According to the General Social Survey, the percentage of men and women who identify as gay or lesbian has held firm. But the share of women who say they're bisexual has skyrocketed.
To better understand Australians' lives and their needs, we need a clearer understanding of sexual orientation - but the research presents a complicated picture.
Most young women we interviewed said they gained pleasure watching sexually explicit material, but their focus was often on their male partner's needs, desires and expectations, rather than their own.
Simply put, being in a relationship can be complex - but if there's one secret to a happy one, it's communication.
How do you express, feel, communicate, and embody your sexual desires and pleasures in the prevailing social climate?
Women's solo sex can be taboo even today. But in 17th century England it featured in many texts from poetry to medical books, suggesting knowledge or even acceptance of female self-pleasure.
Research suggests that men who are exposed to cultural images of traditional masculinity have a greater vulnerability to sexual dysfunction than those who aren't.
It is normal for girls and women to masturbate, and there are even health benefits.
Australians report having sex once or twice a week, on average, but there are many variables. And that's assuming people's estimates are accurate.
Including queer texts in the English curriculum has the potential to affect real social change, including in understanding and confronting inequalities.
Developments in technologies like robotics and virtual reality are opening new possibilities for sexual experiences.
The French writer's work and life make perfect cinematic subjects.
Studies confirm what many older adults already know: They are sexual. And, studies also suggest that sex is good for them. But health care providers are reluctant to talk to them about the risks.
Physician Magnus Hirschfeld advocated for those he called 'sexual intermediaries.' His activism began before World War I – and ended only when the Nazis came to power.
A snapshot of what Australians are viewing around the country.
Dick pics are widely considered a form of sexual violence. But while that is often true, they can also be funny, sexy and playful. Apparently, some straight guys even send them to each other.
Twenty years ago, Matthew Shepard was brutally murdered for being gay. A lawyer who helped implement hate crime legislation in Shepard's name reflects on its strengths and limitations.
The prime minister's pentecostal faith champions a simplistic reading of the Bible - but that can lead its followers to a narrow view of the world.
Sex, sexuality, respectful relationships, and gender all need to be discussed in schools as a measure to combat discrimination against LGBTQ people, rising rates of STIs and violence against women.
As they shook off a particularly unpleasant colonial hangover, the justices of India's Supreme Court issued a remarkably emotional set of judgments.