Archives of Sexual Behavior
Archives of Sexual Behavior is a scholarly journal and the official publication of the International Academy of Sex Research. It is dedicated to the dissemination of information in the field of sexual science, broadly defined. It publishes (six times a year) articles from several disciplines including medicine, law, psychology, sociology, biology and history in the format of empirical reports (quantitative and qualitative), theoretical reviews and essays, literature reviews, methodological articles, clinical case reports, letters to the editor and book reviews.
Over the years, Archives of Sexual Behavior has published many scholarly articles that considered topics like homosexuality, pedophilia and boylove in a careful manner. Among those include Ames & Houston's article on the legal, social, and biological definitions of pedophilia (1990), Okami's research on child and adolescent sexual experiences with older persons (1991), Bauserman & Rind's review of nonclinical literature of male child and adolescent sexual experiences with adults (1997), an excellent overwiew of the current misinformation regarding sex between men and boys by West (1998), Graupner's comparative survey of the age of consent (2000), Rind's study of gay and bisexual adolescent boys' sexual experiences with men (2001) and others. The December 2002 issue had a special section with an interesting discussion on whether pedophilia should be considered a mental disorder.