Editor's note

Data released this week shows 54% of Australian men aged 18 to 55 report experiencing at least one sexual difficulty over the past 12 months. But it’s important to question the assumptions that underlie this data, explains Jennifer Power, and the role of traditional masculinity in setting expectations of men’s bodies.

The race for the US presidential election has already begun. Since Trump is disliked by the majority of Americans, Democrats think they have a chance to regain the White House. Dennis Altman surveys the field of Democratic contenders, and outlines their best strategies for a win.

Many Muslims in New Zealand will return to their mosques for Friday prayer today, a week after the terror attack in Christchurch. Fatima Junaid shares her research on how employers and organisations can support people after a traumatic experience to help them regain control over some parts of their lives.

Fron Jackson-Webb

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Many men were concerned about climaxing too quickly or lacking interest in sex. Krista Mangulsone

More than half of Aussie men report experiencing sexual difficulties

Jennifer Power, La Trobe University

Research suggests that men who are exposed to cultural images of traditional masculinity have a greater vulnerability to sexual dysfunction than those who aren't.

The Democrats have moved further to the political left since the last presidential election. TANNEN MAURY/EPA

Sanders, Harris, Biden… can anyone beat Donald Trump to become the next US president?

Dennis Altman, La Trobe University

The Democrats have 24 potential presidential candidates but, like Donald Trump, their two front runners are both men in their seventies: Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden.

A worshipper lights candles at a makeshift memorial at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch. AAP/Mick Tsikas

As many Muslims return to mosques today, they will need ongoing support

Fatima Junaid, Massey University

As Muslims across New Zealand return to mosques and to work, employers and organisations can support their grieving process.

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