Peer Reviewed Articles

·      "Rethinking Love, Intimacy, and Sexual Relationships in the Later Years" with Nicholas Velotta in Social Isolation in Later Life: Strategies for Bolstering Health and Wellbeing, edited by Lenard W. Kaye and Clifford M. Singer. Springer Publishing Company. 2018.

·      “Gender and Sexuality in Aging” with Nicholas Velotta in Handbook of the Sociology of Gender, Second Edition, edited by Barbara J. Risman, Carissa Froyum, and William J. Scarborough. Springer Press. 2018.

·     "Online Dating: Changing Intimacy One Swipe at a Time?" with Nicholas Velotta. Manuscript in preparation. 2018.

·     “The Changing Nature of Intimate and Sexual Relationships in Later Life” with Nicholas Velotta in the Journal of Aging Life Care. 2018.

·       "Aging and Sexuality" with Sarah Diefendorf and Anne McGlyn in the Handbook of Psychology & Sexuality,  the American Psychological Association (Debora Tolman, et al eds) fall, 2013

·      "The Sociology of Sexuality" with Sara Diefendorf and Matt Kopas for Sociology, Fatos ed. to be published in Eastern Europe 2012

·      “Internet Dating” in Encyclopedia Human Sexuality. 2012-2013.

·      “Sexuality in Committed Couples”, with Brian Serafina and Ross Canter, The Handbook Of Demography. 2012.

·      “Why is Everyone Afraid of Sex?” (ed,. Barbara Risman),W.W. Norton, in Families as They Really Are, Fall, 2009.

·      “A positive approach to Female Sexual Health”, Hutchinson, Kingsberg, Kruchman, Schwartz, Leiblum, Rosen & Altopf in The Female Patient, pp. 1-6, April, 2009.

·      “Sexual Satisfaction & Durability in Heterosexual and Homosexual Couples”, Schwartz, Cubbage & Young, (submitted and accepted) Sexuality Research and Social Policy, Fall 2008.

·      The Business of Relationship Initiation at Internet Match-Making Services, in the Handbook of Relationship Initiation, Sprecher, Schwartz, Harvey & Hatfield, (Sprecher, Wenzel, and Harvey, eds.), Erlbaum Pub. Spring 2008.

·      The American Couples Study in the Encyclopedia of Human Relationships, Susan Sprecher, Harry Reiss, eds. Sage Publications. 2008.

·      “Sexual Satisfaction in Long Term Couples” Schwartz, Cubbage, and Young” (submitted and accepted) June Reinisch, ed. Routledge, Kegan, and Paul. 2008.

·      “What Sexual Scientists Ought to Know: Sexuality in Committed Couples”, P. Schwartz, B. Cubbage, and L. Young, Published by The Society for The Scientific Study of Sexuality, Winter 2008.

·      “The Social Construction of Heterosexuality” The Social Construction of Sexuality: A Volume in Honor of John Gagnon , Keegan and Paul, New York and London: Routledge,. Spring 2006.

·      “Public Intellectuals and the Social Construction of Professions” in The American Behavioral Scientist. Rebecca Adams, ed. 2005.

·      “Public Intellectuals and the Changing Face of American Education” Presidential Speech from the Pacific Sociological Association in forthcoming issue of Sociological Inquiry, 2006.

·      “Is Teenage Love and Passion Different from Adult Love and Passion?” in Teenage Love, Sexuality and Romance. Damato and Booth, eds., Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum Publications. Fall 2005.

·      “The State of Sex Research” in the Handbook of Sexuality in Close Relationships. John Harvey, Amy Wenzel, and Susan Sprecher, eds. Mahwah: New Jersey , Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Spring 2004.

·      “After the Revolution; Gender Politics in Teen Dating” with Barbara Risman. Contexts Spring 2002.

·      “Intimate Relationships,” in Handbook of Sociology, Judith Blau, ed., Winter 1999; with Raine Dozier, 2000.

·      “The Quality of Life in the Coming Decade” in Transaction, vol. 36, no. 2, January/February 1999.

·      “A Comparison of Equity in Heterosexual and Homosexual Couples” with Amy Singer. Accepted for Gender Stratification: Social Construction and Structure Accounts, Dana Vannoy, ed., 1999.

·      “Identity Acquisition and Affinity Groups,” Qualitiative Sociology as Everyday Life, Hertz and Glassner, eds. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 1999.

·      “The Social Context of Sexuality: The Case of the United States,” with Mary Gilmore and Diane Civic. In Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Cates, Hansfield and Holmes, 3rd ed., 1999.

·      “Stage Fright or Disciplinary Death Wish? Sociology in the Mass Media,”   Contemporary Sociology, vol. 27, no. 5, September 1998.

·      “The Possibilities of Peer Marriage,” The Responsive Community, July 1998.

·      “The Power of Motherhood,” Melanie Moore, Philip Blumstein, and Pepper Schwartz, in Free Inquiry and Creative Sociology, May 1998.

·      “Gender, Marriage, and Possibilities for Cross-Sex and Same-Sex Pairs,” Virginia Rutter

·      and Pepper Schwartz, in Handbook of Family Diversity, Kathleen Alan and David Demo, eds., New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.

·      “Understanding Social Trends Affecting the Quality of Life,” in American Institute of Research. Fall 1997. Revised and reprinted in Society, 1998.

·      “The Constraints of Innovation: Commitment and Stability Among Same-Sex Couples,” (with Davis Patterson and Teresa Ciabattari), Handbook of Interpersonal Commitment and Relationship Stability, W.H. Jones and J.M. Adams, eds. New York: Plenum Publishers, 1996.

·      “Same-Sex Couples: Courtship, Commitment, Context,” (with Virginia Rutter). The Diversity of Social Relationships, co-published London, UK: University of Cambridge Press and Göttingen, Germany: Hogrefe Press, Winter 1996.

·      “Sexual Frequency in America: Data from the National Study of Families and Households,” with Vaughn Call and Sue Sprecher. Journal of Marriage and the Family, vol. 57, no. 3, 639–652, August 1995.

·      “Was it Good For You, Too?: Gender Differences in First Sexual Intercourse Experiences,” with Susan Sprecher and Anita Barbee. Journal of Sex Research, Fall 1995.

·      “The Relationships of Lesbians and Gay Men,” Michelle Huston and Pepper Schwartz in Understanding Relationships, Julia Wood, Steve Duck, eds., Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 1996. Reprinted in: A Psychology of Gender Reader.

·      “The Acquisition of Sexual Identity: Bisexuality,” with Philip Blumstein. Bisexualitaten, Erwin Haeberle and Rolf Gindorf, eds.. Stuttgart: Gustav Fischer Publishing, 1994. Book released in English as Bisexualities, New York: Continuum Publishing, 1998.

·      “Equity Judgments in Intimate Relationships,” with Peter Kollock and Philip Blumstein. Social Psychology Quarterly, vol. 57, no. 4. 340–351, 1994.

·      “Equity In Marriage,” The Family Therapy Networker, September 1994.

·      “Money, Sex and Power in Intimate Relationships” (with Davis Patterson and Sarah Steen) in Gender, Power and Communication in Human Relationships, Pamela Kabfleisch, Michael Cody, eds., Thousand Oaks: Sage Publishing. 1994.

·      “Communication and Gender in Couples: The Homosexual Case” Sarah Steen and Pepper Schwartz in Perspectives on Family Communication. Fitzpatrick & Vangelisti, eds., New York: Guilford Press. 1994.

·      “The Social Construction of Conflict” with Davis Patterson in Conflict in Intimate Relationships. Dudley Cahn ed., Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum, 1994.

·      “Equity and Balance in the Exchange of Contributions in Close Relationships” (with Susan Sprecher), in Entitlement and the Affectional Bond, Melvin Lerner and Gerold Mikula, eds., New York, Plenum Publishers, 1994.

·      “Sex as a Social Problem,” in Social Problems, Craig Calhoun & George Ritzer, eds. New York: McGraw-Hill. 1993.

·      “Who Informs the Public About Close Relationships?” International Society for the Study of Personal Relationships Bulletin, vol. 8, no. 2, Spring 1992.

·      “Gender and the Liberal Family,” The Responsive Community, Issue 2, April 1991.

·      “The Sociology of STDs” in The Encyclopedia of Sociology, Ed and Marie Borgatta, eds., New York: MacMillan Publications, 1991.

·      “Money and Ideology: Their Impact on Power and the Division of Household Labor” (with Philip Blumstein) in Gender, Economy and the Family, Rae Lesser Blumberg, ed., Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 1990.

·      “Research on Relationships,” in Authors of Their Own Lives, Bennett Berger, ed., University of California Press, 1990.

·      “Intimate Relationships and the Creation of Sexuality” (with Philip Blumstein), in Homosexuality/Heterosexuality: The Kinsey Scale and Current Research, Cambridge University Press, 1990. Reprinted in: Psychology and Gender, an Annotated Reader, D. Anselmi and A. Law. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1997.

·      Gender, Culture, and Ethnicity, Anne Peplau. New York: Mayfield Publishing, 1998.

·      Sex and Relationships, New York: Oxford University Press, January 1999.

·      “Bi-Sexuality: Issues for the Study of AIDS,” American Institute for Research / Center for Disease Control, 1989.

·      “Sociological Perspectives on Human Sexuality” (with Mary Gillmore), Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Cates, Hansfield, & Holmes, eds., 2nd ed., Fall 1989.

·      “Sociological Research on Homosexuality” (with Barbara Risman), The Annual Review of Sociology, vol. 14, Palo Alto Annual Reviews, 1988.

·      “Social and/or Evolutionary Theories? Some Observations on Preferences in Human Mate Selection,” (with Judith Howard and Philip Blumstein), Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, vol. 53, no. 1, 1987.

·      “Sex, Power, and Influence Tactics in Intimate Relationships” (with Judith Howard and Philip Blumstein), Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, vol. 51, no. 1, July 1986.

·      “Sex and Power in Interaction: Conversational Privileges and Duties” (with Peter Kollock and Philip Blumstein), American Sociological Review, February 1985.

·      “Research in Adult Female Sexuality: The Next Decade,” in Women: A Developmental Perspective, U.S. Department of Health Services, NIH, April 1982.

·      “The Scientific Study of Rape,” The Methodology of Sex Research, National Institute of Mental Health, 1980.

·      “The Social Psychology of Female Sexuality” (with Deanna Strom), The Future of Women: Issues in Psychology, Sherman and Denmark, eds.,New Dimensions, Fall 1979.

·      “Bisexuality: Some Social Psychological Issues” (with Philip Blumstein), Journal of Social Issues 33, Winter 1977. Reprinted in: Social Problems, Kenneth Henry, ed., Glenview: Scott, Foresman, 19; Bisexuality in the United States: A Social Science Reader, Paula C. Rodriguez Rust, ed., New York: Columbia University Press, 2000.

·      The Bisexuality Reader, Merl Storr, ed., New York and London: Routledge, 1998. Excerpted in: Psychiatric Spectator; Readings in Human Sexuality, Chad Gordon and Gayle Johnson, eds., New York: Harper & Row, 1978;

·      Family in Transition, A. Skolnick and J. Skolnick, eds., Boston: Little-Brown, 1980.

·      “Bisexuality in Men” (with Philip Blumstein), Urban Life 5, October 1976, 339–358.

·      “Bisexuality in Women” (with Philip Blumstein), in The Social Psychology of Sex, J. Wiseman, ed., New York: Harper & Row, 154–162, 1976.

·      “Fear and Loathing at a College Mixer” (with Janet Lever), Urban Life, vol. 4, no. 4, January 1976.

·      “Lesbianism and Bisexuality” (with Philip Blumstein), Sexual Deviance and Sexual Deviants, E. Goode and R. Troiden, eds., New York: Wm. Morrow, 278–295, 1974. Reprinted: Sexuality Today and Tomorrow, S. Gordon and R.W. Libby, eds., North Scituate, MA: Duxbury Press, 1976.

·      “Female Sexuality and Monogamy,” in Renovating Marriage, R. Libby and R. Whitehurst, eds., Consensus Publishers, 1973. Revised and reprinted in Marriage and Its Alternatives, R. Libby and R. Whitehurst.

·      “Women in the Male World of Higher Education” (with Janet Lever), Alice Rossi, ed., Academic Women on the Move, Russel Sage, 1973.

·      “Observations on the Administration of Parole” (with Mark Tushnet), The Yale Law Review, vol. 79, no. 4, March 1970.



Popular Articles

·      "The Aziz Ansari take-away: Talk about sex before having it" in The Seattle Times. January 22, 2018. 

· Naked Truth, multiple articles, Sept 2009- to present

·      AARPThe Magazine ,Sex After 50 , Fall, 2013.

·      AARP the Magazine, “Fighting the 40 Year Itch”, Sept-Oct 2010.

·      CNN.comBlogs from 2012 to present

·      “Ten Myths About ‘What’s Normal’ in Relationships” Shine,, April 2010.

·      “Places & Reasons for Romantic Travel”, Sunset Magazine, February 2009.

·      “What if Hillary were President,” More Magazine, Online, January 2008.

·      “Relationship expert finds herself dating again,” The Seattle Times, July 29, 2007.

·      “Take Five: The Bliss Factor,” BridalGuide, January/February 2004.

·      “Better Sex for Better Health,” Perspectives, issue 4, quarter 3, 2004.

·      “How to Resist Temptation and Save your Marriage” BottomLine/Personal December 2003,

·      “Love Is Not All You Need,” Psychology Today, June 2002.

·      “Cures for Bedroom Boredom,” Bottom Line, April 2002.

·       “When Sex Gets Routine,” Complete Woman, October/November 2001.

·      “Who Should Marry,” USA Today, July 7, 2000.

·      “Bisexuality,” (with Janet Lever), Sexual Health, November/December 1997.

·      “Teasing: When Words Cut Deep,” Family Life, 1997.

·      “Pain During Intercourse,” (with Janet Lever), Sexual Health, Premier Issue, 1997.

·      “Para-Parenting,” New York Times, December 1995.

·      “The Politics of Sexuality,” SIECUS Newsletter, 1995. Reprinted in Annual Editions, 1997.

·      “Sexless Marriage,” McCalls, August 1995.

·      “Women and Adultery,” McCalls, Spring 1995.

·      “When Staying is Worth the Pain,” New York Times, April 20, 1995.

·      “When Single Parents Date,” New York Times, December 29, 1994.

·      “Me Stressed, No, Blessed,” New York Times, November 17, 1994.

·      “Modernizing Marriage,” Psychology Today, September 1994.

·      “When Dads Participate, Families Benefit,” New York Times, August 18, 1994.

·      “The Truth About Love Between Equals,” Glamour, June 1994.

·      “The Politics of Desire,” Playboy, July 1994.

·      “Managing Marriage,” McCalls, Spring 1994.

·      “Awkward Conversations,” Women's Day, Winter 1992.

·      “Lessons from Lost Love,” Self, Spring 1991.

·      “Families for the 90's,” Woman, Fall 1990.

·      “The Marriage Pyramid,” New Woman, February 1989.

·      “Cozy Sex,” Glamour, November 1988.

·      “Cool at the Center: Nurturing in Today's Family” (with Philip Blumstein), Ladies Home Journal, January 1986.

·      “Sex in the 80s” (with Philip Blumstein), Ladies Home Journal, May 1985.

·      “The Dow Jones Emotionals: Money and Relationships” (with Philip Blumstein), Playboy, Fall 1984.

·      “Couples: The American Way of Loving” (with Philip Blumstein), Redbook, 1983.

·      “What Makes Marriage Work?” (with Philip Blumstein), Family Weekly, October/November 1983.

·      “Divorce Before Thirty,” Redbook, February/March 1979.

·      “The Truth about Sex in Your Twenties,” Your Place, August 1978.

·      “Bisexuals: Where Love Speaks Louder than Labels” (with Philip Blumstein), Ms., vol. 5, 80–81, November 1976.

“Sex: Sacred? Or Just a Good Way to Get Acquainted” (with Janet Lever), New Woman, August 1971.