About this Research Topic
Sexuality is a fundamental part of the human being. It is not only a focus of sexologists, sexual therapists, sociologists, and theorists within women’s and gender studies, but an element of study for practitioners and mental health professionals. In our contemporary society, human relationships are changed, involving more affective and sexual issues associated with intimacy difficulties, love addiction, interpersonal violence in the couple. The gender fluidity also leads to a new concept of sexual identity that involves individuals since childhood, changing the parent-children relations. Moreover, the use of technology and social networks modified the sense of closeness and sexual disclosure among young and adults, developing often serious psychological and juridical consequences, such as sexting and revenge porn. Finally, the recent COVID-19 pandemic negatively affected individuals' sexual relationships and well-being, reducing physical contact, and also incrementing anxiety and depression linked to the fear of contagion among couples and sexual partners.
This Research Topic aims at analyzing the new forms of sexuality and relationships associated with technologies and social networks. Another goal is to investigate recent advances and studies on gender fluidity, sexual identity, and psychological issues related to sexuality in contemporary society, with greater attention to future perspectives and programs in promoting sexual well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are interested in different types of articles: narrative and systematic review, original research, perspective, and conceptual analysis; quantitative and qualitative methods are suggested. The manuscripts should be aimed at exploring the following research topic according to a psychological and sociological point of view: sexuality and technology, social network, sexting and revenge porn, gender fluidity, sexual dysfunctions, interpersonal violence, sexuality and COVID-19.
Keywords: sexuality, gender fluidity, interpersonal violence, technology, intervention programs
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