“Sexual Communication in the Digital Age: Poke it, Tweet it, Sext it”

March 3-6, 2011

Crowne Plaza, Philadelphia Downtown, Philadelphia, PA

Deadline for Submissions: October 29, 2010



Language and media are evolving to help us communicate in different ways about sex, sexuality, and the related identities, communities, and behaviors. Not only is the culture experiencing these changes, but so is the field of research. New research methods are developing and creative approaches to methods for executing our research present both exciting opportunities and new challenges. The 2011 SSSS Eastern and Midcontinent Region Joint Conference theme is Sexual Communication in the Digital Age: Poke it, tweet it, sext it. Although submissions from all areas of the scientific study of sexuality are welcomed, we are especially interested in multidisciplinary submissions focused on communicating about sex, and the ways in which technology and communications have impacted sex research. Potential research topics include:



Theories of communications, types of communications regarding sex

Cultural shifts in communications, laws, relationships, etc.

The business of sexual communications and technology

Sex therapy/counseling and communications: impact on relationships, variety in counseling/therapeutic approaches with innovative communications

Innovative research methods utilizing cutting-edge digital communication techniques

Research demonstrating effectiveness of digital communications/interventions in sexuality

Cybersex: sex and the Internet, hooking up online, and matchmaking (e.g., Match.com)

Careers in sexual communications

History of sexual communicationWe welcome ideas and suggestions.  If you want to help, please contact us now.




Conference Co-Chairs:

Catherine Dukes, PhD    cdukes@ppde.org

Justin A. Sitron, EdD      jasitron@widener.edu



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