preliminary program - Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality


preliminary program - Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality
November 6-9, 2014
Hilton DoubleTree Downtown
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Scientific Program Chairs 2014:
Rose Hartzell, PhD; Jay Irwin, PhD; and Christopher Fisher, PhD
Program Committee: Aleta Baldwin, MA; Nicholas Grosskopf, EdD,
MCHES, Janet Shibley Hyde, PhD
Conference Chair: Mandy Peters, SSSS Executive Director
Program and Scientific Review Committees: Kristen Abbott-Anderson, MS, RN; Patricia Aletky, PhD; DJ Angelone, PhD; Katie
Barnhart, MPH; Carey Bayer, EdD, MEd, RN, CSE; Mark Bigler, PhD, MSW; Phillip Birch, PhD; Karen Blair, PhD; Eric Buhi, MPH,
PHD; Carol Cassell, PhD; Sara Coenen, MSW, MEd; Jason Coleman, PhD, MSPH; Erika Collazo, MPH; Betsy Crane, PhD; Andrea
DeMaria, PhD; Kevicha Echols, MA; Nicholas Grosskopf, EdD, MS, MA; Autumn Hamilton, HSD; Dayna Henry, PhD; Darryl Hill,
PhD; Raven James, PhD; Sofia Jawed-Wessel, PhD, MPH; Shanna Katz Kattari, MEd; Michael Kauth, PhD; Aja Kneip-Pelster, MPH;
Osmo Kontula, PhD; Nathan Lachowsky, BSc; Heidi Lyons, PhD; Helen Mahony, MPH; Shireen Noble, BASc; Ray Noonan, PhD;
Jennifer Olsen, MA; Kathleen Parks, PhD; Katherine Quinn, MA; Sonya Satinsky, PhD; Nicole Smith, PhD, MPH ; Shayna Sparling,
MA; Greta Stuhlsatz, MS; Harrison Voigt, PhD; Zhana Vrangalova, PhD; Mary Ann Watson, PhD; J. Michael Wilkerson, MPH, PhD;
Earl Yarington, PhD; Michael Young, PhD
Continuing Education Committee: Jose Nanin, MCHES, EdD, CSE (Co-Chair); Randolph Hubach, PhD (Co-Chair); Carey Roth Bayer,
EdD, RN; Patricia Aletky, PhD; Mark Bigler, PhD, MSW; Nicole Smith, PhD, MPH
Awards and Fellows Committee: Patricia Barthalow Koch, PhD (Chair); Walter Bockting, PhD; Carol Cassell, PhD; Terri Fisher, PhD
Andrew Mattison/David McWhirter Outstanding Student Paper and Poster Awards Chair: Raven James, PhD
Exhibits & Sponsors Committee: Sophia Jawed-Wessel, PhD (Chair); Aleta Baldwin, MA; Jessamyn Bowling, MPH;
Aja Kneip-Pelster, MPH
Ambassador & Mentoring Programs: Shayna Sparling, PhD; Myeshia Price, PhD; Nathan Lachowsky, BSc
Membership Committee: Kristen Jozkowski, PhD (Chair); Heather Blunt, PhD; Terry Humphreys, PhD; Jimmie Manning, PhD;
Myeshia Price, PhD; Dayna Henry, PhD
Journal of Sex Research Editor: Cynthia Graham, PhD
(A full listing of Associate and Consulting Editors can be found online at
Sexual Science Newsletter Editor: Christopher Fisher, PhD
SSSS Board of Directors
Executive Committee
President: Michael Reece, PhD*
Past President: Jean Levitan, PhD *
President-Elect: Osmo Kontula, PhD*
Treasurer: Swagata Banik, PhD*
Secretary: Juline Koken, PhD*
*Members of the SSSS Executive Committee
At-Large Members of the Board
Terry Humphreys, PhD
Christian Grov, PhD
Justin Sitron, PhD
Debby Herbenick, PhD
Kristen Jozkowski, PhD
Vena Blanchard, DHS
David Barney, PhD
Student Involvement Representatives
Myeshia Price, PhD (senior chair)
Shayna Sparling, PhD (junior chair)
SSSS Staff
For additional information, contact:
881 Third Street, Suite B-5, Whitehall, PA 18052
Phone: 610.443.3100 ‫ ׀‬Fax: 610.443.3105
Email: [email protected]
Executive Director
Mandy Peters
Administrative Assistant
Dawn Olewnik
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SSSS 2014 Annual Meeting - General Information
HOST HOTEL – Hilton DoubleTree Downtown Omaha, Nebraska: 1616 Dodge Street • Omaha, Nebraska 68102 • Phone: (402) 636-4994.
SSSS has secured a $129 single/double occupancy rate. The DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel Omaha Downtown and Executive Meeting Center is the ideal
choice for your stay in Omaha, Nebraska. This downtown Omaha hotel boasts a central location at the crossroads of the country, close to local Omaha
attractions, and a short complimentary shuttle ride away from Eppley airport. Guests on business will appreciate the hotel's downtown Omaha location.
Positioned across the street from First National Bank and Union Pacific, this DoubleTree by Hilton hotel is also just six blocks from the CenturyLink
Center Omaha, a venue that has elevated Omaha as a leading Midwest convention destination. This downtown Omaha DoubleTree hotel offers
spacious, tastefully decorated guest rooms, suites and executive accommodations all featuring thoughtful amenities such as high-speed internet access.
Guests can also enjoy access to a wide range of hotel services including a fitness center, an indoor swimming pool and the stylish Signatures
Restaurant. The friendly staff at this DoubleTree by Hilton hotel looks forward to welcoming you to Omaha with the signature, warm chocolate-chip
cookie. ONSITE DINING - Signatures Restaurant and City Center Pub - The City Center Pub has a comfortable ambiance with contemporary design
and seating for family or business travelers. Choose from private booths or tables with modern arm chair seating to unwind with a cold beverage and
choose from a wide variety of appetizers, as well as a full menu. Open till 1 or 2 AM.
LOCAL TRANSPORTATION: Omaha’s airport, Eppley Airfield is just four miles from the downtown area. The Omaha airport code is OMA.
The SSSS host hotel, The Hilton DoubleTree Downtown Omaha, provides complimentary direct transportation to and from the airport, as well as
shuttle service within a 3 mile radius.
Once you arrive at Eppley Airfield, call the Hilton DoubleTree and let them know you’re waiting for pick-up: (402) 346-7600.
INFORMATIONAL EXHIBITS: Information of interest to researchers, sexuality educators, therapists, and scientists will be presented as part of
the Annual Meeting exhibits display on Friday and Saturday. Due to limited space, authors may not bring items to exhibit unless prior arrangements
are made. SSSS will not pay hotel fees or return shipping fees on any exhibits. The Society does not endorse any of the publications, services, or
products exhibited. Please visit our exhibits and networking hall in the Conference Center. Exhibit hours for the conference are Friday and Saturday
from 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM.
STUDENT and EARLY PROFESSIONAL AMBASSADORS: Student Ambassadors and Early Professionals are available at the conference to provide
information and help with your meeting needs. Through the Ambassador Program, individuals may receive partial remission of registration fees by
providing work service during the conference. Student Ambassador and Early Professional guidelines and application information can be found online at
REFUND & BILLING POLICIES: Refunds: All cancellations must be made in writing. If the letter is received by September 15, 2014, your full
registration will be refunded. If the letter is received between September 16 and October 10th, a $100 administrative fee will be charged. Refunds
will not be made if you cancel your registration after October 20, 2014. Refund fees are returned to the person in a check and will not be put on a
credit card. Billing Policy: A charge of $50 will apply to all returned checks.
ACCESSIBILITY AND THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT: If, as a presenter, you have special needs, you must contact the HILTON
DOUBLETREE to make appropriate arrangements. Hilton DoubleTree is committed to ensuring that we meet and exceed all of the requirements for the
Americans with Disabilities Act. The staff has been thoroughly trained to accommodate guests with special needs so that all guests enjoy the same firstclass comfort and service during their stay in Omaha.
AUDIO VISUALS: For all sessions, SSSS will provide, at no additional charge, an LCD projector, laptop & screen, a Flip chart with markers will be
in each room, whiteboard, and electrical hookup, during the regular program to presenters who requested them on their proposal sheets. If volume is
needed for presentation, small speaker sets will be available upon a first come basis and arrangements must be made prior to November
1st. Presenters using audio visual equipment are requested to arrive at their sessions at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the session to meet the
AV staff for help in setting up the equipment and verify it is functional. Presenters will have to separately pay the hotel AV company for any late
additional AV, assuming it is available. The Society assumes no liability for any AV equipment that we obtain for the program or that the presenter
obtains or brings to the program.
EXPLICIT MATERIALS NOTICE: What is presented and discussed at this program may be explicitly sexual in nature and may be offensive to some.
The Society assumes that the registrant is of legal age and accepts responsibility to leave any session that is found to be offensive. The Society also
assumes that no registrant will bring underage minors to any meeting functions or the exhibits area. The Society does not assume any responsibility for
what is presented or discussed.
THE FOUNDATION FOR THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF SEXUALITY (FSSS): The Foundation was created by The Society for the purpose of
stimulating and supporting sex research. The primary goal of FSSS is to make available a perpetual pool of funds to accomplish its purpose. Please support
FSSS by purchasing a ticket for FSSS Brewery and Beef Tasting Event. Tickets can be purchased at the registration desk. Please see their ad on page 8 for
Notice for those earning Continuing Education…
Individuals earning Continuing Education MUST register and present a CE badge when entering CE rooms.
CE participants will receive session certificates via email, following the completion of the event, provided they sign in/out of each room and
return a completed evaluation form. Please keep the session tracker for your records. CE Sessions are identified in RED as “*CE Session”
throughout the program. SSSS will report all hours to the approved agencies. Need a CE badge? Please register at the registration desk.
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3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Conference Registration and Information
4:30 PM – 8:30 PM
SAR - Sexual Attitude Reassessment (PRE-CON A part 1) *^
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
SSSS Executive Committee Meeting
7:30 AM – 6:45 PM
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
9:00 AM – Noon
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Conference Registration and Information
SAR (part 2)- Sexual Attitude Reassessment (PRE-CON A) *^ (8 AM -Noon)
SAR (part 3)- Sexual Attitude Reassessment (PRE-CON A) *^ (1 – 5 PM )
Pre-Con Continuing Education Workshop B*^
SSSS Board of Directors Meeting
Pre-Con CE Workshops C and D *^
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Exhibitor set-up (not open to the public. Exhibit hall opens Friday morning at 7:30 AM)
4:15 PM – 4:45 PM
Orientation for Students, First Timers, International Attendees and New Members
5:00 PM – 5:50 PM
Inaugural Member Poster Presentations
6:00 PM – 7:45 PM
Are We There Yet? Sharing the Road Toward the Sexual Frontier
Colin Adamo, Advocates for Youth
Sponsored by Indiana University Bloomington, School of Public Health
7:45 PM – 9:30 PM
Welcome Reception & Dance Party
Sponsored by Indiana University Bloomington, School of Public Health
9:00 PM
Students & Young Professionals Networking After-Party
7:30 AM – 5:30 PM
7:45 AM – 8:45 AM
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Conference Registration and Exhibit Hours
Two Americas: The Experiences of LGBT Americans
Brad Clark, Human Rights Campaign, Director of Programmatic Development
10:15 AM – 10:45 AM
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
CE Session*, Symposia, & Concurrent Sessions
STUDENTS and PAST PRESIDENTS LUNCHEON (Lunch-on-your-own for non-student registrants)
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
2:00 PM – 2:30 AM
CE Session*, Symposia, & Concurrent Sessions
SSSS Business Meeting
CE Session*, Symposia, & Concurrent Sessions
Special Session: Publishing in, and Reviewing for, The Journal of Sex Research
CE Session*, Symposia, & Concurrent Sessions
The Pleasure Principle Revisited:
How Sexual Pleasure Links Sexual Arousal, Desire, Preference, and Performance
Jim Pfaus
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
3:45 PM – 5:15 PM
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
5:00 PM – 5:15 PM
5:15 PM – 6:30 PM
7:00 PM - ?
Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality Fundraiser
Upstream Brewery – Social & Tasting Event
Advance ticket purchase is required
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7:30 AM – 5:30 PM
7:45 AM – 8:45 AM
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
10:15 AM – 10:45 AM
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
11:45 AM – 1:10 PM
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
2:15 PM – 2:45 PM
2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
3:45 PM – 4:15 PM
4:15 PM – 5:15 PM
5:15 PM – 5:30 PM
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Conference Registration and Exhibit Hours
Contemporary Genetics for Gender Researchers: Not Your Grandma's Genetics Anymore
Rachel Salk & Janet Shibley Hyde
CE Session*, Symposia, & Concurrent Sessions
Networking Luncheon
CE Session*, Symposia, & Concurrent Sessions
CE Session*, Symposia & Concurrent Sessions
CE Session*, Symposia & Concurrent Sessions
BREAK – VISIT EXHIBITS (Exhibits close at 5:30 PM)
Journal of Sex Research 50th Anniversary Plenary Panel*
Bill Fisher, Shari Dworkin, Janet Shibley Hyde, Debby Herbenick
Discussant: Margaret Rosario
JSR 50 Anniversary Celebration
Wine & Cheese Reception
Sponsored by Routledge Publishing / Taylor & Francis
7:30 AM – 11:00 AM
7:45 AM – 8:45 AM
8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
9:00 AM – Noon
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
11:15 AM – 11:30 AM
11:30 AM – 12:45 PM
Conference Registration and Information
SSSS Board Meeting
CE Session*, Symposia, Concurrent Sessions
FSSS Board Meeting
CE Session*, Symposia, Concurrent Sessions
Sexual Rights as Human Rights: From Concept to Reality
Eli Coleman, Eleanor Matcika-Tyndale, Esther Corona, Ezster Kismodi, PhD
Discussant: Eusebio Rubio Aurioles
12:45 PM – 1:00 PM
Student Awards
*Continuing Education Session / ^Additional registration & fee required / **Sponsored event
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Kathleen Baldwin, MSW,CSE,CLC and Wayne Pawlowski, MSW, CSE
Wed,11/5; 4:30 -8:30 PM│Thurs,11/6; 8 AM – Noon │Thurs,11/6; 1PM – 5 PM
Learning Objectives: 1.Identify areas of personal comfort and/or discomfort regarding sexual behavior
and where that comfort and/or discomfort originates. 2.Describe their primary “values-filters;” and, how those “filters” inform their attitudes,
values, feelings, and beliefs about sexuality/sexual behaviors. 3. Identify areas of sexuality where they may find inconsistency between their
attitudes, values, feelings and beliefs. 4. Discuss a broad range of sexual expression with an increased level of comfort. 5. Develop a greater
understanding of the sexual attitudes and values of people whose sexual interests/activities/experience and physical abilities are different from
their own. 6. Identify areas of human sexuality where they hold biases that have the potential of interfering with their professionalism. 7.
Identify and articulate their attitudes/values/feelings/beliefs about sexual expression between people of different sexual orientations. 8.
Identify and articulate their attitudes/values/feelings/beliefs about various sexual fetishes. 9. Identify and articulate their
attitudes/values/feelings/beliefs about the spectrum of BDSM. 10. Identify and articulate their attitudes/values/feelings/beliefs about anal
stimulation. 11. Identify and articulate their attitudes/values/feelings/beliefs about sexuality and aging. 12. Identify and articulate their
attitudes/values/feelings/beliefs about sexuality and varying levels of ability.
Pre-Con B: Exploration of the Old and New Frontiers in
Transgender Medicine, Identities and Care ^*CE: 3 Hours
Ryan K. Sallans, MA
Thursday, November 6th; 9 AM – 12 PM
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify current approaches and standards of care used to treat clients with a transgender identity. 2. Define
terminology and language used by transgender individuals and the providers who provide care. 3. Recall social, mental and medical influences
that impact individuals with transgender identities.
Pre-Con C: Supporting Ethics & Rigor: Human Research
Protection Programs and Sexuality Research ^*CE: 3 Hours
Nicholas Grosskopf, EdD, MCHES
Thursday, November 6th; 1 PM – 4 PM
Learning Objectives: 1. Describe current OHRP/accrediting bodies’ goals, principles and standards. 2. Identify best
practices when preparing sexuality research for IRB review. 3. Evaluate sample HRPP submissions for IRB approval.
Pre-Con D: A Step in Reshaping Medical
Education: National Competencies Addressing the
Health of LGBT & People with DSD ^*CE: 3 Hours
Carey Bayer, EdD, MEd, RN, CSE; and Kristen Eckstrand, PhD
Thursday, November 6th; 1 PM – 4 PM
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify the competencies developed by the AAMC’s LGBT & DSD-Affected Patient Care Advisory Committee. 2.
Summarize at least 2 opportunities and 2 challenges for integrating and assessing LGBT & DSD-affected learning competencies across medical and
health professional training programs. 3. List at least 2 examples of strategies that have worked for integrating sexuality education in existing
curricula as possible strategies for implementing the competencies
A full listing of abstracts can be found online or in the mobile app.
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The Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality
Fundraising & Social Event – Fri., Nov. 7th, 7 to 10 PM. ^
Invites you to join us at Upstream Brewing Company for an evening
of abundant appetizers (shrimp wontons, hoisin glazed beef satays,
roasted corn and black bean tarts with avocado ranch dip, mini
pretzels with exotic mushrooms and more) and award winning,
hand-crafted beers – and the opportunity to connect with friends new
and old!
It’s our most accessible fundraiser yet – $40 for students and $70 for nonstudents. The Upstream Brewing Company is just a few blocks away
from our conference hotel – take a stroll with other attendees or make use
of the hotel’s free shuttle. At the event, we have our own private area
complete with our own bartender and pool tables. Add $5 to your ticket
price to participate in a beer tasting event with Upstream’s own
brewmaster! Purchase your beer tasting ticket at the FSSS booth in the
exhibit hall, during the event.
This event is the Foundation's annual-and only-fundraising event.
Your participation in this event provides support for a variety of sex
research projects. For example, our Grants-in-Aid Program provides up to
$1,000 (per grant) to support scientific sexuality research in areas not
likely to receive support from other sources. The money may be used for
either a small project that can be completed with the help of the grant or
as part of a larger study to complete the funding needed.
See for more information about FSSS.
We welcome a donation if you can't join us. Can’t go but would like to support the foundation?
Here’s how! Complete the form on page 14, detach, and submit the form to the conference
registration desk.
Special opportunity for students: the first 10 students who sign up for the event will receive a
complimentary ticket to the event paid for by an anonymous benefactor.
The Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (FSSS) is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization devoted
exclusively to supporting scientific research related to sexuality.
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Thursday, Nov. 6th 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM
Session 1 *CE: 1.5 Hours
Opening Plenar y
Are We There Yet? Sharing the Road Toward the Sexual Frontier
Colin Adamo, BA; Advocates for Youth
**Sponsored by Indiana University Bloomington, School of Public Health
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify new strategies to package and deliver information to target demographics at highest need. 2. Evaluate sexual health promotion efforts that employ a collaborative
approach with audience. 3. Recognize opportunities to create inroads for new researchers, practitioners, and educators to participate in your field. 4. Determine sources of inspiration for
innovating your area of expertise.
Friday, Nov. 7th 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Session 2 *CE: 1.25 Hours
Two Americas: The Experiences of LGBT Americans
Brad Clark, BA; Human Rights Campaign, Director Programmatic Development
**Sponsored by the Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality
Learning Objectives: 1. To better understand the differences in the lived experiences of LGBT Americans based on the geographic region in which they reside. 2. To illustrate how needs-assessment data &
findings have been interpreted and transformed into action plans designed to best serve the LGBT populations in the states surveyed.
Friday, Nov. 7th 5:15 PM – 6:30 PM
Session 28 *CE: 1.25 Hours
The Pleasure Principle Revisited: How Sexual Pleasure Links Sexual
Arousal, Desire, Preference, and Performance
Jim Pfaus, PhD
Learning Objectives: 1.Recognize the brain mechanisms by which experience with sexual pleasure and reward comes to modify sexual arousal, desire, and partner preference. 2. Assess how animal models can
be utilized to infer aspects of human sexual behavior (e.g., first sexual experiences) that cannot be studied in humans.
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Saturday, Nov. 8th 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Session 29 *CE: 1.25 Hours
Contemporary Genetics for Gender Researchers:
Not Your Grandma's Genetics Anymore
Rachel Salk, MS & Janet Shibley Hyde, PhD
**Sponsored by the Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality
Learning Objectives: 1.Attendees should learn the definitions of multiple terms in contemporary genetics that are relevant to gender and sexuality research. 2. What is meant by the term “epigenetics” and how
might epigenetics influence gender-related behavior?
Saturday, Nov. 8th 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Session 53 *CE: 1.5 Hours
The next 50 years of sexual science: Where do we go from here?
Towards an Activist Journal of Sex
Research: Shaping the Theoretical,
Methodological, and Substantive
Future of Sex Research
Gender and Change: Implications for
Sexuality and Relationships
Sexuality in the Global South in JSR:
Inclusion, Omissions, and Future
Engaging the Public in Science: What
Sexual Scientists Should Know About
Media and Science Dissemination
Bill Fisher, PhD
Shari Dworkin, PhD
Janet Shibley Hyde, PhD
Debby Herbenick, PhD
Discussant: Margaret Rosario, PhD
Learning Objectives: I. Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to identify some of the challenges for future sex research and ways that these might be addressed. 2. Upon completion of the session,
participants will be able to describe contributions of a global research perspective to understanding of sexuality. 3. Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to discuss emerging trends in
communication/technologies and how these may affect sex research.
Sunday, Nov. 9th 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM
Session 65 *CE: 1.25 Hours
Sexual Rights as Human Rights: From Concept to Reality
Eli Coleman, PhD
Eleanor Maticka-Tyndale, PhD
David Finkelhor, PhD
Esther Corona, PhD
Ezster Kismodi, PhD
Discussant: Eusebio Rubio-Aurioles, PhD
Learning Objectives: 1. Identify the main components of sexual rights as fundamental human rights. 2. Describe at least three examples of moving sexual rights onto the global agenda
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Program Schedule
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Pre-Con CE Registration and information
4:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Sexual Attitude Reassessment (SAR) Pre-Con A Part 1 (See page 7 for details)
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
SSSS Executive Committee Meeting
Thursday, November 6, 2014
7:30 AM – 6:45 PM
Conference Registration and information
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sexual Attitude Reassessment (SAR) Pre-Con A Part 2 & 3 (See page 7 for details)
9:00 AM – Noon
Pre-Con CE Session B (See page 7 for details)
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
SSSS Board of Directors Meeting
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Pre-Con CE Sessions C & D (See page 7 for details)
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Exhibitor Set-Up (closed to the public)
4:15 PM – 4:45 PM
Orientation for Students, First-Timers, International Attendees, and New Members
5:00 PM – 5:50 PM
Inaugural Member Poster Presentations (Details TBA)
6:00 PM – 6:15 PM
Welcoming Remarks
6:15 PM – 7:45 PM
Opening Plenary – Colin Adamo (see page 9 for details)
7:45 PM – 9:30 PM
Welcome Reception & Dance Party
9:00 PM
Students & Young Professionals After-Party
6:00 PM – 6:15 PM
Welcoming Remarks
Rose Hartzell, PhD
2014 Program Co-Chair
Jay Irwin, PhD
2014 Program Co-Chair
Christopher Fisher, PhD
2014 Program Co-Chair
Michael Reece, PhD
SSSS President
Adi Pour, PhD
Director Douglas County
Health Department
Thursday Night Festivities:
7:45 PM – 9:30 PM
Welcome Reception and Dance Party
All attendees are invited to join SSSS as we
bring the sexy to Omaha!
Dress to impress, dance the night away, and
enjoy hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.
**Sponsored by Indiana University Bloomington, School of Public Health
9:00 PM
Students and Young Professionals Networking
Join the SSSS Student Involvement Co-Chairs, and
the chairs of our Mentoring and Ambassador
Committees for a great evening of networking. Meet in
the hotel lobby.
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Friday, November 7, 2014
7:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Conference Registration, Information, and Exhibits
7:45 AM – 8:45 AM
Poster Session A and Breakfast
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Winer Plenary – Brad Clark (see page 9 for details)
10:15 AM – 10:45 AM
Break – Visit the Exhibit Hall and Posters
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
Concurrent Sessions, Symposium, and Continuing Education (Page 12, sessions 3-8)
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Students & Presidents Luncheon (lunch is on your own for non-students)
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions, Workshop, and Continuing Education (Page 13, sessions 9-14)
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Break – SSSS Business Meeting – Visit the Exhibit Hall and Posters
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Concurrent Sessions, Symposium, and Continuing Education (Page 13, sessions 15-20)
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Break – Visit the Exhibit Hall and Posters
3:45 PM – 5:15 PM
Special Session: Publishing in, and Reviewing for, The Journal of Sex Research
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions, Symposium, and Continuing Education (Page 14, sessions 22-27)
5:00 PM – 5:15 PM
Break – Visit the Exhibit Hall and Posters
5:15 PM – 6:30 PM
Distinguished Scientific Achievement Plenary – Jim Pfaus (see page 9 for details)
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
FSSS Fundraiser – Upstream Brewery Tasting Event (see page 8 for details)
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
Concurrent Sessions, Symposium, and Continuing Education
Session 3
10:45 AM - Everybody's Doing It: The Emotional Consequences of Pluralistic Ignorance in the Hookup Culture - Heather
Meggers-Wright, PhD
Sexual Decision-making and
Session 4
Cross-cultural Perspectives in
11:25 AM - Serious Relationships v. Hookups: Erotophilia Scores Explain Sex Differences in Desired Sexual Behaviors Jennifer Shukusky, MA
10:45 AM - Bisexual Men in Mumbai, India: Sexual Behavior, Condom Use, and the Need for Targeted HIV/STI
Interventions - Brian Dodge, PhD; Jessamyn Bowling, MPH; Swagata Banik, PhD; Murugesan Sivasubramanian, MS;
Vanessa Schick, PhD; Vivek Anand; Michael Reece, PhD, MPH
11:05 AM - Understanding Virginity from the Perspectives of Arab-American Women; a Phenomenological Approach Sarah Abboud, MSN; Marilyn Sommers, PhD
11:25 AM - The Role of Socioeconomic Factors in the Sexual Health of HIV-positive Gay Men and Other Men Who Have
Sex With Men in Puerto Rico - Carlos Rodriguez-Diaz, PhD, MPHE; Gerardo Jovet-Toledo, MS; Edgardo Ortiz-Sanchez,
MPHE; Edda Santiago-Rodriguez, MPH; Ricardo Vargas-Molina, MA
10:45 AM - HIV Testing in a Low-incidence Midwest State: The Who, The When, The Where, and The Why Not - Martha
Wells, MPP; Christopher Fisher, PhD; Jason Coleman, PhD, MSPH; Jay Irwin, PhD
Session 5
11:05 AM - Waiving Parental Consent: Panacea for Gaps in Adolescent LGBT HIV Prevention Research? - D. Dennis
Flores, MSPH; Joyell Arscott, BS, Julie Barroso, PhD
11:25 AM - Sexuality, Behavior, HIV Prevention, and Female Genital Cutting: Perspectives from Somali Women Living in
the U.S. - Bean Robinson, PhD; Jennifer Connor, PhD
10:45 AM - The Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences and Sexual Identity Distress on Adult Lesbian, Gay, and
Bisexual (LGB) Mental Health - Eric Wright, PhD; Cynthia Conley, PhD
Session 6
Self-acceptance Among LGBT
Session 7 - Symposium
Session 8
11:05 AM - “There is Nothing to Work Towards if They are Getting it Already”: Emerging Themes in College Students’
Sexual Decision-Making Regarding Hooking Up - Mary Hunt, MS; Kristen Jozkowski, PhD
*CE Session
11:05 AM - “A Social and Sexual Outcast”: Sexual Lives and Experiences of HIV-Positive Men who have Sex with Men
Residing in Relatively Rural Areas - Randolph Hubach, PhD, MPH; Brian Dodge, PhD; Vanessa Schick, PhD; Debby
Herbenick, PhD, MPH; William Ramos, PhD; Thea Cola, MPH; Michael Reece, PhD, MPH
11:25 AM - Indicators of Self-acceptance and Coping Among LGBT Youth in Houston, Texas, 2003-2013
J. Michael Wilkerson, PhD, MPH; Debra L. Murphy, BS; Jessica L. Bauldry, BA; Ann J. Robison, PhD
New Frontiers in Research on Casual Sex Relationships
John Sakaluk, MA; Zhana Vrangalova, PhD; Jes Matsick, MS; Michael Ioerger, BS; Justin Lehmiller, PhD
Presentation Skills for Brilliant Minds
Bill Taverner, MA; Susan Washinger, MEd
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Friday, November 7, 2014 … continued
Students and Past Presidents Luncheon **Co-Sponsored event
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Lunch-on-your-own for non-student registrants
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Concurrent Sessions, Symposium, and Continuing Education
Session 9
1:00 PM - Utilizing Structural Equation Modeling to Examine the Relationship among Body Image, Perceived Sexual
Attractiveness and Sexual Pleasure in Women - Kristen Jozkowski, PhD; Sonya Satinsky, PhD; Gi-Yoo Koo, PhD; Stephanie
Sanders, PhD
Body Image, Pleasure &
Sexual Satisfaction
1:20 PM - Examining the Relationships between Recreational Physical Activity, Body Image, and Sexual Functioning and
Sexual Satisfaction in Heterosexual Women – Rebecca Breuer, MSc; Sandra Pericak, MSc; Erin Watson, MSc; Robin
Milhausen, PhD; Scott Maitland, PhD
1:40 PM - Examining the Relationships between Recreational Physical Activity, Body Image, and Sexual Functioning and
Sexual Satisfaction in Heterosexual Men - Rebecca Breuer, MSc; Sandra Pericak, MSc; Erin Watson, MSc; Robin
Milhausen, PhD; Scott Maitland, PhD
1:00 PM - Coming Out as Bisexual in the Family - Emily Kazyak, PhD; Rachel Schmitz, MA
Session 10
1:20 PM - Health and Identity Experiences of Bisexual Individuals - Corey Flanders, PhD
1:40 PM - Bisexuality as a Distinct Sexual Orientation: New Research and Implications for Best Practices - Debra Haffner,
MPH, MDiv; Marie Alford-Harkey, MA, MDiv
1:00 PM - How Important is Sex? The Development and Validation of the Sexual Importance Scale - John Dossett, PhD
Session 11
Measurement and Methods in
Sex Research
1:40 PM - Validity and Reliability Analysis of a New Multidimensional Measure of Attitudes Toward Sexual Health Education
- Sasha Canan, MEd; Mary Hunt, BS; Kelley Rhoads, MS; Kristen Jozkowski, PhD
1:00 PM - The Sexuality of Sex Offenders - Kristen Lilla, MSW
Session 12
Sex, The Law & …
Session 13
Session 14
1:20 PM - Measuring Sexual Health: Preliminary Development of a Sexual Health Inventory - Autumn Hamilton, HSD;
Weston Edwards, PhD
*CE Session
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
1:20 PM - The Prevalence of Pedophilia Among Normal Men - Philip Tromovitch, PhD
1:40 PM - Beauty and the Eye of the Beholder: How Gender and Attractiveness Affect Judgments in Teacher Sex Offense
Cases- Emily Mackelprang, MA; Judith Becker, PhD
The Use of Media to (dis)Inform the Public About Sexuality: The Case of LGBT Parenting - Jane Fleishman, MS; MEd;
Kimberly Fuller, MSW, MEd
Social Media Considerations in the Treatment of Sexual Minorities for Highly Prevalent Disorders Using Evidence-based
Treatment Modalities: Toward a More Comprehensive Treatment Model - Dominic Carbone, PhD; David Young, MA
Concurrent Sessions, Symposium, and Continuing Education
Session 15
2:30 PM – ‘The Pornographic' as a Site of Cultural Production: Moving Beyond the Feminist Porn Wars - Olga Marques, PhD
Sex & Culture
Session 16
2:50 PM - 50 Shades of Betrayal: BDSM in Popular Culture - Clare Palmer
2:30 PM - The Unique Moderation of Sexual Desire and Frequency on Divorce Relationship Quality - Kyle Bartholomew,
BS; Brian Willoughby, PhD; Jason Carroll, PhD
Sex & Relationship Quality
3:10 PM - Together or Apart? A Study of the Role of Intimacy in Conflicts and Reasons for Separating Among Couples Osmo Kontula, PhD
2:30 PM - Sex Guilt in the Bible Belt: Differences Between Baptists and Catholics in Experiences of Pre-marital Sex Guilt Karen Beale, PhD; Elizabeth Maynard, PhD
Session 17
Sex & Religion
2:50 PM - Behind Closed Doors: Sexuality Research in Religious Communities- Elizabeth Maynard, PhD; Karen Beale, PhD
3:10 PM - Relation of Religious Orientation with Sex Beliefs and Sex Behaviors - Jonathan Reeves, MA; Stephen
Simpson, PhD
2:30 PM - Theorizing an Interpersonal Panopticon: Catfish and the Surveilling of Sexual Bodies - Jimmie Manning, PhD
Session 18
Frontiers in Sex Theory and
Session 19 - Symposium
Session 20
2:50 PM - Examination of Sexual Dissatisfaction as a Moderator of Couples’ Marital Quality Trajectories During the Early
Years of Marriage - Shari Blumenstock, BA; Lauren Papp, PhD
*CE Session
2:50 PM - Rigidity-Flexibility: A New Concept and Theoretical Perspective on the Strength of Norms in Romantic and
Sexual Relationships - John Sakaluk, MA
3:10 PM - If My Parents Found Out: A Moral Economy of Sex Work - Emily Kennedy, MA
Emotionally but not Sexually Monogamous: Insights and New Directions - Heath Schechinger, MEd; MS; Jessica Wood,
MSc; Edward Fernandes, PhD; Zhana Vrangalova, PhD; Emily Hanna, Destiny Plantz
Working with Gender Creative Children and Their Families: A Clinical and Medical Collaboration - Megan Smith-Sallans,
MS; Jean Amoura, MD
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Friday, November 7, 2014… continued
3:45 PM – 5:15 PM
Session 21
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Session 22
Concurrent Sessions, Symposium, and Continuing Education
4:00 PM - A Qualitative Perspective of Sexual Boundaries and Consent Negotiation: An International Comparison of Men of
Different Sexual Orientations - Raymond McKie, BAH; Terry Humphreys, PhD
Saying Yes, Saying No Sexual Consent
4:20 PM - The Role of Nonconsensual Sexual Experiences in the Expression of Erotophobia-erotophilia - Chelsea Kilimnik,
BA; Terry Humphreys, PhD
4:40 PM - ‘Who Wants a Quitter?...So You Just Keep Trying’: How College Students’ Perceptions of Sexual Consent
Privilege Men - Kristen Jozkowski, PhD; Mary Hunt, BS
4:00 PM - A Qualitative Exploration of Community-based Organizations’ Programs, Interventions, Resources, and Training
to Promote Adolescent Sexual Health - Molly McCarthy, MPH; Junmin Zhou, MBBS; He Zhu, MA; Aja Kneip Pelster, MPH;
Dan Schober, PhD; Richard Goldsworthy, PhD; Kathleen Baldwin, MSW, CSE, CLC; J. Dennis Fortenberry, MD;
Christopher Fisher, PhD;
Session 23
The Community &
Sex Education
4:20 PM - How Does School-based Sexuality Education Policy Change at Local Levels? An In-depth Situational Analysis of
Change in Four Florida Counties -Eric Buhi, PhD; Ellen Daley, PhD; Chris Wheldon, MSPH; Nolan Kline, MA
4:00 PM - Comparing Male Escorts’ Sexual Behavior with Their Last Male Client versus Non-commercial Male Partner Christian Grov, PhD; Carlos Rodriguez-Diaz, PhD, MCHES; Gerardo Jovet-Toledo, MS; Jeffrey Parsons, PhD
Session 24
The Men in Sex Work
Session 25
Session 26 *CE Session
Session 27
Publishing in, and Reviewing for, The Journal of Sex Research
Cynthia Graham, PhD
*CE Session
4:20 PM - The Effect of Stripping on the Self-Concepts of Men who Dance for Women (MDW) - Maren Scull, PhD
4:40 PM - Male Clients’ Behaviors With and Perspectives About Their Last Male Escort Encounter: Comparing Repeat
versus First-time Hires - Juline Koken, PhD; Margaret Wolff, MSW; Christian Grov, PhD; Michael Smith , PsyD; Jeffrey
Parsons , PhD
“It Doesn’t Matter What I’m Wearing:” Four Perspectives on a Qualitative Research Project Examining SlutWalk Samantha Christopher, MA; Jennifer Vencill, MA; Esther Schwartz, M.Phil., MA; Jessica Johnston, BA, BS
Achieving Program Success through Mutually Beneficial Partnerships and Collaborations
Jennie Blakney, MEd
Advanced Qualitative Analysis: Using Narrative and Discourse Approaches - Jimmie Manning, PhD
7:00 PM - FSSS Fundraiser and Social Event at Uptown Brewery
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Saturday, November 8, 2014
7:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Conference Registration, Information, and Exhibits
7:45 AM – 8:45 AM
Poster Session B and Breakfast
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Reiss Theory Plenary – Rachel Salk and Janet Shibley Hyde (see page 10 for details)
10:15 AM – 10:45 AM
Break – Visit the Exhibit Hall and Posters
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
Concurrent Sessions, Symposium, and Continuing Education (Page 15, sessions 30-35)
11:45 AM – 1:10 PM
Networking Luncheon
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
Concurrent Sessions, Workshop, and Continuing Education (Page 16, sessions 36-41)
2:15 PM – 2:45 PM
Break – Visit the Exhibit Hall and Posters
2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
Concurrent Sessions and Continuing Education (Page 16, sessions 42-47)
3:45 PM – 4:15 PM
Break – Visit the Exhibit Hall and Posters
4:15 PM – 5:15 PM
Concurrent Sessions and Continuing Education (Page 17, sessions 48-52)
5:15 PM – 5:30 PM
Break – Visit the Exhibit Hall and Posters (Last chance to visit Exhibits)
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Journal of Sex Research Plenary Panel – Bill Fisher, Shari Dworkin, Janet Shibley Hyde, and
Debby Herbenick (see page 10 for details)
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Wine & Cheese Reception Honoring 50th Anniversary of the Journal of Sex Research
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
Session 30
Concurrent Sessions, Symposium, and Continuing Education
10:45 AM - A Clinician’s Approach to Promoting Healthy Sexuality while Stopping and Preventing Sexual Misconduct Charles Flinton, PhD
Sex Therapy Innovations and
11:05 AM - Acculturation as a Model for Culturally Sensitive Sex Therapy - Kathryn Hall, PhD
Session 31
11:25 AM - Pro's & Con's of keeping secrets in couples therapy; Ethical considerations - Chris Fariello, PhD, MFT
10:45 AM - A Gender Neutral Military Mission: When Women in Combat is not the Right Question - Frank Goldstein, PhD;
Laura Sepeda, MA
International Discourses on
Gender and Sex Work
11:05 AM - Gender Variance: A Cross Cultural Comparison - Eli Coleman, PhD; Mariette Pathy Allen
Session 32
11:25 AM - Family and Motherhood Among Female Sex Workers in Mumbai - Lee Kreimer; Rochelle Dalla, PhD
10:45 AM - Sexual Arousal's Impact on Elements of Sexual Decision Making: How Sexual Arousal Affects Condom
Adherence - Shayna Sparling, MA; Kenneth Cramer, PhD
11:05 AM - Casual Sexual Activity and Condom Use in a National Sample of American Adults - Heidi Lyons, PhD
11:25 AM - Sex and Risk Among Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Use the Internet to Seek Sex With Men (MISM) in
Ontario, Canada - Nathan J Lachowsky, BSc; David J Brennan, PhD; Rusty Souleymanov, MSW; Carmine Malfitano,
MSW; Duncan Maclachlan; Gerardo Betancourt, MSW
10:45 AM - “Hey Ladies, I'm 36 and Married to a Douche”: A Case Study of Women-Seeking Women Personal Ads Posted
by "Straight" Women on Craigslist - Chelsea Reynolds, MA
Session 33
Female Sexual Flexibility
Session 34 - Symposium
Session 35
*CE Session
11:45 AM – 1:10 PM
11:05 AM - Female Sexual Subjectivity: The Role of Sexual Activity and Sexual Minority Identification - Sonya Satinsky, PhD,
MPH; Kristen Jozkowski, PhD
11:25 AM - Complexity in Sexual Identification among Women who have Sex with Women and Men - Aleta Baldwin, MA;
Vanessa Schick, PhD; Brian Dodge, PhD; Laina Bay-Cheng, PhD; Bobby Van Der Pol, PhD; J. Dennis Fortenberry, MD, PhD
Adult Sexual Literacy in the Midwest: A Population-based Study - Christopher Fisher, PhD; Lisa Crokcett, Aja Knepp
Pelster; Sofia Jawed-Wessel; Jason Coleman; Jay Irwin; Adi Pour, PhD
They Do It, Too! The Evaluation and Clinical Application of Sexuality and Clients with Autism Judith Teter, MS, LPC
Networking Luncheon
(Included with full registration; pre-registration is required. Attendees must present lunch ticket for entry)
Please view our Award Winners in the back of the Program
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Saturday, November 8, 2014… continued
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
Concurrent Sessions, Symposium, and Continuing Education
Session 36
1:15 PM - Virginity: Diverse Ways of Looking at Loss and Gain in University Classrooms - Barbara Sayad, PhD; Alijah
Marquez, BA; Karly Beavers
Innovations in Sex Education
1:55 PM - Teaching Human Sexuality Online: Keeping the Information Real in a Virtual Classroom –
Nicole Polen-Petit, PhD
1:15 PM - Examining the Relationship of Sexual Shame, Sexual Orientation and Substance Misuse in a Sample of Women
in Treatment: A Mixed-methods Approach - Raven James, PhD
Session 37
Sex & Drugs
1:35 PM - The Numbing of Human Sexual Desire and Responsivity: A Bioecological Analysis of Antidepressant Medications Jeanne Stolzer, PhD
1:15 PM - Transforming Queer Culture: There’s an App for That - Tara Gill, MA, MFT
Session 38
High Tech Sex
1:35 PM - There’s an App for That: A Review of Geo-social Sex-seeking Applications for Heterosexually Identified Men and
Women - Shireen Noble, BASc; Eric Buhi, MPH, PhD
1:55 PM - Experiences and Influences of Mobile Apps on Sexual Health: Findings from Four Focus Groups with Men Who
Have Sex with Men (MSM) in New York City - Nicholas Grosskopf, EdD; Malika Jones; Rudolf Nisanov, BA; Ryan Levy,
MA; Michael LeVasseur, MPH; Liora Sitelman, MS; Cristian Chandler, MPH; Jude Elysee, MS
1:15 PM - Sisterhood and Safety: An Examination of Sororities and Sexual Violence - Nicole Polen-Petit, PhD; Lisa
Rapalyea, PhD
Session 39
Sexual Violence
Session 40 - Symposium
Session 41
1:35 PM - Does Education Effectively Reduce Anti-Transgender Prejudice? Findings from a National Study - Eli Green, PhD
*CE Session
2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
Session 42
1:35 PM - The Power of Powerlessness: Examining the Role of Power on Blaming the Victim - Claire Gravelin , MA
1:55 PM - The Feminist Framework Plus: Expanding the Feminist Model of Sexual Assault Etiology Through TheoryKnitting - Beverly McPhail, MSW, PhD
Departures from Monogamy: A Focus on More than One Love - Amy Moors, MS; Terri Conley, PhD; Brandon Valentine,
MS; Jennifer Harman, PhD; Dylan Selterman, PhD; Jennifer Rubin, MA
Spooning Between Ellis and Kinsey: Dr. Robert L. Dickinson – Gynecologist, Artist, Sexologist – Rose Holz, PhD; Sarah
Rodriguez, PhD
Concurrent Sessions and Continuing Education
2:45 PM - Sexual Behavior in Parked Vehicles: An Exploratory Analysis - Kayla Nalan, BA; Cindy Struckman-Johnson,
PhD; Sam Gaster, MA; David Struckman-Johnson, PhD
Sexual Fun & Desire
3:05 PM - Maintaining Sexual Desire in Long-term Relationships: Themes from Four Qualitative Studies of Women and
Men - Robin Milhausen, PhD; Sarah Murray, MSc
3:25 PM - Attachment Style and Sexual Desire: The Role of Satisfaction in a Sample of Sexually Diverse Adults - Kristen
Mark, PhD, MPH; Christopher Meidl, BA
2:45 PM - A Longitudinal Examination of Sex Toy Use Among Pregnant Couples - Sofia Jawed-Wessel, PhD, MPH; Jay
Irwin, PhD
Session 43
Female Sexual Stories from
Womb to Post-Partum
3:05 PM - Sex, Lies and Videotapes: Stories from Between the Stirrups - Renaisa Anthony, MD, MPH
Session 44
3:25 PM - Breastfeeding in the Workplace: A Gender Related Issue or Child-rearing Decision? - Lea Pounds, MBA
2:45 PM - Adolescent Peer Sexual Harassment Victimization Predicts Early Sexual Behaviors - Myeshia Price, PhD; Jennifer
Petersen, PhD; William Cox, MS; Janet Hyde, PhD
Negotiation and Consent
3:25 PM - Sexual Partner Negotiations of Sexually Marginalized Adults with Physical Disabilities: A Qualitative Study Shanna Kattari, MA
2:45 PM - "Giving You Some 'Sexy'" Exploring Sexual Self-Expression Among Post-Operative Weight Loss Surgery
Vloggers - Dara Persis Murray, PhD
Session 45
Exercise, Surgery and Kink,
Oh My!
3:05 PM - Linking Exercise and Sexual Performance Indicators Among Healthy Adults - Alexandra Marshall, PhD, MPH;
Duston Morris, PhD
3:25 PM - The Kink Health Research Project: What are the Unmet Healthcare Needs of the BDSM Community in the San
Francisco Bay Area? - Richard Sprott, PhD; Anna Randall, DHS, MSW, MPH
2:45 PM - Reaching Youth Where They're At: On Their Phones - Deborah Levine, MSW, MAT
Session 46
Youth, Sex & Tech
Session 47
3:05 PM -The Role of Erotophobia-erotophilia on Sexual Consent Perspectives-Chelsea Kilimnik, BA; Terry Humphreys, PhD
*CE Session
3:05 PM - Sexting and Snapchat Behaviors Among College Students - Kayla Nalan, BA; Cindy Struckman-Johnson, PhD;
Heather Allemang
3:25 PM - Young People’s Reports of Meeting Online Partners: How Online Initiated Relationships Transition to Offline Sex
- Eric Buhi, MPH, PhD; Elizabeth Powers, BA; Shireen Noble, BASc
Training Religiously Conservative Students for Work with LGBTQ Persons - Stephen Simpson, PhD
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Saturday, November 8, 2014 … continued
4:15 PM – 5:15 PM
Concurrent Sessions and Continuing Education
Session 48
4:15 PM - What is Porn? Exploring Variations in the Self-Definition of Pornography - Brian Willoughby, PhD; Jason Carroll,
PhD; Dean Busby, PhD
Self-defined Concepts
of Sex
Session 49
4:35 PM - “Would You Say You Had Sex If…?” An Update of a Classic Study - Jimmie Manning, PhD
4:15 PM - Bidi Bidi Bom Bom: The Queering of Shared Space and Traditional Latino Symbols - Arlene Cornejo, MEd
Frontiers in Sexual Identity
4:55 PM - The Sparks of Sexual Desire: Sexual Identity and the Motivation behind Desire - Kristen Mark, PhD, MPH; Dani
Rosenkrantz, MA
4:15 PM - Let's Talk About Sex, Baby. Again - Pelle Ullholm, BS; Maria Bergstrom, BS
Session 50
Frontiers in Sex Education
Session 51
Session 52
4:35 PM - An Examination of Discordance Between Sexual Identity and Sexual Behavior - Darryl Burgdorf, BA
*CE Session
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
4:35 PM - It’s How You Use It: A Skills-based Approach to Adolescent Sexuality Development - Miriam R. Arbeit, MA
4:55 PM - Interprofessional Education in an LGBT Cultural & Clinical Competency Certificate Program – Jim Medder, MD,
MPH; Gary Beck, PhD; Kathryn Dybdall, MS, MA
Students /Young Professionals Special Session – DETAILS TBA
Myeshia Price, PhD and Shayna Sparling, MA
Keeping the Science in Sex: Disseminating Sex Research to Broad Audiences - Zhana Vrangalova, PhD; - Justin Lehmiller,
PhD; Kristen Mark, PhD, MPH; Megan Maas, MS, CHES
Journal of Sex Research 50th Anniversary Celebration
Sponsored by Routledge Journals – Taylor and Francis
Attendees are invited to attend a wine and cheese reception in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the JSR.
Join us as we toast to 50 years of successful sexual science research.
In addition to the JSR 50th Anniversary, we are proud to announce an increased Impact Factor of 2.73.
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Sunday, November 9, 2014
7:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Conference Registration and Information
7:45 AM – 8:45 AM
Poster Session C and Breakfast
8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
SSSS Board Meeting
9:00 AM – Noon
FSSS Board Meeting
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Concurrent Sessions and Continuing Education (Page 18, sessions 54-59)
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Break - Please visit Posters
10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Concurrent Sessions and Continuing Education (Page 19, sessions 60-64)
11:15 AM – 11:30 AM
Break - Please visit Posters
11:30 AM – 12:45 PM
NAFSO Plenary – Eli Coleman, Eleanor Maticka-Tyndal, Esther Corona, and
Ezster Kismodi (See page 10 for details)
12:45 PM – 1:00 PM
Closing Remarks, Student Awards, & Invitation to Attend 2015 Annual Meeting in Albuquerque, NM
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Session 54
9:00 AM - Predicting Women’s Sexual Satisfaction: Is it all about Getting What You Want? - Heather Blunt, PhD
Frontiers in Sexual Pleasure
and Contraception
Session 55
Aging and Sex
Session 56
Sex Research Methods
9:20 AM - Applying Empowerment Theory: A Paradigm for Understanding Women’s Sexual Pleasure - Rose Grose, MS
9:40 AM - Expanding our Knowledge of Long-acting Reversible Contraception and Similar Contraceptive Method
Awareness and Use Among Young People - Saba Rahman, MPH; Eric Buhi, PhD
9:00 AM - Widows of a Certain Age: Reluctance to Formation of New Intimate Relationships - Tami Moore, PhD; Jan
Kimmons, PhD
9:20 AM - Aging and Intimacy: An Exploratory Study of Sexual Relationships Among Individuals 65 Years and Older Vincent Marasco, BA; Jason Coleman, PhD, MSPH
9:00 AM - Using Electronic Surveys for Graduate Research when SEX is in the Title: Sample Demographics and
Distribution Implications - Jaime Myers, MPH; Eric Buhi, PhD
9:20 AM - Intentional Misreporting on Self-Report Measures of Sexually Aggressive Behavior: A Bogus Pipeline Study Emily Strang, MA; Zoë Peterson, PhD
9:40 AM - Measurement and Implications of Disclosure and Concealment in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Individuals - Peter
Meidlinger, MA; Debra Hope, PhD
9:00 AM - Definitions of “Cheating” in an Undergraduate Sample: Comparisons and Correlates - Phil Eiseman, BA; Zoë
Peterson, PhD
Session 57
Sex in College
9:20 AM - "I Wish You Could've Been There": College Students' Experiences of Performative Making Out - Kate Esterline,
BA; Charlene Muehlenhard, PhD
Session 58
Session 59
Concurrent Sessions and Continuing Education
*CE Session
9:40 AM - Ambivalence about Sexual Intercourse across the First Year of College - Julie Hill, MS; Julia Graber, PhD
Professional Networking Committee: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Jimmie Manning, PhD; Kristen Jozkowski, PhD
In the University Human Sexuality Classroom: Expanding Individual Awareness, Cultural Consciousness, and Community
Connections - Mary Ann Watson, PhD; Randyl Smith, PhD; Layton Seth Curl, PhD
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Sunday, November 9, 2014 … continued
10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Session 60
Concurrent Sessions, Symposium, and Continuing Education
10:15 AM - Examining the Relationships between Men’s Motives for Pretending Orgasm and Levels of Sexual Desire, and
Relationship and Sexual Satisfaction - Léa Séguin, MSc; Robin Milhausen, PhD
Fake Orgasms, Ejaculation, &
Parents in the Bedroom
10:35 AM - Attributional Tendencies in Men with Ejaculatory Issues - Holly Reed, BA; Jennifer Humpfer, MA
10:55 AM - Re-considering Female Sexual Desire: Internalized Representations of Parental Relationships and Sexual SelfConcept in Women with Inhibited and Heightened Sexual Desire - Eugenia Cherkasskaya, MPhil
10:15 AM - A Dyadic Approach to Pornography Use and Relationship Satisfaction Among Heterosexual Couples Megan Maas, MS; Brian Willoughby, PhD; Sara Vasilenko, PhD
Session 61
Sexual Satisfaction
10:35 AM - Sexual Satisfaction in Infertile Couples: A Comparison of Sex for Conception and Sex Not for Conception - Sara
Gonzalez-Rivas, MA; Zoë Peterson, PhD
10:55 AM - Effects of Choosing Erotica on Women’s Sexual Arousal and Emotional Responses: Preliminary Findings Katherine Goldey, MA; Sari van Anders, PhD
10:15 AM -Genital Herpes Disclosure: Reasons People Do and Do Not Tell Sex Partners -Jaime Myers, MPH; Eric Buhi, PhD
Session 62
Reproductive Health
Session 63
Unique Perspectives in Sex
Education and
Session 64 *CE Session
12:45 PM – 1:00 PM
10:35 AM - An Interdisciplinary Historical Examination of Public Policy Regarding the Issues of Reproduction & Privacy: From
Comstock to Roe (1873-1973) – Jerry Green, MS; Paul Benson, MA; Carolyn Benson, MA
10:55 AM - Heartbreak in the Heartland: Reproductive Health Disparities Across the Midwestern Plains - Renaisa Anthony,
MD, MPH; - Melissa Tibbits, PhD; Kutlo Rasetshwane, MS
10:15 AM - Using Young Adult Literature to Enhance Parent-Adolescent Communication about Sexuality - Karen MyersBowman, PhD; Joan Jurich, PhD; Sarah Kuborn; Tess Burrow
10:35 AM - Sex on the Autism Spectrum: What Sex Educators and Therapists Need to Know - Jessica Barnett, MA; Eleanor Maticka-Tyndale, PhD
Womb Weaving, Co-Creation and the Power of Ritual: Sexual Healing, Re-Constructing Our Sexual Identities and
Supporting Our Roles in Spreading Sexual Evolution to Everyone - Lisa Apramian, PhD
November 12-15, 2015 - Albuquerque, NM - Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town
Jay Irwin, PhD
2015 Program Co-Chair
Christopher Fisher, PhD
2015 Program Co-Chair
Carol Cassell, PhD
2015 Program Co-Chair
Osmo Kontula, PhD
2014-2015 SSSS President
Call for Presentations, theme and additional information will be available late Fall 2014
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A special thank you our sponsors and contributors.
Your generous contributions have greatly added to the success of our Program.
Routledge Journals - Taylor & Francis Group
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public Health
Adam & Eve, PHE Inc.
American Institute of Bisexuality
Sinclair Intimacy Institute
University of Nebraska Medical Center - College of Public Health
Women and Gender Studies Program at University of Nebraska at Omaha
University of Michigan School of Health Certificate Program (UMSHCP)
Omaha Convention & Visitors Bureau
California Institute of Integral Studies
Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality
World Association for Sexual Health
North American Federation of Sexuality Organizations
Morehouse School of Medicine
Guelph Sexuality Conference
Midlands Sexual Health Research Collaborative
American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists
Center for Family Life Education
The Body Electric School
The Sexuality and Aging Consortium at Widener
University of Nebraska Omaha - College of Education and School of HPER
Widener University – Center for Human Sexuality Studies
University of Nebraska College of Arts and Sciences
University of Nebraska Department of Sociology
Nebraska AIDS Project
Scout Publishing
Psychological Counseling Services
Just Imagine Nails with artist Kaitlyn Moeller
Hello Holiday
Hilary Jo Finley and Chelsea Balzer
Coffee Deim
Black Iris Botanicals
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Join SSSS Leaders and Members as we gather for the inaugural Member Poster Session on Thursday, Nov. 6th from 5 – 5:50 PM.
Light refreshments and snack will be provided as we kick off the start to our 2014 Annual Meeting.
Is it Bad to Cum Inside? Lessons Learned from Youth Participants’ Anonymous Sexual Health Questions - Courtney Waters, MPH; Claudia Powell, Med; Alison
Greene, MA
Essentialist Beliefs, Internalized Homonegativity and Psychological Wellbeing in Gay Men – James Morandini, BPsych; Alexander Blaszczynski, PhD; Ilan-Dar
Nimrod, PhD; Michael Ross, PhD, MD
Treating Out of Control Sexual Behavior: A Sexual Health Assessment and Treatment Pathway Model – Doug Braun-Harvey, MA; Michael Vigorito, MFT, MA.
Assessing Sexual Orientation among Sexual Minorities: Distinctive Considerations for Individuals with Plurisexual and Transgender Identities – M. Paz Galupo, PhD;
Renae C. Mitchell, MA
Interest in Child Molestation and Potential Harm to the Child: Understanding the Decision not to Act among Men Sexually Attracted to Children - Renae C. Mitchell,
MA; M. Paz Galupo, PhD
STI Testing, Sexual Behavior & Related Health Outcomes Amongst College Females - Lindsay Briggs, PhD, MPH; Cassandra Porter
Loneliness and the Social Milieu of Rural Gay and Bisexual Men - Michael Li, MPH; Randolph Hubach, PhD; Brian Dodge, PhD
LGBQ Family: Expanding the Framework for Investigating Sexual Orientation Microaggressions - C. Reyn Boyer; M. Paz Galupo, PhD
A Model for Understanding Structure Versus Agency in the Participation of Minors in the Commercial Sex Market - Courtney Thrash, BA; Kirk Dombrowski, PhD; Bilal
Khan, PhD
A Qualitative Study on Perspectives of Teen Sexual Health from Teens – Christopher M. Fisher, PhD; Jason D. Coleman, PhD, MSPH; Aja D. Kneip Pelster, MPH;
Melissa Tibbits, PhD
Addressing Regional Disparities through Community Based Health Promotion: The AIDS United Southern REACH initiative – Carly Dunn, BS; Chandra R. Story, PhD
Orgasm As Function Of Sexual Repertoire Complexity And Consistency – Ben Rush, BS; M. Aaron Sayegh, PhD, MPH, Michael Reece, PhD, MPH, Debby Herbenick,
PhD, MPH, F. Dennis Fortenberry, MD
This session is a poster only session and is designed to facilitate networking and the dissemination of recent work. Empirical work, lessons learned, theoretical
perspectives, and other forms of sexual science are welcome and encouraged. Work in progress for which one is seeking feedback and guidance or feedback from
colleagues is most welcome.
Given rapid changes in societies around the world that are associated with sexuality, the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality is launching a member's poster
session that seeks to provide opportunities for our members to share late breaking work and work in progress that was not ready for submission during the regular call
for abstracts. This session will become part of the Annual Meeting in future years as well, and is designed to provide a forum to ensure that our members are able to
share their important work with colleagues.
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An Exploratory Study of Narratives About Sexual Behavior: How Family and Friend Stories Shape Adolescents Attitudes and Behavior Towards Sexual
Risk-Taking - Amanda Holman, MA; Allison Bonander, MA
Resilience and Coping Strategies of Gay and Bisexual Male Youth: An Integrated Model - Christopher Gunderson, BA; Craig Hill, PhD
Too Soon, Too Late? Relationships Between Early Sexual Experiences and Problematic Adult Sexual Activity - Elizabeth Maynard, PhD; Ana Alicia
Lopez, BA; Jeanine Flores, BA; Pui Au, BA; Ashley Campbell, BA; Monica Segura, BA
Discovering Sexual Health Conversations Between Youth and Youth Development Professionals - Niodita Gupta, MD, MPH; Aastha Chandak, ; Glen
Gilson, MHA, MBA; Aja Kneip Pelster, MPH; Daniel Schober, PhD, MPH; Richard Goldsworthy, PhD; Kathleen Baldwin, MSW, CSE, CLC; J.Dennis
Fortenberry, MD, MS; Christopher Fisher, PhD
In Their Spaces: Lessons Learned from Sexuality Education Programming in College Students' Living Environments - Erin Chapman, PhD
“Plump Lips, Wide Hips,” and Sexual Scripts: Gender Differences in Heterosexual College Students’ Sexual Decision-Making Regarding Hooking Up Mary Hunt, MS; Kristen Jozkowski, PhD
Lessons Learned From Sexual Health Education Programs With Incarcerated Individuals: From the Adult Jail to Youth Corrections - Jennifer Sharrick,
BA; Stephanie Brennan, BS; Cole Boyle, BS; Sydney Rees, BA; Jill Hughes, BS; Laura Vinson, BS, MPH; Ruti Margalit, MD
The Role of Health Education Specialists in a Multidisciplinary Sexual Health Promotion Setting - Jean Henry, PhD; Rachel Avants, PhD
What Boys Really Desire to Know About Sex – Osmo Kontula, PhD
Infertility and Relationship Adjustment: The Role of Infertility-Related Variables, Psychological Variables, and Partner Variables - Allison Kirschbaum,
BA; Zoe Peterson, PhD; Melissa Turkel, BA; Caleb Pardue, BA
Condom Use Among African American Females: Influences of Contextual Factors- Nola Eugene, MPh
Condomless Sex as a Sign of Fidelity: An Exploration of Gay and Bisexual Men’s Decisions to Discontinue Using Condoms During Anal Sex - Michael
Staley, MA
Examining Differences Between Perceived Sexual Partner Reactions to Condom Use Among Adolescents - David Wiley, PhD; Kelly Wilson, PhD
Unwarranted Stigma Surrounding Sexual Behaviors - Erin Fowler; Abby Dolan; Amy Moors, MS; Jes Matsick, MS; Ali Ziegler, MS; Terri Conley, PhD
Hooking up Behaviors and Romantic Relationship Desires Among Young Adults - Greta Stuhlsatz, MS; Brenda Lohman, PhD
Intersections Between Relational and Sexual Identity and Sexual Trajectories - Melissa Manley, BA; Lisa Diamond, PhD; Sari van Anders, PhD
Multiple Loves: The Effects of Attachment With Multiple Romantic Partners on Relationship and Sexual Satisfaction - William Ryan, BA;
Amy Moors, PhD
Capitalism and Consent: Sexuality in a Culture of Consumption - Matthew Varnell, MA
Are Men’s Reports of Sexual Risk Influenced by Social Desirability? A Bogus Pipeline Study - William Dement, BS; Emily Strang, MA; Zoe Peterson, PhD
Plan B: Selected College Students' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors - Natalie Hazel, MS
The Mediating Role of Sexually Aggressive Experiences on Risky Sex Amongst Study Abroad Students - Tiffany Marcantonio, BA; DJ Angelone, PhD
“Shirtless Selfies for Guys, Scantily Clad Girls:” Assessments of Sexual Consent Based on Social Media Profiles - Kelley Rhoads, MS;
Kristen Jozkowski, PhD
Gender Majority Status and Tactics Used to Gain Sex From a Reluctant Partner - Peter Anderson, PhD; George Smeaton, PhD; Jennifer Fagen, PhD;
Richard Bohn, PhD
Exploring Typologies in Men Assessed for Hypersexual Disorder - Samantha Christopher, MA; Sheila Garos, PhD; Rory Reid, PhD
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“I Feel It More When I’m In-charge!” Women’s Experiences With Sex Position Decisions in Heterosexual Sexual Relationships in Ghana –
Daniel Fiaveh, PhD
Solitary and Dyadic Sexual Behavior of Stay-At-Home Mothers and Full-Time Working Mothers - Christine Leistner, MA; Katy Haynes Owen, MA;
Kristen Mark, PhD
Women’s Sexual Well-Being During the First Year of Childbirth – Emily Sevick, BS; Sofia Jawed-Wessel, PhD; Kayla Baumberger, BS
Beyond the Bling: Examining the Life-Course of the Aging Drag Performers and Gay Activists - Molly Little,
Predictors of Practicing Psychologists’ Attitudes Toward Older Women’s Sexuality - Margaret Flaget-Greener, PsyD; Cesar Gonzalez, PhD; Eric
Sprankle, PsyD
Sexuality in Young and Vintage Women: Similarities Near the Two Ends of the Lifespan - Kathryn Barnhart, MPH; Aleta Baldwin, MA
The Effects of Geriatric Sexual Orientation on Caregiver Reactions to Resident Sexual Behavior Within Long-Term Care Facilities - Andrew Ahrendt,
MA; Eric Sprankle, PsyD
Utilizing Planning Models to Deepen Understanding of Effective Approaches to Sexual Health Programming for Older Women - Jean Henry, PhD;
Rachel Avants, PhD
Body and Genital Satisfaction of Men of Different Sexual Orientations: A Comparison of Men in Canada, the United States, and Western Europe Raymond McKie, BAH; Terry Humphreys, PhD
Honesty in the Upper Hand: Self-Presentation and Resources in a Dating Context - Mandi Alexander, MA
The Impact of Negative Body Image on Sexual Enjoyment and Feelings of Acceptability as a Sexual Partner - Rachel Avants, PhD; Jean Henry, PhD
Women’s Attitudes Toward Invasive Cosmetic Procedures in Relation to Levels of Sexual Enjoyment and Feelings of Acceptability as a Sexual Partner Rachel Avants, PhD; Jean Henry, PhD
A Snapshot of Marginalized Sexualities: Understanding Reports of Sexual Satisfaction and Sexual Functioning in Individuals Who Identify as Pansexual
- Sandra Pericak, MS; Erin Watson, MS
Attributions of Cause for Men Who Ejaculate Before They Want - Devin Pinkston, BA; Laura Mikolajczyk, BA; David Rowland, PhD
Correlates and Predictors of Sexual Function Among Bisexual Women - Dayna Henry, PhD; Virginia Ramseyer Winter, MSW; Sonya Satinsky, PhD
Sexual Dysfunctional Beliefs as an Inhibitor of Female Intercourse Experience - Jonathan Reeves, MA; Stephen Simpson, PhD
Country Abroad and Sexual Assault: Are They Related? - Tiffany Marcantonio, BA; DJ Angelone, PhD; Jill Swirsky, BCaBA
Evaluations of Intimate Partner Sexual Violence Across Relational Dyads - Michael McRill, BA
Traditional Gender Role Beliefs, Rape Myths, and Sexual Risk Recognition - DJ Angelone, PhD; Jill Swirsky, BA, BCaBA; Tiffany Marcantonio, BA
Women’s and Men’s Reactions to Being Sexually Coerced: A Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis - Adijat Mustapha, MA; Charlene Muehlenhard, PhD
Fooled Around and Fell in Love: Sexual Behavior as a Marker of Adult Attachment - Sarah Merrill, BA; Cindy Hazan, PhD; Anne C. Laurita, BA; Gizem
Surenkok, MA; Katelyn Fletcher, ; Vivian Zayas, PhD
Romantic and Sexual Interest in Relation to Implicit and Explicit Sexual Motives - Craig Hill, PhD; Christopher Gunderson, BA; Allison Haag, BA;
Mackenzie Merkler
Sexual Behavior Patterns in Romantic and Nonromantic Partnerships - Rose Wesche, MS; Eva Lefkowitz, PhD; Sara Vasilenko, PhD
Sexual Assault in Greek Fraternity and Sorority Life: An Analysis of Rape Myth Acceptance and Token Resistance in Greek and non-Greek College
Students - Sasha Canan, Med; Kristen Jozkowski, PhD
“Love. Fun. The baby was Asleep.” Reasons for Sex Across the Lifespan - Kathryn Barnhart, MPH; Erika Collazo, MPH; Debby Herbenick, PhD, MPH
Pranic Rituals: An Erotic Shamanic Journey for all the Senses - Lisa Apramian, PhD
Sex and Yoga, Better Sex Through Yoga - Norma Mejia Boccabella, MA
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An Empirical Test of Different Models of Sexual Orientation Prejudice - Thomas Budesheim, PhD; Gary Leak, PhD; Laura Finken, PhD
Not Thinking Straight: How Sexual Orientation and Gender Display Shape Inequality in Task Groups - Miriam Verploegh, MA
Pair Bonding Differences Across Gender and Sexual Orientation: Do Mate Characteristics Matter? - Vincenzo Roma, MA; Luis Morales Knight, PhD;
Debra Hope, PhD
Sexual Orientation “Other” ?: Challenges for Research and Clinical Practices Regarding Sexual Identities and Behaviors - Megan K. Simmons, MPH;
Stephanie A. Sanders, PhD; Brandon J. Hill, PhD
Who's on the Down Low?: A Textual Analysis of Craigslist Posts Made by “Straight” Men Seeking Homosexual Sexual Encounters Online - Chelsea
Reynolds, MA
Bisexual Identity as Social Identity: What Does it Mean to be at the Center or the Fringe of the Group? - Corey Flanders, PhD
E-Visibility Management of LGB Identities - Markie Blumer, PhD; Melissa Bergdall, BA; Katie Ullman, BS
MSM Interactions: An Observational Study of Twenty Couples - Michael McRill, BA
Network Analysis as a Community Based Participatory Research Tool in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and/or Transgender Community - David Taylor, BS;
Drew Heckman, BS; Ozgur Araz, PhD; Kirk Dombrowski, PhD; Christopher Fisher, PhD
Physical Attraction Among Homosexual Men Ages 19-25 - Aaron McCauley, BS
The Complexity of Predicting Bisexual Attitudes Toward Monogamy - Dani Rosenkrantz, MA; Kristen Mark, PhD
Man Up!: Perceptions and Portrayals of Masculinity - Megan Carpenter, MA; Corey Flanders-Foster, PhD
Construction of Masculinities, Femininities and Sexual Risk Negotiation: Exploratory Evidence From Urban Ghana - Daniel Fiaveh, PhD; Clara Korkor
Fayorsey, PhD; Michael Perry Kweku Okyerefo, DPhil
Lesbian Sexual Health: Reaching a Vulnerable Population - Alex Karydi, PhD
Resiliency in Same-Sex Couples - Kara Lyne, BA
Language and Desire as Propellers in the Formation of Gender and Sexual Identity in the Novel Shipwreck Body (2005) - Leticia Espinoza, MA
Exploring the Relationship Between Spiritual Health & Health-Promoting Behaviors Amongst Gay Men - Julie Chaya, MA
Gender Differences in the Link Between Religiosity and Transition to Penetrative Sex in Emerging Adulthood - Emily A. Waterman, BA; Chelom Leavitt,
MA; Eva S. Lefkowitz, PhD
Religious Commitment and Sexual Experiences - Kathryn Sherman, MA
Religiousness and Sexual Beliefs About Gender Roles - George Lazo, MA; Shanna Cole, MA
Sexual Abstinence and Spirituality in Emerging Adults - Matthew Varnell, MA
"Would You Say You Masturbated If...?" Definitions of Masturbation and Implications for Research and Practice - Allison Kirschbaum, BA; Zoe
Peterson, PhD
A Psychometric Assessment of the Beliefs About Semen and Ejaculation Scale - Phillip Schnnarrs, PhD; Joshua Rosenberger, PhD; Vanessa Schick, PhD;
David Novak, MSW; Michael Reece, PhD
Updating Language in the Social Phobia and Anxiety Inventory to Include Sexual Minorities - Grant Shulman, BS; Debra Hope, PhD
Asexuals and Masturbation: Pleasure Beyond Sexuality - Jessica Hille, JD; LLM
Unwarranted Stigma Surrounding Sexual Behaviors – Erin Fowler; - Abby Dolan; Amy Moors, MS; Jes Matsick, MS; Ali Ziegler, MS; Terri Conley, PhD
Relationship Between Marianismo and Sexual Factors in Hispanic Immigrant Women - Allegra Grice, BSE, MS, PhD
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The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality is an international organization dedicated to the advancement of
knowledge about sexuality. The Society brings together an interdisciplinary group of professionals who believe in the
importance of both the production of quality research and the clinical, educational, and social applications of research
related to all aspects of sexuality.
In 1957, The Society was founded to encourage rigorous systematic investigation of sexuality. The early 20th century had
produced phenomenal growth in scientific understanding; however, similar gains were not being made in understanding
sexuality, with knowledge often mixed with misunderstanding and confusion. Through interdisciplinary cooperation, The
Society continued to support the study of sexuality as a valid area of research by the scientific community.
A strength of The Society is the range of disciplines represented by its members, conference participants, and journal
authors. A broad interdisciplinary perspective is insured by dialogue and research contributions from biologists,
physicians, nurses, therapists, psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists, historians, educators, and theologians.
Become a Society Member: Join the oldest organization in the United States of professionals interested in the study of
sexuality. Keep up-to-date with the latest findings from diverse areas of research. Establish a continuing dialogue with colleagues in
the sexual sciences who are working in a broad range of disciplines. Share your research, teaching, or clinical experiences with a
group of professionals interested in knowing your work. Become part of a close-knit community of serious researchers.
SSSS Membership Benefits: In addition to participation in regional activities, and reduced conference fees, members
receive: The Annual Review of Sex Research, The Journal of Sex Research, a scientific quarterly; Sexual Science, The Society's
newsletter that gives information about The Society and related activities of interest; and The Membership Directory, a yearly directory
of the membership. There are members-only and a student-members only listservs.
Discounts are available for regional, annual, and affiliates’ meetings. Your membership in SSSS actively supports The Society's work
in advancing knowledge about sexuality, rewarding research excellence, and promoting freedom of inquiry for researchers.
Eligibility for Membership: Membership is limited to applicants who have demonstrated an active professional commitment
to the advancement of knowledge about sexuality. Applications are reviewed by the Membership Committee to determine eligibility;
additional information may be requested.
If an applicant is accepted, membership becomes effective with payment of dues. Membership is paid on a calendar year basis only.
After October 1, all membership dues paid will be applied to the next calendar year.
Categories of Membership
 Memberships are available for individuals who hold a degree (i.e., Doctoral, Masters, Bachelors) in a relevant academic discipline
or area of expertise.
 Couple Memberships are offered to partnered individuals at a reduced membership rate and receive one copy of each publication.
Applicants for couple membership must submit one application for each person.
 Retired Memberships are available for professionals over 65 years of age who have greatly reduced their professional activities,
and wish to maintain membership in SSSS at a reduced rate.
 Developing Professional Memberships are available to those who are within three years of graduating with a terminal degree.
After three years post terminal degree, individuals qualify for the full membership category.
 Student Memberships are available at a reduced rate to those currently enrolled in a relevant course of study. Student members
are eligible for student research grants and various awards at SSSS programs.
Now accepting 2015 membership! Renew or join by December 31, 2014 to SAVE!
Renewing members can log in and pay their open orders!
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CERTIFICATES OF ATTENDANCE: If you complete the conference evaluation, SSSS will issue you a
Certificate of Attendance for the conference program. The Certificate of Attendance is awarded, at no additional cost,
for attendance only and does not imply evaluation of learning.
CE INTENT: CE is intended to meet the needs of professionals with terminal degrees. Anyone from the press is
allowed to attend CE session(s) only with permission of the CE Director, and the presenter(s). SSSS maintains the
right to refuse admission to anyone whom we deem unqualified to attend. It is the professional's responsibility to
determine the acceptability of these programs for specific licensure or certification needs. Anyone arriving 10 minutes
or more, late for the start of a CE session will not earn CE.
PRE-CONFERENCE CE: These sessions require full payment by the advance registration deadline. Even if you
are not earning CE, you need to pre-register if you are going to attend any Pre-conference CE sessions.
DURING CONFERENCE CE: Attendees wishing to earn CE must register and pay the CE participant fee of $25.
CE registrants will be given a CE badge. CE participants will receive a certificate via email, following the completion of
the event, provided they sign in/out of each room and return a completed evaluation form. SSSS will report all hours
to the approved agencies. If a room fills beyond capacity, CE credit-earners are given first priority for session
SSSS strives to maintain approvals to offer CE from professional sponsor-approval organizations. We have to adhere
to their criteria. In all CE sessions, as noted in the program, participants must sign in and out, complete a participant's
satisfaction form, and complete an assessment of learning to earn a CE attendance document. SSSS does not condone,
recommend, or support any products mentioned in any CE sessions. SSSS maintains responsibility for the program.
AASECT: This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors,
and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 23.5 CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT
certification and renewal of certification. Provider # 11-115-E.
APA: SSSS is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for
psychologists. SSSS maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Provider # 314
NCHEC: Sponsored by SSSS, designated providers of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health
education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. Provider #MEP3730
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS: This program is approved by the National Association of
Social Workers for social work continuing education contact hours. Provider # 886584072
For more information, please contact our office at (610) 443-3100 or email [email protected]
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SSSS Welcomes and is a Proud Member of:
North American Federation of Sexuality Organizations
The North American Federation of Sexuality Organizations (NAFSO) is a federation of
organizations devoted to the promotion of sexual science, sexual health and sexual rights.
NAFSO works to promote cooperation, collaboration, communication, and coordination among
sexual health, research, education and advocacy organizations in The United States, Canada,
Mexico, and the Caribbean.
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