About SSSS

  • Founded in 1957 to encourage the rigorous systematic study of sexuality.
  • More than 700 individuals hold membership in the Society.
  • SSSS is a non-profit professional membership organization.
  • A strength of the Society is the range of disciplines represented by its members, conference participants and journal authors.
  • Membership of the Society includes anthropologists, biologists, educators, historians, nurses, physicians, psychologists, sociologists, theologians, therapists, and many other disciplines.
  • The Society has a strong commitment to "the next generation" through the support of a vigorous student membership program and through the mentoring of young professionals who also serve as leaders in the organization.
  • The Society's award program recognizes professional excellence, public service and service to The Society.
  • A broad range of committee activity provides numerous opportunities for the involvement of members in the work of the Society.
Join Today

In addition to voting rights in the Society, participation in regional activities, and reduced conference fees, members receive:

THE JOURNAL OF SEX RESEARCH
a scientific quarterly

ANNUAL REVIEW OF SEX RESEARCH
synthesizing recent theoretical and research advances

SEXUAL SCIENCE
an online newsletter which includes information on conferences, training opportunities, job announcements and more

THE MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY
an online yearly directory of the membership and other information about SSSS

Membership Information