sexuality

Exclusion from marriage

Prior to their marriage, the Goodridges, like many same-sex couples, had the partial protections of mutual powers of attorney, trusts, wills and healthcare proxies – but none of these...

It has been one hundred years since the publication of Freud’s Three Essays on The Theory of Sexuality. Many would argue – with some justification – that it is the most important work of psychology ever written.
Freud’s cultural impact on the 20th century cannot be over-...

Catherine Butler, Lyndsey Moon and Meg Barker introduce the special issue.

Explanations of sexuality, as they relate to both sexual behaviour and identity, have long been controversial issues within the profession of psychology. Homosexuality was declassified...

Psychology at the crossroads

Ian Hodges and Jim McManus call for psychologists to be more proactive in challenging homophobia and sexual prejudice.

The recent histories of both psychology and the struggle for lesbian and gay rights are closely...

Psychological research has often focused on the effects of racism and (less often) heterosexism upon marginalised groups. However, a brief survey of the literature suggests that we have seldom examined how social norms around race and sexuality work to privilege particular...

Orgasm is a compelling, brief event that is an integration of cognitive, emotional, somatic, visceral, and neural processes. Modern definitions of orgasm recognise and incorporate all these levels (see Komisaruk et al., 2006). Despite bodily differences and some different...

Your main areas of interest are the genetics of sexual orientation and female dysfunction. Is that an easy field to work in?
I think the major advantage I have from working in this specific research field is that there is still so much to be explored,...