Litteraturtips fra Pedagogisk utvalg


Sexvitenskaplige artikler til nytte og glede

Det finnes et stort sexologisk kunnskapsgrunnlag tilgjengelig via artikler, forskning og fagbøker. Når man skal arbeide med et enkelt tema innenfor sexologi, som i de fleste andre fag, må man ofte lete etter kunnskapen på flere arenaer for å danne et helhetsbilde.

En slik prosess kan være omfattende, derfor kan de vært godt med litt hjelp på veien. Hanne Grasmo i Pedagogisk Utvalg har nylig har gitt seg kast med å lete fram akademisk litteratur i forbindelse med et doktorgradsarbeid i skjæringsfeltet mellom sexologi, sosiologi og "game studies". Prosjektet heter "Role play and Sexual Arousal. - Arousal in Character: Embodied Erotic Role-play in larp and BDSM " og er antatt ved Tampere Universitet i Finland.

Her er noe av fagstoffet hun har samlet og sortert underveis. Kategoriseringens overskrifter er forsøksvis, med håp om at det skal være lettere å finne fram, og at arbeidet kan komme flere til gode.

Pedagogisk utvalg minner om det finnes et enormt mangfold av relevante artikler og bøker under disse temaene, som ikke står nevnt. Vi tar gjerne imot flere gode tips til akademisk litteratur, både under disse overskriftene og til andre tema som foreningens medlemmer fordyper seg i.

Kåthet, fantasi og nytelse

Barker M (2014) The 'problem' of sexual fantasies. Porn Studies 1(1-2): 143-160

Bader, Michael J. (2002) Arousal: The Secret Logic of Sexual Fantasies.

Benestad, Esben Esther Pirell; Almås, Elsa Mari; Weingarten, Kaethe (2015). Sex positive ways of perceiving sexual turn-on patterns Part I - Understanding. The International Journal of Narrative Therapy and Community Work. ISSN: 1446-5019. (1). s 26 - 45.

Bivona, Jenny, Joseph Critelli, and Michael J. Clark. (2012) "Women's Rape Fantasies: An Empirical Evaluation of the Major Explanations." Archives of Sexual Behavior 41:1107-19.

Byers, S., & Rehman, U.S. (2014). Sexual well-being. In D.T. Tolman & L.M. Diamond (Eds.), APA Handbook on Sexuality and Psychology (pp. 317-337). Washington, D.C.: APA Press.

Fleischman, Diana S. (2016). "An Evolutionary Behaviorist Perspective on Orgasm." Socioaffective Neuroscience and Psychology 6: n.p.

Ford, J. with E. Corona Vargas, I. Finotelli Jr., J. D. Fortenberry, E. Kismödi, A. Philpott, E Rubio-Aurioles & Eli Coleman (2019) Why Pleasure Matters: Its Global Relevance for Sexual Health, Sexual Rights and Wellbeing, International Journal of Sexual Health, 31:3, 217-230.

Goldey, Katherine L. (2016): Defining Pleasure: A Focus Group Study of Solitary and Partnered Sexual Pleasure in Queer and Heterosexual Women. With Amanda R. Posh, Sarah N. Bell, Sari M. van Anders. (Arch Sex Behavior 45:2137-2154)

Katehakis, Alexandra (2018) Sexual Fantasy and Adult Attunement: Differentiating Preying from Playing (American Journal of Play, volume 9, number 2)

Lorenz, Tierney K. (2019) Brief Report: Sexual Wellbeing in Heterosexual, Mostly Heterosexual, and Bisexually Attracted Men and Women, International Journal of Sexual Health, 31:3, 339-349, DOI: 10.1080/19317611.2019.1628156

Lorenz, Tierney Ahrold, Christopher B. Harte, Lisa Dawn Hamilton, and Cindy M. Meston. (2012). "Evidence for a Curvilinear Relationship between Sympathetic Nervous System Activation and Women's Physiological Sexual Arousal." Psychophysiology, 49(1), 111-117.

Kontula, Osmo (2012): The origin of sexual arousal. In Pleasure and Health by education, couselling and treatment (Ed. Osmo Kontula). Proceedings of 2012 NACS conference in Helsinki. The Finnish Association for Sexology (FIAS). Helsinki 2012. s. 69-76.

Kontula, Osmo, and Anneli Miettinen. (2016). "Determinants of Female Sexual Orgasms." Socioaffective Neuroscience and Psychology 6:31624.

Mark, K.P. (2014). The impact of daily sexual desire and daily sexual desire discrepancy on the quality of the sexual experience in committed relationships. Journal of Sex Research, 47(5), 429-439. Medline:19662565

Medico, Denise (2018) Researching on sexuality for pleasure (lecture at WAS Mexico 2019)

Sutherland, Sioban E (2015) et al: Understanding the phenomenon of sexual desire discrepancy in couples. The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality 24(2), 2015, pp. 141-150; doi:10.3138/cjhs.242.A3

van Anders, S.M., Hipp, L.E., & Kane Low, L. (2013). Exploring co-parent experiences of sexuality in the first 3 months after birth. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 10(8), 1988-1999. https:// Medline:23911123

Ussher, Jane (2017) Unraveling the Mystery of''The Specificity of Women's Sexual Response and Its Relationship with Sexual Orientations'': The Social Construction of Sex and Sexual Identities Arch Sex Behav 46:1207-1211 DOI 10.1007/s10508-017-0957-x

BDSM og andre seksuelle variasjoner

Barker M, Gupta C and Iantaffi A (2007) The power of play: The potentials and pitfalls in healing narratives of BDSM. In: Langdridge D and Barker M (eds) Safe, Sane and 548 Sexualities 21(4) Consensual: Contemporary Perspectives on Sadomasochism. Basingstoke: Palgrave, pp. 197-216.

Cardoso D (2018) Bodies and BDSM: Redefining sex through kinky erotics. Journal of Sexual Medicine 15(7): 931-932.

Carlström, Charlotta (2016) "BDSM: paradoxernas praktiker", Malmö Högskola, ISBN/EAN: 9789171046703

Carlström Charlotta (2015) Fantasies becoming practice: BDSM as ritual. In: M Larsson and S Johnsdotter (eds) Sexual Fantasies: At the Convergence of the Cultural and the Individual. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.

Giami, Alain (2019): Between DSM and ICD: Paraphilias and the Transformation of Sexual Norms

Harviainen JT and Frank K (2016) Group sex as play: Rules and transgression in shared non-monogamy. Games and Culture 13(3): 220-239.

Harviainen, J. Tuomas & Tania Sihvonen (2019): My Games are... "Unconventional" - A Literary Cross-examination of Game and BDSM Studies Paper presented at 3rd Sexual Conference: Play, Turku

Lewis A (2011) Ageplay: An adults only game. Counselling Australia 11(2): 1-9.

Lindeman, Danielle (2011) "BDSM as therapy?" in Sexualities 14(2) p 151-172

Nitschke J, Osterheider M and Mokros A (2009) A cumulative scale of severe sexual sadism. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment 2(3): 262-278.

Rehor, J. (2015). Sensual, erotic, and sexual behaviors of women from the''kink''community. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 44, 825-836. doi:10.1007/s10508-015-0524-2.

Simula, Brandy L (2019) Pleasure, Power and Pain - a review of the Literature on the experiences of BDSM practionairs in Whileys. Arch Sex Behav (2015) 44:1127-1138 DOI 10.1007/s10508-015-0549-6

Soh, D., & Cantor, J. (2015). A peek inside a furry convention [Letter to the Editor]. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 44, 1-2. doi:10.1007/ s10508-014-0423-y.

Sprott RA and Williams DJ (2019) Is BDSM a sexual orientation or serious leisure? Current Sexual Health Reports 11: 75-79.

Weiss, Margot (2011) Techniques of Pleasure: BDSM and the Circuits of Sexuality. Durham, NC: Duke University Press

Wignall, Liam & McCormack, Mark (2017) An Exploratory Study of a New Kink Activity:''Pup Play'' Liam in Arch Sex Behav46:801-811 DOI 10.1007/s10508-015-0636-8)

Kultur og samfunnsanalyse

Abramson PR & Pinkerton SD (2002) With Pleasure: Thoughts on the Nature of Human Sexuality (revised edn). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Attwood F (2011) Sex and the citizens: Erotic play and the new leisure culture. In: Bramham P and Wagg S (eds) The New Politics of Leisure and Pleasure. Berlin: Springer, pp. 82-96.

Cabrera, C., & Ménard, A. (2012). 'She exploded into a million pieces': A qualitative and quantitative analysis of orgasms in contemporary romance novels. Sexuality & Culture, 17(2), 193-212. doi:10.1007/s12119-012-9147-0

Edgley C. (2015) Sex as theater: Action, character, and the erotic. In: Weinberg TS and Newmahr S (eds) Selves, Symbols and Sexualities: An Interactionist Anthology. Los Angeles: Sage, p 55-72.

Fahs, B., & Swank, E. (2013). Adventures with the 'plastic man': Sex toys, compulsory heterosexuality, and the politics of women's sexuality

Frank, Katherine (2017) "Plays well in groups - a journey through the world of group sex"

Jackson S and Scott S (2007) Faking like a woman? Interpretive theorization of sexual pleasure. Body & Society 13(2): 95-116.

Kontula, Osmo (2016) : Sexual Cultures in Nordic Cultures. In the Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, (Ed. George Ritzer). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. London.

Paasonen S (2011) Carnal Resonance: Affect and Online Pornography. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Rambukkana N (2015) Fraught Intimacies. Non/Monogamy in the Public Sphere. Vancouver: UBC Press.

Stebbins,R.(2010).Flow in serious leisure: Nature and prevalence. Leisure Studies Association Newsletter, 87, 21-23.

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Ussher,J.M.,Perz,J., Metusela, C.,Hawkey,A. J.,Morrow,M.,Narchal, R., & Estoesta, J. (2017). Negotiating discourses of shame, secrecy, and silence: Migrant and refugee women's experiences of sexual embodiment. Archives of Sexual Behavior. doi:10.1007/s10508-016-0898-9

Skeiv teori

Alarie, M., & Gaudet, S. (2013).''I don't know if she is bisexual or if she just wants to get attention'': Analyzing the various mechanisms through which emerging adults invisibilize bisexuality. Journal of Bisexuality, 13(2),191-214. doi:10.1080/15299716.2013.780004.

Beasley C, Holmes M and Brook M (2015) Heterodoxy: Challenging orthodoxies about heterosexuality. Sexualities 18(5-6): 681-697.

Bishop, C. J. (2015). Emotional reactions of heterosexual men to gay imagery. Journal of Homosexuality, 62(1), 51-66. doi:10.1080/ 00918369.2014.957125.

Chivers, M. L. (2017). The specificity of women's sexual response and its relationship with sexual orientations: A review and ten hypotheses. Archives of Sexual Behavior. doi:10.1007/s10508-016-0897-x

Hellesund, Tone (2012): I skapet anno 2012 - en kvalitativ studie om situasjoner der lesbiske, homofile og bifile i Norge skjuler sin seksuelle orientering, Universitetet i Bergen.

Hoppe T (2011) Circuits of power, circuits of pleasure: Sexual scripting in gay men's bottom narratives. Sexualities 14(2): 193-217.

O'Riordan K and Phillips D. (eds) (2007) Queer Online. Media Technology and Sexuality. New York: Peter Lang.

Race K (2015) 'Party and play': Online hook-up devices and the emergence of PNP practices among gay men. Sexualities 18(3): 253-275.

Ruberg B (2020) The Queer Games Avant-Garde. How LGBTQ Game Makers Are Reimagining the Medium of Video Game. Durham & London: Duke University Press.

Robinson, K. H., Bansel, P., Denson, N., Ovenden, G., & Davies, C. (2014). Growing up queer: Issues facing young Australians who are gender variant and sexuality diverse. Melbourne: Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre

Sihvonen T and Stenros J (2019) Queering games, play, and culture through transgressive role-playing games. In: Jørgensen K and Karlsen F (eds) Transgression in Games and Play. Cambridge: MIT Press, pp. 115-129.

Stenroos, Jaakko with Tanja Sihvonen:(2019) Queer While Larping: Community, Identity, and Affective Labor in Nordic Live Action Role-Playing. Analog Game Studies, Special Issue: 2019 Roleplaying Game Summit.

Wood, J.R., Milhausen, R.R., & Jeffrey, N.K. (2014). Why have sex? Reasons for having sex among lesbian, bisexual, queer, and questioning women in romantic relationships. Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 23(2), 75-88. cjhs.2592

Spill og lek (gaming and playfulness)

Brown, AML and Stenros, J. (2018). Sexuality and the Erotic in Role-Play. In Zagal, José P. and Deterding, S. (eds.), Role-Playing Game Studies: Transmedia Foundations. New York: Routledge, pp 425-439.

Döring, N. (2004) "Feminist views of cybersex: Victimization, liberation, and empowerment.‟ In CyberPsychology & Behavior. 3(5). Pages 863-884.

Goldman, Juliette (2016): Can MOOCs enhance sexuality education? Department of Education, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia (Sex Education, 2016 VOL. 16, NO. 5, 487-502 London: Bloomsbury.

Majkowski TZ (2019) Dragonborn is for Porn. The intertextual semiotics of the TESV: Skyrim fan made pornographic modifications. Abstract Proceedings of the DiGRA International Conference, Kyoto, Japan.

Navarro-Remesal V and Garcia-Catalán S (2015) Let's play master and servant: BDSM and directed freedom in game design. In: Wysocki M and Lauteria E (eds) Rated M for Mature: Sex and Sexuality in Video Games. New York: Bloomsbury, pp. 119-131.

Newmahr S

  • (2010) Rethinking kink: Sadomasochism as serious leisure. Qualitative Sociology 33: 313-331.
  • (2011) Playing on the Edge: Sadomasochism, Risk, and Intimacy. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Ruberg B (2010) Sex as game: Playing with the erotic body in virtual worlds. Rhizomes 21. Available at:

Stenros, Jaakko:

  • (2018) with Sarah Lynne Bowman: Transgressive Role-Play, chapter 24 in Role-playing Game Studies. A Transmedia Approach. José P. Zagal and Sebastian Deterding (eds). Routledge
  • (2013): "Amorous Bodies in Play. Sexuality in Nordic Live Action Role-Playing Games" Grensfurthnerm, Johannes, Friesnger, Günther & Fabry. Daniels (eds): Arse Elektronika Anthology #4 (2013) ISBN-10: 3902796162

Waern, Annika: (2015) I'm in love with someone who doesn't exist!: Bleed in the context of a computer game. In Game Love: Essays on play and affection / [ed] Jessica Enevold and Esther MacCallum-Stewart, McFarland, 2015, s. 25-45

Wysocki M and Lauretia EW (2015) Rated M for Mature: Sex and Sexuality in Video Games.

Terapi og rådgiving

Althof, Stanley E. (2010): What's New in Sex Therapy? PhD Department of Psychiatry, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA; Center for Marital and Sexual Health of South Florida, West Palm Beach, FL, USA (Journal of Sexual Medicine 2010;7:5-13)

Blount, Keleigh C (2017): Integration of Sex and Sexuality Into Counseling Programs. With, Caroline Booth, Tammy Webb, and Robin Guill Liles (Ideas and Research You Can Use: VISTAS 2017)

Dupkoski Mallicoat, W. (2014). Counselors' perception of sexuality in counseling: A pilot study. practitioner scholar: Journal of Counseling & Professional Psychology, 3(1), 63-81.

Hummel, S. B., van Lankveld, J. M., Oldenburg, H. A., Hahn, D. E., Broomans, E., & Aaronson, N. K. (2015). Internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy for sexual dysfunctions in women treated for breast cancer: design of a multicenter, randomized controlled trial. BMC Cancer, 15(1), 1-12. doi:10.1186/s12885-015- 1320-z

Katehakis, Alexandra. (2010). Erotic Intelligence: Igniting Hot, Healthy Sex While in Recovery from Sex Addiction

Kelsey, K., Stiles, B. L., Spiller, L., & Diekhoff, G. M. (2013). Assessment of therapists' attitudes towards BDSM. Psychology & Sexuality, 4(3), 255-267. doi:10.1080/19419899.2012.655255

Pillai-Friedman, S., Pollitt, J., & Castaldo, A. (2015). Becoming kink-aware - a necessity for sexuality professionals. Sexual & Relationship Therapy, 30(2), 196-210. doi:10.1080/14681994.2014.975681

Turns, B. A., Morris, S. J., & Lentz, N. A. (2013). The self of the Christian therapist doing sex therapy: A model for training Christian sex therapists. Sexual & Relationship Therapy, 28(3), 186-200. doi:10.1080/14681994.2013.765557

Zimmerman, K. J. (2012). Clients in sexually open relationships: Considerations for therapists. Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, 24(3), 272-289. doi:10.1080/ 08952833.2012.648143

Pedagogikk og utdanning

Bale, C. (2011). Raunch or romance? Framing and interpreting the relationship between sexualized culture and young people's sexual health. Sex Education, 11(3), 303-313. doi:10.1080/14681811.2011. 590088.

Nielsen S, Paasonen S and Spisak S (2015) 'Pervy role-play and such': Girls' experiences of sexual messaging online. Sex Education: Sexuality, Education and Learning 15(5): 472-485.

Marks-Tarlow, Terry. (2017). "I Am an Avatar of Myself: Fantasy, Trauma, and Self-Deception." American Journal of Play 9: 169-201.

Mize, S. J., & Iantaffi, A. (2013). The place of mindfulness in a sensorimotor psychotherapy intervention to improve women's sexual health. Sexual & Relationship Therapy, 28(1/2), 63-76. doi:10.1080/14681994.2013.770144

Mulig å bruke til utdanning og seksualrådgiving for barn og voksne: Få se! Finnes som bla-i-bok på nett:


Irvine, J. (2014). Is sexuality research 'dirty work'? Institutionalized stigma in the production of sexual knowledge. Sexualities, 17, 632- 656. doi:10.1177/1363460713516338

McCormack, M. (2014). Innovative sampling and participant recruitment in sexuality research. Journal of Personal and Social Relationships, 31, 475-481. doi:10.1177/0265407514522889. McNair, B. (2013). Porno? Chic! How pornography changed the world and made it a better place. New York: Routledge.

Spatz B (2015) What a Body Can Do: Technique as Knowledge, Practice as Research. London: Routledge.

(Introkapittlene i disse to bøkene er veldig bra mht kvalitativ forskning på seksualitet:)

Katherine Frank: «Play wells in groups»

Ashley Brown: «Sexuality in Role-playing games"