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 Orientation

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

Adam, B. D. (2004). Care, intimacy and same sex partnership in the 21st century. Current Sociology, 52 (2), pp. 265-279.

Blasband, D. & Peplau, L. A. (1985). Sexual exclusivity versus
openness in gay male couples. Journal of Sexual Behavior, 14 (5).

Kolmes, K., & Witherspoon, R. (2012). Sexual Orientation Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Expanding our Conversations about Sexual Diversity: Parts 1 and 2. The Independent Practitioner, Summer 2012, pp. 96-98.

Kurdek, L.A., & Schmitt, J. P. (1986). Relationship quality of gay men
in closed or open relationships. Journal of Homosexuality, 12(2),
pp. 85-99.

Parsons, J.T., Starks, T.J., Gamarel, K.E,. & Grov C. (2012). Non-monogamy and sexual relationship quality among same-sex male couples. Journal of Family Psychology, 26 (5), pp. 669-677.

Staley, M., Hussey, W., Roe, K., Harcourt, J., & Roe, K. (2001). In the Shadow of the Rainbow: Identifying and Addressing Health Disparities in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Population— a Research and Practice Challenge. Health Promotion Practice, 2 (3), pp. 207-211.

Tewksbury, R. (2010). Men’s Success in Online Cruising for Male Sexual Partners. Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality, 13.

Tomassilli, J., Golub, S. A., Bimbi, D. S., Parsons, J. T. (2009) Behind Closed Doors: An Exploration of Kinky Sexual Behaviors in Urban Lesbian and Bisexual Women. Journal of Sex Research, Sep-Oct.

Worth, H., Reid, A., McMillan, K. (2002). Somewhere over the rainbow: love, trust and monogamy in gay relationships. Journal of Sociology,38 (3), pp. 237-253.

Yarhouse, M.A., & Nowacki, S. K. (2007). The Many Meanings of Marriage: Divergent Perspectives Seeking Common Ground. The Family Journal, 15 (1), pp. 36-45.

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