Ongoing projects

  • A multi-method, biopsychosocial study of postpartum pain and sexuality
  • Assessing female sexual arousal via clitoral imaging and sexual psychophysiology
  • Examining persistent genital arousal disorder via a biopsychosocial perspective
  • Imaging the spinal cord and brainstem in women with provoked vestibulodynia
  • Measuring psychosocial and symptom outcomes of women with persistent genital arousal disorder who participate in an online program
  • Examining psychosocial correlates and healthcare experiences of prostate cancer patients
  • Investigating sexual health correlates in adult men and women
  • Characterizing anal pain within a biopsychosocial perspective
  • Developing a patient reported outcome measure for vulvar pain
  • Determining how patients make decisions with respect to medical treatments
  • Developing a self-report measure of genital arousal sensations
  • Examining healthcare experiences, barriers, and financial burden associated with persistent genital arousal disorder
  • Examining sex therapists' perceptions of 'sexual script flexibility'

Upcoming projects

  • Measuring blood flow and pelvic sensitivity in women with persistent genital arousal disorder
  • Examining persistent genital arousal symptoms in males
  • Investigating sexual and relational experiences of self-identified bisexual individuals
  • Measuring blood flow, pelvic sensitivity, and lubrication in women with chemically-induced or natural menopause
  • Psychosocial experiences of chemically-induced menopause in breast cancer survivors
  • Investigating longitudinal cognitive and emotional mediators of persistent genital arousal symptoms in males and females

    We are currently recruiting for:

    The Investigation of Clitoral Changes During Sexual Arousal

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    This study aims to explore what clitoral blood flow looks like over time during sexual arousal.

    Sex Therapist Perceptions of Sexual Script Flexibility

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    This study seeks to understand how sex therapists define sexual script flexibility and to generate a list of behaviors and thoughts that demonstrate rigid or flexible sexual scripts.