Sex

Collegiate Porn Studies Journal Launched

Yes, studies will be peer reviewed

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Pornography has made increasing non-clandestine appearances on college campuses, thanks to events like Sex Week, which has drawn criticism for spicing up educational offerings workshops with sex-toy raffles and lectures by porn stars. Soon, campus types will also be able ponder the mysteries of sexuality through a less obviously titillating medium: a full-fledged scholarly journal dedicated to porn.

Porn Studies, to be published by Routledge starting in 2014, is described as "the first dedicated, international, peer-reviewed journal to critically explore those cultural products and services designated as pornographic and their cultural, economic, historical, institutional, legal and social contexts," with particular attention to "the intersection of sexuality, gender, race, class, age and ability."