The discipline has come a long way in our willingness and ability to conduct research on the sociology of sexuality. As interest continues to develop, questions remain about how best to conduct studies into the social, cultural, political and interpersonal dimensions of erotic life. Papers are invited that explore various methods, methodological and epistemological traditions in the study of sexualities and sexual communities. Possible topics include: researching sexualities via the World Wide Web, ethics, questions of objectivity, the relationship between researcher and researched, social policy, and innovative approaches to multi-method and interdisciplinary research on sexualities and sexual communities. Participants that critically examine the assumptions and implications of research in the area of sexualities are particularly welcome.