Women are three times more likely to identify as bisexual than men. Research has discovered women are more likely to display bisexual patterns in their sexual arousal than males, even in women who identify as straight.
1% of the population identifies as asexual, a sexual orientation defined as lacking sexual attraction to others. While asexual people lack sexual attraction, it does not mean they do not desire romantic attachments or relationships. Researchers reveal asexual people often feel more satisfied when they were invested in a committed relationship.
Women may alter their own sexual behavior in an effort to protect their male partner's perceived sense of manhood. Researchers found women who perceived their partner's masculinity as more fragile tended to lower their sexual satisfaction. Additionally, women in relationships with males who they believed to experience "fragile masculinity" reported more anxiety and poorer communication in their relationship.
Researchers report up to 25% of same-sex behaviors are associated with genetic variants. The study identified five new genes associated with sexual behavior. They report there is no one single gene linked to same-sex sexual behavior or orientation, but numerous genes, as well as other factors which contribute. Researchers emphasize the markers may be unreliable in predicting same-sex behavior but may influence the likelihood for specific relationship choices.
A new study reports mast cells play a key role in determining sex differences in the developing brain.
Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation, a treatment commonly administered for bladder dysfunction, appears to improve sexual response in women who suffer female sexual dysfunction.
Stigma and stress can affect HPA axis functioning, a new study reports.
A new study reveals women experience a decline in sexual function 20 months before and one year following their last menstrual cycle.
Researchers used a specialized infrared lens to measure pupillary changes to participants watching erotic videos. Pupils widened most to videos of people who participants found attractive, thereby revealing where they were on the sexual spectrum from heterosexual to homosexual.