Sexual Health

Sophie Bergeron  Ph.D

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

Thematic Study of Sexuality (MEM Study)

Description :

The Sexual Health Laboratory (Université de Montréal) is recruiting individuals to join a study examining the influence of negative early experiences on sexual well-being in adulthood. Data will be collected from 500 individuals without any discriminating criteria of gender, biological sex, and sexual orientation. Eligible participants will answer three online surveys, which should take between 40 and 60 minutes each. These surveys will be conducted over the course of a year. For their time and participation in the research study, participants will receive up to $30CAD in electronic transfer as a token of our appreciation ($10 per completed survey).

Although studies have found associations between negative early childhood experiences and sexual well-being in adulthood, results remain contradictory. Relational, contextual, and individual factors could explain those conflicting results. A linguistic analysis can provide important information, which could help us improve our understanding of the associations between negative early childhood experiences and sexual well-being in adulthood. Therefore, this project aims to examine the way individuals describe their sexuality by giving them a written task and how these descriptions relate to indicators of sexual, marital, and psychological well-being over time. These results will refine interventions that focus on the effects of negative early childhood experiences on sexuality, considering different individual characteristics.

This project is financed by the Canada Research Chair in Intimate Relationships and Sexual Well-being and is conducted by Noémie Bigras, a postdoctoral fellow in the lab. This project is approved by the Ethics Committee of the Université de Montréal (#CEREP-21-089-D).

Who can participate:

Eligible individuals are adults who reside in Canada and have been involved in a romantic relationship for at least a year. Also, they must be sexually active with their partner, be able to read and write French, and intend to complete all three surveys.

How to participate:

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