Volume 6, 2020

Volume 6, Issue 1, April 2020

Release Within Confinement: An Alternative Proposal for Managing the Masturbation of Incarcerated Men in U.S. Prisons

Sam D. Hughes

  • Brief Description: A discussion of the various policies regarding masturbation among incarcerated men in the U.S. and how such policies are not evidence-based but are unjustly punitive and sex-negative in nature, doing more harm than good.
  • Keywords: masturbation bans, prison environments, incarceration policy

Contributions to Positive Sexuality from the Zen Peacemakers

Eli Pliskin

  • Brief Description: A description of how the eight dimensions of positive sexuality correlate with the philosophy and practice of Zen Peacemaking, offering some practical applications that may be personally and/or professionally useful.
  • Keywords: positive sexuality, zen peacemaking, eight dimensions

Extreme Sex-Negativity: An Examination of Helplessness, Hopelessness, and Misattribution of Blame Among “Incel” Multiple Homicide Offenders

D J Williams, Michael Arntfield

  • Brief Description: An examination of some incel (involuntary celibate) multiple homicide offenders and how socio-cultural sex-negativity might contribute to feelings of helplessness and hopelessness that in some cases leads to extreme acts of violence
  • Keywords: incel, homicide offenders, sex-negativity, misogyny

Volume 6, Issue 2, December 2020

Girlfags and Guydykes: “Too Queer for Straights and too Straight for Queers”

Siri Lindqvist, Charlotta Carlström

  • Brief Description: Using Sexual Configurations Theory, the authors evaluate the experiences of self-identified “girlfags” and “guydykes”, openings more conversations about gender and sexual identities, and highlights the need for more research on transgender issues.
  • Keywords: girlfag, guydyke, gender identity, queer, gay, homosexuality, non-normative, sexual minorities, transgender

Beyond Safe, Sane, and Consensual: Navigating Risk and Consent Online for Kinky Gay and Bisexual Men

Liam Wignall

  • Brief Description: The author discusses risk and consent among kinky gay and bisexual men who are negotiating and organizing private meetings using online platforms.
  • Keywords: BDSM consent, kink, online, risk, gay men, bisexual men

The Structure of Kink Identity: Four Key Themes Within a World of Complexity

Jules Vivid, Eliot M. Lev, Richard A. Sprott

  • Brief Description: An exploration attempting to answer the question: “What is the structure of kink identity?” Four key themes are found: sex, power, headspace, and community, with many subthemes as well.
  • Keywords: BDSM, kink, kink identity, community, power role, fetish, erotic power

Partner Selection, Power Dynamics, and Mutual Care Giving in Long-term Self-defined BDSM Couples

Bert Cutler, Ellen M. Lee, Nadine Cutler, Brad J. Sagarin

  • Brief Description: A discussion about long-term BDSM couples and how it is possible, with negotiation and communication, for these types of relationships to stand the test of time.
  • Keywords: BDSM couples, power dynamic, long-term relationships, leather community

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