Sexual Health
Laboratory

Sophie Bergeron  Ph.D

« Promoting the well-being and sexual health of individuals and couples ».

Our Current Projects

A multi-method study of couples coping with low sexual desire


Description :

The Sexual Health Laboratory (Université de Montréal) and the Couples & Sexual Health Laboratory (Dalhousie University) are currently recruiting couples where one partner has difficulties with low sexual desire to participate in a new online research study.

The purpose of this research study is to examine the impact of different psychological factors on the sexual, relational, and psychological well-being of couples coping with low sexual desire.

If eligible, both members of the couple will separately complete:

  • Three online surveys (approximately 50-70 minutes each) over 12 months
  • Brief online daily surveys for 2 months (approximately 8-15 minutes each day)

In compensation, participants can receive up to $346/couple (Canadian Dollars) in gift cards for completing all surveys in the study.

This project is approved by the Comité d’éthique de la recherche en éducation et en psychologie of the Université de Montréal and is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

 

Who can participate:

To participate in this study, both partners must agree and be:

  • 18 years or older
  • Fluent in English or French
  • In a committed relationship for at least one year
  • Reside in Canada or the United States

In addition, one partner must:

  • Experience regular difficulties with sexual desire and/or sexual arousal, which will be assessed during the eligibility process.

*Other criteria may apply

 

How to participate:

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The effects of different sexual behaviours on sexual wellbeing: A dyadic longitudinal study with adult couples


Description :

The Sexual Health Laboratory (Université de Montréal) is currently recruiting couples to participate in a new research project.

The purpose of the current study is to understand how different sexual behaviours (including partnered sexual activities, masturbation, and pornography use) in the couple contribute to the sexual wellbeing of each partner. Each couple fills out three online questionnaires within 12 months.

In compensation, couples will receive 20$ in Amazon gift cards (i.e., 10$ per person) after completion of each of the three questionnaires, for a total of 60$ in gift cards per couple.

This project is approved by the Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of Université de Montréal (CEREP-19-098-D) and is funded by the Canada Research Chair in Intimate Relationships and Sexual Well-being.

 

Who can participate:

Couples who have already been part of this project. We are not recruiting new participants.

The role of intimacy and emotions in couple’s sexual well-being: An observational study


Description :

The Sexual Health Laboratory (Université de Montréal) and the Couple & Sexual Health Laboratory (Dalhousie University) are currently recruiting couples to participate in a new research project.

The aim of this research project is to better understand how couple’s intimacy and emotions affect their sexual well-being. Each couple fill out three questionnaires within a 12-month period and is invited to come once to our laboratory to participate in videotaped discussions with their partner.

In compensation, couples receive a $100 Amazon gift card for their presence in our laboratory and receive up to $60 Amazon gift card for the completion of the 3 online questionnaires. In addition, at the very end of the study, couples who have successfully completed all the stages of the project are eligible for a $100 Amazon gift card draw.

This project is approved by the Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of Université de Montréal and is funded by the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

 

Who can participate:

Couples who have already been part of this project. We are not recruiting new participants.

PRESAJ Study: Precursors of youth’s sexual and romantic relationships


Description :

The Sexual Health Laboratory (Université de Montréal) and the Laboratory of Jacinthe Dion (Université du Québec à Chicoutimi) are currently visiting high schools in Montreal and Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean in order to better understand youth’s sexual and romantic relationships and the challenges they entail. Adolescents in secondary 3 will complete a 30 to 45-minute questionnaire on an electronic tablet in the classroom. They will again respond to a lighter version of the questionnaire in secondary 4 and secondary 5.

Results of this study will be particularly relevant given that sexual education has become mandatory in schools within the province of Quebec. Our findings will inform interventions aimed at promoting healthy sexual development and romantic relationships in youth, especially sexual and gender minority youth and those who have experienced different types of victimization during childhood or adolescence. This project, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), is approved by the Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of the Université de Montréal and the Research Ethics Board of the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi.

 

Who can participate:

High schools in Montreal and Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean that have been selected. We are not recruiting other schools at the moment.


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