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Coming out Experiences and Disclosure gap in Three Age Cohorts of Portuguese Cisgender Sexual Minority Men

The coming out process has been widely studied among sexual minorities, including becoming aware of one’s sexual orientation and disclosing it to significant others (Dunlap, 2016 ; Frost & Meyer, 2012 ; Meyer et al., 2021 ). Six main developmental …

Pedro Alexandre Costa, José Alberto Ribeiro-Gonçalves, Gonçalo Gomes, Inês Romeu


The Development of the Framework of Integrated Reproductive and Sexual Health Theories (FIRSHT) to Contextualize Indigenous Women’s Health Experiences

The following theoretical frameworks informed and influenced the development of the FIRSHT. Though they all interact with each other, Indigenous critical, life course, and resilience theory have been particularly influential in shaping the …

Jessica L. Liddell, Catherine E. McKinley

Open Access 21-05-2022

Division of Care and Leave Arrangements in Gay Father Families in Sweden

When a couple is expecting a baby, they make decisions on how to care for the infant. Cultural gender expectations, legal access to paid family leave, the financial situation, job-related demands and ambitions, and personal ideals and values may …

Marie Evertsson, Anna Malmquist


Circumcision Status Regret and Satisfaction: Findings of a US National Survey

The practice of circumcision dates back thousands of years and is one of the oldest surgical procedures still performed in modern medicine (Alanis & Lucidi, 2004 ). The prevalence of circumcision worldwide is approximately 37.7% (Morris, et al. …

Trevor J. Maloney, Charles A. Loeb, Kyle Waisanen, Rohan Shah, Nomi S. Weiss-Laxer, Ezekiel Young

Open Access 20-05-2022

Factors Associated with Condom Use in Vaginal Intercourse Among Spanish Heterosexual and Bisexual Men

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) constitutes one of the leading public health problems different countries face. The latest statistics indicate that 38 million people live with HIV worldwide, with a rather stable annual rate of 1.7 million …

Vicente Morell-Mengual, María Dolores Gil-Llario, Estefanía Ruiz-Palomino, Jesús Castro-Calvo, Rafael Ballester-Arnal

19-05-2022 | Correction

Correction to: A Mixed Methods Study of Sexuality Education Experiences and Preferences Among Bisexual, Pansexual, and Queer (Bi +) Male Youth

The original version of this article unfortunately had a missing reference. In Table 2, the list of topics related to sex and sexual health was adapted from Nelson et al. (2019).

David Mata, Aaron K. Korpak, Brianna L. Sorensen, Brian Dodge, Brian Mustanski, Brian A. Feinstein


Self-Compassion Contributes to Decreased Hopelessness in Young Gay Men: Two Types of Maladaptive Coping Strategies as Mediators

Recently, the mental health of gay men has captured wide academic attention. Almost all recent studies on this topic have concluded that the mental health of gay men is not optimistic (Dürrbaum & Sattler, 2020 ; Prestage et al., 2018 ), and a …

Fang Li, Jundong Liao, Lei Liu, Tianyuan Yang, Xinli Dai, Jie Li


Religiosity and Homophobia: Examining the Impact of Perceived Importance of Childbearing, Hostile Sexism and Gender

Taboos against homosexuality have received systematic attention since Weinberg’s ( 1972 ) book popularized homophobia as an irrational revulsion and condemnation of gays and lesbians. However, this view of homophobia as an overall dislike of gays …

Shubham Singhal, Vishal Gupta

Open Access 14-05-2022

Pornography Consumption in People of Different Age Groups: an Analysis Based on Gender, Contents, and Consequences

With the advent of the Internet, pornography consumption has changed dramatically, both in the amount and types of sexual content available through multiple devices (e.g., laptop, smartphone). As a result, the number of pornography users and the …

Rafael Ballester-Arnal, Marta García-Barba, Jesús Castro-Calvo, Cristina Giménez-García, Maria Dolores Gil-Llario


Exploring Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs and Associated Barriers of Homeless Young Adults in Urban Ghana: A Qualitative Study

In many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), universal access to sexual and reproductive health services (SRHS) is yet to be attained. The use of modern contraception in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) remains low due to health system barriers …

Miranda Adedze, Richard Osei-Yeboah, Emmanuel Senanu Komla Morhe, Vitalis Pemunta Ngambouk


A Manosphere Brotherhood Against the Law: Masculinity Threat and Legal Consciousness in Online Networks for Buyers of Sex in Illinois

Every five minutes, people are accessing information from over 2,000 forum pages This is an approximate estimate, since users and page loads vary throughout any given day, but this calculation is based on data provided by USG ( n.d. ) on their …

Lara Janson


“I Wish They Would Have a Class for Parents About Talking to Their Kids About Sex”: College Women’s Parent–child Sexual Communication Reflections and Desires

Sexual development is shaped by the family (Kaestle et al., 2021 ) and more specifically, parent–child relationships (Trommsdorff, 2005 ). Sexual communication between parents and children is a key factor in the development of sexually healthy …

Sarah Kuborn, Melinda Markham, Shelby Astle


Interest in Sex Work-related Resources Among Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men Engaged in Sex Work

In a survey conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in 2017, 9.3% of gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) reported having given or received money or drugs in exchange for sex with a man in the prior year …

Étienne Meunier, Karolynn Siegel, Anne E. Sundelson, Sabina Hirshfield, Eric W. Schrimshaw

Open Access 28-04-2022

“It’s a win for the clinic, it’s a win for the frontline, but, most importantly, it’s a win for the client”: Task Shifting HIV Prevention Services from Clinicians to Community Health Workers in Ontario, Canada

Cisgender and transgender, 2-spirit, gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (GBM) continue to be affected disproportionately by HIV in Canada. According to the most recent estimates, approximately 39.7% of new HIV infections across the …

David J. Brennan, Maxime Charest, Aaron Turpin, Dane Griffiths, Barry D. Adam, John Maxwell, Keith McCrady, Robbie Ahmed


The Need for Community-Responsive and Flexible Sex Ed for Historically Marginalized Youth

There are a number of systemic barriers to implementing effective sexuality education in the USA. Sexuality education includes teaching about human sexuality, including intimate relationships, human sexual anatomy, sexual reproduction, sexually …

Isabella Caruso, Elizabeth Salerno Valdez, Camille Collins Lovell, Jazmine Chan, Elizabeth Beatriz, Aline Gubrium

Open Access 19-04-2022

Sexual Double Standard: a Cross-Cultural Comparison of Young Adults Spanish, Peruvian, and Ecuadorian People

Cultural norms and social standards still differ about men’s and women’s sexuality (Klein et al., 2019 ). The sexual double standard (SDS) regulates heterosexual interactions insofar as men and women are differently evaluated as regards sex and …

Ana Álvarez-Muelas, Carmen Gómez-Berrocal, Denisse Osorio, Hugo M. Noe-Grijalva, Juan Carlos Sierra

Open Access 19-04-2022

Heteronormative Assumptions and Expectations of Sexual Violence: Language and Inclusivity Within Sexual Violence Policy in Australian Universities

Sexual violence is underpinned by embedded inequalities and power dynamics (Heise, 1998 ) and is typically committed by male intimate partners or others known to the victim-survivor (Rogers, 2019 ; Wooten, 2016 ). In Australia, more than 80% of …

Emma Gretgrix, Clare Farmer


How Is Self-Stigma Associated with Generalized Anxiety Disorder Symptoms in Men Who Have Sex with Men? Roles of Perceived Stress and Negative Affect in a Longitudinal Study

Prior research has revealed that men who have sex with men (MSM) are particularly vulnerable to generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) (Yu et al., 2013 ), which is characterized by excessive worry/anxiety about lots of things, and difficulty in …

Huahua Hu, Phoenix K. H. Mo, Mary Ip, Zixin Wang


Queer Politics of a Pandemic: LGBTQ + People’s Conceptions of COVID-19’s Politicization

The COVID-19 pandemic is an ongoing global health crisis and social issue. To manage the pandemic’s adverse outcomes, the United States (U.S.) adopted several health and safety regulations including social distancing, wearing masks, and sheltering …

Rachel M. Schmitz, Gabby Gomez, Aidan Propst, Jennifer Tabler, Ruby Charak


What Would It Be Like to Be a Parent? Exploring the Role of Sexual Orientation and Culture on Perceptions of Parenthood in the Future

Despite advances in assisted reproduction techniques (ART) and the opening up of adoption to same-gender couples in many countries, having children is still considered a prerogative of heterosexuality, and research interest in the way LGB …

Jorge Gato, Fiona Tasker, Geva Shenkman, Daniela Leal