Editorial Board

Founders

D J Williams, Criminology, Idaho State University

Emily E. Prior, Sociology, Center for Positive Sexuality

Editor-in-Chief

Jeremy N. Thomas, Sociology, Idaho State University

Associate Editor

Brad Sagarin, Psychology, Northern Illinois University

Production Editors:

Karen Sabbah, California State University, Northridge

James R. Fleckenstein, National Coalition for Sexual Freedom

Editorial Board:

Aleah Poncini, Didel Institute for Scientific Research and Development

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

Breanne Fahs, Women and Gender Studies, Arizona State University

Dan Copulsky, Center for Positive Sexuality

Dave Holmes, Forensic Nursing, University of California Irvine

Jennifer A. Vencill, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

D. Joye Swan, Psychology, Woodbury University

Moshoula Capous-Desyllas, Sociology, California State University Northridge

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

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

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

Zaedryn Rook, Writing and Editing, Oakland, California

Specialized Consultants:

Deneen L. Hernandez, FBI National Forensics Laboratory

Jay Wiseman, Author and Educator

#SexPosCon20 Early Registration Opens!

Early registration for SexPosCon20 is now available through December 21, 2019. The last conference sold out so we do recommend registering early. If you are a confirmed presenter, make sure to register using the “Presenter” price. If you are a Research Affiliate with Center for Positive Sexuality, please contact the Research Director prior to registering. Students and student presenters can use the student registration price, just make sure to indicate if you are a presenter. Registration for the additional workshop on Sunday is not yet available.

New issue of JPS available!

Four new articles published covering topics from peacemaking and positive sexuality to kink community education, exploring how we feel about public displays of affection involving sexual minorities to some of the problems with online directories featuring therapists who are “sex-positive”.

As always, Journal of Positive Sexuality is free to access and free to publish in, thanks to the generosity of our co-sponsors, NCSF, CARAS, TASHRA, and now Jasmin!

SexPosCon Proposals due Sept 30

All presentation proposals for #SexPosCon20 need to be submitted no later than Monday, September 30! Blind peer reviews of proposals will begin immediately. We hope to inform presenters no later than October 7 or 8. Thank you!

CFP Closes Sept 15!

The second SexPosCon is in Burbank, CA at Woodbury University February 21-23, 2020. Call for Proposals available through September 15, 2019. The theme of the conference is “Positive Sexuality Encourages Peacemaking”. With the extra day added to the conference we hope to see even more diverse and creative people and presentations.

We are happy to announce our Keynote Speaker, Dr. Billy Strean, Chief Joy Infuser as well as an incredible academic.

We are encouraging student researchers to apply! There will be a limited number of free student presenter registrations offered, as well as a student research award.

Early conference registration will open October 15. We sold out the 2018 conference before it began, so we recommend reserving your space early.

SexPosCon CFP opens July 15!

The second SexPosCon will be in Burbank, CA at Woodbury University February 21-23, 2020. Call for Proposals available July 15-September 15, 2019. The theme of the conference is “Positive Sexuality Encourages Peacemaking”. With the extra day added to the conference we hope to see even more diverse and creative people and presentations.

We are happy to announce our Keynote Speaker, Dr. Billy Strean, Chief Joy Infuser as well as an incredible academic.

Early conference registration will open October 15. We sold out the 2018 conference before it began, so we recommend reserving your space early.

New issue of JPS is available!

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Check out the three new articles now posted from Journal of Positive Sexuality. First, the editors provide an overview of the last four years of publication, including metrics showing the reach of this unique publication. Revised submission guidelines are also provided.

The second article explores how self-identified gay men engage with pornography on several levels. And the last article focuses on an ethnographic study investigating the intersections between BDSM communities and queer spaces in Sweden.

The editors are always looking for interesting, cutting-edge articles about a variety of topics that intersect with positive sexuality. Please send your original manuscripts for review for an upcoming issue.

Vol 5 Iss 1 Coming in March!

Help us celebrate the fourth anniversary of Journal of Positive Sexuality, and the beginning of our fifth year of publication!colorful celebrate

As we await the first issue of this volume, please consider checking the Archive for back issues and articles you may have missed.

You might also be interested in some of our article stats. For example, we’ve increased our article downloads by over 240% since our first issue in 2015. Individual articles are accessed hundreds to thousands a time per year, with an average of over 1100 downloads annually. And, the journal has readers all over the world including: the European Union, Germany, Australia, The Russian Federation, Brazil, China, Pakistan, The Czech Republic, and many more.

If you have original, unpublished research that fits our Submission Guidelines, please submit your work. We’re always looking for new, cutting-edge ideas that support positive sexuality. All disciplines welcome.

JPS looking for New Manuscripts

Did you conduct cutting-edge sex-positive research? Do you have a new theoretical twist that supports positive sexuality? Consider submitting your completed and previously unpublished manuscript to the Journal of Positive Sexuality. This growing online peer-reviewed journal supports diverse, edgy research using various methodologies and from all academic and non-academic disciplines. We encourage professionals, community members, practitioners, and scholars to submit work for review.

After just four years of publication, we’ve covered topics like BDSM, sex dolls, MSM, sex addiction, feminism, sex work, and so many more. We are proud to say that we are not afraid to publish on the topics other sexuality journals stay away from. Our major criteria: your work must show a clear positive sexuality focus, be original, and be readable by those within and outside your field.

Go here for more details on our Submission Guidelines. We accept manuscripts all year and publish 2-3 issues per year. All published manuscripts are free to access by the public, and we do not charge publication fees to authors.

Welcome to our Newest Editor!

Zaedryn Rook (they/them) is a non-binary butch writer who teaches and performs, specializing in sexualities, genders, kinks, and relationships. Zed’s power theory and queer erotica is widely published in anthologies and online, and they have lectured internationally. Under their nom de guerre, they have written at sugarbutch.net since 2006, recognized numerous places as one of the Top Sex Blogs. They are the editor of Best Lesbian Erotica 2012, Say Please: Lesbian BDSM Erotica, Erotix: Literary Journal of Somatics, and Best Lesbian Erotica 2019, and the author of a six-book novella series of queer kink erotica, and the short story collection Sweet & Rough. Zed is a co-founder of Body Trust, a collaborative dedicated to the body as a laboratory for transformation. They hold degrees in creative writing and gender and sexuality studies.

JPS Vol 4 Issue 2 now available!

New publications exploring the myth of the history of the vibrator; gender, stress, and BDSM practice; and social and emotional intelligence in BDSM are now available for free at Journal of Positive Sexuality!

More articles are coming later in 2018-early 2019. Get your submissions in now to be considered for publication. There are no fees for publication.