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WWU-UNLV Human Sexuality & Intimacies Lab 

Welcome to WWU-UNLV Human Sexuality & Intimacies Lab!

Our lab collaborates with top researchers at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) on various projects related to gender, love, and intimacy.

The Virtual Sexual Economies Project

Welcome to the Virtual Sexual Economies Project!  This project examines the adult webcam industry. Specifically, we intend to understand the opportunities and challenges of camming for models, the ideas and practices of their clients, and the relationships the models and clients form. We are a collaborative team of university researchers with decades of combined experiences studying the sex industry from Western Washington University (WWU) and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). We are dedicated to advancing the interests of the women workers as well as their clients by directing our research towards both reducing the stigma against sex work and the consumption of sexual services, enabling the sex industry to become safer, more equitable, and more satisfying for both providers and consumers.

Meet the Team

Principle Investigators

Yeon Jung Yu, PhD

Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Western Washington University (WWU)
CEDAR Website: https://works.bepress.com/yeon-yu/

Alex Nelson, MA

PhD Candidate in Anthropology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Personal Website: https://alexnelson.academia.edu/

Kathryn Hausbeck Korgan, PhD

Dean of the Graduate College and Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Related Project Website: https://www.eroticentrepreneurs.com/