Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality

Articles from Vol. 12, Annual

Feminism and Pornography: Building Sensitive Research and Analytic Approaches
A few years ago, an interdisciplinary group of graduate students and faculty formed the Feminism and Pornography Research Cluster at UC Santa Cruz. Since then, we've investigated the relationship of pornography to feminism through intense research...
Friend Hoppers, Pleasure Activism, the Schlampagne and the Octopus: Non-Monogamous Activism in the German Lesbian-Feminist Subculture
Introduction I am writing as a lesbian-feminist activist who started studying the theoretical aspects of alternative relationships in 2000 and their realities in 2004. In that sense, this article is more of a field report and makes no claims to...
Heterosexual Female and Male Body Image and Body Concept in the Context of Attraction Ideals
Literature Review Heterosexual Male and Female Body Image Heterosexual males have been largely overlooked in socio-cultural research on body image. The primary focus of body image scholarship has centered on women across sexual orientations and...
Homosexual Behavior in the United States, 1988-2004: Quantitative Empirical Support for the Social Construction Theory of Sexuality
Introduction Previous quantitative social scientific studies of same-sex sexual behavior in the United States have mainly focused on estimating its prevalence and analyzing its trends over time, primarily because such studies have been conducted...
Language and Gender Variance: Constructing Gender beyond the Male/female Binary
Introduction While the majority of individuals identify as male or female, there have been people across the globe and throughout time that have stepped outside this binary to claim alternative genders (Nanda, 2000, p. 1). To see gender as a two-part...
Sexuality in Black and White: Data from 783 Undergraduates
The campaign of Barak Obama for the President of the United States revived awareness of the great racial divide in the United States. During the campaign, a television journalist asked a white male (who was wearing a hat with the Confederate flag)...
The Impact of Ethnicity, and Economic, Social, and Marital Status on Differences in the Frequency of Sexually Aggressive Behaviors among Women Living in Ufa, Russian Federation
Introduction The vast majority of the recent research published on the phenomenon of women's sexual aggression has been conducted with populations of college students from the United States and Canada (Anderson & Struckman-Johnson, 1998; Spitzberg,...
Therapy Experiences of Clients with BDSM Sexualities: Listening to a Stigmatized Sexuality
Introduction In the field of mental health, one current cutting edge is the identification of appropriate and inappropriate therapeutic techniques with people with alternative sexualities. When topics of alternative sexuality arise in the context...
The Swinging Paradigm: An Evaluation of the Marital and Sexual Satisfaction of Swingers
Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Psychology and specializations in Social Psychology and Sexology by Edward M. Fernandes December,...

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