The purpose of this review is to summarize the current knowledge around sexual desire, fantasies, and related biopsychosocial factors that may facilitate or obstruct sexual expressions in lesbian women and gay men. Sexual desire levels and related problems do not seem significantly different in people who identify as gay or lesbian compared to their heterosexual counterparts. Evidence has shown lesbian women and gay men may have specific desire expressions and biopsychosocial factors influencing their sexual health. A lack of specific and unbiased literature on sexual desire and fantasies in gay and lesbian people is reported. Available evidence is controversial and often biased.
As people working at sexual assault coalitions and local programs learn more about transformative justice, it can be overwhelming to figure out how to use these concepts to inform and strengthen our work. There is no single blueprint and there are so many possibilities. This resource compilation gathers examples, training resources, and in-depth readings to highlight the multitude of ways communities, individuals, and organizations are applying transformative justice principles in action. The resources include a short film, blog posts, zine, recorded webinars, case studies, and more to support a variety of learning approaches.
Hook-up activities may include a wide range of sexual behaviors, such as kissing, oral sex, and penetrative intercourse. However, these encounters often transpire without any promise of, or desire for, a more traditional romantic relationship. A review of the literature suggests that these encounters are becoming increasingly normative among adolescents and young adults in North America, representing a marked shift in openness and acceptance of uncommitted sex. We reviewed the current literature on sexual hookups and considered the multiple forces influencing hookup culture, using examples from popular culture to place hooking up in context.
It is advice that appears to apply to people who want to engage in—or prevent—marital infidelity. We learn all this from a recent study of 1, US adults that I conducted in April of , in which men and women were asked about their relationship behaviors, sexual practices, and attitudes toward a variety of relationship issues for the details of this survey, please see the footnotes. My study also examined factors that predict the tendency to have multiple lifetime sexual partners. Some obvious demographics emerge, as shown in Figure 1. First, those who report having five or more sexual partners are more likely to be male.