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STUDIES CONDUCTED WITHIN THE LAB


In Sync Study 

Sexually active individuals in romantic relationships are invited to participate in a couples study at the University of Texas at Austin.

This study examines physiological synchrony in couples. Participants will be asked to come in to the Sexual Psychophysiology Laboratory at UT with their partners, complete a set of self-report questionnaires, and engage in a several interpersonal tasks while connected to an ECG to measure heart rate. Tasks are both non-verbal (i.e., trying to physically mirror your partner, looking into your partner’s eyes) and verbal (i.e., talking to your partner about how you view yourself as a sexual person). The study is expected to take 1-2 hours and participants will compensated with $15 each, or $30 per couple.

To qualify for participation in this study both you and your partner must:

  1. Identify as being in a monogamous relationship
  2. Identify as having been in your current relationship for at least 3 months
  3. Be 18 years old or older
  4. Be able to read and write in English
  5. Identify as having been sexually active with your current partner within the last month

If you are interested in the study, please contact the Sexual Psychophysiology Lab for more information about the In Sync Study at (512) 232-4805, or mestonlab@utexas.edu.

AVA Study 

The Sexual Psychophysiology Lab at the University of Texas at Austin is recruiting women who have experienced sexual abuse in childhood and adolescence to participate in a study on women’s sexual health. Study participation includes coming into the lab and viewing sexual and non-sexual images on a computer and responding using a joystick and filling out a series of surveys on sexual and psychological well-being. All data collected is completely confidential.

Women who are over the age of 18, heterosexual or bisexual, and sexually active are eligible to participate. If you are interested in the study, please contact the Sexual Psychophysiology Lab for more information about the AVA Study at (512) 232-4805, or mestonlab@utexas.edu. Participation takes 1.5 hours and participants will be compensated $20 cash.

Hekate Study

The Sexual Psychophysiology Lab at the University of Texas at Austin is recruiting women with arousal concerns to participate in a month-long treatment study to increase sexual arousal. Study participation includes (1) coming into the lab three times to view a short erotic film clip while arousal is measured and (2) completing research activities at home in between the lab visits. All data collected is completely confidential.

Premenopausal women who are between the ages of 18-50 who are heterosexual or bisexual, are currently sexually active, and are experiencing difficulties with sexual arousal may be eligible to participate. Ownership of a smart phone or tablet is required to participate.

If you are interested in the study, please contact the Sexual Psychophysiology Lab for more information at (512) 232-4805 or email the lab at mestonlab@utexas.edu. Participants may earn as much as $135.

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STUDIES CONDUCTED ONLINE


 

Perceptions of Sexual Experiences

The Sexual Psychophysiology Lab at the University of Texas at Austin is recruiting women (both cis- and trans- women) to participate in a study on perceptions of sexual experiences. Study participation includes completing an on-line survey that will ask participants to answer questions on consensual and nonconsensual sexual experiences. All data collected is completely confidential and anonymous.

Women over the age of 18 and who can effectively read and write in the English language are eligible to participate. Participation takes 45-60 minutes and participants can opt to be entered into a drawing for a $50 pre-paid Visa gift card.

If you are interested in the study, you can learn more and participate by visiting the following link:

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