Half of young Australian women experience sexually-related personal distress, with one in five women having at least one female sexual dysfunction FSD , new research by Monash University shows. A study conducted by the Women's Health Research Program at Monash University has reported, for the first time, an overall picture of the sexual wellbeing of Australian women between the ages of 18 and The findings have been published today Monday 24 February in the international journal, Fertility and Sterility.
"Without the Internet, I never would have sold sex": Young women selling sex online
Abstract Among Swedish youth with experience of selling sex, the Internet is the most common means of contact between buyer and seller. There are few descriptions of how these contacts are established, but studies have indicated that young people under the age of 18 seldom engage in open prostitution online. This study aimed to examine what role the Internet and the use of smartphones play in young women selling sex online, focusing on the method of contact and the characteristics of the communication online between buyer and seller. Thematic analysis was used to identify similarities and differences in the narratives. Two main themes were identified: I Internet use—Part of daily life, for good and bad, and Depending on mood. The young women described using the Internet on a daily basis. During periods of poorer psychological health they were more active on sites focusing on self-destructiveness and sex. During these periods, they also sold sex more frequently. The narratives about communication prior to a sexual encounter detailed differences ranging from being lured to direct negotiations. The results indicate that there is a group of young women who sell sex online that is not in the open prostitution.
Published: February 29, Young women's sexual wellbeing is of "great concern," according to an Australian study. Nearly 7, Australian women between the ages of 18 and 39 were surveyed by researchers at Monash University in Melbourne and the study found
View research View latest news Sign up for updates. This study focuses on the narratives of four young Swedish women who were interviewed about their experiences of heterosexual casual sex. Although Reay bemoans the lack of a historical perspective on the phenomenon of casual sex, and reminds us that the practice of uncommitted sex is not an invention of modernity, theoretical Bauman ; Giddens ; Sigusch as well as empirical Kalish and Kimmel ; Paul and Hayes ; Timmerman and Courtois scholars tend to describe it as a fairly new and growing practice. The plethora of empirical studies in this area over the last decade also suggests that an increasing number of researchers find casual sex to be an important topic of investigation cf. Boislard et al.