Author, Anthropologist, Life/Sex/Wellness Coach

selected articles

journal articles

“‘Not Gay But Not Homophobic’:  Male Sexuality and Homophobia in the Lifestyle.” (2008)         Sexualities 11(4):  435-456. 




“Thinking Critically About Strip Club Research.”  (2007)  Sexualities 10(4):  501-517.

“How Low Will You Go?”  (2006) Commentary for HBR Case Study, Harvard Business Review


Agency.”  (2006)  Anthropological Theory 6(3):  281-301.  

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“Exploring the Motivations and Fantasies of Strip Club Customers in Relation to Legal Regulations.”  (2005)  Archives of Sexual Behavior 34(5):  487-504


“Attempts at a Feminist and Interdisciplinary Conversation about Strip Clubs.”  (2005) with Danielle Egan.  Deviant Behavior 26(4):  297-320.  

“The Bachelor:  Harem Fantasies for Mainstream Americans” (2004) American Sexuality Magazine


“Just Trying to Relax:  Masculinity, Masculinizing Practices, and Strip Club Regulars”  (2003) The Journal of Sex Research (2003)


“The Management of Hunger:  Using Fiction in Writing Anthropology.”  (2000)  Qualitative Inquiry 6(4).  


“The Production of Identity and the Negotiation of Intimacy in a Gentleman’s Club” Sexualities(1998)


Additional articles may be available on in PDF. 



Frank’s writing has been excerpted in American EthnographyThe Chronicle of Higher Education, and numerous text books. 




elected book chapters 


“Deconstructing Monogamy:  Boundaries, Identities, and Fluidities Across Relationships” with John DeLamater (2009)  in Understanding Non-Monogamies 

PDF available here 


“Gender and Space in Strip Clubs” with Michelle Carnes (2009) in Sex for Sale 

“Playcouples in Paradise:  Touristic Sexuality and Lifestyle Travel” (2008) (on swinging in the US) in Love and Globalization





Primetime Harem Fantasies:  Marriage, Monogamy, and a bit of Feminist Fan-fiction on ABC’s “The Bachelor” (2007) in Third Wave Feminism and Television

“Body Talk:  Revelations of Self and Body in Contemporary Strip Clubs” (2005) in Dirt, Undress and Difference 

“Stripping, Starving, and the Politics of Pleasure” (2002) in Jane Sexes It Up

See CV for more information and publications.