Main Topics

Basic Research

Brain imaging & sexuality
Epigenetics and Sexuality
Hormones & sexuality
Evolutionary sexology
Neurobiology of love
Genital imaging
Sensory testing

Applied Research

Epidemiology
Psychophysiology of sexual response
Qualitative In-depth interviews and focus groups
Theoretical overview
Reviews in the field of sexuality / sexual health
Research on treatment outcomes
Surveys in the field of sexuality / sexual health
Psycometrics

Sexuality in the life span

Childhood
Youth
Emerging sexuality
First sexual experiences
Sexual development
Reproductive age – Contraception
Reproductive age – Fertility treatments
Reproductive age – Pregnancy and lactation
Mid age
Menopause
LOH /Late onset hypogonadism in males
Third age

Sexuality, Health & Well Being

Sexual Health and Physical Health
Sexuality and lifestyle
Sexual Health and Physical Health
Sport

Couples and Sexuality

Relationship satisfaction and sexuality
Sexual satisfaction and pleasure
Sexuality, intimacy and love
Extra-dyadic relationships

Sexual Orientation

Asexuality
Bisexuality
Homosexuality
Pansexuality
Queer theory
Homosexual parenting
Sexual dysfunctions in the LGBT
<MASCULITINTY, HOMOPHOBIA>

Gender Identity Dysphoria / Gender Dysphoria (DSM 5)

Diversity in sexual identity expression
Psycho-social and educational approaches of GD
Transgender children and youth
Hormonal therapy
Surgical interventions
Transgender care
Non-binary genders
Transgender families

Physical therapy for SD

Alternative relationships and sexual behaviors

Polyamory
Open relationships
Kink
BDSM
Piercing

Sexual Medicine

Sexuality and Chronic Diseases
Onco-sexology
Obesity/Metabolic Syndrome
Sexuality and physical disability
Sexuality and intellectual disability
Reproductive health

Psychiatry and Sexual Health

Sexuality and:
Depression
Anxiety
OCD
ADHD
Mental disorders
Eating disorders
Hypersexuality
Autistic spectrum disorder

Paraphilias

Definitions and diagnosis
Epidemiology
Legal issues
Medical and non-medical treatments

Sexual Aggression and Trauma

Sexual function after sexual trauma
Sexual violence
Therapy for victims & offenders
PTSD
<SEXUAL BOUNDARY CROSSING BEHAVIOR>

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Epidemiology
Safe sex
HIV / AIDS /PrEP
STD & sexuality

Pharmacology

Pharmacotherapy for sexual dysfunctions (male and female)
Testosterone deficiency – Diagnosis and treatment
Sexual side effects of common medical treatments (SSRI’s, etc)
Steroids abuse
Substance use and misuse
Chemsex

Various

Genital esthetic surgery
Circumcision
Pubic hair removal
Sex toys
Technology
Botox

Sexual Dysfunctions (Female and male)

Classification issues in sexual dysfunctions
Conceptual models of sexual dysfunctions
Epidemiology of sexual dysfunctions
Individual and couple dimension of sexual dysfunction
Psychological distress and sexual dysfunction
Body image and sexual dysfunctions
Multidisciplinary Approach – a role for integrated therapies
Sexual Pain
Phobia, disgust and aversion
Desire / interest difficulties
Erectile disorders
Orgasm disorders
Ejaculatory disorders
Anismus
<PSAD>

Sexual Psychotherapy

Cognitions, emotions, and sexual function
Couple therapy
Integrated therapy
New developments in Psychotherapy of sexual dysfunction
Mindfulness
Psychotherapy & pharmacotherapy
Sex therapy on the Internet
Sexual counseling

Sexual Rights

Gender equality and equity
LGBT issues in sexual rights / Homophobia / Transphobia
Sexual legislation & sexual rights
Sexual pleasure as universal right
Sexual Rights as Human Rights
Sexual violence & enslavement
Sex workers rights

Sexuality & Education

Multidisciplinary sex education
New models of sexuality education
Research on the effectiveness of sexuality education
Parent-child communication about sex
Parental influences on adolescent behaviors
Teaching sexology in Europe
Training of health professionals in sexual health issues

Social Sciences & Sexuality

Art and sexuality
Media and sexuality
Social media and sexuality
Internet
Sexting
Socio-cultural aspects of sexuality
Cultural competence in sex therapy
Religion
Pornography
Prostitution

Rehabilitation and Sexual Health

Sexual rehabilitation and:
Heart diseases
Cardiovascular diseases
Diabetes
Rheumatic diseases
Musculoskeletal diseases
Cancer diseases
Spinal Cord Injury
Neurological diseases
Brain Injury and stroke
Urological diseases
Gynecological diseases

Ethics and Sex therapy