New issue of JPS is available!

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 […]

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!

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 […]

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 Consider submitting your completed and previously unpublished manuscript to the Journal of Positive Sexuality.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, […]

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 since 2006, recognized numerous places as one of […]

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 […]

First issue of 2018 now available!

Volume 4 of Journal of Positive Sexuality is now ready and available!

Our first issue of 2018 features three interesting articles. First we have a manuscript from the University of Western Australia that explores the potential for BDSM to instruct the law and others about consent. Next, we have two articles focusing on self-identified vampires. […]

Research looking for participants

My name is Paulina Ha, and I am a doctoral student in clinical psychology at John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill,CA. I am conducting a study Asian American’s experience of the BDSM community. If you are over 18, Asian American, and identify as part of the BDSM community, I would like to invite you […]

Volume 3, Issue 3 now available!

The last issue for 2017 is now online! This issue features a position statement opposing the addiction model in relation to sex and pornography from three prominent sex positive organizations: Center for Positive Sexuality, National Coalition for Sexual Freedom, and The Alternative Sexualities Health Research Alliance. There is also an article on the possible physical […]

Welcome to our new Editor!

Dr. Breanne Fahs from Arizona State University recently joined the Journal of Positive Sexuality Editorial Board. Her publication history of positive sexuality topics encouraged us to reach out, and we are very pleased to have her work with us.

Breanne Fahs is Professor of Women and Gender Studies at Arizona State University, where she specializes […]

Volume 3, Issue 2 now available!

New original articles! Read about the experiences and support of Tennessee Black men who have sex with men, how our early attachments may affect our later sexual relationships, and how undergraduates feel about the ownership and use of sex dolls.

Taking submissions of original, unpublished manuscripts for the fall issue! For this special themed issue, […]