There are three levels of membership:

  • Student members are graduate students engaging in sex research at an institute of higher learning
  • Associate members are engaged researchers who typically have at least three sex-related publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Full members are established sex researchers who typically have at least ten sex-related publications in peer-reviewed journals

The annual dues for IASR membership are $150 USD. Student members are required to pay a nominal fee $50 USD. After receiving their terminal degree (e.g. MD, PhD, JD), students have 2-3 years to apply for associate or full membership before their membership expires.

Membership Benefits: 

  • Print subscription to Archives of Sexual Behaviour (associate and full members only)
  • Electronic access to Archives of Sexual Behaviour (all members)
  • Entitled to present one first-author poster at the Annual Meeting (all members)
  • Reduced registration rate for Annual Meetings (all members)
  • Opportunity to apply for IASR Child Care Financial Assistance to aid in covering the costs of child care while attending the Annual Meeting (all members)
  • Eligible for the Best Senior (associate and full members) or Best Junior (student members) Poster Awards at the Annual Meeting
  • Access to IASR listservs for job postings and other sex-related news and information (all members)
  • Updates about the IASR community and sex research through IASR newsletters (all members)

Additional Full Member Benefits:

  • Voting rights for Officer elections
  • Opportunity to run for an Officer position (Secretary-Treasurer or President)

Additional Student Member Benefits:

  • Opportunity to apply for student awards (Student Research Development and Best Student Manuscript Awards )
  • Eligible to attend the Student Pre-Conference Workshop at the Annual Meeting