Sex-Gender and Queer Studies
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|Gender is one of the universal dimensions on which status differences are based. Unlike sex, which is a biological concept, gender is a social construct specifying the socially and culturally prescribed roles that men and women are to follow.
- Amsterdam Research Center for Gender and Sexuality (ARC-GS)
An interdisciplinary Research Centre for Gender and Sexuality that seeks to provide a forum for synergistic research and teaching at the University of Amsterdam, tapping into the state-of-the-art research that current staff member across disciplines are already engaging in, and generating new collaborations.
- Anti Violence Project (AVP)
The AVP in New York City empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and supports survivors through counseling and advocacy.
- Blogs about: Gender Inequality
A listing of blogs specifically devoted to gender equity issues that offers viewpoints from writers around the globe.
- Bruckman, Amy S. - Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
-  Gender Swapping on the Internet
In: Proceedings of INET 93. Reston, VA: The Internet Society
Bruckman explains that the internet is a tool which is blind to physical characteristics, so it has become a way for men and women to make realizations about the stereotypes and treatment of others. The use of MUDS has been facilitating peoples understanding of culture and values. The increased use of the internet has made both men and women more aware of their predisposed roles in society, but it hasnt changed the way that males and females view each other.
-  Gender and Programming Achievement in a CSCL Environment (with Carlos Jensen & Austina DeBonte)
In: Proceedings of CSCL 2002, Boulder, CO
Presentation of the results of a study on the participation of 475 children in a CSCL (Computer Supported Collaborative Learning) environment over a period of five years. Girls spend significantly more time than boys communicating with others in a CSCL environment. Gender does not affect programming performance: performance is correlated with prior programming experience and time on task. Boys are more likely than girls to have prior programming experience, and spend more time programming on average. These results suggest that educators wishing to increase gender equity in technical skill should focus on strategies for fostering interest among girls.
-  Race and Gender in Play Practices: Young African American Males (with Betsy Disalvo)
In: Proceedings of Foundations of Digital Games (FDG), June 2010.
A study with young African American men, to gain a better understanding of the impacts of cultural and gender identity on play practices and to explore the relationship between cultural play practices and interest in computing. The findings indicate that while young African American men play video games frequently, their objectives in playing may be unlike those who enter computer scientist fields. From this the authors discuss the implications of this study on designing CS learning interventions that leverage video games to introduce young people to computation.
- Carter, Raphael
Brothersister Raphael Carter Explains all rarely or never asked Questions. There might be a good reason for this: the whole point of androgyny is to ask questions about gender that are all too ralely asked. Or do you know the difference between a homovestite, a hermaphoroditus and a scrat ?
- France Queer Resources Directory - La France Gaie et Lesbienne
A great directory organized in categories such as: documents, culture, regions, internet, actions, associations, news, agenda, events, media, small ads and health.
- Freedom Rings: The LGBT Addiction Recovery Blog
This LGBT Addiction Recovery blog is an exceptional resource for those looking for support during the recovery process.
- Gay & Lesbian Travel
Finding places where to go, people to meet on festivals, parties and events, or in gay & lesbian bars, nightclubs, restaurants,bathouses and coffee houses near you. Only for Americans, or people who visit the U.S.A.
- GayCanada - Canadian Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual Resources Directory (CGLBRD)
The most comprehensive source for Canadian gay, lesbian and bisexual information. Founded in 1994, the Canadian Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual Resource Directory is an organization dedicated to the collection, compilation and distribution of information important to or of relevance to the GLB communities across Canada. The CGLBRD is a group of hard working people dedicated to bringing information about gay and gay-friendly resources, organizations and businesses to all Canadians as well as visitors to our country.
- Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies - Auraria Library, University of Colorado Denver (USA)
A comprehensive gay/lesbian agenda for the Netherlands. All you need to know when you are visiting Amsterdam and the rest of Holland.
- GayNZ - Gay New Zealand
A German search engine that finds almost anything related to gay and lesbian topics. It includes a directory organized by topic.
A German guide that offers local, regional and general information about various areas of gay and lesbian life.
A search sngine for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender internet community. It is dedicated to making G/L/B/T related Internet content much easier to find.
An American organization focused on the needs, issues and concerns of gender variant people in human society. They seek to educate and advocate, not only for themselves and others like them, but for all human beings who suffer from gender-based oppression in all of its many forms.
- Gender & Society (GENSOC) [table of content + abstracts]
A peer-reviewed journal, focused on the study of gender. It is the official journal of Sociologists for Women in Society, and was founded in 1987 as an outlet for feminist social science. Currently, it is a top-ranked journal in both sociology and womens studies. Articles appearing in Gender & Society analyze gender and gendered processes in interactions, organizations, societies, and global and transnational spaces. The journal primarily publishes empirical articles, which are both theoretically engaged and methodologically rigorous, including qualitative, quantitative, and comparative-historical methodologies. Gender & Society also publishes reviews of books from a diverse array of social science disciplines.
- Gender Resources from Yahoo!
Books, Conferences, Educational Gender Equity, Intersexuality, Men, Rape, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Harassment, Transgendered, Women and Gender Wars.
- Gender Issues in Contempory Industrialisation: An Annotated Bibliography
A bibliography with annotated references to the relationship between issues of gender and issues of industrial restructuring in the South and the North. The bibliography is available as a WinWord version 6 document. Editors: Diana Elson and Caroline Wright (Dep. of Sociology, University of Warwick, UK).
- Gender and Sexuality
Part of the English Server at Carnegie Mellon University. A workspace for discussion on gender, sexuality, sexual identity and cultural practices. Provides access to local documents and links to Internet resources for Feminist, Gender and Womens Studies.
- GenderPac - Gender Public Advocacy Coalition
An American organization that tries to guarantee every American's civil right to express their gender orientation free of stereotypes, discrimination and violence. The goal is gender, affectional and racial equality.
- GLAAD - Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
GLAADs primary focus is on the fight for fair and accurate portrayals of gays and lebians in the media and entertainment industries.
An encyclopedia of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer culture. It includes a social science section.
- Hekma, Gert - University of Amsterdam
- Hood-Williams, John - University of Greenwich (UK)
-  Goodbye to Sex and Gender
In: Sociological Review 44(1): 1-16.
This paper refers specifically to the history of sex and to recent work in genetics in order to demonstrate that sex, like gender is a discursive construction. He argues that the sex/gender problematic is wrong to assume that biological differences are naturally given and that sex cannot operate as a natural basis in a theory of difference.
-  Real sex/fake gender: a reply to Robert Wilmott
In: Sociological Review 45 (1): 42-58.
A series of claims relating to the sociological problematic of sex/gender are made by Robert Willmott in a critique of Hood-Williams article Goodbye to Sex and Gender. In his account he claims that: sociology is impossible and feminism impotent without the sex/gender distinction; that sex belongs to an order of real world objects that is ontologically distinctly from, and irreducible to, gender and that to oppose this view is to favour conflation; that men are ontologically distinct from women. In this reply he argue that it is absurd to say that sociology, which pre-dates the sex/gender distinction by two hundred years, or feminism (also historically prior), cannot function without it; that the distinction between the real and the ideational rests on an ontology that is itself discursive and that the critique of the general distinction made between sex and gender does not necessitate conflating the objects of biological and sociological discourses; that men and women are no more ontologically distinct than people with black skins are from those with white.
- International Homo/Lesbian informationcenter and Archives (IHLIA)
A gay and lesbian information centre and archive, with branches in Amsterdam (Homodok) and Leeuwarden (Anna Blaman Huis). IHLIA has its own catalogueing and indexing system. Its bibliographic database currently lists almost 80.000 records indexed with the help of the Homosaurus, an especially designed, controlled vocabulary of about 3000 gay and lesbian index terms (keywords). Using the Homosaurus, the database provides easy and highly detailed access to both Homodok's own holdings and the holdings of other institutions. Homodok also serves as a repository for the records of gay and lesbian organizations and groups. It stores the records of several Dutch gay and lesbian organizations and activists' groups as well as personal archives of gay men and lesbians.
- Jokisch, Rodrigo 
Wie ist Geschlecht möglich? Zur Beobachtung von Sexualität und Geschlecht.
A contribution to the sociology of the body. The main question: how is gender possible?
- Kearl, Michael
Gender and Society: A matter of Nature or Nurture?
- Kimmel, Michael S. / Aronson, Amy(eds.) 
The Gendered Society Reader
Oxford University Press.
- Knobel, Paul
- Lee, Diana 
Androgyny becomming global?
Addresses the current global trend of androgyny being embraced by the entertainment and fashion cultures and more recently by the metrosexuals and empowered women.
- Ms. Blog
Offers first-person accounts of gender inequality at school and work. Writers discuss the personal affects and suggest methods to counter similar instances.
- Myra Sadker Foundation
A not-for-profit organization that offers comprehensive reading and research on topics related to eliminating gender bias in schools. Scholarships, grants for teachers and students and doctoral dissertation awards are also available.
The National (American) Coalition for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth. You are invited to take advantage of the wide range of resources available for youth and educators.
A worldwide online community of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transsexual people, allowing you to discover more about yourself and others around you. A queer lens through which to view and explore the internet, linking you to thousands of gay, lesbian, bi, and trans-sites and people worldwide. You can use NetQueery's directory and powerful search engine to point you toward queer web sites, mailing lists, and more.
- Queer America
A database published by !OutProud!, The National Coalition for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth.
- Queer in Amsterdam
Resources on homo- and bisexuality in Amsterdam. Presented by Amsterdam by Bite
- Queer Frontiers
An effort to provide a home and space for Queer Theory and Studies information on the Net. Edited by: John Waiblinger (University of Southern California Library, USA).
- Queer Resources Directory
The QRD is an electronic library with news clippings, political contact information, newsletters, essays, images, and every other kind of information resource of interest to the Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual community. Information is stored for the use of casual network users and serious researchers alike.
A forum for academic discussions pertaining to queer theory (encompassing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transsexual/transgender studies). It is also intended to promote networking and information sharing between teachers, researchers, librarians, and students anyone involved or interested in the field of queer studies. Posting announcements about relevant conferences or publications, calls for papers, job opportunities, or anything else relevant to the topic of queer studies is encouraged, though only subscribers may post to the list. It will serve additionally as a repository for syllabi, bibliographies, and other items of interest relating to Queer Studies.
- Rege, Shamila 
Sociology of Gender: The Challenge of Feminist Sociological Thought
Thousand Oaks (CA): Sage.
- Saltzman Chafetz, Janet 
Handbook of the Sociology of Gender
- Schneider, Barbara / Atteberry, Allison
Beginning Origins of Gender Inequality
Insightful research data from University of Chicago discusses the interpretation of current gender inequality in schools today, and explores parent and teacher contributions.
- See Jane
A website that explores research in the media and entertainment industry about gender bias and its presentation. Downloadable research and a weekly newsletter are provided. Presented by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media,
- Sexual Orientation Specific Resources - University of Maryland Diversity Database
Information for students and professors of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer studies and to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer-identified people. The database contains a picture gallery, and collections of announcements, calls for papers, bibliographies, syllabi, etc. Database coordinator: Larisa Kofman.
- Sheaffer, Robert 
Deceptions of a Gender Equal Society
Eleanor Leacocks Depiction of the 17th-Century Montagnais-Naskapi. The late Eleanor Leacock was an anthropologist and feminist who published claims of societies that were supposedly Egalitarian, in regard both to wealth, and to sex. Her writings display a strong Marxist bent. Leacocks essay Women In Egalitarian Societies was published as chapter one of Becoming Visible, a textbook used in Womens History classes (Bridenthal and Koonz, eds). One of her principal examples of a supposedly nonpatriarchal society (i.e., one where leadership does not rest primarily with the male) was the Montagnais-Naskapi Native Americans of the Labrador peninsula of Canada. Now, the Montagnais-Naskapi of today (on whom she had done field work) are clearly patriarchal, so she cites the 17th century accounts of Jesuit missionaries to make a claim that this society was once gender-equal, but was subsequently "completely transformed" by their contact with Western colonial powers.
- Sports: Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual (SocioSite)
- Sociology of Gender, - About.com
A short introduction in the sociology of gender.
- Sociology of Gender, The - Theoretical Perspectives and Feminist Frameworks
Chapter 1, presented by Pearson Higher Education.
- Stets, Jan E. / Burke, Peter J.  - Dep. of Sociology, Washington State University, USA
Gender, Control, and Interaction
An examination of gender as status and gender and control as identities by analyzing the behavior of married couples whose task is to resolve disagreements in their marriage. They hypothize that husbands will be more likely than wives to use negative behavior in conversation, and that those with a more masculine and more dominant control identity will be more likely to use negative behavior in interactions. These predictions are tested on a representative sample of newly married couples using videotaped conversations.
In: Psychology Quarterly, 59:193-220.
- Taiwan Tongzhi Hotline Association (TTHA)
TTHA is an organization that provides people (especially LGBT = lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) with peer counseling, support networks, and a community resource center. It is a joint effort of 4 LGBT and gender issue-concerning groups, established in 1980. TTHA has been supporting the promotion of gender equality education in Taiwan, notably through the inclusion of gay rights and sexual orientation topics in new curriculum for elementary and junior high school.
- Weeks, Linton 
The End of Gender?
- Wharton, Amy S. 
The Sociology of Gende: An Introduction to Theory and Research (second edition)
John Wiley & Sons
- Womens and Gender Studies - USC Libraries (University of Southern California, USA)
- Wikibooks: Introduction to Sociology/Gender
- Wikipedia: Sociology of gender | Gender | Masculinity | Femininity
- YouTube: Sociology of Gender - videos
Gay in Google
If you type the word gay into Google, the seach box show you the number of results: 1.510.000.000. This was the numer at 30.7.2013. Check the increase or decrease on this day.
- Amsterdam Gay Guide
A small representation of Gay Venues in Amsterdam. Information on hotels, bars, discos & clubs, coffee shops & restaurants, gay gyms & saunas.
- Amsterdam Gay Pride
Gay Pride Amsterdam is one of the most fun prides in the world. Amsterdam will have street parties all weekend long, the best club circuit parties and of course the famous Canal Parade on Saturday. Gay pride is one of the most busy weekends of the year in Amsterdam.
- Calimach, Andrew [2002
Lovers Legends The Gay Greek Myths
New Rochelle, NY: Haiduk Press.
- Gay Amsterdam
A portal voor gays living or visiting Amsterdam. Includes a tourist en hotel guide, night life & dining, shopping & style, events & meeting point.
A gay social network for dating, work and travel.
A general, almost allcompassing gay portal for Dutch gays, or people who like to visit the Netherlands. Accurate information seems to be the main character.
- Halsall, Paul  - Fordham University, New York (USA)
The Experience of Homosexuality in the Middle Ages | mirror
Homosexual sex was widespread in the Middle Ages and there is abundant information on what church writers and secular legislators thought about it. The main focus of this paper is the experience of homosexuality for individuals and on what can be gleaned about the subcultures or other kinds of social networks homsexuals belonged to in diverse medieval periods.
- Hein Verkerks Gay EU - «It Aint Much Without the Dutch.»
- Netzlust: Schwule Männer im Internet
A German Facebook page on the gay side of the world.
- Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity (SPSMM)
This society believes that aspects of traditional gender roles are restrictive in nature and often lead to negative consequences and unhealthy interactions for many individuals and society. SPSMM endeavors to point out constrictive conceptions of masculinity that have inhibited mens development, reduced mens capacity to form meaningful relationships, and contributed to the oppression of others. SPSMM supports the empowerment of all persons and believes this empowerment leads to the highest level of functioning in individual men and women.
- Wade, Lisa 
Why are people changing their minds about same-sex marriage?
The Pew Research Center asked 1,501 American respondents whether theyd changed their minds about same-sex marriage and why. This is what they found: the most decisive factor is coming into contact with someone that they learned was homosexual. A third of respondents said that knowing a gay, lesbian, or bisexual person was influential in making them rethink their position on gay marriage. A quarter of people said that they, well, “evolved”: they grew up, thought about it more, or more clearly. Nearly as many said that they were simply changing with the times or that a belief that everyone should be free to do what they want was more important than restricting the right to marry.
In: Sociological Images, 9.4.2013
- Wikipedia: Gay
- Wiktioraty: Gay
Heterosexuality is not normal,
- Deaf Queer Resource Center (DQRC)
DQRC is a national resource en information center for, by and about the deaf lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, intersex and questioning communities. You will find resources on coming out support, ongoing gatherings around the planet, and dear queer coming out stories. Editor: Barky Burdick.
- International Lesbian Information Service (ILIS)
An international network of lesbians working towards lesbian rights. "The five basic ILIS demands are: We have the unconditional right to control our own bodies; We have a right to education that is not sexist or heterosexist and which includes positive information about lesbian lifestyle; We need the right to self-organisation; All governments must repeal legislation which criminalizes us or discriminates against us; Therefore, all governments must pass human rights legislation to protect individuals against discrimination based on color, class, creed, sex and sexual preference."
- Lesbian Archive Amsterdam (LAA)
Pink pages on the internet, composed by the International Gay/Lesbian Information Center and Archive. It is specialized in audio-visual material on lesbian women and their culture. It wants to make the lesbian women and their culture visible by meains of puclications and cultural activitiets.
Promoting lesbian visibility on the internet. The oldest and largest collection of lesbian-specific information on the internet. Editor: Amy Goodloe.
- Lesbian Visibility
Lesbian.org and WWWoman have combined efforts in order to provide lesbians with the most comprehensive, up-to-date and searchable database of lesbian links on the internet. You'll find almost anything (in the U.S.A.). Categories: Activism and Advocacy; Arts, Entertainment and Music; Lesbian-owned Business, Products and Services; Lesbian Hotlinks and Collections; Publications and Literary Links; Health and Sexuality; Meeting Places and Discussion Groups for Lesbians; Misc. Links; Web Pages by Lesbians.
A forum for information and discussions about lesbian studies from a European perspective. Its a closed list and for women only.
- Zij aan Zij
A Dutch magazine for women who (also) love women.
Bisexuality is the potential to be physically, emotionally and/or sexually attracted to both men and women including transgender people.
Bisexuality means sexual or romantic attraction or behavior directed towards some members of more than one sex (though not necessarily at the same time).
- Anything That Moves [1990-2002]
ATM was a magazine for the inner bisexual. It started as an expansion of the San Francisco Bay Area Bisexual Networks newsletter, and swiftly grew to become a full magazine, with an international subscriber base. The mission of ATM was to challenge and redefine concepts of sexuality and gender, to defy stereotypes and cookie-cutter definitions of bisexuals and to combat biphobia. ATM ceased publication in February 2002.
- Australian Bisexual Network (ABN)
Provides information on bisexuality, the history of the bi movement, and a lot of links to gender and (bi)sexuality sites all over the world.
Its goal is to serve the worldwide bisexual community by providing a free internet presence for bisexual individuals, groups and non-profit organisations. There is a large set of bi-sexual resources, email addresses and mailing lists, which is especially strong in the UK.
- Bi Community News (UK)
The journal of the UK bisexual community. If you want to know whats going on in the bi movement, to join in debate, to keep track of bis in the media and what bis in the real world think of them - this is the place to be. For the latest content, you have to subscribe to the paper edition.
- BiCon UK
BiCon is the UK National Bisexual Convention, a fun weekend-long festival for bisexual people and their allies, held at a different location in the UK each year. During the days there is a programme of discussions, talks, workshops and events to run alongside these such as film showings, treasure hunts, games and competitions. In the evenings there is entertainment and dancing.
- Bi Irish
- BiNet B.C., Canada
The Bisexual Network of British Columbia
- Bi-NSW (Australia)
It promotes and celebrates bisexual pride, bisexual visibility, and diversity. It also promotes better understanding and acceptance of bisexuals, bisexuality, and sexuality that is not limited by gender. And it campains for removal of discrimination against people on the basis of their sexuality.
- BiNet USA
BiNet USA has been advocating for the bisexual, pansexual, and fluid communities.
- Bisexual Options
Fritz Klein (San Diego, USA) presents Bi resources, Bi pages city by city, bi-ographies of people to meet, BiWorld international news, and excerpts of his book The Bisexual Option.
- Bisexual Resource Center (BRC)
The BRC (Cambridge, MA, USA) publishes a Bisexual Resource Guide, a listing of more than 1500 bi and les-bi-gay groups in 20 countries.
- Bisexuellen Netzwerk BiNe e.V.
The only bi-association of groups and persons in Germany founded in August 1992. It provides information on bisexuality and supports the self-help groups. It publishes the journal Bijou.
- Landelijk Netwerk Biseksualiteit (LNBI)
A Dutch network for biseksuals.
The soc.bi newsgroups is for the discussion of any issues related to bisexuality or of interest to bisexual people. this website is intended as a community resource, and contains no pictures, no stories of a sexual nature and no commercial links. Provides a niche FAQ section on bisexuality.
Transsexualism, transvestism, cross dressing, gender blending, intersex
- Abiguous Genitalia and Intersexuality from Pediatrics/Urology
A discussion of the types and causes of intersexuality, by Joel Hutcheson (Wake Forest University Medical Center, USA) and Howard M. Snyder III (University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, USA).
Intersex conditions are among the most fascinating conditions encountered by the clinician. The ability to diagnose infants born with intersex conditions has advanced rapidly. In most cases today, clinicians can promptly make an accurate diagnosis and counsel parents on therapeutic options. However, the paradigm of early gender assignment has been challenged by the results of clinical and basic science research, which show that gender identity development likely begins in utero. While the techniques of surgical genital reconstruction have been mastered, the understanding of the psychological and social implications of gender assignment has shifted the paradigm away from early reconstruction in some cases. This article focuses on newborn evaluation and the differential diagnosis in children with intersex conditions, including children with ambiguous genitalia.
- Female to Male (FTM)
FTM International is a peer support group for female-to-male transvestites and transsexuals. FTM offers information and networking for women who are exploring their gender identity issues, or who need a safe place to explore their male personae, as well as for men who are in the process of transition, or who have completed the change. FTM also provides educational services to the general public on transgender issues.
- Google Groups
- International Journal of Transgenderism (IJT)
The first scientific journal on transgenderism. The journal is peer reviewed and its editorial board consists of many leading scientists from all over the world. It publishes fulltext contributions on all aspects of gender identification, gender blending, and gender migration &151; including medical, legal, and psychological studies. Its a peer-reviewed electronic journal, and it is expected to be published quarterly.
- Intersexed_Society - Yahoo!
A discussion/support group for intersex individuals, their lover(s), and their allies. The list is not to be used as a dating service for individuals seeking someone intersex.
- National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE)
The NCTE is an American social justice organization dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment.
Trans-Academics.org is the flagship project of the Association for Gender Research, Education, Academia & Action, (AGREAA) and is designed to provide educational and community resources for those with an academic or personal interest in the spectrum of gender identities. The site provides a reference library with many individual listings of academically-oriented publications related to the spectrum of gender, community networking tools (such as our profile, buddy-list and e-mail list-serve options, research tools) and educational materials to assist you with your work, and a community announcements area where you can find the latest conference announcements, CFPs, scholarships, trans-related news and much more. And dont forget to inspect the annotated Bibiography on transtudies.
- Transgendered Network International (TGNI)
Portal for all people deling with issues of transsexuality and crossdressing.
- Transgender Forum
An excellent resource for information about transgendered people and transgender rights. Everything you always wanted to know about crossdressers, transvestites and transsexuals.
- Transgender News - Yahoo! Discussion Group
An educational forum for current news and commentary affecting transgender people (TS, TG, CD et al.), intersex people and gender-variant people (hijra, meti, etc.). A limited number of gay-interest stories is posted when they affect our primary audience. All messages are is moderated.
- TransAction Network
A transgender friendly UK network that offers help, advice & support as well as TG Friends. The network acts as a social justice organisation devoted to ending discrimination and violense against transgender people through education, lobbying & campaigning on national issues of importance to transgender people. If you are in North West England you are invited to visite Transwirral. If you are in Wales you are directed to TransWales. TransWirral is an education, advocacy, campaigning and support organisation for all transsexual & intersex people (including teenagers) who riside in NW England.
- Transsexual Womens Resources
Resources for transsexual women (male-to-female). Consumer-oriented information about sex-reassignment surgery, hormone therapy, and commentary on medical and surgical topics. Editor: dr. Anne Lawrence. You can read her publications and presentations, for instance on autogynephilic transsexualism (which is conceptualized as an expression of romantic love).
An online course project at Brown University.
- Directories and Guides
- AIDS and HIV (SocioSite)
A collection of resources on the most dangerous sexually transmitted infections.
- Alen Guttmacher Institute (AGI)
Information to guide and shape the public debate on reproductive rights. The mission of AGI (New York, USA) is to protect the reproductive choices of all women and men. It support their ability to obtain the information and services needed to achieve full human rights, safeguard their health and exercise their individual responsibilities in regard to sexual behavior, reproduction and family formation.
- All About Condoms
All you want to know about condoms. Resources on safe sex, sexual health and related issues.
- alt.sex FAQ
A newsgroup dealing in human sexuality. Written in the early part of 1994. They reflect the best wisdom and knowledge of all participants on the committee at that time.
- Archive for Sexuology
A multilingual archive for sexology. The mission of the Robert Koch Institute is to promote, protect, and preserve sexual health through original research and by collecting, analyzing and disseminating scientific information from other sources. The site contains a great library with full-text books and articles, a critical dictionary and a nice list of inappropriate terms, and an amazing history of sexology. It also provides a special section with original behavior surveys. The site is based at the Humboldt University, Berlin (Germany).
- Art of Oral Sex, The
Oral sex is as old as the road to Rome. People have been using their mouths to stimulate each other sexually for about as long as there have been people. Sexuality.org presents a special page on the art of oral sex. Both for women and men. Only in the beginning it is just kissing.
- Berscheid, Ellen / Hatfield Walster, Elaine 
This book centers on interpersonal attraction, running the gamut from attraction and rejection in a group to romantic love.
- Bullough, Vern L. 
Science in the Bedroom - A History of Sex Research
New York: BasicBooks.
- Coalition for Positive Sexuality (CPS)
We do have the right to complete and honest sex education. CPS has created a quick and easy online tour through the most important topics for teens who are sexually active now or just thinking about having sex. Its called Just Say Yes because were tired of people telling us what we can and cant do. Theres no preaching. No moralizing. Just the facts. And some answers on questions like: Should I have sex? Whats Safe Sex? What about Birth Control? What if Im gay? What about Pregnancy? What if I get a disease (STDs)? CPS is a grassrooots, not-for-profit, activist organization, based in Washington, USA.
- Diamond, Milton - Universty of Hawaii at Manoa
Sexual Behavior in Pre-Contact Hawaii: A Sexological Ethnography
Traditional Hawaiian society was culturally complex. Sex was seen as being positive and pleasurable, and although many cultural precepts existed concerning nonsexual aspects of life, the attitude toward sex was comparatively open and permissive. Sexual needs and desires were seen as being as basic as the need to eat, and the young were instructed in matters of sex. Adults attended physically to the sexual development of the young, including the preparation of their genitals. These sexual interactions between adults and the young, from the societys perspective, were seen as benefiting the young individual rather than as gratifying the adult. The sexual desire of an adult for a nonadult, heterosexual or homosexual, was accepted, and the regular erotic preference by an adult for a young individual probably was viewed more as being unusual than as being intrinsically bad. The Hawaiian social system was constructed out of passion, structured out of sentiment. Even the basic Hawaiian creation story The Kumulipo, is highly sexual. It starts with the mating of the male god Wakea and the female god Papa and, throughout, turns to many sexual encounters.
- Dr. Ruth Online
Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Americas foremost sex therapist, has dedicated her website to the honest, informative, and entertaining promotion of sexual literacy. Special Features Premature ejaculation? The G spot? Avoiding sex during pregnancy? Dr. Ruth has the answers to your most frequently asked sex questions.
- Francoeur, Robert T. (ed.) [1997-2001]
International Ecyclopedia of Sexuality (IES) - Volume I-IV
New York: Continuum.
The IES brings together unique and invaluable information about patterns and trends in sexual attitudes and beavior in thirty-two countries around the world. Each chapter is written by a scholar or team of scholars very familiar with a particular country and its culture. You can compare religious and ethnic factors affecting sexual behavior, gender roles, concepts of love and sexuality, sex education, masturbation, adolescent sex, courtship, marriage patterns, homosexuality and bisexuality, gender-conflicted persons, rape and incest, sexual abuse and harassment, prostitution and pornography, contraception and abortion, sexually transmitted diseases, HIV/AIDS, sexual dysfunctions and therapies, sexological research, and advanced education, as well as significant ethnic minorities in thirty-some countries around the world.
- Gender and Sexuality
Texts which address gender studies and queer studies, with a particular focus upon discussions of sex, gender, sexual identity and sexuality in cultural practices. Presented by the English Server.
- Go Ask Alice: Sexual Health and Relationships
Pages with questions and answers on sexuality, sexual health and relationships. You can find sexual health information by subject via a search in a large questions and answers database. A service presented by the Columbia University Health Service, USA.
- Guyon, René 
Human Rights and the Denial of Sexual Freedom
- Haavio-Mannila, Elina / Kontula, Osmo
- Haeberle, Erwin J.
- Hakim, Catherine - London School of Economics
- Erotic Capital
In: European Sociological Review, 26(5): 499-518
-  Have you got erotic capital?
It can be just as valuable as a university degree—especially for women
In: Prospect, April 2010
Hakim believes that erotic capital is the fourth human asset, in addition to economic, social and cultural capital. Erotic capital refers to the nebulous but crucial combination of physical and social attractiveness. Erotic capital goes beyond beauty to include sex appeal, charm and social skills, physical fitness and liveliness, sexual competence and skills in self-presentation, such as face-painting, hairstyles, clothing and all the other arts of self-adornment. It is a personal asset, ready to take its place alongside economic, cultural, human and social capital. It is just (if not more) as important for social mobility and success.
Flirting is one manifestation of erotic capital. Charisma often includes flirting, when appropriate, and these days even CEOs are expected to display charisma.
- Hatfield, Elaine / Rapson, Richard, L. 
Love, Sex and Intimacy: Their Psychology, Biology, and History
New York: Harper Collins.
- Hatfield, Elaine / Sprecher, Susan 
Mirror, Mirror . . . The Importance of Looks in Everyday Life
Albany: State University of New York Press.
This book deals with a fundamental paradox. We have to admit that appearances matter. We know that small details of our appearance can be critical determinants of how well we will do in love, at work, and in life. And yet each of us knows we do not really measure up, and we feel slightly ashamed that we expect other people to do so. How to deal with this dilemma?
- International Association for the Study of Sexuality Culture and Society (IASSCS)
It intends to bring together anthropologists, multi-disciplinary scholars, and students committed to the study of sexuality & gender across time and space.
- International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)
A wordwide pioneer movement providing reproductive health and family planning services in over 150 countries. The IPPF and its member associations are committed to promoting the right of women and men to decide freely on the number and spacing of their children and the right to the highest possible level of sexual and reproductive health.
- International Womens Health Coalition (IWHC)
Defines sexual health and informs about equality in sexual relations. IWHC envisions a world where women are free from discrimination, sexual coercion, and violence; where they make free and informed choices on sexuality and reproduction; and where health information and services are accessible to all.
- Janssen, Diederik F. - University of Nijmegen, Netherlands
Growing Up Sexually
A survey of anthropological literature.
- Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction
Promoting interdisciplinary research and scholarship in the fields of human sexuality, gender, and reproduction.
- Kon, Igor S.  - Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Sexual Culture and Politics in Contemporary Russia
A paper presented at the International Scocial Science Conference, Dubrovnik, Croatie (June 12-16, 2001).
As a consequence of recent changes in adolescent sexual behavior, similar to the Western sexual revolution of the 1960s but compounded by the breakdown of state medical services and the general criminalization of the country, some dangerous trends now exist in Russian sexual life – including the spread of STDs and HIV. The only reasonable answer to this challenge is sex education. But since 1997 all efforts in this direction have been blocked by a powerful anti-sexual crusade, organized by Russian Communist Party and the Russian Orthodox Church, and supported by Pro Life. Its main targets are sex education, womens reproductive rights and freedom of sexuality-related information. The campaign is openly nationalistic, xenophobic, homophobic and anti-semitic. And it has disastrous public health consequences.
- Kotb, Heba G. 
Sexuality in Islam
- Lalo, Alexei / Schitov, Nikolai 
Sexualities in Belarus: Some Major Patterns of Sexual Behavior in Society and Their Cultural Background
Paper presented at the International Social Science Conference, Dubrovnik, Croatia (June 12-16, 2001).
The authors consider the current status of the issue of sexualities in Belarus (and to a considerable extent in Russia as well) from both a sociological and cultural perspective.
- Lemmer, Johann
A website made by people working to bring more sexual health, sexual pleasure, and sexual rights into the world. It brings you information on safer sex, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), sex toys, sexual pleasure, sex radical activism, sex and sexuality news stories, sexual etiquette, whether youre straight, gay, or anywhere in between.
- Nerve Magazin
Quite different people present their opinions on and experiences with sexuality, body and our verocious natural thrives. A very sophistocated design, and very instructive/amusing. But you have to understand German.
- Planned Parenthood
This is the site of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. It provides information on womens health, birth control, abortion, sexually transmitted infections, pro-choice advocacy. The site includes guides for parents, teen issues, and a structured list of links.
- Rutgers Nisso Groep - Kenniscentrum Seksualiteit
The Dutch Expert Centre on Sexuality, dedicates itself to promoting sexual and reproductive health, both in the Netherlands and in other countries. It contributes to the improvement of education, prevention, counselling and policy by gathering and disseminating knowledge. Rutgers Nisso Groep stands for equal sexual treatment, the protection and improvement of sexual and reproductive health and rights, as well as emancipation of special groups. You can search the literature on human sexuality and relationships in a large database. Also a wide coverage of the literature on the epidemiological, social and psychosocial aspects of HIV and AIDS.
- Reiss, Ira
- Safer Sex
In the age of AIDS, everyone should know about safer sex. HIV can infect anyone, regardless of sexual orientation, sex, age, race, or economic class. On these pages you can learn how to protect yourself and your partner.
Dutch national buro for prevention and information on sex addiction.
- Sexual Abuse Treatment
An extensive amount of information on sexual offenders and abuse. It includes referral list to specialized therapists, paraphilias, theories, newsletter, victimology, and information on the new workbook. Editor: Matthew Rosenberg.
- Sexual Harrassment (SocioSite)
- Sexual Health infoCenter
A very comprehensive source of sexual health information on the Internet. Each week a fresh article on a special aspect of sexuality, and a sex tip of the week. But the main course are dozen categories of information you can click on. Categories such as a Guide to Better Sex (sexual positions, anal sex, oral sex, vaginal sex, love and toys), Sex and Aging (natural changes in women and men, overcoming harmful attitudes, and tips for better sex in later life), Guide to Safer Sex (condoms, abstinence, unwanted pregnancy, etc.), and Sexual Problems (loss of desire, impotence, premature and delayed ejaculation, painful intercourse). Based in New Delhi, India.
- Sexual Health Network
Provides access to sexuality information, and other sexuality resources for people with diability, illness, or other health related problems. The Network also provides education and training for health professionals.
- Sexual Health Resource Centre - Queens University, USA
A confidential, non-judgemental information and referral service dealing in all areas of safer sex, birth control, pregnancy options including abortion referral, and general sexual health information.
- Sexuality Education in Europe 
This reference guide to policies and practices of sexuality education is the result of the SAFE project that was supported by the European Directorate General for Health and Consumer Protecten. The SAFE project is an European partnership to promote the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people.
- Schiftan, Diana  - University of Bern, Switzerland
Sexual Behavior in German-Speaking Switzerland [German Version]
A survey on the sexual behavior of the German speaking people of Switzerland.
- Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS)
An international organization dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about sexuality. It is the oldest organization of professionals interested in the study of sexuality in the United States. SSSS 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.
- Society for Human Sexuality
A social and educational organization whose purpose is to promote understanding and appreciation for the many forms of adult intimate relationships and consensual sexual expression. Its a pro pleasure organization: we find sexual pleasure to be enjoyable and legitimate in its own right, and support all sex education efforts that we consider to be both pleasure-positive and honest. The site contains guides and reviews (on books and resources, sex toys and erotica, video rentals and matchmaking services), a chance to learn more on topics such as safer sex, erotic massage, fliting, G-Spot Play, vibrators, penetration and putting it all together, a mailing list and search facilities.
Kama Sutra Positions
From The Love Teachings of Kama Sutra you can learn almost everything you always wanted to know about positions (lying down, sitting, standing, rear-entry), oral pleasures (fellatio and cunnilingus), role reversal, love potions and sex aids.
- Directories and Guides
dr. Albert Benschop
Social & Behavioral Studies
University of Amsterdam
10th October, 2015