Sexuality

A new scheme has trained psychology students to become mentors for people with mental health issues, particularly those struggling with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues.
Leading UK psychological professions, including the British Psychological Society, and lesbian, gay and bisexual charity Stonewall, have published a consensus
Special Group For Independent Practitioners Supporting the needs of independent practitioners to combine competently and ethically their psychological practice with the necessity to develop and maintain a business.
When a man describes himself as bisexual, we usually take this to mean that he has sexual relations with both men and women, and/or that he is attracted to both sexes.
Welcome to the faculty for HIV and Sexual Health website. The HIV and Sexual Health Faculty provides a forum for psychologists, and other professionals working in the area of HIV and sexual health, to discuss common issues, and to promote
Gay-to-straight “conversion therapy” was the subject of a Westminster Hall debate last week. The Labour MP Sandra Osborne, who called the debate, said:
The social dynamic of a reluctant non-drinker coerced to join in with the drinking majority will be familiar to many readers.
There is a need for more research to be carried out before conclusions can be reached about internet pornography and its addictive or harmful effects.
No bugs or humans were hurt in the course of this research but the participants didn't know that at the time.
Gay footballers can now expect to receive more support from young players compared with ten years ago.
The Psychology of Sexualities Section of the British Psychological Society aims to provide an integrative forum for those involved in research, teaching and applied work in the United Kingdom.
Society should have a more favourable attitude towards sexual activity in older people because of the many benefits it brings. That is the message of a paper being presented by Dr David Weeks at the annual conference of our Faculty of the Psychology of Older People in Colchester.
Dr Martin Milton and Professor Mark Burton have each received a Society Award for Promoting Equality of Opportunity for 2012.
The Society published a position statement today, 15 January 2013,  that opposes any psychological, psychotherapeutic or counselling treatments or interventions (often referred to as ‘reparative’ or ‘conversion’ therapies) that view same
Chartered Psychologist Dr Lynne Jordan looks at the success of the '50 Shades of Grey' books from the perspective of a clinical practitioner.
Nominations are open for the Society’s 2012 Award for Equality of Opportunity.
The government is to produce a declaration against female genital mutilation (FGM) that will state that the practice is a criminal offence, including when a British citizen is outside the UK, and what the penalties are for anyone found committing
The Section held the AGM at the BPS London offices and decided to support the trans community by inviting Jemma Tosh to speak about ‘Challenging Queerphobic Practice: Protesting Ken Zucker’s ‘Treatmen’t of Childhood Gender Identity Disorder’ and N
The Society’s Professional Practice Board have today published their
People with 'gender dysphoria' feel as though their sexual identity doesn't match their biological sex. A popular theory is that such people have a brain with physical characteristics that match the sex they identify with.
Young people openly discuss casual sexual experiences more than they physically indulge in such activity, new research has shown.
Research has uncovered a 'causal link' between the usage of internet pornography and becoming a sex offender.
The Psychology of Sexualities Section provides a forum to exchange ideas and promo
Manhood is a status that is difficult to obtain but very easy to lose, new research has found.
Unlike other stigmatised groups, such as ethnic minorities or the elderly, people who are homosexual usually have the option of concealing their sexual identity when they interact with others.
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