Welcome to the Sexual Psychophysiology Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin. Our research is devoted to improving our understanding of human sexuality from psychological, behavioral, physiological, evolutionary, and biological perspectives. Our goal is for these findings to assist in developing effective treatments to enhance sexual well-being. This cannot be done without the help from many people, including people willing to participate in our research, students wishing to volunteer within our lab, and colleagues who contribute to this work. Please feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have regarding our research.

Cindy M. Meston




PLEASE NOTE: If you are experiencing sexual difficulties and would like more information, you may wish to visit the Resources section of this website. If you would like to see a sexual health specialist, we recommend visiting the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists referral site. Click here. Regrettably, Dr. Meston and the staff of the Sexual Psychophysiology Laboratory are unable to answer individual questions via telephone or internet. Thank you. 



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Click here for a recent podcast on Why Women Have Sex.

Listen to Dr. Meston’s 2022 Graduation Address here

Listen to Dr. Meston’s talk at Ideacity here.

Click here for lectures by Dr. Meston.