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  • The Holiday Season Sex Effect

    Sex is a seasonal matter: in the U.S., there’s a spike in sexual activity during the cold, winter months, and then another, smaller spike during early summer. For example, we already know that during these two times of the year, condom sales shoot up, first intercourse happens more often, and children are more often conceived. Consequently, abortions and STI diagnoses increase in the first 3 months of the year and in late summer-early fall. (Here‘s a review paper on this.) These two, 6 months apart, seasonal cycles are so consistent and intriguing, that they have their own names: the holiday

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Dutch teens have better sexual health outcomes than US teens--why? More #SexPositive culture! By Justin Lehmiller ow.ly/6UWg30bW88r ... See MoreSee Less

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A new study using a sample of about 3,400 heterosexual med students finds that #prejudice toward #bisexuals (beyond general #homophobia) is partly due to a trait called “need for #closure” (NFC). For people scoring high on this preference for simple ways of structuring info, bisexuality is too “ambiguous:” According to the results, higher levels of NFC predicts negative evaluations of #bisexual people after accounting for negative evaluations of #gay/#lesbian people, and higher levels of NFC also predict an explicit preference for #monosexual people over bisexual people. These results suggests that differences in evaluations of #sexualminority groups partially reflect different psychological processes; NFC may be a particularly salient factor in #bi prejudice.
#sexualorientation #legitsexscience #sexscience #sexresearch #sexsciencenews
Link to study: ow.ly/Nhs730bIyAq
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