Frank Vincentz (Own work) via Wikimedia Commons

Dude-Sex, Bud-Sex, Mostly Straight Sex

Male-male sex could be opportunistic, a means to prove one’s heterosexuality and masculinity, or a sexual/romantic orientation and identity.
Rebecca [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Who and What Is a Pansexual?

Pansexuality offers teenagers an opportunity not to rule out anyone solely because of sex or gender. It explodes traditional categorical identities: straight, bisexual, and gay.
Jon Sullivan, from Wikimedia

Faking It: Why Pretend an Orgasm?

The reasons people pretend to have an orgasm range from the selfish to the magnanimous.
By 白井瑞樹 (自己撮影) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

Why Are Teens Sexting? Should We Find Out?

We know relatively little about the reasons youth sextext, who sextexts, how prevalent it is, or how to educate about sexting.
2004 by Tomasz Sienicki

Do Smartphones Delay Sex and Dating?

Perhaps the correlation is not causal because a third variable, such as helicopter parenting, might be responsible for having a smartphone and delaying sex and romance.
McLeon91 - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

Masturbation: Do Boys Do “it” More and Better than Girls?

Gender equality is becoming more of a reality when it comes to masturbation, at least in Sweden, but there is a cluster of girls who prefer not to masturbate.
Susan Sullivan (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Sexual Assault: Hot-Blooded Clashes

Problems with sexual assault reports include confusing assault with rape, focusing on the specific behavior experienced, and considering gender politics.

True or False: 20% of Young Women Are Sexually Assaulted?

The one-in-five statistic hides variability as some women and some college campuses have higher rates.
CC-BY-SA-2.5,2.0,1.0Self-published work

Threesomes Are Interesting, But It Depends

Straight men are more willing to engage in threesomes if two women are involved, especially if the participants are known individuals.
By Glogger (Own work) GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Wet Dreams: Bemused and Bewildered

Many boys are confused by a common event, which for many is their first experience of an orgasm. It doesn't have to be this way.
DidiWeidmann (Own work) [Public domain or CC BY-SA 2.5

Bi+: The Bisexual Unicorn

Bi+ individuals adopt a variety of identities, including bisexual, pansexual, bi-curious, fluid, multi-sexual, and others.
Todrick Hall: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzRf56XbrNA

"Gay Capital" and Shifting Perceptions of Homosexuality

The gay youth developed close friendships with both straight and sexual-minority peers, felt accepted by their straight peers, and gained status by their gayness.

Has Virginity Lost Its Virtue?

Intimate relationships are critical to the well-being of many. Being a late bloomer regarding sexual behavior is associated with negative social and interpersonal consequences.
Martin Falbisoner (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Should the Government Assess Sexual Orientation?

We need a large-scale survey based on our best science that focuses specifically on sexual-minority youth and young adults.
AVEN

Do Asexuals Have Sexual Fantasies and Do They Masturbate?

There is a spectrum of asexuality with a variety of sex drives, attractions, fantasies, and masturbations.
AVEN's Flag

Asexuality: A Brief Primer

“Asexuality does not make our lives any worse or any better, we just face a different set of challenges than most sexual people.”
Ritch C Savin-Williams

More Bisexual Women? Think Again.

Decisions the authors made regarding sexuality as categorical rather than a continuum led to a misinterpretation of their data.

Gaydar: Do You Have It?

Cues include adornment, body movement, voice, and facial features—but are these accurate? Can bisexuals be detected?
By Nevit (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

Why Teens Opt Not to Have Sex

Parental rules and sex education programs aren't resonating with today’s teens. They have their own motivations for skipping sex.
By sylvar from Tampa, Florida, United States (I'm not a tomboy — I'm just better than you.) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0) or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The New Tomboy

Girls are given more leeway than boys in their gender presentation and, thus, it is more acceptable to be a tomboy than a sissy.
By Rambler0 (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Do Tomboys Grow Up To Be Lesbian?

It is more the addition of masculinity rather than a deletion of femininity that distinguishes tomboy from non-tomboy girls.
Wikimedia Commons

Gay Male Couples: Sexually Open or Closed?

Hook-up sex has its advantages but is this all there is? Young gay men, perhaps similar to most youth, want romance.
Wikimedia Commons

Open or Closed Sexual Relationships?

What do we know about consensual non-monogamous relationships? This study is a first step.
Wikimedia Commons

How We Feel About What's "Down There"

You’ll feel greater confidence in yourself as a sex partner and more sexually attractive if you’re satisfied with your genital appearance.
Tim Marshall/Unsplash

Can Guys Be Sexually and Romantically Fluid?

Men can be sexually fluid, if we allow them to be.

Recent Findings From the CDC on Gay Youth Are Flawed

A flawed study from the CDC could potentially harm sexual-minority youth.
By Ecelan - Own work, GFDL, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7451932

How Many Gay Men Are There? Fewer Than You Might Think

We believe there are many gay men and yet few men actually identify as exclusively gay.
Twitter [CC BY 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Stephanie: Bisexual Orientation, Lesbian Identity

Stephanie looks back at her process of recognizing her attraction to women. Lesbian novels, a gay pride march, sex and a relationship helped.
By Another Believer - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=33277642

Why So Few Lesbians?

Scholars cite both biological and cultural reasons why so few women identify as lesbian.
Frankie Fouganthin - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3434148

Where Did All the Lesbians Go?

Only about 1% of women identify as lesbian or exclusively attracted to other women.

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