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New resources to support LGBTIQ+ community with online safety

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The eSafety Commissioner (Australia), released September 2022 The eSafety Commissioner has launched new resources to help the LGBTIQ+ community safely navigate the online world, featuring guidance on a range of issues, from dealing with trolls to meeting people online. LGBTIQ+ people are more than twice as likely to experience online hate speech than other Australians, with 30 per cent targeted...

Sexual harassment, aggression & violence victimisation among mobile dating app & website users in Australia

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Australian Institute of Criminology, 04-10-2022 Today the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) has released a report that reveals that three in every four survey respondents had been subjected to sexual violence facilitated via dating apps in the last five years. Sexual harassment was the most common form of behavior reported, as well as abusive and threatening language, and unsolicited...

Sexual behaviour during COVID-19

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Goller Jane L., Bittleston Helen, Kong Fabian Yuh Shiong, Bourchier Louise, Williams Henrietta, Malta Sue, Vaisey Alaina, Lau Andrew, Hocking Jane S., Coombe Jacqueline (2022) Sexual behaviour during COVID-19: a repeated cross-sectional survey in Victoria, Australia. Sexual Health , Background: During 2020, the State of Victoria (Australia) experienced two COVID-19 waves. Both resulted in...

Traversing TechSex: benefits and risks in digitally mediated sex and relationships

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Power Jennifer, Moor Lily, Anderson Joel, Waling Andrea, James Alexandra, Shackleton Nicole, Farrell Anne-Maree, Agnew Elizabeth, Dowsett Gary W. (2022) Traversing TechSex: benefits and risks in digitally mediated sex and relationships. Sexual Health 19, 55-69. Background: Digital technologies play a significant role in people’s sexual and intimate lives via smart phones, cameras, dating apps and...

Attractiveness, profile-picture face visibility, and unprotected receptive anal intercourse in young MSM using online dating applications

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Wongsomboon Val, Sietins Emils, Webster Gregory D. (2021) Sexual Health 18, 212-220. Abstract: Background: We examined links among face visibility on dating-profile pictures, self-perceived attractiveness, condom use self-efficacy, and unprotected receptive anal intercourse (URAI) in 223 young men who have sex with men (YMSM; ages 18–24 years) using online dating applications (e.g. Grindr)...

Men who have Sex with Men and Chemsex: A Clinic-Based Cross-sectional Study in South Australia

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Khaw, C., Zablotska-Manos, I. & Boyd, M.A. Sex Res Soc Policy (2020). Abstract: Background Chemsex, the intentional combining of sex with the use of particular psychoactive substances typically crystal methamphetamine, gamma-hydroxybutyrate(GHB)/gamma butyrolactone(GBL), mephedrone, and ketamine has been reported among men who have sex with men (MSM). Chemsex is more common among MSM than in...

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