ESSM 2023 Congress, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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The 24th Congress of the ESSM will be organized in Rotterdam on February 16-18, 2023.

Call for ESMN Training School 2022

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This is the call for the ESMN Training School Porto 2022.

Date and location: 19 – 21 September 2022, Porto, Portugal

Deadlines and contact information:

– Closing date for applications: June 30, 2022

– Announcement of selected applicants: July 20, 2022

– Please submit applications to: Jenny Rose Van (

– For grant related queries please contact: Heidi Mehler (

– For all other queries please contact: Erick Janssen, Ph.D. ( or Joana Carvalho, Ph.D. (

For more information, click here.


Last Call: Assistant Research Position at the Center for Psychology at University of Porto (CPUP)

Apply for an Assistant Research Position at the Center for Psychology at University of Porto (CPUP)

The CPUP is calling for applications for one Assistant Research Position to work at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Porto (FPCEUP) for a six-year contract

Deadline – July 8th

Apply here 

Detailed information here

Candidates should have a PhD in Psychology or related areas, and should develop their work within one or more of the CPUP Research Groups:

  • Culture, Normativity and Diversity: Analyses social challenges of specific group demographics and contexts aiming to contribute to a more inclusive society
  • Development and Education: Focuses on child and adolescent development, learning, and wellbeing seeking to evaluate and build evidence-based or informed-based interventions for schools, parents and youth
  • Relationships, Change Processes and Wellbeing: Researches regulatory processes of individual and family adaptation/development, as well as psychological intervention and change, to improve wellbeing and health care systems
  • Neurocognition and Language: Uses behavioral and neuroscientific methods to better understand language, learning and cognitive processes, and develop science-based applications
  • Human Sexuality: Studies basic and applied dimensions of sexuality to inform evidence-based interventions and to promote sexual rights and well-being of all individuals.


Who can apply?

The candidates are required to have:

  • Experience of participation in research projects with competitive funding in the area of Psychology or similar and whose domain is framed in one or more of the CPUP research groups;
  • Authored at least 10 international scientific articles published in psychology or related sciences in journals indexed in the Scopus/SJR and/or WoS/JCR (of which at least 5 in quartile 1 journals)
  • (c) a minimum of 50 citations or an h index equal to or greater than 5 in accordance with Scopus and/or JCR;
  • Solid research skills in Psychology, in quantitative and/or qualitative methods.

What does the funding cover?

The selected candidate will have a salary of 3.230,21 Euros per month (total of 14 monthly salaries per year) during a six-year contract.

The selected candidate may also apply for additional funding from FCT (Portuguese Science Foundation) or other National and International agencies to carry out scientific activities.

Small scientific activities or research related costs can also be covered by CPUP funding

How can I apply?

The application shall be accompanied by documents proving the conditions

  • Copy of a PhD certificate or doctoral diploma;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Five publications considered more relevant by the candidate;
  • Letter of motivation in English (up to 1000 words);
  • Two letters of recommendation;
  • Document in English (max. 2000 words) explaining how the scientific curricula of the candidate is aligned with the CPUP’s strategic plan (available on the CPUP website)

More information here

For questions


Conference on ‘Sex Survey Research in Europe’ in Hamburg, June 17, 2022

For the conference program, see: 220601_GeSiD-Online-Program

It is possible to attend online through:

MC Meeting and Working Group meetings in Amsterdam, May 19-21


The 3-day meeting in Amsterdam, at the Amsterdams Proeflokaal, took place from May 19-21.


Special Issue on paraphilias of Your Sexual Medicine Journal (IJIR): Call for papers

Your Sexual Medicine Journal (IJIR) is planning a Special Issue on “Paraphilias” guest edited by Dr. Safiye Tozdan ( This special issue will be a unique source for people who are interested in this topic. It would be great to include several ESMN members.

This special issue focuses on covering different dimensions of paraphilias including biological basis, legal aspects, and therapeutical interventions. It consists of  new empirical data- as well as (systematic) reviews on previous findings.

We are calling for original submissions/review articles covering all aspects of paraphilias:

Paraphilias in ancient and modern times
Phenomenology and classification of paraphilias
Interventions for (specific) paraphilias
Pharmalogical treatment of (specific) paraphilias
Assessment of (specific) paraphilias
Online interventions for (specific) paraphilias
Neurobiology of (specific) paraphilias
Paraphilias and sexual offending
Legal aspects of paraphilias

Studies or reviews particularly including
– Exhibitionism
– Frotteurism
– Voyeurism or
– Necrophilia

Manuscripts can be submitted on the IJIR website:

New Call for Short-Term Scientific Missions

The STSM should occur between April 15 2022 and latest October 15 2022.

More information is is available: STSM Call 2022

Results of the German Health and Sexuality Survey-GeSiD

The results of the German Health and Sexuality Survey-GeSiD are now presented in a video. ESMN member prof. Peer Briken was involved as project manager in the GeSiD study. ESMN members prof. Aleksandar Štulhofer and prof. Bente Træen were involved as members of the advisory board of the study.

For the German version, click:

For the English version, click:


News coverage of publication of ESMN members on sexuality in times of Covid


A publication of ESMN members in Archives of Sexual Behavior has attracted substantial media attention.

For more information check out