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Porn use is up, thanks to the pandemic

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The Conversation, 8th April 2020 Not all businesses are experiencing a downturn. The world’s largest pornography website, Pornhub, has reported large increases in traffic. In many regions, these spikes in use have occurred immediately after social distancing measures have been implemented. Why are people viewing more pornography? I’m a professor of clinical psychology who researches pornography...

The sex lives of young women marked by frustration, stress, guilt and embarrassment

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Monash University, 24 Feb 2020 Professor Susan Davis, a leading Monash University expert on women’s health, admits it was a highly ambitious project: minutely studying the sexual wellbeing of 7000 young Australian women with particular focus on complicated, intimate ideas such as desire, arousal, orgasm, responsiveness and self-esteem. Now that it’s done (and published this week in the...

International consensus on testosterone treatment for women

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Jean Hailes, 2 September 2019 The first Global Position Statement on the use of testosterone in the treatment of women, led by the International Menopause Society (IMS), was published in four leading international medical journals today. The statement has been authored by a diverse team of leading experts based around the world and has been endorsed by internationally-esteemed medical societies...

What to know about bipolar disorder and sex

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Medical News Today,  Fri 1 March 2019 By Jon Johnson, Reviewed by Timothy J. Legg, PhD, CRNP Bipolar disorder causes a person to experience intense shifts in moods, sometimes from a manic state to a depressed state, for example. These shifts can occur with changes in sexual desire, confidence, or sexual function. Though the symptoms vary from person to person, bipolar disorder can disrupt several...

We need a new definition of pornography – with consent at the centre

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The Conversation, March 18, 2019 5.51am AEDT We all think we know what pornography is, whether we oppose it, use it, or tolerate it. But are we all conjuring up the same images? Before we began our research on the meaning of pornography in young women’s lives, we wanted to define it. Our review of the literature found no consistently used definition. It was notable that there was no mention of...

Do Estrogen Therapies Affect Sexual Function in Early Postmenopause?

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JAMA Internal Medicine, 2017 Transdermal estrogen therapy delivered through the skin modestly improved sexual function in early postmenopausal women, according to an article published by JAMA Internal Medicine. Declining estrogen levels around the menopausal transition are commonly associated with sexual dysfunction, which can be an important determinant of women’s health and quality of life. In...

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