Jeremy N. Thomas, Ph.D.

Research

Curriculum Vitae: JeremyThomasCV.pdf

I research sexuality, deviance, and the body. I am especially interested in experiences, meanings, and identities related to: pornography and sex work; BDSM, kink, and fetish sexuality; sexual consent, abuse, trauma, and assault; and body modification, ritual violence, and self-injury.

Publications

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Forthcoming

Williams, D J, Jeremy N. Thomas, and Emily E. Prior. “Are Sex and Porn Addiction Valid Disorders? Adding a Leisure Science Perspective to the Sexological Critique.” Leisure Sciences.

Thomas, Jeremy N. “BDSM as Trauma Play: An Autoethnographic Investigation.” Sexualities.

Williams, D J, Jeremy N. Thomas, and Michael Arntfield. “An Empirical Exploration of Leisure-Related Themes and Potential Constraints across Descriptions of Serial Homicide.” Leisure Sciences.

2019

Thomas, Jeremy N., D J Williams, and Emily E. Prior. “Evaluating the State of the Journal: Past Successes and Future Plans.” Journal of Positive Sexuality 5(1):4–6.

2018

Thomas, Jeremy N. and D J Williams. “Fucking with Fluids and Wet with Desire: Power and Humiliation Using Cum, Piss, and Blood.” in Radical Sex Between Men: Assembling Desiring-Machines, edited by David Holmes, Stuart J. Murray, and Thomas Foth, 142–150. London: Routledge.

Alvarado, Thea, Emily E. Prior, Jeremy N. Thomas, and D J Williams. “Gender Effects of BDSM Participation on Self-Reported Psychological Distress Levels.” Journal of Positive Sexuality 4(2):56–60.

Williams, D J, Jeremy N. Thomas, and Michael Arntfield. 2018. “An Exploration of Leisure Themes and Constraints across Serial Homicide.” Conference Proceedings of the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Homicide Research Working Group, 11–16.

2017

Thomas, Jeremy N., Becka A. Alper, and Shane A. Gleason. “Anti-Pornography Narratives as Self-Fulfilling Prophecies: Religious Variation in the Effect that Pornography Viewing Has on the Marital Happiness of Husbands.” Review of Religious Research 59(4):471–497.

Williams, D J, Jeremy N. Thomas, Emily E. Prior, Susan Wright, and Richard Sprott. “Sex and Pornography ‘Addiction’: An Official Position Statement of the Center for Positive Sexuality (CPS), National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF), and The Alternative Sexualities Health Research Alliance (TASHRA).” Journal of Positive Sexuality 3(3):40–43.

Williams, D J, Jeremy N. Thomas, Emily E. Prior, Christina Amezquita, and Dominee Hall. “Social Work Practice with Clients that Enjoy Participation in Consensual BDSM: Identifying and Applying Strengths.” Journal of Positive Sexuality 3(1):12–20.

2016

Thomas, Jeremy N. “The Development and Deployment of the Idea of Pornography Addiction Within American Evangelicalism.” Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity 23(2–3):182–195.

Thomas, Jeremy N. and D J Williams. “Getting Off on Sex Research: A Methodological Commentary on the Sexual Desires of Sex Researchers.” Sexualities 19(1–2):83–97.

Williams, D J, Emily E. Prior, Thea Alvarado, Jeremy N. Thomas, and M. Candace Christensen. “Is Bondage and Discipline, Dominance and Submission, and Sadomasochism Recreational Leisure? A Descriptive Exploratory Investigation.” Journal of Sexual Medicine 13(7):1091–1094.

Thomas, Jeremy N. and D J Williams. “Exploring Sexual Diversity: A Case Report on the Application of Habanero Pepper Juice during Recreational Urethral Sounding.” Journal of PositiveSexuality 2(2):22–26.

Williams, D J, Jeremy N. Thomas. “It’s Only a Matter of Time: Insights for Helping Professionals Working with Non-Monogamous Clients.” Journal of Positive Sexuality 2(2):32–35.

2015

Thomas, Jeremy N. and Andrew L. Whitehead. “Evangelical Elites’ Anti-Homosexuality Narratives as a Resistance Strategy Against Attribution Effects.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54(2):345–362.

Thomas, Jeremy N., Lauren Crosby, and Jessica Milford. “Gender Differences Among Self-Reported Genital Piercing Stories.” Deviant Behavior 36(6):441–462.

Williams, D J, Jeremy N. Thomas, and Emily E. Prior. 2015. “Moving Full-Speed Ahead in the Wrong Direction? A Critical Examination of US Sex-Offender Policy from a Positive Sexuality Model.” Critical Criminology 23(3):277–294.

Thomas, Jeremy N. “Responding to Academic Critiques of Sex Work: Practical Suggestions from a Sex-Positive Perspective.” Journal of Positive Sexuality 1:16–20.

Williams, D J, Jeremy N. Thomas, Emily E. Prior, and Wendy Walters. “Introducing a Multidisciplinary Framework of Positive Sexuality.” Journal of Positive Sexuality 1:6–11.

2014

Williams, D J, Jeremy N. Thomas, and M. Candace Christensen. “You Need to Cover Your Tattoos! Reconsidering Standards of Professional Appearance in Social Work.” Social Work 59(4):373–375.

Williams, D J, Jeremy N. Thomas, Emily E. Prior, M. Candace Christensen. “From ‘SSC’ and ‘RACK’ to the ‘4Cs’: Introducing a New Framework for Negotiating BDSM Participation.” Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality 17.

2013

Thomas, Jeremy N. “Outsourcing Moral Authority: The Internal Secularization of Evangelicals’ Anti-Pornography Narratives.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52(3):457–75.

2012

Thomas, Jeremy N. and Daniel V. A. Olson. “Evangelical Elites’ Changing Responses to Homosexuality 1960–2009.” Sociology of Religion 73(3):239–72.

Thomas, Jeremy N. and Daniel V. A. Olson. “Beyond the Culture War: Managing Sexual Relationships Inside a Congregation of Gay Evangelicals.” Review of Religious Research 54(3):349–70.

2010

Thomas, Jeremy N. and Daniel V. A. Olson. “Testing the Strictness Thesis and Competing Theories of Congregational Growth.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 49(4):619–39.