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Latest News from the ISSM - November 9, 2012 Member Login
The Journal of Sexual Medicine Seeks Editor-in-Chief

The Journal of Sexual Medicine, the ISSM's peer-reviewed journal on human sexuality, is seeking an editor-in-chief. This position is for a five-year term with the possible option of a 5-year renewal.

The term of the current editor-in-chief will end with the last issue of 2014 (Volume 11, Number 12).

Interested candidates must submit their application materials to the ISSM Executive Office by February 28, 2013.  Finalists will be interviewed during the week of May 4-8, 2013 at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association in San Diego, California.

Please click here for complete information on the journal, job requirements, and application instructions.

Tattoos, Piercings, and Sexual Behaviors

Polish researchers have found that people with tattoos or piercings are more likely to have their first sexual intercourse at an earlier age than those without body modifications. They are also more likely to have more liberal attitudes about sex.

However, they were not more likely to engage in risky sexual behaviors.

The researchers used questionnaires to analyze the sexual behaviors of three groups of participants. One group had tattoos, a second group had piercings, and a third group, the control, had no body modifications at all.

They found that individuals with tattoos had had the most sex partners and were more sexually active than the controls. Those with piercings had intercourse more frequently than the controls.

Click here to learn more about this study, including other findings and implications for clinical practice.

The study published online in May in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.   

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