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New issue of JPS now available!

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Check out the three new articles now posted from Journal of Positive Sexuality. First, the editors provide an overview of the last four years of publication, including metrics showing the reach of this unique publication. Revised submission guidelines are also provided.

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Queer Lens in Focus Art Exhibit, Los Angeles

ArtShare-QueerLensInFocus is a arts-based, photovoice research project centering the voices of 14 LGBTQ + displaced people who use photography to share their lived experience, focusing on concepts of home, identity, hopes and dreams, challenges and fears, and perspectives of the refugee crisis.

We curated an exhibit of their work at the Athens Museum of Queer Art (AMOQA) in Greece last spring and plan to hold an exhibit at Art Share Gallery in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday,

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Pegging Study Looking for Interview Participants

Ph.D student at Louisiana State University is conducting an academic study on pegging. This study has IRB approval. Seeking adults 18+ to participants who engage in pegging, and would like to be interviewed. Please contact lcoto1@lsu.edu with the subject “pegging study”.

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Why Mental Health Practice Guidelines are Crucial for Working with Kink, BDSM, & Fetish

As helping professionals, mental health workers have an ethical and a professional responsibility to provide culturally sensitive care to our clients. Sensitive care is especially crucial for individuals who are underserved and misunderstood in society, such as those involved in kink and fetish. When some find their way to mental health
professionals for help,

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World Day of Social Justice

2019 theme: If You Want Peace & Development, Work for Social Justice

This is directly from the United Nations website. On this day we recognize that the only way for there to be peace and equity is for everyone to be treated with respect and dignity. The United Nations recognizes that social justice can only be achieved through removing the barriers created by the social constructs around sex,

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Knowing Your Status is a Valentine’s Day Gift To Yourself

Valentine’s Day is here which is the perfect time of year to get tested for STIs. To some, pairing STIs with Valentine’s Day may seem odd but I think they go hand in hand. For anyone who is single, on dating apps, in polyamorous or monogamous relationships,

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Give Consent a Hug – National Hugging Day

hugging dayJanuary 21st is National Hugging Day. Beginning in 1986 National Hugging Day was originally created for family and friends to hug often and more freely. No one can deny the power of a hug. Human beings crave connection and science has shown hugging has many benefits to our health and well being.

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JPS Looking for New Manuscripts

Did you conduct cutting-edge sex-positive research? Do you have a new theoretical twist that supports positive sexuality? Consider submitting your completed and previously unpublished manuscript to the Journal of Positive Sexuality. This growing online peer-reviewed journal supports diverse, edgy research using various methodologies and from all academic and non-academic disciplines.

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Sexual Behavior Research Needs Participants

I am a Research Intern with the Center for Positive Sexuality. I am conducting a study about human sexuality and would greatly appreciate it if you could participate in my survey.

The objective of this research project is to further understand human sexual behavior, preferences, and ideologies.

Please note that many questions are of a graphic sexual nature and require participants to anonymously divulge particularly intimate information,

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What’s new in research at CPS?

research2018 has been a very busy year in positive sexuality research. Our Research Affiliates and Assistants have been working on several projects on topics such as BDSM as leisure and identity, Greek refugees and sex work stings in Los Angeles, creating a positive sexuality assessment instrument, and may others.

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