5, September-October

A Content Analysis of the Prevalence and Portrayal of Sexual Activity in Adolescent Literature
He'd spotted the curvy girl with dancing blue eyes ... and hadn't been able to tear his gaze from her. By the time she wandered up to him and asked for help opening her Corona Light, Owen was practically in love. And when she asked if he'd show her...
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A Prospective Study of the Onset of Sexual Behavior and Sexual Risk in Youth Perinatally Infected with HIV
With the advent of effective and widespread use of antiretroviral treatment (ART) in the United States, children born with HIV are now surviving into adolescence and young adulthood, living prolonged and healthier lives (Abrams, 2004; New York City...
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Childhood Maltreatment and Difficulties in Emotion Regulation: Associations with Sexual and Relationship Satisfaction among Young Adult Women
There is a high prevalence of relational and sexual problems among adult women exposed to childhood maltreatment, defined as childhood sexual abuse, physical abuse, or neglect (Davis, Petretic-Jackson, & Ting, 2001; Fromuth, 1986; Loeb et al.,...
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Condom Negotiation Strategy Use and Effectiveness among College Students
Latex condoms are a very effective method of preventing sexually transmitted infections (STIs) if used correctly and consistently, but heterosexual college students do not consistently practice safe sex (Davis, Sloan, MacMaster, & Kilbourne, 2007;...
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Factors Influencing University Students' Explicit and Implicit Sexual Double Standards
The sexual double standard is a phenomenon in which men and women are evaluated differently for comparable sexual behavior (Crawford & Popp, 2003). Research by Milhausen and Herold (2001) made a distinction between a traditional sexual double standard...
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Older Lesbian Sexuality: Identity, Sexual Behavior, and the Impact of Aging
Research focused exclusively on older lesbians is very limited, as most large-scale studies include mixed populations of older gays and lesbians that neglect differences based on gender or include a variety of ages that forgo any analysis based on...
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Physical Abuse in Early Childhood and Transition to First Sexual Intercourse among Youth in Cape Town, South Africa
Early age of sexual debut may represent a risky sexual behavior, owing to cognitive and emotional immaturity, inexperience, and vulnerability to exploitation and has implications for HIV prevention and programming. Various studies have shown that having...
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Sexual Practices and the Duration of Last Heterosexual Encounter: Findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study of Health and Relationships
There has been only limited research investigating the amount of time people spend in sexual encounters and whether the occurrences of particular sexual practices are associated with this duration. Most research to date has exclusively focused on time...
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Sexual Transformations and Intimate Behaviors in Romantic Relationships
A growing body of research indicates that physical intimacy and affection are important aspects of romantic relationship quality (Dainton, Stafford, & Canary, 1994; Floyd et al., 2009; Floyd et al., 2005; Gulledge, Gulledge, & Stahmann, 2003)....
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Validation of the Traumatic Sexualization Survey for Use with Heterosexual Men
The past 30 years have seen a burst of research related to child sexual abuse (CSA) prevalence and the scope of its impact. Estimated prevalence rates of CSA in the United States range from 4% to 10% of men and 17% to 51% of women (Pereda, Guilera,...
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