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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 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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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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Sex, Body Image, & Precarious Manhood

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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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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Perceptions of Female Genitalia 2.0

Restrictions:  Open to participants at least 16 years of age.

 

This study investigates opinions about the appearance of female genitalia. Participating in this study requires answering some questions about yourself (i.e., demographic questions such as your age, sexual orientation, and relationship status) and about your personal viewing habits (if any) of sexually explicit material. You will then be exposed to various images of vulvas and asked your opinion regarding their appearance. This study will take approximately 15 minutes of your time.   

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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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Self-Efficacy & Sexual Health Communication

Restrictions:  Open to participants at least 18 years of age.

 

The purpose of this study is to explore how self-efficacy beliefs relate to sexual health and communication outcomes among individuals with language and literacy difficulties (including those with language disorders, learning disabilities, and autism spectrum disorder).  You CAN participate in this study regardless of whether you have language-based disability. The entire study should take no more than 15 minutes of time.

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