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Are you interested in helping further scientific research in human sexuality? Check below for studies currently accepting participants.

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The Effects of Body Esteem on Self-perceived Sexual Desirability

Restrictions:  Open to participants who self-identify as male, at least 16 years of age.

 

The purpose of this study is to explore male preferences for body image and how it relates to sexuality. Participating in this study requires answering some questions related to demographics (e.g., questions such as your age and sexual orientation), as well as other questions related to your body image, sexual desire, and sexual activity. This study should take no more than 20 minutes to complete

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Straight Men's Desired Reactions to their Genitals in Consensual Sexual Contexts

Restrictions:  Open to self-identified straight men - with a penis - at least 16 years of age.

 

This study examines how straight men would like women to respond to their genitals in the context of consensual sexual interactions. Participation will require answering some questions about yourself (e.g., demographic questions such as your age, ethnicity, and relationship status) and about your personality, sexuality beliefs, and sexual history and preferences. This confidential and anonymous survey will take approximately 20 minutes of your time to complete.  

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The Influence of Body Shape on Impressions of

Sexual Traits

Restrictions:  Open to individuals of any gender or sexual orientation identity - at least 16 years of age.

 

We are interested in opinions about the traits associated with different body types. Participating in this study requires answering some questions about yourself (demographic questions such as your age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, etc.). You will then be exposed to 3D-modelled bodies of various shapes and sizes and asked your opinion regarding their traits. This anonymous survey will take approximately 25 minutes of your time.  

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Men and Heterosexual Oral Sex: An Exploration of the DJ Khaled Philosophy

Restrictions:  Open to participants who self-identify as male, at least 16 years of age.

 

The purpose of this study is to examine men’s attitudes and behaviours regarding oral sex encounters with women and will also evaluate attitudes toward masculinity, homosexuality, sexism, and sexuality. This study will take approximately 25 minutes of time. 

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The Influence of Gender Socialization on Sexually Compliant Behaviours

Restrictions:  Open to participants of all gender and sexual identities, at least 16 years of age.

 

This study examines different motivations that people may have for consenting to sexual situations during which they engage in sexual compliance - undesired but consensual sexual activity - that is NOT classified as rape or sexual assault.  Again, this involves situations where you agreed to participate (consented) to sexual activity, despite not desiring it.  Those who have not ever been sexually compliant can still participate in this study. Participation will require answering some questions about yourself (e.g., demographic questions such as your age, ethnicity, and sexual orientation), about your personality, and about your sexual history and experiences. This study will take approximately 30 minutes of time. 

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Sex, Body Image, and Precarious Manhood: The Influence of Fatherhood

Restrictions:  Open to participants who self-identify as male, at least 18 years of age.

 

This study investigates how parenthood status impacts sexual attitudes and beliefs about the self. Participating in this study requires answering some questions about yourself (i.e., demographic questions such as your age, sexual orientation, and relationship status). You will then be asked a number of questions about your parenthood status, sexual attitudes, and beliefs about yourself. This study will take only 15 minutes of your time. You do not need to be a parent to participate in this study.      

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The Intention to Vaccinate for Human Papillomavirus

Restrictions:  Open to individuals of any gender or sexual identity - between 16-45 years of age.

 

We are interested in opinions about Human Papillomavirus and vaccination. Participating in this study requires answering some questions about yourself (e.g., demographic questions such as your age, relationship status, ethnicity). You will then view an informational poster on HPV. This study will take approximately 25 minutes of your time. You can participate in this study whether you've had, or not had, the HPV vaccine, and even if you know absolutely NOTHING about HPV.

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COVID-19, Relationship Satisfaction and IPV

Restrictions:  Open to participants of all gender identities and sexual orientations at least 16 years of age.

 

The purpose of this study is to investigate the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on self-reported relationship satisfaction and intimate partner violence. Participation will require answering some questions about yourself (e.g., demographic questions such as your age, ethnicity, and relationship status), your adherence to social distancing measures since January 2020, and questions about your relationship satisfaction, endorsement of traditional gender-role beliefs, and experiences with intimate partner violence.  This confidential and anonymous survey will take approximately 20 minutes of your time.  

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COVID-19, Illness Disgust, and Stigma

Restrictions:  Open to participants of all gender identities and sexual orientations at least 16 years of age.

 

This study investigates the relationship between COVID-19, illness disgust, and stereotypes about certain groups of people. Participation will require answering some questions about yourself (e.g., demographic questions such as your age, ethnicity, and relationship status), your adherence to social distancing measures since January 2020, and questions about your disgust sensitivity and intergroup attitudes.  This confidential and anonymous survey will take approximately 20 minutes of your time.  

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COVID-19 and Sexual Preoccupation

Restrictions:  Open to participants of all gender identities and sexual orientations at least 16 years of age.

 

The purpose of this study is to investigate sexual behaviors, sexual preoccupation, and pornography consumption during the COVID-19 pandemic. Participation will require answering some questions about yourself (e.g., demographic questions such as your age, ethnicity, and relationship status), your adherence to social distancing measures since January 2020, and questions about your level of stress and sexual anxiety.  This confidential and anonymous survey will take approximately 20 minutes of your time.  

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