Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality

Articles from Vol. 15, Annual

Bathroom Banter: Sex, Love, and the Bathroom Wall
In a bar restroom just off campus, on a brightly colored stall wall, an anonymous author etched" ... That's what she said" in bold black ink. Immediately below this message, another author scratched out the she and replaced it with "Your mom." Was...
Constructing Perversions: The Dsm and the Classification of Sexual Paraphilias and Disorders
Notions of sexual perversions have a long history in philosophy, dating back at least to those two pillars of Western thought: Plato and Aristotle. The position advanced by Aristotle, who understood all phenomena within a framework of a teleological...
Emergency Contraceptive Pill, Contraceptive, and Sexually Transmitted Infection Service Availability among U.S. College Health Centers
Emergency Contraceptive Pill, Contraceptive, and Sexually Transmitted Infection Service Availability among U.S. College Health Centers In the U.S., sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unintended pregnancy are associated with a variety of...
Emotions during Fieldwork in the Anthropology of Sexuality: From Experience to Epistemological Reflexions
Introduction Emotions are inextricably tied up in anthropological research in the field and in the writing of researchers' feelings during fieldwork. Yet these emotions are often dismissed in a number of ways: frequently left out of anthropological...
G-Spotting: A Story of Pleasure and Promise
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] One of the first things I learned from Alfred Kinsey (the man who collected about five million gall wasps and thousands of sex histories) as a budding sexologist, was that there is a very wide variety in the biology and behavior...
Moving in and Hooking Up: Women's and Men's Casual Sexual Experiences during the First Two Months of College
Introduction The transition to college represents a unique stage of life. Most American college students pursue educational and career goals while postponing relational goals such as marriage (Hamilton & Armstrong, 2009). These students also...
New World Sodom: Biblical Tales of Conquest and Acculturation
INTRODUCTION "I saw a devilish thing" recalled Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca: I saw a man married to another man." One was typical and less noteworthy, but the other was "covered like [the] women" and performed "the work of women." In the anthropological...
Quadrangle
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] This DVD takes you back to the early 70's through the eyes of Deanna and Paul, a formerly married couple and part of a four person group marriage, 40 years ago. In today's world, we would call it polyamory, and this story...
School Context, High-Risk Drinking, and Sexual Assault at Two Southern Urban Universities
Introduction Sexual assault and acquaintance rape continue to be a problem on college campuses in the United States. Hingson, Heeren, Winter, and Wechsler (2005) estimated that each year 97,000 college students are victims of sexual assault or acquaintance...
Sex & God: How Religion Distorts Sexuality
SEX & GOD How Religion Distorts Sexuality Darrel Ray, Ed.D. IPC Press, Bonner Springs, KS 2012 279 pages plus bibliography and index Paperback $10.85 [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] As this Journal's publisher, I receive many books...
Techniques of Pleasure: BDSM and the Circuits of Sexuality
Techniques of Pleasure: BDSM and the Circuits of Sexuality Margot Weiss Durham & London: Duke University Press, 2011 336 pp., $24.95 trade paperback [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Department of Psychology, University of Saskatchewan. ...
The Myth of Sex Addiction
The Myth of Sex Addiction David J. Ley, Ph.D. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012 216 pages of text plus endnotes, bibliography and index, $30.89 [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] I cannot stress enough how important this book is, not just...
The Predicament of Bare Branches' Sexuality
Introduction China's strong preferences for boys and low social status of a woman have led to discrimination against girls, gender imbalance and relative shortage of females. Currently and in the future, there are and will be a large number of males...
Transsexual Drag Entertainers as Keepers of Queer Power-Knowledge
Within both historical (Weinberg, 1972; Sears, 2001) and contemporary (Berkowitz & Belgrave, 2010; Berkowitz, Belgrave, & Halberstein, 2007; Friedman & Jones, 2011; Moreman & McIntosh, 2010; Rupp, Taylor, & Shapiro, 2010; Taylor...
Unconventional Leisure and Career: Insights into the Work of Professional Dominatrices
Introduction In this paper we draw from both the relevant scholarly literature and from our own rich and diverse experiences on the complex topic of bondage/discipline, dominance/submission and sadomasochism (BDSM). Our paper is not a research study,...
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