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.

Sprott, R.A., & Williams, D.J. (2019). Is BDSM a Sexual Orientation or Serious Leisure?  Curr Sex Health Rep, 11: 75. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11930-019-00195-x

Liza Berdychevsky, Monika Stodolska & Kimberly J. Shinew (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. https://doi.org/10.1177/1524838017717746

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. https://doi.org/10.1177/1088767918786765

Berdychevsky, L. (2018). “Risky” Leisure Research on Sex and Violence: Innovation, Impact, and Impediments. Leisure Sciences, 40(1-2), 9-18. https://doi.org/10.1080/01490400.2017.1376012

Sprott, R., & Benoit Hadcock, B. (2018). Bisexuality, Pansexuality, Queer Identity, and Kink Identity. Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 33(1-2), 214-232. https://doi.org/10.1080/14681994.2017.1347616

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. https://doi.org/10.1177/0306624X15600695

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. https://doi.org/10.1177/1468017316644701

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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13644-017-0301-x

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. https://doi.org/10.1177/0898010116650773

Berdychevsky, L. (2017). Sexual health education for young tourists. Tourism Management, 62, 189-195. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2017.03.025

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. https://doi.org/10.1080/00224499.2017.1280720

Berdychevsky, L., & Nimrod, G. (2017). Sex as Leisure in Later life: A Netnographic Approach. Leisure Sciences, 39(3), 224-243. https://doi.org/10.1080/01490400.2016.1189368

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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11930-017-0113-6

Sprott, Richard A., Randall, Anna; Davison, Karen; Cannon, Neil; & Witherspoon, Ryan G. (2017). Alternative or nontraditional sexualities and therapy: A case report. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 73(8), 929-937. https://doi.org/10.1002/jclp.22511

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. https://doi.org/10.1080/1743727X.2015.1114602

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. https://doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gbw123

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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/sgd0000194

Thomas, J. (2016). The Development and Deployment of the Idea of Pornography Addiction Within American Evangelicalism. Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, 23(2-3), 182-195. https://doi.org/10.1080/10720162.2016.1140603

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsxm.2016.09.019

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. https://doi.org/10.1177/0193723516655576

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsxm.2016.05.001

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. https://doi.org/10.1111/nin.12139

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. https://doi.org/10.1177/1363460715583610

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. https://doi.org/10.1111/nin.12068

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. https://doi.org/10.1111/jssr.12188

Christensen, M. (2015). Activating College Men to Prevent Sexual Violence: A Qualitative Investigation. NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education, 8(2), 195-209. https://doi.org/10.1080/19407882.2015.1084330

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.  https://doi.org/10.1080/10522158.2015.1048494

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). https://doi.org/10.22329/csw.v16i1.5917

Williams, D., & Prior, E. (2015). Contemporary Polyamory: A Call for Awareness and Sensitivity in Social Work. Social Work, 60(3), 268-270. https://doi.org/10.1093/sw/swv012

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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10612-015-9270-y

Christensen, M. (2015). VIII. New tools: Young feminism in the rural west. Feminism & Psychology, 25(1), 45-49. https://doi.org/10.1177/0959353514565219

Thomas, J., Crosby, L., & Milford, J. (2015). Gender Differences among Self-Reported Genital Piercing Stories. Deviant Behavior, 36(6), 441-462. https://doi.org/10.1080/01639625.2014.944062

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. https://doi.org/10.1093/sw/swu025

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. https://doi.org/10.1093/sw/swt024

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


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