LOS ANGELES — The Center for Positive Sexuality and the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF) have announced a new partnership. This alliance comes right after the first anniversary of the Journal of Positive Sexuality, which the Center for Positive Sexuality launched in February 2015.
Dr. D.J. Williams, director of research for the Center for Positive Sexuality, said, "With this sponsorship, the Journal will reach a wider audience and acquire more submissions to publish. This will also improve our research, as we'll have an outlet to promote our studies and surveys. Partnering with NCSF makes sense. They have a broad audience who share similar interests."
Both organizations have been active in the sex-positive movement. Established in 2007, the Center for Positive Sexuality received 501c3 nonprofit status in 2013 and has been presenting educational panels to colleges, universities and professionals on BDSM, non-monogamy, sex and aging, sex and disability, gender spectrum, and other issues.
NCSF was formed in 1997 by a small group of pro-BDSM activists led by Susan Wright, the organization's president. In 2016, an NCSF spokesperson said, "NCSF has over 50 coalition partners made up of groups and businesses who serve BDSM, swing and polyamory practitioners. Over the years, NCSF has formed alliances with other organizations that defend sexual freedom rights: the Free Speech Coalition, the ACLU, the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists, the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, and the Gay and Lesbian Activist Alliance, among others."
The Journal of Positive Sexuality, which is free to access and download, published three issues with a total of 12 articles during its first year of publication.