Welcome To The JBSR

The Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships is devoted to addressing the epistemological, ontological, and social construction of sexual expression and relationships of persons within the African diaspora. The journal seeks to take into account the transhistorical substrates that subsume behavioral, affective, and cognitive functioning of persons of African descent as well as those who educate or clinically serve this important population. Quantitative, qualitative, and conceptual, articles, book reviews, and letters to the editor address various cultural substrates (e.g., age, race, gender, sexual orientation/identities, ability, spirituality, etc.) that intersect or weave themselves in/out of sexual expression, romantic relationships, and/or friendships. Interdisciplinary in nature, the journal includes perspectives from a variety of fields including psychology, sociology, education, psychiatry, human development, social work, social policy, and

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  • Sexuality Education
  • Sex trafficking, sex tourism, sex work (e.g., prostitution, erotic entertainment), sexual harassment, and the hegemonic politics that enable these institutions and behaviors
  • HIV/AIDS/STI prevention and interventions and the the attempts to reduce transmission
  • Masculinity/Femininity, sex role adoption and the possibility of transcending binary discourse
  • Sexuality language
  • Reproductive politics
  • Explicit and implicit systemic movements of Black family constellations
  • Fantasy, desire, and the continuum of sexual arousal
  • Aesthetics and body politics
  • Human development including the dynamics of aging
  • Media (television, radio, internet) interpretations of sexuality
  • Cyber pornography, cyber dating, cyber stalking/bullying, cyber rape and victimization
  • Parenting
  • Sex addiction
  • Impact and role of the church on sexuality
  • Evolution of Black feminism and womanism
  • Sex therapy and consultation
  • Communication
  • Expectations, assumptions, and stereotypes of Black male and female sexuality
  • Contraceptive technology
  • Kink, BDSM, fetish, paraphilias, polyamory
  • The development of emotional intelligence
  • Sexual globalization
  • Sexual scripts, intimacy negotiation, and styles of courtship


JBSR Fall, 2015 Volume 2, Issue 1

  • Editor’s Note: Say It Ain’t So! Confronting My Denial about Bill Cosby and Sexual Coercion
    James C. Wadley
  • Impact of Witnessing Intimate Partner Violence (ipv) on Self-Identity and Development in African Americans as Low-Income Youth
    Candice P. Cooper and Marlene F. Watson
  • The Effects of Watching Real Housewives of Atlanta on Attitudes about Sexuality and Relationships
    Brianna N. Bland and Beth Montemurro
  • The Relationship between Perceived Parental Discord and Differences in Attitudes towards Romantic Relationships Among African American College Students
    Tiffany P. Taylor, Jonathan Livingston, Vinston J. Goldman, and Sherry Eaton
  • Condom Attitudes and Use among African American College Women Students
    Carolette R. Norwood and Yuanting Zhang