Editorial Board


D J Williams, Criminology, Idaho State University

Emily E. Prior, Sociology, Center for Positive Sexuality


Brad Sagarin, Psychology, Northern Illinois University

Associate Editors

Liam Wignall, Psychology, Bournemouth University

Shani Habibi, Psychology, Mount Saint Mary's 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

Breanne Fahs, Women and Gender Studies, Arizona State University

Daniel Copulsky, University of California Santa Cruz

Dave Holmes, Forensic Nursing, University of Ottawa

Jennifer A. Vencill, Psychology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

John Edgar Browning, Savannah College of Art and Design

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

Volume 7, Issue 2 now available!

Volume 7, Issue 2, December 2021

The Graphic Sex Project: A Creative Tool for Self-Reflection, Communication, and Research

Jennifer Beman & Amanda Freise

  • Brief Description: A description and findings related to the installation of tool allowing participants to create graphs of their good sexual experiences using colored cubes. Findings support the potential application of this tool in research, therapeutic settings, and communication between partners.
  • Keywords: art installation, sexual experiences, Graphic Sex Project, therapeutic tool

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Out of the Shadows and Into the Light: New Data Comparing Asexual and Sexual Undergraduates

Scott S. Hall, David Knox, I. Joyce Chang

  • Brief Description: Using a large data set of college students, self-identified asexual individuals were compared to heterosexual, bisexual, gay, and lesbian individuals regarding sexual behaviors, sexual values, religiosity, and attitudes towards sexual minorities.
  • Keywords: asexuality, visibility of sexual minorities, bisexual, sexual minority

Volume 7, Issue 1, May 2021

Negotiating opposition to positive sexuality research, practice, and education: Insights from personal reflection

DJ Williams

  • Brief Description: A very personal discussion about how conducting positive sexuality research is not always the easiest or most supported path for academics.
  • Keywords: positive sexuality, academic freedom, sex-negativity


It’s (probably) not about sex baby, but it is about you and me: A quasi-ethnographic exploration of consensual corporal punishment

Stuart Pinson

  • Brief Description: An exploration of consensual corporal punishment and how this practice may have some very important positive benefits.
  • Keywords: BDSM, corporal punishment, motivation, positive mental health


As many rules as necessary, as few as possible. The traps of deregulated sex positive spaces with a focus on gender inequality

Anna Mense

  • Brief Description: A philosophical insight into how positive sexuality is not just about promoting sex, but about how we connect with one another.
  • Keywords: positive sexuality, Eva Illouz, gender inequality

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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’s definition of sexual health.

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