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.

Mission Statement

The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS) is dedicated to advancing knowledge of sexuality and communicating scientifically-based sexuality research and scholarship to professionals, policy makers, and the general public. SSSS fosters a worldwide community of diverse professionals committed to a scholarly and scientific approach to acquiring and disseminating accurate knowledge of sexuality.  As a Society, we believe that freedom of inquiry is essential for the promotion of human welfare and the reduction of ignorance and prejudice about sexuality.

Ethics Statement 

Recognizing the responsibilities of a professional organization to society and in accordance with its own Mission Statement, The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality has adopted the following statement regarding professional ethics. This statement applies to all members, regardless of membership category, in their pursuit of professional activities.All members of the Society are expected to abide by the ethical guidelines or codes of ethics of their respective disciplines, professional organizations, places of work, or educational institutions. Further, the Society strives to support the dignity of every person.

SSSS Bylaws

SSSS Statement of Values and Expectations

Board of Directors, Executive Committee & Office Staff

Founders and Past Presidents