The British Psychological Society’s Psychology of Sexualities Mission
The section is committed to exploring the psychology of sexualities and sexual identities.
The section is strongly committed to developing non-heterosexist and gender-inclusive forms of research, theory and clinical practice in British psychology.
The section is for all people interested in the psychology of sexualities irrespective of their own sexuality.
The section takes a broadly affirmative approach towards sexualities, including transgressive sexualities, but strongly condemns those which are coercive.
The section contributes psychological perspectives to policy initiatives which provide for better quality of life for people of diverse sexualities, their families and friends.
The section provides a forum for the systematic study of diverse sexualities which draws together those working in different specialties and subdisciplines of psychology.
The section is committed to working with others in the field throughout the world.
We expect the highest level of scholastic rigour from our members in both pure and applied psychology, according to their status and ability. We will challenge poor work from within and without the Society.
We respect the diversity of sexualities.
We believe that all sexualities that are not inherently coercive are equally legitimate.
We believe that sexualities should not be considered pathological.