Women's Lubricant Use in the United States
Sexual Medicine: New Journal Welcomes Submissions
Women in the United States generally perceive lubricants positively and prefer sex to be wet rather than dry, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
Researchers from the University of Arkansas and Indiana University collected online survey data from almost 2,500 women. The vast majority of respondents (about 96%) agreed or strongly agreed that sex was more comfortable when they used a lubricant. Almost 94% agreed or strongly agreed that a lubricant made sex more pleasurable.
Many women reported that they reached orgasm more easily when they used a lubricant and that their partners preferred wetter sex.
For more details on the study, including implications for clinical practice, please click here.
Last month, the ISSM launched its newest journal, Sexual Medicine. Published by Wiley-Blackwell, Sexual Medicine's readership includes healthcare professionals from around the globe who study and treat sexual health issues, such as biologists, endocrinologists, family practitioners, gynecologists, internists, neurologists, physiologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, public health practitioners, sex therapists, urologists and other clinical practitioners.
The editorial board, led by Dr. Alan W. Shindel of the University of California Davis, welcomes submissions in the following areas:
• basic anatomy and physiology pertaining to human sexuality
• clinical management of sexual dysfunction
• epidemiological studies in sexuality
• psychosexual and interpersonal dimensions of human sexuality
• clinical trials
Because Sexual Medicine is an open access journal, its content will be available to the public free of charge. To cover the cost of publication, authors will be charged a publication fee. Please click here to learn more about this fee.
All active ISSM members, including joint APSSM, ESSM, ISSWSH, MESSM, SLAMS & SMSNA members will receive an 80% discount on the publication charge for a special introductory period. Members may obtain this discount by clicking here.
All papers submitted to Sexual Medicine will undergo strict peer review. Accepted manuscripts will be published within weeks of acceptance and deposited into PubMed. Authors retain the copyright to their articles, which are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial license.
Please click here for more information on submitting your manuscript.