Bay Area Open Minds

San Francisco Bay Area psychotherapists and psychotherapy students who affirm that sexual, relational and gender diversity are natural expressions of the human experience.

Sexual Diversity

The following studies are independent projects and papers that contribute empirical data to our body of knowledge on concepts related to sexual diversity.

Borg C., de Jong, P.J. (2012). Feelings of Disgust and Disgust-Induced Avoidance Weaken following Induced Sexual Arousal in Women. PLoS ONE 7(9): e44111.

Budgeon, S. (2008). Couple Culture and the Production of Singleness. Sexualities, 11 (3), pp.  301-325.

Gupta, K. (2012). Protecting Sexual Diversity: Rethinking the Use of Neurotechnological Interventions to Alter Sexuality.  AJOB Neuroscience. 3 (3), pp. 24-28.

McClelland, A., Flicker, S.,  Nepveux, D.,  Nixon, S., Vo, T.,  Wilson, C.,  Marshall, Z.,  Travers, R., & Proudfoot, D. (2012). Seeking Safer Sexual Spaces: Queer and Trans Young People Labeled with Intellectual Disabilities and the Paradoxical Risks of Restriction. Journal of Homosexuality, 59 (6), pp. 808-819.

Newman, B. (1997). The use of on-line services to encourage exploration of ego-dystonic sexual interests. Journal of Sex Education and Therapy, 22(1), 45-48.

Payne, E. (2010). Sluts: Heteronormative Policing in the Stories of Lesbian Youth , 46 (3), pp. 317-336.

Rehman, U. S., Rellini, A. H. and Fallis, E. (2011). The Importance of Sexual Self-Disclosure to Sexual Satisfaction and Functioning in Committed Relationships. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 8, pp. 3108–3115.

Sheff, E., & Hammers, C. (2011). The privilege of perversities: race, class and education among polyamorists and kinksters. Psychology and Sexuality, 2 (3), pp. 198-223.

Weisner, T. S., & H. Garnier.  (1992).  Nonconventional family lifestyles and school achievement: A 12-year longitudinal study.  American Educational Research Journal 29(3), pp. 605-632.

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