Sex Research

Attention Sex Researchers (students, independent scholars, academics):
Publish here your  recent research paper, thesis or essay pertaining to any aspect of sexuality, gender, or pleasure, either empirical or theoretical.
Summaries of the work will appear on the front page of the site for a week or two after the material is published; your study will be available for download.
To submit content, first join the site - only registered users can submit papers. After registering return to this page and click on the Add Sex Research link to the above right. Follow the instructions on that page.

Stepping Out from Behind the Lens: A Qualitative Analysis of Erotic Photographers

Author Name: 
Jocelyn J. Wentland and Amy Muise
Date Paper Written: 
Tue, 06/01/2010
Institution: 
Journal of Sexuality and Culture Vol 14(2) / June, 2010
Summary: 

Pornography and erotica have a long history in society. In order to gain a fuller understanding of erotic photography and the type of clients that participate in erotic photo shoots, qualitative interviews were conducted with eleven photographers who specialize in erotic photography. A descriptive analysis of the typical erotic photo shoot was conducted, as well as a thematic analysis of the role of the photographer. Four main themes were identified including the changing nature of erotic photos, the relationship between the photographer and the client, the erotic photo shoot experience, and motivations.

Differentiating highly sexual women from less sexual women

Author Name: 
Jocelyn J. Wentland and others
Date Paper Written: 
Mon, 06/01/2009
Institution: 
The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality 18(4) 2009
Summary: 

There has been limited research on women who are highly sexual. The study seeks to identify the specific sexual attitudes and behaviors that characterize highly sexual women in comparison to less sexual women.

The Moral Necessity of Comprehensive Sex Education

Author Name: 
Victoria Bryers
Date Paper Written: 
Tue, 08/05/2008
Institution: 
Langara College
Summary: 

This paper examines the conflicting views regarding childhood and adolescent sexual education and the moral frame works from which they developed. Explored issues include childhood exposure to such contentious topics as homosexuality, masturbation, non coital play and alternative relationship forms and what values, if any, should be stressed. It is argued that only comprehensive sex education fulfills the conditions of a functional morality that allows everyone to lead happy, meaningful and productive lives.

“Ain't I a Woman Too?”: Analysis of Transgender Exclusion from Women-Only Space

Author Name: 
Julia Jensen
Date Paper Written: 
Mon, 02/01/2010
Institution: 
Douglas College
Summary: 

This paper critically analyzes the arguments advanced on behalf of Vancouver Rape Relief Society and on behalf of Kimberley Nixon, following the VRRS' refusal to accept Nixon as a volunteer peer counselor on the basis that she is a transsexual and thus has no place in women-only spaces and then asks: if a trans woman is not woman enough to qualify for a place on staff (volunteer or paid) in women-only spaces, then what standard allows genderqueer, genderfluid, or even androgynous females into that space.