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Idaho State University professor Williams helps launch Journal of Positive Sexuality

February 10, 2015
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Idaho State University Sociology Professor DJ Williams helped launch the Journal of Positive Sexuality, the first journal of its kind, on Feb. 3.

The journal features articles, open to a variety of fields, that relate to positive sexuality. Positive sexuality helps people think about open communication and sexual diversity, according to Williams.

Williams began working on the project 1-½ years ago as the director of research for the Center for Positive Sexuality. Williams and Emily Prior, research partner from College of the Canyons and director of the Center for Positive Sexuality, collaborated on the project.

Williams began researching journals from Harvard, The American Sociological Association and the Journal of Gambling Issues to see what type of articles and writing style would work for the broad and diverse audience of the Journal of Positive Sexuality.

The journal will feature shorter papers and articles of all varieties that relate to positive sexuality and from people in different professional fields. Williams said the shorter papers will make them more user friendly and easier to carry and pass along.

The journal currently features four papers regarding sexual positivity. The papers were written by Williams, Prior, ISU sociology Professor Jeremy Thomas and Wendy Walters from Central Washington University.

The Journal of Positive Sexuality can be found at


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