The theme of the eleventh annual SPSP Sexuality Pre-Conference is “The War on Sex.” This theme was chosen in response to accelerating legislative threats to sex education, sex research, LGBTQ+ rights, and reproductive rights. Several US states have enacted restrictions on the information students can be taught about sex, access to abortion, the rights of sexual and gender minorities, and the ability of sex researchers to even ask questions. Presentations from a diverse group of scholars will address the current climate and explore opportunities for advocacy to promote sexual health, advance equality, and preserve academic freedom. Attendees are invited to submit proposals for individual talks, data blitzes, and posters. Submissions are welcome from scholars at all levels in any relevant research area. Individual talks are encouraged to match the conference theme, while data blitzes and poster presentations are welcome to focus on any topic within sex research.

Preconference Organizers

Justin Lehmiller, [email protected], The Kinsey Institute, Indiana University
Amy Moors, [email protected], Chapman University
Rhonda Balzarini, [email protected], Texas State University
Justin Mogilski, [email protected], University of South Carolina Salkehatchie


Preconference submissions are now closed. If you have any questions about this preconference, please email the organizers (listed above).