Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality

Articles from Vol. 17, Annual

An On-Line Survey Comparing Swingers and Polyamorists
Introduction Swinging is defined as the exchange of partners solely for sexual purposes. Involvement at the emotional level (although this no doubt does occur) is contrary to their normative structure. Throughout history, the practice of spouse...
Assessment of University Condom Distribution Programs: Results of a National Study
Introduction Male latex condoms have been found to significantly reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs; Ahmed et al., 2001; Bleeker et al., 2003; CDC, 2012; Hogewoning et al., 2003; Holmes, Levine, & Weaver, 2004; Sanchez...
Battling the Life and Death Forces of Sadomasochism; Clinical Perspectives
Battling the Life and Death Forces of Sadomasochism; Clinical Perspectives Harriet I. Basseches, Paula L. Ellman, and Nancy R. Goodman CIPS series on the boundaries of psychoanalysis, KARNAC Books Ltd, London, 2013, 294 pages. Paper Back. [pound...
Complaints about Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Minors and Sex Crimes Involving Minors in Costa Rica: Temporal and Geographic Trends in a Ten Year Period According to Government Statistics
Introduction For many years local and international media have presented Costa Rica as a sexual tourism destination with a serious problem of commercial sexual exploitation of minors, leading to legislation of 4-8 years of jail for people behind...
Expanding the Practice of Sex Therapy: An Integrative Model for Exploring Desire and Intimacy
Expanding the Practice of Sex Therapy: An Integrative Model for Exploring Desire and Intimacy Gina Ogen, PhD Routledge: New York and London, 2013, 204 pages. Paper back, 21.11[pound sterling] or $32.25, Kindle, 17.94[pound sterling] or $18.33...
From "SSC" and "RACK" to the "4Cs": Introducing a New Framework for Negotiating BDSM Participation
Background and Introduction From the time of Richard von Krafft-Ebing's (1886/1978) text Psychopathia Sexualis, BDSM has commonly been assumed to be motivated by an underlying psychopathology. Although biases and misinterpretations among professionals...
Initial Contact on Dating Websites: Results and Strategies from the L.U.R.E. Project
Background The current research explored characteristics in online dating profiles that lead to initial contact. Dating websites have been a growth area since the onset of the Internet in the 1990's, with over 20 million people visiting dating websites...
Linking Exercise and Sexual Satisfaction among Healthy Adults
Introduction Continued quality of life across the lifespan is the universal ideal for most people. The decline of biologic, cognitive, and social factors makes the concept of aging less appealing (Branch, Katz, & Kniepman, 1984). Specifically,...
More Than Two
More Than Two Franklin Veaux and Eve Rickert Thorntree Press Over the past few years I have reviewed several new books on Polyamory. Each one had something to offer the reader who was new to, or struggling with, polyamory. In this latest offering,...
Revisiting the Condom Riddle: Solutions and Implications
Introduction: Male Condoms A male condom is a thin sheath worn over a the penis during sexual intercourse to reduce the risk of acquirement and transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), and to prevent...
Sexting on the College Campus
Introduction Sexting is the act of sending, receiving or forwarding nude, semi-nude photos, videos and/or sexually explicit messages via cell phones (Diliberto & Mattey, 2009; Jaishankar, 2009). The practice has received media attention primarily...
Teacher and Health Service Staff Values regarding Sexuality Education in an Urban School District in Indiana
INTRODUCTION With the recent creation of National Sexuality Education Standards, clear guidelines have been established for those responsible for teaching sexuality education in the schools (Future of Sex Education Initiative, 2012). These standards...
Teaching Content and Encouraging Acceptance in a Human Sexuality Course
The undergraduate experience is a time of learning, exploration, and growth for students, in part due to the exposure to large amounts of new information from a variety of sources. In addition to the knowledge gains inherent in an undergraduate education,...
The 1960s Gay Life in the Philippines: Discretion with Tolerance
Introduction Today, the international gay movement, coupled with AIDS prevention projects, has put male homosexuality into the public discourse in most South East Asian nations. This, along with the Internet, social networking and pornography sites,...
The Happy Green Eyed Monogamist: Role of Jealousy and Compersion in Monogamous and Non-Traditional Relationships
Introduction Scholars have long been fascinated by the question as to whether or not jealousy is a cultural universal. They have asked: Are there gender differences in what sparks jealousy? How do people deal with jealousy? However, since the 1970s...
Theoretical Assessment of University Condom Distribution Programs: An Institutional Perspective
Introduction Male condoms are commonly used by young adults and college students to prevent unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs; American College Health Association [ACHA], 2013; Reece et al., 2010). According to a national...
Women's Experiences Negotiating Sexual Scripts in the Face of Sexual Difficulties
Introduction The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that the rate of antidepressant use among Americans has increased almost 400 percent over the last two decades (2011). According to the CDC's U.S. National Health and Nutrition...
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