Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality

Articles from Vol. 11, Annual

Coming out Trans: Questions of Identity for Therapists Working with Transgendered Individuals: (Trans Identity from the Queer Perspective)
[An earlier version of this paper was originally delivered as a presentation at the In the Family conference "Fostering Therapies of Resilience," San Francisco, CA, June 2001. At that time I was a member of the Ethics Committee of the Harry Benjamin...
Demographic, Biometric, and Geographic Comparison of Clients of Prostitutes and Men in the US General Population
Introduction One of the first steps toward understanding the forces that underlie prostitution is to determine factors that differentiate men who patronize prostitutes from those who do not. Systematic research on this topic has involved three basic...
Frequency of Sexual Activity among Men Who Visit Prostitutes
Introduction Understandings of commercialized forms of sexual activity are a niche in the social science literature that have shown a tendency to focus on either discussions of the gendered nature of such work, who is involved in providing commercial...
It Starts in the Womb: Helping Parents Understand Infant Sexuality
Although it is recognized that infants and young children are sexual beings, many parents are unaware of this and are unprepared to provide the healthy guidance needed to raise sexually healthy children. This article examines "Having "the talk" before...
On Kittens and the Very Invented Culture of Polyamory
Presented at Poly Pride NYC, October 4, 2008, at the Blue Stockings Book Store I have a 7-month-old kitten that loves to sneak outside. He has long gray fur and holds his super-fluffy tail straight up. Trapped inside the house he sleeps countless hours....
Predictors of Sexual Satisfaction: The Role of Body Image and Fitness
A satisfying sex life is an important element of overall health and quality of life. The media plays an important role in shaping adolescents' physical appearance ideals and promoting a "perfect body" to the young as a means to achieve sexual success....
Relationships between College Women's Responses to the Multidimensional Sexuality Questionnaire and the Heterosexual Contact Scale
Introduction Sexual aggression is a pervasive problem on college campuses. For example, in a large national study, Fisher, Cullen, and Turner (2000) reported that approximately 15-20 percent of college women have experienced forced intercourse....
The Emerging Concept of Sexual Numeracy: How Well Do Youth Understand Sexuality Information That Is "Quantitative" in Nature?
A paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS - WR), Kona Kai Resort, Shelter Island San Diego, April 10-13, 2008. This research was supported by Sabattical Leave from the University of New Mexico...
Three Healing Women Reflect
Notes from the presentation by Dr. Elizabeth Rae Larson at the WR SSSS meeting in April, 2008 Dr. Larson asked the same three questions of each of these modern sexual revolutionaries; here are their replies. SHERE HITE 1. How would you describe...
Unwanted Early Sexual Experiences (UESE) and Relationship Adjustment among Students in Committed Relationships
Introduction Davis and Petretic-Jackson (2000) point out that many studies that have examined the long-term impact of child sexual abuse (CSA) on adult functioning have primarily focused on the personal distress of survivors and have neglected the...
Various Close Relationships for Lesbian Women in 1986 and 2005
Introduction Several researchers studying close relationships point to the need to explore the contribution of structural and historical factors, and the need to examine relationships outside of the cultural mainstream (e.g., Felmlee & Sprecher,...