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  • 59 Citations
  • 5 h-Index

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Ryan Scoats gained his BA (Hons) and Masters of Research from the University of Bath, and his PhD from the University of Winchester, studying under Professor Eric Anderson. He has previously been a lecturer in Sports Sociology at both Wolverhampton and Winchester Universities, and a researcher at Birmingham City University in the faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences. Much of his work focuses on people’s experiences threesomes and has been featured in a variety of media outlets.

Utilising a sociological perspective, his threesome research aims to fill a gap in academic knowledge around group sex as well as reducing the stigma around this behaviour and encouraging more open and honest dialogues around sexual desires and behaviours.

Some of his other research interests focus on young men's masculinity and adds to a growing body of work suggesting more and more men are rejecting traditional models of masculinity; enabling them to engage with their emotions, demonstrate vulnerability, and reject homophobia.

Education/Academic qualification

Sociology, Doctorate

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Research Output

  • 59 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
  • 10 Article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 1 Book

A qualitative study of heterosexual men's attitudes toward and practices of receiving anal stimulation

Wignall, L., Scoats, R., Anderson, E. & Morales, L., 2 Jun 2020, In : Culture, Health and Sexuality . 22, 6, p. 675-689 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    1 Downloads (Pure)

    From Stoicism to Bromance: Millennial Men’s Friendships

    Scoats, R. & Robinson, S., 2020, The Palgrave Handbook of Masculinity and Sport. Magrath, R., Cleland, J. & Anderson, E. (eds.). Springer International Publishing, p. 379-392 14 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • 'My partner was just all over her': jealousy, communication and rules in mixed-sex threesomes

    Scoats, R. & Anderson, E., Feb 2019, In : Culture, Health and Sexuality . 21, 2, p. 134-146 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 5 Citations (Scopus)
    23 Downloads (Pure)

    The Lack of Age Representation in the Governance of Rugby Union in England

    White, A. J., Robinson, S., Anderson, E., Bullingham, R., Pollock, A. & Scoats, R., Dec 2019, In : Sociology of Sport Journal. 36, 4, p. 300-310 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 4 Downloads (Pure)

    Understanding Threesomes: Gender, Sex, & Consensual Non-Monogamy

    Scoats, R., 2019, 1 ed. Routledge. 184 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook