Sexual behaviour

Sexual behaviour is a process by which humans and other animals demonstrate and/or express sexuality.

Latest Research and Reviews

News and Comment

  • Research Highlights |

    The sexually dimorphic responses of male and female mice to their young are regulated by the activity of a specific population of neurons in the medial amygdala.

    • Katherine Whalley
  • News and Views |

    Reassurance provided by pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV might lead to increased sexual risk-taking in men who have sex with men (MSM), potentially increasing the risk of transmitting other infections. A recent study has shown increased transmission of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in this population, suggesting a need for HCV screening.

    • Douglas S. Krakower
    •  & Kenneth H. Mayer
  • News and Views |

    The Guttmacher–Lancet Commission’s report on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for All coincides with raised awareness of this topic as a result of global movements such as #metoo. However, weak political leadership, increasing fragmentation of services, and sustained underfunding pose a threat to sexual and reproductive health globally.

    • Neha Pathak
    •  & Shema Tariq
  • Comments and Opinion |

    Although sexual disorders have been widespread for millennia, sexual medicine has historically been an unofficial specialty with no standards of training or recognition. Initiatives from the European Society for Sexual Medicine have sought to cement its role in modern medicine and to encourage and support early-career physicians and sexologists in their chosen specialty.

    • Yacov Reisman
    •  & Selcuk Sarikaya