STH is a Monash University research project which seeks to:
- Understand emerging social media practices of self and sexual networking
- Examine biomedicine – social media hybrids and the shaping of social and sexual life
- Investigate the transformation of the ‘sexual health clinic’ through technology
- Generate social and cultural knowledge for effective education
- Encourage innovative research approaches
The STH site is a focal point for the project, gathering together information on activities and outputs. Read more.
Listen to Mark discussing his research on sexual health technology with his colleague, Dr Karen Lorimer, in Glasgow.
Call for papers
- Culture, Health & Sexuality, special issue on ‘Sex, health and the technological imagination.’ Abstracts due 31 January 2014.
- Sex, Technology & Health Closed Symposium, 7 & 8 November 2013, Monash University Law Chambers
- Sex, Technology & Health Public Symposium, 11 November 2013, Monash University Law Chambers
- Public Symposium: Young People and Mediated Sexual Communication, 29 November 2013, Caulfield Campus, Monash University.
Latest News and Articles
- In Australia and overseas, concern about ‘sexting’ among young people has been widespread, and discussions have tended to focus on the ‘risks’ and issues new technologies are seen to produce. This symposium presented the findings from six studies by researchers in Australia and England working across the fields of law, criminology, media, gender, and education. Read more
- Sex/Health/Technology Symposium 7 & 8 November 2013 Monash University Law Chambers Marsh Building 555 Lonsdale Street Melbourne VIC 3000 Day 1 Sexual health technologies in context Mark Davis (Chair/Discussant: Andrea Whittaker) In this paper, I pursue a social science critique of sexual health technologies by placing them in social and theoretical context. The present moment for sexual health is marked by the Read more
- 1-3 pm, 11 November 2013 Monash University Law Chambers Marsh Building 555 Lonsdale Street Melbourne VIC 3000 This seminar addresses the imaginaries taking shape at the intersection of sexualities, technology and health. The use of technology in sexual and reproductive health, for example, is not new. Diagnostic and treatment technologies are used to manage sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. Education, Read more
- Lecture and Discussion Professor Don Kulick University of Chicago 2-4pm Friday 17 May 2013 Building H, Room H237, Caulfield Campus Disability and Sexuality: Who Cares? The sexual lives of adults with disabilities is not a new concern, but it is only very recently that it has begun to be discussed in any way other than incredulously, dismissively or with punitive intent. Read more
- Culture, Health & Sexuality special issue on ‘Sex, health and the technological imagination’ May 2013 Guest editors: Dr Mark Davis and Dr Mary Lou Rasmussen (Monash University) Peer review: Papers for the special issue will be subject to peer review managed by the founding editors of Culture, Health & Sexuality. Timeline: 4 August 2013: Submit intention to submit and abstract to: Read more