Editorial Board

Founding Co-Editors-in-Chief:

D J Williams, Social Work and Criminology, Idaho State University

Emily E. Prior, Sociology, Center for Positive Sexuality

Associate Editors

Jeremy N. Thomas, Sociology, Idaho State University

Brad Sagarin, Psychology, Northern Illinois University

Production Editors:

Karen Sabbah, California State University, Northridge

James R. Fleckenstein, National Coalition for Sexual Freedom

Editorial Board:

Audrey R. Giles, Anthropology and Leisure Science, University of Ottawa

M. Candace Christensen, Social Work, University of Texas at San Antonio

Dave Holmes, Forensic Nursing, University of Ottawa

Jennifer A. Vencill, Counseling Psychology, University of Minnesota

John Edgar Browning, Literature, Media and Communication, Georgia Institute of Technology

D. Joye Swan, Psychology, Woodbury University

Katherine Frank, Social Sciences, American University

Kevin Aho, Philosophy, Florida Gulf Coast University

Moshoula Capous-Desyllas, Sociology, California State University at Northridge

Richard Sprott, Executive Director for the Community-Academic Consortium for Research on Alternative Sexualities (CARAS)

Staci Newmahr, Sociology, Buffalo State College

R. Todd Hartle, Biology and Education, Irvine, California

Wendy Walters, Business Administration, Central Washington University

William B. Strean, Leadership and Physical Education, University of Alberta

Specialized Consultants:

Deneen L. Hernandez, FBI National Forensics Laboratory

Jay Wiseman, Author and Educator

Volume 3 Issue 2 Coming Soon!

Volume 3, Issue 1, March 2017

“You’re Doing God’s Work”: Reflections on Sex Ed

Mary Rachel Gould and Daniel Makagon

A transcript of the audio file is included as an appendix to the above PDF article. The audio file can be found at the end of the article listings.

  • Brief Description: A discussion about the use of the audio-documentary as a means to deliver sex positive information and education.
  • Keywords: sex ed, vlog, audio documentary, podcast, sex positive documentary, sex work

Social Work Practice with Clients that Enjoy Participation in Consensual BDSM: Identifying and Applying Strengths

D J Williams, Jeremy N. Thomas, Emily E. Prior, Christina Amezquita, and Dominee Hall

  • Brief Description: Social workers and other helping professionals can better serve members of BDSM communities when they understand the strengths these individuals bring with them.
  • Keywords: BDSM, communication, resiliency,self-care, strengths-approach, social work

Anal Sexual Practices among Undergraduate Students

Cristinia Molinares, Irina Kolobova, and David Knox

  • Brief Description: An exploration of the motivations behind why heterosexual undergraduate students engage in anal sex.
  • Keywords: anal sex, heterosexual college students, anal intercourse

Audio file for “You’re Doing God’s Work”:

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The Journal of Positive Sexuality

Aim and Scope: The Journal of Positive Sexuality is an online peer-reviewed academic journal that focuses on all aspects of positive sexuality as described in the Center for Positive Sexuality purpose statement. The journal is multidisciplinary and is designed to be accessible and beneficial to a large and diverse readership, including academics, policymakers, clinicians, educators, and students.

Specifically, positive sexuality acknowledges the importance of sexual diversity; the multitude of sexual identities, orientations, and practices; the need for open and safe communication and education concerning all aspects of sexuality; empowerment of sexual minorities; and collaboration to help resolve sexual problems within society. Sex positivity is consistent with the World Health Organization definition of sexual health.