News tagged with sexual behavior
Women who experienced physical, emotional, or sexual abuse as children are more likely to have a child with autism than women who were not abused, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). Those ...
Autism spectrum disorders Mar 20, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
More consistent use of condoms, oral contraception or both was reported by a group of teenage girls who took part in a youth development intervention aimed at reducing pregnancy risk in high-risk adolescents, according to ...
Pediatrics Feb 25, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—The 1950s were not as prudish as they seemed on the surface, says economist Andrew Francis.
Health Jan 28, 2013 | 5 / 5 (7) | 1 |
Parkinson's disease itself does not increase the risk of impulse control problems such as compulsive gambling and shopping that have been seen in people taking certain drugs for Parkinson's disease, according to new research ...
Neuroscience Jan 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—The idea that an individual might suffer from a sexual addiction is great fodder for radio talk shows, comedians and late night TV. But a sex addiction is no laughing matter. Relationships are destroyed, ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
It's a common lament among parents: Kids are growing up too fast these days. Parents worry about their kids getting involved in all kinds of risky behavior, but they worry especially about their kids' forays into sexual relationships. ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 17, 2012 | 4.4 / 5 (5) | 1 |
(HealthDay)—In addition to mothers, fathers also have an independent influence on adolescent sexual behavior, according to research published online Oct. 15 in Pediatrics.
Pediatrics Oct 15, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
(HealthDay)—Teens who "sext" sexually explicit texts or images are probably taking other sexual risks as well, with new research indicating these adolescents are seven times more likely to be sexually active ...
Pediatrics Sep 17, 2012 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Intuitively it simply makes sense: exposure to sexual content in movies at an early age probably influences adolescents' sexual behavior. And yet, even though a great deal of research has shown that adolescents who watch ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 17, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 1 |
Teens are sexting -- and at higher rates than previously reported. In the first study of the public health impact of teen sexting, researchers found that close to 30 percent are engaging in the practice of sending nude pictures ...
Health Jul 02, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
People who were hit or spanked as children face higher odds of mental ailments as adults, including mood and anxiety disorders and problems with alcohol and drug abuse, researchers said Monday.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jul 02, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Many young adults explore and define their sexual identity in college, but that process can be stressful and lead to risky behaviors. In a new study, students whose sexual self-definition didn't fall into exclusively heterosexual ...
Addiction Jun 06, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Although there is an effective vaccine for hepatitis B and public health officials have a strong sense of who is at highest risk for the infectious liver disease, tens of thousands of people in the United ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Thoughts about killing oneself and engaging in suicidal behavior may begin much younger than previously thought. While about one of nine youths attempt suicide by the time they graduate from high school, new findings reveal ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 28, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
The human papillomavirus (HPV) is more likely to be found in tumors of laryngeal cancer patients who are male and those with private health insurance, according to a new study from researchers at Henry Ford Hospital.
Cancer Sep 14, 2011 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Human sexual behavior
Human sexual behavior or human sexual practices or human sexual activities refers to the manner in which humans experience and express their sexuality. It encompasses a wide range of activities, such as strategies to find or attract partners (mating and display behavior), interactions between individuals, physical or emotional intimacy, and sexual contact.
The term sexual activity can refer both to acts involving two or more people - as in sexual intercourse or oral sex- and to masturbation.
In some cultures sexual activity is considered acceptable only within marriage, although extramarital sex still takes place within such cultures. Some sexual activities are illegal either universally or in some countries, and some are considered against the norms of a society. For example, sexual activity with a minor is a criminal offense in many jurisdictions, as is sexual abuse of individuals in general.
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