Journal of Bodies, Sexualities, and Masculinities

Jonathan A. Allan, Brandon University, Canada
Chris Haywood, Newcastle University, UK 
Frank G. Karioris, 
University of Pittsburgh, USA


Latest Issue Table of Contents

Volume 4 (2023): Issue 2 (Sep 2023)

Journal of Bodies, Sexualities, and Masculinities
Volume 5, Issue 1 
Table of Contents
Special Issue: Viral Masculinities

Introduction: Viral Masculinities—Virality, Gender, Pandemics
João Florêncio

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Bottom Value: Critiquing Top Supremacy’s Instrumentalization of Bottomly Risk in Queer Theory and the PrEP Debates
Jordana Greenblatt

God’s Viral Warriors: Christian Nationalism, Masculinity, and the Representation of Self
Jason Luger

“Must Be Clean, Safe and Discreet”: The Lexicon of Discretion in Men’s Same-Sex Online Hook-Ups
Joseph De Lappe, Gavin Brown and Cesare Di Feliciantonio

Acid Fascism: Nostalgia, Psychedelia, and Radical Right Masculinity
Jac Lewis

Viral Times, Paranoid Masculinities: AI, Nerds, and Technological Contamination
Jernej Markel

Volume 5 / 2024, 2 issues p.a.

Aims & Scope

The Journal of Bodies, Sexualities and Masculinities (JBSM) is a new peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal that brings together critical studies of men and masculinities and sexuality studies. Its remit is to bring these two fields together to better understand the complexities of masculinities and sexualities, and especially the way they intersect with one another.

The journal provides a venue for research on men’s sexualities and all of their complexities – temporal, medical, geographic, cultural, ethnic, legal – by welcoming submissions from the social sciences, humanities, life sciences, and health studies that are theoretically rigorous, methodologically sound, and draw on interdisciplinary approaches. The journal not only reports cutting edge empirical research findings, but is committed to providing an avenue for theoretically-driven and conceptual articles that offer new theoretical, methodological and empirical insights.

JBSM serves a readership of academics, policy makers, researchers and practitioners, as well as broader stakeholders in private and third sector industries. In response to the growing interest in men’s sexualities in recent years, and numerous issues concerning men and sex are being highlighted across the world including the mainstream press, JBSM is committed to ensuring that its informed scholarship is accessible to both a general public and an academic audience precisely because ideas matter.


Journal of Bodies, Sexualities, and Masculinities is indexed/abstracted in:

  • European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS)
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • Scopus (Elsevier)

Jonathan A. Allan, Brandon University, Canada
Chris Haywood, Newcastle University, UK
Frank G. Karioris, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Book Review Editor
Andrea Waling, La Trobe University, Australia

Editorial Board
Anne Cleary, University College Dublin, Ireland
David William Foster †, Arizona State University, USA
Katherine Frank , University of Nevada, Las Vegas, The College of the Atlantic, USA
Steve Garlick, University of Victoria, Canada
Thomas Johansson, Gothenburg University, Sweden
Benjamin Kahan, Louisiana State University, USA
Vicki Karaminas, Massey University, New Zealand
Michael Kehler, University of Calgary, Canada
Urszula Kluczyńska, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poland
Allison Leigh, University of Lousiana at Lafayette, USA
John Mercer, Birmingham, UK
Lucy Neville, University of Leicester, UK 
Guillermo Nuñez Noriega, CIAD, Mexico
Cenk Ozbay, Sabanci University, Turkey
Serena Petrella, Brandon University, Canada 
Todd Reeser, University of Pittsburgh, USA 
Yandisa Sikweyiya, South African Medical Research Council, South Africa
Clarissa Smith, Sunderland, UK
Rachel Spronk, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Vinodh Venkatesh, Virginia Tech, USA
Jane Ward, University of California, Riverside, USA


Manuscript Submission

Please review the submission and style guidelines carefully before submitting.

The editorial board welcomes contributions. Article submissions are accepted continually, and all authors are encouraged to contribute. Articles should not be under consideration for publication or previously published elsewhere.

Authors should submit articles electronically as attachments by e-mail, formatted as Microsoft Word files. Please note that all correspondence will be carried out via e-mail. Submissions without complete and properly formatted reference lists may be rejected; manuscripts that have been accepted for publication but do not conform to the Journal of Bodies, Sexualities, and Masculinities style will be returned to the author for amendment.

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Article Length

Articles should have a maximum of 7,500 words (including notes and references). Book reviews should be between 750 and 1,500 words in length. Manuscripts should follow the requirements laid down in the Submission Guidelines. This is particularly important in relation to in-text citations and reference list details. While we would prefer not to have to return manuscripts that do not comply to their authors for style revision, we may be compelled to do so before we submit them for review.

Please consult with the editors about appropriate subjects and lengths for review essays.

Process for Refereeing and Accepting Articles 

Journal of Bodies, Sexualities, and Masculinities is a refereed journal. Articles are sent to reviewers with relevant experience and expertise for comment. Referees are asked to advise the editors whether the article should be published and if so, with what recommended changes. The editors respond to the author with their decision and a list of any changes needed for the article to be accepted for publication. They also send the anonymous referees' comments to the author.


Manuscripts that have been accepted for publication but do not conform to the style guide may be returned to the author for amendment. The editors also reserve the right to alter usage to conform to the style guide issued by the publishers. Authors may not supply new materials or request major alterations following the copyediting stage, so please ensure that all text is final upon acceptance.

Style Guide

The Journal of Bodies, Sexualities, and Masculinities style guide is based on The Chicago Manual of Style (CMS), with some deviations for house preferences. The American Heritage Dictionary (3rd edition) and Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary (10th edition), supplemented by Webster's New International Dictionary, are our arbiters for US spelling, especially for hyphenated words, words in italic, and so forth. Please refer to the style guide for a summary of key stylistic requirements.

Ethics Statement

Authors published in Journal of Bodies, Sexualities, and Masculinities (JBSM) certify that their works are original and their own. The editors certify that all materials, with the possible exception of editorial introductions, book reviews, and some types of commentary, have been subjected to double-blind peer review by qualified scholars in the field. While every effort is made by the publishers and the editorial board to see that no inaccurate or misleading data, opinions, or statements appear in this journal, they wish to make it clear that the data and opinions appearing in the articles herein are the sole responsibility of the contributor concerned. JBSM Ethics Statement.

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In the last decade, Franco-Moroccan directors have begun to explore culturally taboo and unrepresented sexual communities within Morocco. This article examines how two pioneering films, Abdellah Taïa's Salvation Army and Nabil Ayouch's Much Loved, contribute to an emerging cultural politics in the Arab-speaking world that is reframing marginalized or invisible sexualities. While these films address issues of sexual tourism, incest, and prostitution, among others, the focus of this article is on the films’ critiques of internalized homophobia, sexual tourism, and the sociopolitical power structures that occlude, marginalize, or shame those males outside of the heterosexual matrix. Analyzing the films’ portrayal of the semiotics of forbidden desire, internalized homophobia, and the circulation and spatialization of queer sexualities in Morocco, this article argues that Salvation Army and Much Loved complicate our understanding of Arab masculinities and add to a growing queer visibility that stretches from the Maghreb to the Gulf.



External ejaculation (the cum shot) is considered a central component of heterosexual pornography and is often used to visually mark the end of an action of sexual intercourse. Critical analyses of pornography have asserted that external ejaculation can be conceptualized in terms of the maintenance of heteronormative expectations of male dominance as expressed through hegemonic masculinity. The present analysis adopts a broader view of external ejaculation by considering the phenomenon in terms of contamination, performance, and discipline. The polysemic analysis presented suggests that in some cases the conventions of pornography as represented in the external cum shot can represent a threat to masculinity and male spectators by creating unrealistic expectations for male sexual performance.