Staff Publications

Below are a few of the many sex positive publications our Research Affiliates have produced. Please be aware that not all publications may be publicly or freely accessed.

Berdychevsky, L. & Carr, N. (2020). Innovation and Impact of Sex as Leisure in Research and Practice: Introduction to the Special Issue, Leisure Sciences, 42:3-4, 255-274, DOI: 10.1080/01490400.2020.1714519

Prause, N., & Williams, D J (2020). Groupthink in sex and pornography “addiction”: Sex-negativity, theoretical impotence, and political manipulation. In D. M. Allen & J. W. Howell, (Eds.), Groupthink in science: Greed, pathological altruism, ideology, competition, and culture (Chapter 16). New York: Springer.

Sprott, R. A. (2020). Reimagining “Kink”: Transformation, Growth, and Healing Through BDSM. Journal of Humanistic Psychology.

Stirling, Hills, & Wignall (2020). Narrative approach to understand people’s comprehension of acquaintance rape: The role of sex role stereotyping

Thomas, J. N. & Copulsky, D. (2020). Diversifying Conceptions of Sexual Pleasure in Self-Reported Genital Piercing Stories, Deviant Behavior, DOI: 10.1080/01639625.2020.1718834

Williams, D. J., Thomas, J. N. & Prior, E. E. (2020). Are Sex and Pornography Addiction Valid Disorders? Adding a Leisure Science Perspective to the Sexological Critique, Leisure Sciences, 42:3-4, 306-321, DOI: 10.1080/01490400.2020.1712284

Kink Clinical Practice Guidelines Project. (2019). Clinical Practice Guidelines for Working
with People with Kink Interests. Retrieved from DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.18464.33287

Pallotta C., Maria, Sheff, E., and Mountford, M. (2019). Polyamorous Parenting in Contemporary Research: Developments and Future Directions in Goldberg, Abbie and Allen, Katherine (Eds) The Sage Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies Vol II . Thousand Oaks: Sage.

Sprott, R.A., & Williams, D.J. (2019). Is BDSM a Sexual Orientation or Serious Leisure?  Curr Sex Health Rep, 11: 75.

Berdychevsky, L., Stodolska, M. & Shinew, K. J. (2019) The Roles of Recreation in the Prevention, Intervention, and Rehabilitation Programs Addressing Youth Gang Involvement and Violence. Leisure Sciences. DOI: 10.1080/01490400.2019.1571966

Christensen, M. (2019). Using Photovoice to Address Gender-Based Violence: A Qualitative Systematic Review. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 20(4), 484-497.

Thomas, J. N. (2019). BDSM as trauma play: An autoethnographic investigation. Sexualities.

Williams, D. J., & Vincent, Jolene. (2019). Application of the Serious Leisure Perspective to Intrinsically Motivated Serial Homicide. Deviant Behavior, 40:9, 1057-1067. DOI: 10.1080/01639625.2018.1461737

Williams, D.J. (2019). Is Serial Sexual Homicide a Compulsion, Deviant Leisure, or Both? Revisiting the Case of Ted Bundy. Leisure Sciences, 1-19. DOI: 10.1080/01490400.2019.1571967

Arntfield, M., & Williams, D. J. (2018). An Unlikely Retirement: The 2017 Las Vegas Massacre as an Exercise in Project-Based Deviant Leisure. Homicide Studies, 22(4), 410–421.

Berdychevsky, L. (2018). “Risky” Leisure Research on Sex and Violence: Innovation, Impact, and Impediments. Leisure Sciences, 40(1-2), 9-18.

Sprott, R., & Benoit Hadcock, B. (2018). Bisexuality, Pansexuality, Queer Identity, and Kink Identity. Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 33(1-2), 214-232.

Link, A., & Williams, D. (2017). Leisure Functioning and Offender Rehabilitation: A Correlational Exploration Into Factors Affecting Successful Reentry. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 61(2), 150-170.

Williams, D. (2017). The Framing of Frequent Sexual Behavior and/or Pornography Viewing as Addiction: Some Concerns for Social Work. Journal of Social Work, 17(5), 616-623.

Williams, D., Thomas, J., & Arntfield, M. (2017). An Empirical Exploration of Leisure-Related Themes and Potential Constraints across Descriptions of Serial Homicide Cases. Leisure Sciences, 1-16. DOI: 10.1080/01490400.2017.1384941

Thomas, J., Alper, N., & Gleason, B. (2017). Anti-pornography Narratives as Self-Fulfilling Prophecies: Religious Variation in the Effect that Pornography Viewing has on the Marital Happiness of Husbands. Review of Religious Research, 59(4), 471-497.

Rahaman, Z., Holmes, D., & Chartrand, L. (2017). An Opportunity for Healing and Holistic Care: Exploring the Roles of Health Care Providers Working Within Northern Canadian Aboriginal Communities. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 35(2), 185-197.

Berdychevsky, L. (2017). Sexual health education for young tourists. Tourism Management, 62, 189-195.

Berdychevsky, L. (2017). Toward the Tailoring of Sexual Health Education Messages for Young Women: A Focus on Tourist Experiences. The Journal of Sex Research, 54(9), 1171-1187.

Berdychevsky, L., & Nimrod, G. (2017). Sex as Leisure in Later life: A Netnographic Approach. Leisure Sciences, 39(3), 224-243.

Gill, E., Christensen, M., & Pérez, A. (2017). The Sale of the Atlanta Hawks: Is It Racism or White Ownership Playing the Race Card? Journal of Sports Media, 12, 113-140. doi:10.1353/jsm.2017.0005

Sprott, R. & Randall, A. (2017). Health Disparities Among Kinky Sex Practitioners. Curr Sex Health Rep, 9: 104.

Sprott, Richard A., Randall, Anna; Davison, Karen; Cannon, Neil; & Witherspoon, Ryan G. (2017). Alternative or non-traditional sexualities and therapy: A case report. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 73(8), 929-937.

Bogumil, E., Capous-Desyllas, M., Lara, P., & Reshetnikov, A. (2017). Art as mode and medium: A pedagogical approach to teaching and learning about self-reflexivity and artistic expression in qualitative research†. International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 40(4), 360-378.

Kim, J., Lee, H., Christensen, M., & Merighi, J. (2017). Technology Access and Use, and Their Associations With Social Engagement Among Older Adults: Do Women and Men Differ? Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 72(5), 836-845.

Anhalt, K., Sprott, R., Magalhães, C., Keo-Meier, C., Rosenbaum, L., & Varjas, K. (2016). The Resolution on Gender and Sexual Orientation Diversity in Children and Adolescents in Schools: An Illustration of Psychology’s Commitment to All Students. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 3(4), 448-452.

Thomas, J. (2016). The Development and Deployment of the Idea of Pornography Addiction Within American Evangelicalism. Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, 23(2-3), 182-195.

Waldura, Arora, Randall, Farala, & Sprott. (2016). Fifty Shades of Stigma: Exploring the Health Care Experiences of Kink-Oriented Patients. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 13(12), 1918-1929.

Christensen, M., Gill, E., & Pérez, A. (2016). The Ray Rice Domestic Violence Case: Constructing Black Masculinity Through Newspaper Reports. Journal of Sport & Social Issues, 40(5), 363-386.

Williams, D. J., & Browning, John Edward. (2016). Looking Inside the Coffin: An Overview of Contemporary Human Vampirism and Its Relevance for Forensics Professionals. The Criminal Humanities, 117-134.

Williams, Prior, Alvarado, Thomas, & Christensen. (2016). Is Bondage and Discipline, Dominance and Submission, and Sadomasochism Recreational Leisure? A Descriptive Exploratory Investigation. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 13(7), 1091-1094.

Hammond, C., Holmes, D., & Mercier, M. (2016). Breeding new forms of life: A critical reflection on extreme variances of bareback sex. Nursing Inquiry, 23(3), 267-277.

Chulach, T., Gagnon, M., & Holmes, D. (2016). The Lived Experience of Pregnancy Among HIV-Positive Refugee Women: A Qualitative Study. Advances in Nursing Science, 39(2), 130-149. doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000117

Gagnon, M., & Holmes, D. (2016). “So far it’s been choosing which side effects I want or I can deal with”: A grounded theory of HIV treatment side effects among people living with HIV. Aporia, 8(1), 19-40. PMID:27867446 PMCID:PMC5112014

Williams, D. J. (2016). From purple roots to dark, sexy, and diverse: The past, present, and future of deviant leisure. Leisure matters: The state and future of leisure studies, 173-180.

Thomas, J., & Williams, D. (2016). Getting off on sex research: A methodological commentary on the sexual desires of sex researchers. Sexualities, 19(1-2), 83-97.

Prior, E., Williams, D. J., Zavala, T., & Milford, J. (2016). What Do (n’t) American Undergraduate Social Work Students Learn About Sex? A Content Analysis of Sex Positivity and Diversity in Five Popular HBSE Textbooks. Critical Social Work, 17(1).

Zago, L., & Holmes, D. (2015). The ethical tightrope: Politics of intimacy and consensual method in sexuality research. Nursing Inquiry, 22(2), 147-156.

Thomas, J., & Whitehead, A. (2015). Evangelical Elites’ Anti‐Homosexuality Narratives as a Resistance Strategy Against Attribution Effects. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 54(2), 345-362.

Christensen, M. (2015). Activating College Men to Prevent Sexual Violence: A Qualitative Investigation. NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 8(2), 195-209.

Christensen, M., Wright, R., & Dunn, J. (2015). Navigating the Concepts of Gender and Violence With Young Children. Journal of Family Social Work, 18(3), 202-221.

Williams, D. J., & Prior, E. E. (2015). Do we always practice what we preach? Real vampires’ fears of coming out of the coffin to social workers and helping professionals. Critical Social Work, 16(1).

Williams, D., & Prior, E. (2015). Contemporary Polyamory: A Call for Awareness and Sensitivity in Social Work. Social Work, 60(3), 268-270.

Williams, D., Thomas, J., & Prior, J. (2015). Moving Full-Speed Ahead in the Wrong Direction? A Critical Examination of US Sex-Offender Policy from a Positive Sexuality Model. Critical Criminology, 23(3), 277-294.

Christensen, M. (2015). VIII. New tools: Young feminism in the rural west. Feminism & Psychology, 25(1), 45-49.

Thomas, J., Crosby, L., & Milford, J. (2015). Gender Differences among Self-Reported Genital Piercing Stories. Deviant Behavior, 36(6), 441-462.

Williams, D., Thomas, J., & Christensen, C. (2014). You need to cover your tattoos!”: Reconsidering standards of professional appearance in social work. Social Work, 59(4), 373-5.

Williams, D., Thomas, J., Prior, E., & Christensen, M. (2014). From ‘SSC’ and ‘RACK’ to the ‘4Cs’: Introducing a new Framework for Negotiating BDSM Participation. Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality, 17, Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality, 0, 2014, Vol.17.

Weinberg, T., & Newmahr, S. (2014). Intersections of vampirism and sexuality: A narrative description of a vampire feeding. Selves, Symbols, and Sexualities: An Interactionist Anthology, Sage Publications.

Williams, D. (2013). Social Work, BDSM and Vampires: Toward Understanding and Empowering People with Non-traditional Identities. Canadian Social Work, 15(1), 1.

Williams, D., Prior, E., & Wegner, J. (2013). Resolving Social Problems Associated with Sexuality: Can a “Sex-Positive” Approach Help? Social Work, 58(3), 273-276.

Prior, E. (2011). Women’s perspectives of BDSM power exchange. Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality, Volume 16.

Cutler, B., Lee, E. M., Cutler, N., & Sagarin, B. J. (2020). Partner selection, power dynamics, and mutual care giving in long-term self-defined BDSM couples. Journal of Positive Sexuality, 6, 86-114

Browning, J. E., & Williams, D J. (2020). Vampire fictions and the conflation of violent crime with real vampirism: A practical overview. In C.S. Picart (Ed.), Monsters, Law, Crime: Explorations in Gothic Criminology. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. 

Williams, DJ, Prior, E. E., & Thomas, J. N. (2020). Playing with danger: Encouraging research on BDSM as a form of leisure via reflection and confession. In D. C. Parry & C. W. Johnson (Eds.), Sex and Leisure: Promiscuous Perspectives. New York: Routledge. 

Berdychevsky, L. (2020). Reflexivity and ethical considerations in investigating the links between sex and leisure. In D. Parry & C. W. Johnson (Eds.), Sex and Leisure: Promiscuous Perspectives. London and New York: Routledge.

Fratila, I., & Berdychevsky, L. (2020). Understanding drugs as leisure through the (de)differentiation lens and the dialectic of Logos- and Eros-modernity. Leisure Studies. doi:10.1080/02614367.2020.1843694

Berdychevsky, L. (in press). Gender differences and similarities in the perceptions of and experiences with sexual risk taking in tourism. In N. Carr & L. Berdychevsky (Eds.), Sex in tourism: Exploring the light and the dark. Bristol, UK: Channel View Publications. 

Berdychevsky, L., & Carr, N. (in press). Introducing the light and dark sides of sex in tourism and the fifty shades of grey in between: Using the social-ecological model. In N. Carr & L. Berdychevsky (Eds.), Sex in tourism: Exploring the light and the dark. Bristol, UK: Channel View Publications.

Hughes, S. D., & Hammack, P. L. (2020). Narratives of the Origins of Kinky Sexual Desire Held by Users of a Kink-Oriented Social Networking Website. The Journal of Sex Research, 1-12. 

Hughes, S. D. (2020). Release Within Confinement: An Alternative Proposal for Managing the Masturbation of Incarcerated Men in US Prisons. Journal of Positive Sexuality, 6(1).  

Bromfield, N., Panichelli, M., & Capous-Desyllas, M. (2020). At the Intersection of COVID-19 and Sex Trade in the United States: A Call for Social Work Action. Affilia: The Journal of Women and Social Work. 

Capous-Desyllas, M., Payne, D. & Panichelli, M. (2020). Sex Trade in Los Angeles: Sex Work, Police Violence, and Carceral Feminism. Affilia: The Journal of Women and Social Work. 

Capous-Desyllas, M. & Loy, V. (2020). Navigating Intersecting Identities, Self-Representation and Relationships: A Qualitative Study with Trans Sex Workers Living and Working in Los Angeles, CA. Sociological Inquiry, 90(2): 339-370. 

Mountz, S., Capous-Desyllas, M. & Perez, N. (2020). Speaking Back to the System: Recommendations for practice and policy from the voices and perspectives of LGBTQ       Former Foster Youth. Child Welfare Journal.  

Mountz, S., Capous-Desyllas, M., & Sevillano, L. (2020). Educational Trajectories of LGBTQ Former Foster Youth. Child Welfare Journal.   

Christensen, C., Capous-Desyllas, M. & Arczynski, A. (2020). Photovoice as a Multi-level Tool for Gender and Sexual Identity Exploration. Families in Society.