For some teens, pornography is sex ed.
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Pornography has implications for public health, but scholars need to think critically about the issue and look past rhetoric.
Its attitude to porn and anal sex suggests the government would benefit from some sex ed classes too.
The physiological response to sex is similar to that of exercise.
Sex can often be a pleasurable experience. But it also has benefits some reports have compared to those of exercise. So can sex really count as a workout?
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Asking patients about sexual matters is universally recognized as an important part of collecting a patient’s medical history. But many physicians don't take sexual histories from their patients.
Queer history is celebrated in the United States, so why not Australia?
Australia has a vibrant, culturally rich, queer history and it should be acknowledged in our schools.
A gay subculture revolves around risky, drug-enhanced sex. The reasons why are complex and deserve attention.
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Drugs scare us and fascinate us. Societies might fight “wars” against drugs – but we also drink, smoke, ingest and inject an awful lot of them. The Ancient Greeks captured this instability with their concept…
They have to learn it somewhere.
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When students land on campus, they often have unanswered questions about their reproductive health. One solution: create a massive open online class to teach them about reproductive health.
All bar none. Taking health to the heart of the problem.
HIV is still a major public health issue among the most at-risk groups, and efforts to tackle it need to get smarter.
Our sex lives may change as we get older but those in sexual relationships still want the same things as the young.
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Sex ed curricula that tie premarital sex to shame are especially unhelpful, and even harmful, for youth who have been sexually abused.
In any other industry, protection would be mandatory. But the porn lobby is too powerful.
PrEP drugs to prevent people contracting HIV mustn't disrupt existing sexual health strategies.
Tackling men's reluctant condom use comes down to the basics of how they view sex.
Syphilis outbreaks tend to occur in marginalised populations where there is a lack of affordable, appropriate and culturally acceptable health care.
The syphilis outbreak in Central Australia is not about child abuse. But it highlights the urgent need for investment in sexual health services for Aboriginal Australians living in remote areas.
Then we did it in this position.
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A taboo around older age sex is diminishing but some still find it hard.
Early HIV treatment is a win-win strategy.
Starting HIV treatment early, before immune damage occurs, brings real clinical benefits, a new study has shown.
This column will examine how sex, gender, and sexuality impact physical and mental wellbeing and how these issues shape, and are shaped by, the types of societies we build and value.
“What do you do?” It’s a question that always makes my heart sink, which aspect of what I do should I highlight in the answer to this minefield of a question. The answer must be brief because the attention…
Adjusting to sexual changes after cancer can be challenging, but the right support can make a difference.
After treatment ends, many cancer survivors are left with sexual changes that, when left unaddressed, can become long-term problems.
Some people may be turned on knowing their sexual activities are being monitored by experts.
The who, how, and what of sex-based laboratory studies may all be a little problematic, so can we generalise from their findings?
Young sexual minority men aren’t getting the health care they need.
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Health-care providers need to view the health of young gay men within a broader context of personal health and not solely defined by HIV.