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, and biological perspectives, and our goal is for these findings to provide guidance in developing more effective clinical treatments. This cannot be done without the help from many people. In particular, people willing to participate in our research, students wishing to volunteer within our lab, and colleagues who contribute to this work make very important contributions. Please feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have regarding us, and our research.


Cindy M. Meston

PLEASE NOTE: If you are experiencing sexual difficulties and would like more information, please contact a medical or mental health professional. Regrettably, Dr. Meston and the staff of the Sexual Psychophysiology Laboratory are unable to answer individual questions via telephone or internet. Thank you.




Dr. Cindy Meston discusses why people engage in sex and explains the important differences between male and female sexuality. Read more at ideacity.



Click here for information about the book by Drs. Cindy Meston and David Buss.

Click here for press coverage concerning the book Why Women Have Sex.