Current Research Projects

If you are interested in more information about any of our ongoing research projects, or possibly participating in said projects as a subject, please contact Please specify which study and what information you an inquiring about. If you are interested in becoming a Research Assistant, please check our Volunteer Opportunities.

Kink Identity and Sexuality Study (KISS Project)
Current status: Analyzing data from 72 lengthy interviews, preparing to collect interviews in Round 2 of data collection. Currently analyzing data from Round 1, focusing on early or first experiences of kink and relation to current kink identity structure. Looking for research assistants.
Research Affiliate: Richard Sprott

A National Survey of the Health and Healthcare Needs of Patients with Non-Traditional Sexual Practices
Current status: Analyzing quantitative and qualitative data from over 1,400 anonymous surveys completed in 2016. Looking for research assistants.
Research Affiliate: Richard Sprott

Homelessness and LGBTQ youth: Risks and resiliencies
Current status: Beginning to collect data in the SF Bay Area, using Grounded Theory approach. Looking for research assistants at all levels of education.
Research Affiliate: Richard Sprott
Leisure Theme and Forensic Behavioral Consistency Across Sexually Motivated Serial Homicide
Current status: Under investigation. Researchers are investigating the presence and degree of consistency of leisure themes with planning, wounding, and offender-victim interactions across murder series for specific serial offenders. 
Research Affiliates: D J Williams, Jeremy Thomas
Proliferation of BDSM identities
Current status: Data analysis. This project will utilize data from the recent CPS BDSM-as-Leisure study to explore new developments in meanings and nuances of how specific participants come to understand themselves with respect to BDSM practice.
Research Affiliates: Emily Prior, Jeremy Thomas


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