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Possible link between hormone treatment and sexuality: study

In a study of 34 people, some adults were more likely to identify as homosexual or bisexual if their mother took progesterone while pregnant. But is just one of the many factors that might influence our sexuality, say scientists.

A preference for casual sex increases risk of harassment

Adolescents who are open to casual sex are more often involved in sexual harassment – both as victims and as perpetrators.

Clear link between sexting and partner violence

Teenagers who send digital messages with sexual contents are far more exposed to violence in love relationships than others.

Hidden stories in the new Norwegian queer archive

Norway's new Queer Archive is burgeoning with hidden stories about sex and gender transgressions, just waiting for researchers to dig in and explore.

Young women twice as exposed to cyber bullying as men

Female journalists between the age of 25 and 35 are twice as exposed to bullying and threats as their male colleagues of the same age. The bullying is a democratic problem, says researcher.

Young Somali girls want modern circumcision

Attitudes toward traditional circumcision are changing in Somalia, but new forms may be replacing the old.

Online computer games force women into the closet

Women conceal their gender in order to avoid harassment in the gaming community and in the outside world.

She’s not interested in sex but he thinks she is

Women and men misunderstand each other’s signals of friendliness and sexual interest. But these misinterpretations are no surprise to evolutionary psychologists.

Adolescents regret having watched porn

Six out of ten adolescents aged 13 to 16 have viewed porn or sex on the web. Many of the youngest ones wish they hadn’t. More girls than boys found it repulsive.

Burning porn in Norway, fighting rape in France

Why did Simone de Beauvoir fight rape in France while Unni Rustad simultaneously became famous in Norway by burning porn magazines?