On Wednesday evening Center for Positive Sexuality hosted a Launch Event to commemorate the opening volume of the new Journal of Positive Sexuality. Held at MCC in the Valley, guests were served hors d’oeuvres and mocktails, with cute sex-positive names such as “Non-Gender Specific Pronoun” and “Walk of No Shame.” After the mixer, guests were ushered into the main room for a panel presentation led by Executive Director Emily E. Prior and Director of Research Dr. D J Williams, also the co-founding editors of the Journal. Panelists also included Editorial Board members Dr. Jeremy N. Thomas, Dr. Moshoula Capous-Desyllas, and Dr. R. Todd Hartle. The presentation included a brief overview of the Center’s Sex Positive Framework as well as Q&A with the editors.

Journal of Positive Sexuality is a new peer-reviewed academic journal with a focus on sex positive research. This journal is multidisciplinary and is designed to be accessible and beneficial to a large and diverse readerships, including academics, policymakers, clinicians, educators, students, and others. Submissions to the Journal are taken year-round and academics and non-academics are encouraged to submit original articles. Submission guidelines can be found on the Journal’s website.

Center for Positive Sexuality is a nonprofit organization serving the community at large and working to promote recognition and acceptance of sexual and gender diversity to individuals, groups, and communities through education and research. More information about the Center and how to donate can be found on their website.

Congratulations to all of the volunteers and Editorial Board for a wonderful landmark event! Everyone is looking forward to the next one.