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.

Patient Reported Outcomes Study

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We are conducting a study with focus groups as part of the development of a patient self-report outcome measure for quality of pain in women with vulvodynia.