to most gays and lesbians in America is the Kinsey Report's statistic
revealing that a full 10% of the American population had experienced some
form of personal exposure to "homosexuality."
A Better Place for Questions:
serious questions will receive a serious answer from a CERTIFIED SEX THERAPIST.
Visit the home page of Dr. Robert W. Birch and direct your questions about
sexuality to the e-mail address given. This is not a substitute for face
to face sex therapy!!
A Guide to Gay
Male Sex. By continuing to browse this web site you are certifying
if you have not done so already. The Society for Human Sexuality
A Patient's Guide to Male Infertility
Diagnosis, and Treatment. By Stephen F. Shaban, M.D. Clinical Assistant
Professor Department of Surgery, Division of Urology University of North
Carolina School of Medicine Chapel Hill, NC. ``Approximately 15% of couples
attempting their first pregnancy meet with failure. Most authorities define
these patients as primarily infertile if they have been unable to achieve
a pregnancy after one year of unprotected intercourse. Conception normally
is achieved within twelve months in 80-85% of couples who use no contraceptive
measures, and persons presenting after this time should therefore be regarded
as possibly infertile and should be e valuated. Data available over the
past twenty years reveal that in approximately 30% of cases pathology is
found in the man alone, and in another 20% both the man and woman are abnormal.
Therefore, the male factor is at least partly responsible in about 50%
of infertile couples.``
Adult Children of Heterosexuals
sex-positive, queer cultural visitation-point! If you have no sense of
humor, or are offended by the glorious colorful musings of bisexuals, transexuals,
dykes, fags and freaks we strongly advise that you stop viewing this RIGHT
NOW! (There's so much else you could be doing...)"
in the treatment of male impotenceby Jeanine Barone ``The
name may have changed, yet the problem remains the same.But not for long,
considering the number of new therapies on the horizon for erectile dysfunction
(ED), formerly known as impotence.
Advocates for Youth ``This
organization provides information, education and training, and advocacy
on adolescent sexual health issues. Sexuality educators are supported through
its National Center
for Sexuality Education. Its fact
sheets, are a source of current statistics and trend information about
adolescent sexuality in the U.S. and in developing countries. Contact:
Advocates for Youth, 1025 Vermont Ave., NW, Ste. 200, Washington, DC 20005.
Ph. 202/397-5700. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hellenic Homosexual Liberation Movement AKOE
is an acronym for "Apeleftherotiko Kinima Omofilofilon Elladas" or "Greek
Homosexual Libaration Movement". In early 1992, some members of the EOK,
together with some members of the then defunct group AKOE, joined forces
to found the contemporary AKOE. Originally founded back in 1978, the former
AKOE had been the first gay group in Greece, and very active at its time.
AKOE's publication, the "Amphi" magazine, has been one of the best gay
publications of its time in Europe. Amphi followed the decline of AKOE
which was eventually closed down in 1989.
American Association of Child and Adolescent
Psychiatry ``The AACAP web site includes the organization's policy
statements, some of which (i.e., adolescent pregnancy, HIV, sexual orientation)
relate to sexuality issues. Tables of contents and abstracts for the Association's
journal, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry also are available. Contact:
AACAP, 3615 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20016. Ph. 202/966-7300.
American Association of Sex Educators,
Counselors and TherapistsThe American Association of Sex Educators,
Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) is a not-for-profit, interdisciplinary
professional organization. In addition to sexuality educators, sex counselors
and sex therapists, AASECT members include physicians, nurses, social workers,
psychologists, allied health professionals, clergy members, lawyers, sociologists,
marriage and family counselors and therapists, family planning specialists
and researchers, as well as students in relevant professional disciplines.
These individuals share an interest in promoting understanding of human
sexuality and healthy sexual behavior. ``AASECT is an interdisciplinary
organization that provides certification for professionals. Its WWW site
gives information about AASECT, certification requirements, AASECT's Code
of Ethics, and highlights from its newsletter, Contemporary Sexuality.
Contact: Howard J. Ruppel, Ph.D., Ed.D., Exec. Dir., AASECT, PO Box 238,
Mount Vernon, IA 52314. Ph. 319/895-8407; Fax 319/895-6203. Email: email@example.com.
American Friends Service Committeeis
a Quaker organization with members from many religions. It has a listing
of religious and secular lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual resources.
American Nudist Research Library,
FL The library's purpose is to preserve the history of the social nudist
movement in North America; its holdings include complete runs of nudist
magazines from the 1920s to the present.
Society on the Abuse of Children ``APSAC provides professional education
and promotes interdisciplinary approaches to the problem of child maltreatment.
Researchers can check recent and upcoming issues of the society's journal,
Maltreatment. Contact info: 407 S. Dearborn, Ste. 1300, Chicago, IL
60605. Ph. 312/554-0166; Fax 312/554-0919.
American Psychiatric Association
``The Association has committees on HIV/AIDS, on family violence and
sexual abuse, and on gay, lesbian and bisexual issues. Professionals can
go to pages for research and clinical resources, as well access library
services and publications.
American Psychological Association``The
APA's WWW site is extensive. Two pages in particular offer information
specific to sexuality: -- APA's Public
Affairs Office has brochures on sexuality issues facing society, including
sexual harassment, memories of childhood abuse, and sexual orientation;
and -- the Public Interest Directorate
makes available APA policy statements, including statements on lesbian
and gay issues, AIDS, and sexual contact between therapists and clients.
Contact info: 750 1st St. NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242. Ph. 202/336-5500.
American Social Health Association``ASHA
conducts research and provides information to the general public on sexually
transmitted diseases (STDs). The ASHA fellowship
program provides training in STDs for post-doctoral researchers. Contact
info: PO Box 13827, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. ``
American Society for Reproductive Medicine``The
Society provides services to patients and health professionals. Through
its Office of Government and Media Relations, ASRM seeks to inform the
public about infertility and assisted reproductive technologies. The Society
has a number of publications,
including the monthly journal, Fertility
and Sterility. Contact info: 1209 Montgomery Hwy., Birmingham, AL 35216-2809.
Ph. 205/978-5000; Fax 205/978-5005. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
American Sociological Association``The
ASA has a Section on Sociology of Sex and Gender and a Section on Sociology
of Sexualities. Both offer programming at annual
meetings. The WWW also provides information on funding opportunities,
and research support, and also an annotated list of publically
available data resources. Many of the data sets are related to the
study of sexuality, gender, and reproduction, such as the General Social
Survey, the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, and various
CDC surveys. Contact info: 1722 "N" St. NW, Washington, DC 20036. Ph. 202/833-3410;
Fax 202/785-0146. Email: email@example.com
Anonymous Sexual Abuse
Recovery (Canada)"The purpose of Anonymous Sexual Abuse Recovery
(Canada) Inc. is to provide an anonymous electronic support group for those
who have suffered the effects of sexual abuse or sexual assault."
Archiv fur Sexualwissenschaft
Mission ``To promote, protect, and preserve sexual health Robert Koch
Institut, Berlin, Germany ``The Archive for Sexology focuses on the history
of Sexology and contains many of the early documents and unpublished materials
of the field. The archive's WWW site provides much information on the development
of Sexology and on international resources for study and research. ``
Association for the Treatment of Sexual
Abusers``ATSA is an interdisciplinary, international organization
whose aim is to foster research and professional education related to sex
offender evaluation and treatment. ATSA publishes Sexual
Abuse, a quarterly research journal addressing clinical and theoretical
aspects of sexual abuse. It also sponsors graduate
research awards. Contact info: 10700 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy., Ste.
26, Beaverton, OR 97005-3035. Ph. 503/643-1023; Fax 503/643-5084. Email:
Bisexuality and Homosexuality
Index. By continuing to browse this web site you are certifying
you have not done so already. The Society for Human Sexuality
Canadian Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Resource
Directory Welcome to gaycanada.com - the world's largest and
most comprehensive source for Canadian gay, lesbian and bisexual information.
If you're travelling to different areas or just a visitor to this great
country of ours and would like information about GLB resources then this
is the place for you!
Center for AIDS Prevention
Studies, San Francisco, CA ``CAPS has a multidisciplinary focus
and an applied community-based perspective. See its WWW site for program
descriptions, bibliographies of articles, HIV fact sheets, descriptions
of survey instruments, and biographies of researchers. ``
men. For nine years I have worked as a therapist with both men and
women who wereabused in childhood, providing individual and group
treatment. I am currently AssistantDirector of Research and Postdoctoral
Fellow at the Trauma Center of HRI Hospital inBrookline, Massachusetts.
This page reflects my level of experience and expertise: Ihave
conducted two large questionnaire studies, for which I helped develop aninstrument
that assesses adults' previous childhood abuse experiences; I have readnumerous
scholarly works in this area; I have graduate training in critically evaluatingpsychological
A Medical or a Human Rights Issue?By Marilyn Fayre Milos RN and
Donna Macris CNM MSN Journal of Nurse-Midwifery Vol.37 No.2 Suppl. March
April 1992 American parents and health care professionals are faced with
medical ethical dilemmas regarding
Interruptus (Withdrawl) ``With this method the penis is pulled out
of the vagina before ejaculation so that the semen does not reach the vagina.
This method may be frustrating for both partners and has the potential
to cause disorders in sexual functioning. The failure rate with this method
is approximately 60 . Theoretically sperm cells are not deposited in or
near the vagina and therefore cannot fertilize an ovum. ``
Deutsche Gesellschaft f?r Sozialwissenchaftliche
Sexualforschung(DGSS) ``The German Society for Social Scientific
Research, established in 1971, is the German national non-profit interdisciplinary
organization of professionals working in various branches of non-medical
sexology. It has published its research results in a number of scholarly
books, has organized international conferences, and, since 1978, has maintained
a counseling institute. Its WWW site offers extensive information on human
sexuality and an English-language section. Contact Info.: DGSS, Gerresheimer
Str. 20, D-40211 D?sseldorf, Germany. Ph.:(+49 211) 35-46-91. Fax: (+49
211) 36-07-77. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org"
& Vaginismus ``Male problems with sexual functioning
often receive more attention than do women’s, since, in heterosexual relationships,
men are often perceived as the partner who must "perform." But women may
also have problems which prevent them from enjoying intercourse fully.
When both partners are conscious of each other’s emotional and physical
feelings, sexual intimacy--whether it takes the form of sexual intercourse
or other activities--may be a more pleasurable experience each.``PEER HEALTH
WILLIAMS COLLEGE WILLIAMSTOWN, MASSACHUSETTS
Dysfunction: Duke University Medical Center ``Erectile dysfunction
refers to the consistent inability to maintain an erection when you want
to have one. It is one of the most common complaints among men seeking
counseling about sexuality. As with inhibited sexual excitement, several
things can interfere with erections on a temporary basis -- alcohol, fatigue,
stress, or ambivalence about a partner.``
Eroscan- directory of adult sites
on the Internet featuring descriptions and reviews. Erotica
Guide By continuing to browse this web site you are certifying that
have not done so already.
Bryan Strong Psychology Board of Studies University of California-Santa
ETOH, NIAAA ``Alcohol and Alcohol Problems
Science Database. Search this comprehensive online catalog of biomedical
and behavioral research related to alcohol use, including studies on use
and sexual behavior.``
has now its own webpages with information in English, Danish, German, French,
Spanish (and coming up in Italian). Europride is a big annual event for
all gays and lesbians of Europe and this year it takes place in ????? 20th
- 30th June." [Presumably to be updated for Europride '99]
Family Health International , Research
Triangle Park, NC ``FHI conducts research internationally on reproductive
health, contraceptives, and the prevention of AIDS and STDs. It has a strong
focus on women of reproductive age in the developing world. FHI also publishes
FaT GiRL: the zine for fat dykes
and the women who want them. Actually this also has a lot of really good
resources for fat activists.
FedWorld``A comprehensive gateway
for searching, locating, ordering and acquiring U.S. government information.
Use the search function and such keywords as sex behavior, pregnancy, family
planning, contraception, families, mothers, birth, HIV/AIDS, high-risk
behavior, substance abuse, sexual harassment, etc., to locate related information.``
transsexualism Lynne Webster MD FRCPsych
Consultant Psychiatrist Manchester Royal Infirmary. ``Transsexualism
not a common phenomenon. Estimates of the incidence of people seeking gender
reassignment in the UK have been put at one in 33,000 male-to-female and
one in 108,000 female-to-male. Despite this, the subject arouses much interest
and emotion in healthcare professionals and the general public.``
Finding Help - Resources
You Can Use A listing of online, telephone and printed Educational
resources and support services you can use to find help for sexual health
questions, problems or concerns you may have. Sexual Health Magazine
FindLaw``Web guide of
legal information. Includes laws, government documents, and secondary publications.
Researchers can browse for sex- and gender-related material in legal
subject indexes (Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Cyberspace Law, and Family
Law) or do word searches (ex., "sexual orientation," "pornography," "sexual
assault"). Connects to LawCrawler,
a search engine geared to the information needs of legal professionals.
abour our group and its history, other events which took place in Latvia,
as well as gay guide to Riga (for those who is coming here it could be
very useful). Also you can find some general information about Riga and
Latvia. Juris Lavrikovs, Latvian Association for Sexual Equality mailto:email@example.com
General Sexuality IndexBy
continuing to browse this web site you are certifying that you are over
so already. The Society for Human Sexuality
Gerber/Hart Library and Archives,
IL ``This is the largest gay, lesbian and bisexual collection in the Midwest.
Its Web page has links to other collections and to lists of LesBiGay
Libraries and Archives.
Gender and SexualityThis
page publishes texts which address gender studies and queer studies, with
a particular focus upon discussions of sex, gender, sexual identity and
sexuality in cultural practices.
GMHC On The Web Gay Men's Health
Crisis (GMHC)`` is the nation's oldest and largest not-for-profit AIDS
organization. GMHC offers hands-on support services to more than 9,500
men, women and children with AIDS and their families in New York City annually,
as well as education and advocacy for hundreds of thousands nationwide.
Shore Drive • Suite 215 Indianapolis, Indiana 46254 (317) 387-0602
Fax (317) 387-0607. ``Open since May 1993, The Grey Clinic was developed
to fill a void in Indianapolis for a center offering a multidisciplinary
approach to sexual medicine. Diagnosis non-surgical and surgical
treatments are provided with attention to the medical, educational and
psychological components involved in sexual health. Patient education
is a major focus at The Grey Clinic where involvement of both partners
is encouraged in the treatment process. Additionally, complete urology
services are available with a special focus on the newest No-Scalpel Vasectomy
Guardian - files on convicted child
molesters in New Mexico
Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association``The Association's
purpose is to provide a mechanism for professionals from medicine, psychology,
social sciences, and law to interact and communicate with each other in
the context of research and treatment of gender dysphoria, including transsexualism.
HBIGDA sponsors biennial meetings and produces a newsletter. See also the
HBIGDA Standards of Care for hormonal and surgical sex reassignment
of gender dysphoric persons. Contact info: 1300 S. 2nd St., Ste. 180, Minneapolis,
MN 55454. Ph. 612/625-1500; Fax 612/626-8311. ``
having an erection, is a common complaint among men. Difficulty
having an erection can occur occasionally or may be a longstanding problem
and the source of considerable tension in a relationship. Psychological
factors including anxiety, fatigue and stress can frequently cause impotence.
Medications used to treat hypertension, sleeping pills, tricyclic antidepressants
(Elavil, Pamelor and others) and cimetidine (Tagamet) can interfere with
the ability to have an erection. Physical problems including nerve damage,
diabetes, abnormalities in the circulatory system (which transports blood)
as well as hormonal abnormalities such as a low testosterone level may
result in impotence. The treatment for impotence will depend on the cause;
counseling may be helpful if psychological factors are responsible. If
a medication is causing impotence, simply changing to another medicine
may be all that is necessary. Testosterone can be given as either a shot
or through a patch which is worn on the skin, if there is a low level of
testosterone. A type of suction device can be placed on the penis prior
to intercourse; this causes blood to go into the penis, resulting in an
erection adequate for intercourse. The injection into the penis of a medicine
called Caverject can cause an erection which generally lasts an hour. Other
treatments include a pill called yohimbine (Yocon) and a surgical implant
in the penis(penile implant). Because difficulty having an erection may
be a source of embarrassment, many men will not discuss this issue with
others; however raising this issue with a physician may lead to improvement
due to one of the treatments described above. (MedicalInfo)
``The University of Maryland maintains an important directory
of online resources, including listings of upcoming conferences,
and of calls
for papers for upcoming publications. Note: the directory structure
has been changed recently, so last year's URL doesn't work -- but they're
still there! ``
Drugs and Alcohol (IDA). NCADI database of research literature dealing
with sociocultural aspects of alcohol and substance abuse prevention. It
includes studies relating to sexual behavior.``
for the History of Medicine, The Wellcome Trust, London, England
``The Institute's extensive History of Medicine Library includes seven
collections covering all cultures and periods. The library catalog is searchable
(LCSH and MESH) via a telnet connection: telnet//wihm.ucl.ac.uk
International Association of
Gay Square Dance Clubs (IAGSDC) ``The IAGSDC is the International
Association of Gay Square Dance Clubs a lesbian and gay organization that
is the umbrella organization for gay square dance clubs in the United States
Canada and Australia formed by and for lesbians and gay men in their community
and for their friends.``
Journal of Impotence ResearchStockton Press Houndmills, Basingstoke,
Hampshire RG21 6XS, ENGLAND ``A quarterly journal exclusively devoted to
impotence research; offers a cross-cultural perspective of the topic by
way of an internationally based editorial board and contributions from
experts world-wide. Publishes original papers covering both clinical and
research aspects of erectile dysfunction. Official journal of the International
Society for Impotence Research.``
International Planned Parenthood ``IPPF
provides reproductive health and family planning services in many countries
worldwide, and publishes periodicals, reports, surveys, educational materials,
and position statements, such as its Charter
on Sexual and Reproductive Rights. Researchers can check the posted
list of publications.
Contact info: Regent's College, Inner Circle, Regent's Park, London NW1
4NS, United Kingdom. Ph. +44 (0) 171-487-7900; Fax +44 (0) 171-487-7950.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ``
Internet Grateful Med``provides
access to MEDLINE, Pre-MEDLINE, AIDSLINE, DIRLINE, and other NLM databases
with full Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) search functionality. It also
links to NLM's document delivery service, Loansome Doc. Indiana University
faculty and students also can access MEDLINE, BIOETHICS LINE, CANCERLIT,
and CINAHL (Nursing and Allied Health) through the Indiana University OVID
Database System.Internet Searches
Internet Sex Radio- offers information
on human sexuality, free from censorship. Recorded in Canada.
InterPride Home Pages ``Information
on upcoming Gay Pride celebrations around the world. Theme for 1996: "Pride
Without Borders." If you would like to receive email updates on the Global
Pride Calendar, send e-mail to email@example.com
requesting that you be placed on the "GPC'96 Mailing List". If you would
like specific city details, e-mail with that request. ``