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

Receive Email Updates

Journal of Positive Sexuality is entirely free to download, subscribe to, and publish in. Please help keep the Journal running and donate any amount today.