Sexual Meanings, Messages and Practices

We have studied sexual meanings, messages and practices in the context of health issues, such as: sexuality in women living with HIV/AIDS; masculinity and sexuality in men with testicular cancer; lesbian and bisexual women’s health resources; and the role of sexual health education in sexual norm development.

The theoretical and epistemic parameters have focused on: the epistemological location of bisexuality within queer theory; self-labeling decisions among bisexual women; traversing affect scholarship, post-Lacanian feminist psychoanalysis and feminist poststructuralism to examine how sexual messages and ideologies permeate and persist across social and psychic spaces; and psychology’s perpetuation of queer men’s body dissatisfaction imperative.