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 1 of JPS now available!

Volume 3 of Journal of Positive Sexuality has arrived!  Check out what’s on the menu:
Our first article is accompanied by an audio piece and explores the audio-documentary format as an ideal way to deliver in-depth, intimate and informative sex positive discussion.  Sex focused videos, even educational ones, often have titillating elements.  Audio is less intrusive and less sensational and thus the ideal medium to bring transformative storytelling to sex positive conversation and education.
The second article addresses the paucity of understanding around BDSM practices in clinical social work.  Social workers are doing their clients a disservice, and possibly even harm, by equating BDSM with mental illness or trauma.  Conversely, social workers can also fail to notice skills present in their clients (communication, resiliency and self-care) which are present in BDSM practices and would facilitate work in the helping profession.
Our third article surveys the occurrences and motivations of heterosexual anal sex among young adults.  Heterosexual anal sex has been rising in public consciousness in recent years and with it, more people are choosing to incorporate it into their sexual experiences.  This study analyzes the social variables and motivations of undergraduates who practice heterosexual anal sex.

Happy 2nd Anniversary!

Today is the second anniversary of Journal of Positive Sexuality. Many thanks to our incredible, internationally renowned editorial board.We’re always interested in innovative, sex positive manuscripts. Please check our submission guidelines. Our third volume is coming soon!

JPS Vol 2 Issue 3 Now Available!

The Editors of Journal of Positive Sexuality are happy to post the final issue for this year. This special issue contains a few longer articles. Enjoy exploring sexual vampire feeding, BDSM pre-scene negotiation, scene-drop after BDSM play, and what college students think about threesomes. A great way to end the year!

We are taking submissions for the first issue of 2017. Check the submission guidelines and get your original, sex positive manuscript in!

Many thanks to our amazing Editorial Board for a fabulous second year!

JPS Email Subscribers

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JPS Editing New Issue!

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Journal of Positive Sexuality is currently editing the next issue, coming in November. This special issue will feature a few longer (15+ pages) articles, as well as our standard shorter manuscripts. Thanks to the support of CARAS and NCSF, we have been able to expand the Journal and our readership.

We review articles year-round, so if you have research with a positive sexuality slant that fits our submission guidelines, please send it in. We consider manuscripts from all disciplines, qualitative and quantitative research methods, as well as other types of writing. Manuscripts are blind peer-reviewed by experts in the discipline.

JPS Vol 2 Issue 2 Published!

Thanks to our amazing editorial team, we have some hot articles for you this summer!

Read a fascinating case study on the application of habanero pepper during a BDSM scene featuring male urethral sounding, learn about gender bias within neuroimaging sexuality research, and reexamine your perspective on time in connection to relationships.

Please consider submitting your unpublished work. Our amazing Editorial Board is waiting to see new, innovative, interesting, sex positive research. The next publication date is November and will be featuring a few longer (15+ pages) articles. Please have longer manuscripts submitted for review no later than August 1.

Read our Submission Guidelines and submit your work! Submissions are taken year-round with no specific deadlines, unless specified for particular issues.

JPS Vol 1 Issue 2 coming soon!

Our managing editors are currently working on the upcoming issue of Journal of Positive Sexuality. We have some amazing and edgy articles to present.

We are also accepting manuscript submissions for November’s issue. This special issue will include a few longer articles. Please check our submission guidelines carefully. Manuscript submissions for the November issue should be submitted no later than August 1 for review.

JPS Vol 1, Issue 3 correction!

Please be aware that the page numbers for the articles originally published in Journal of Positive Sexuality, Volume 1, Issue 3 (November 2016) were incorrect! We have reformatted the articles to the correct page numbers and uploaded the new PDF documents to reflect this. Please accept our apologies for this error. Please use the corrected page numbers in citations.

Manuscripts being accepted for review

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Journal of Positive Sexuality is now accepting articles for the July issue. Please have your original manuscript to us no later than May 30 for review.

We are also publishing a special issue in November, in coordination with CARAS and NCSF, to include longer manuscripts. Please check our submission guidelines. Longer manuscripts for this issue should be submitted no later than August 1 for review.

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.

Volume 2, Issue 1 of JPS now available!

Volume 2, Issue 1 of Journal of Positive Sexuality is now live! Read new articles on asexual polyamory, the effects of sex-negative sex education, and learn about sex-positive feminist pornography. Also, in this issue, a special reflection on the inaugural volume of JPS, written by founding co-editors DJ Williams and Emily Prior.

Please consider submitting your unpublished work. Our amazing Editorial Board is waiting to see new, innovative, interesting, sex positive research. The next publication date is July, so you still have time to submit your manuscripts for Issue 2.

Do you have longer original research that fits our positive sexuality guidelines? Submit your work no later than August for a special issue featuring longer articles.

Read our Submission Guidelines and submit your work! Submissions are taken year-round with no specific deadlines, unless specified for particular issues.