Reclaiming Intimacy Welcomes the Sexual Health Research Lab

Reclaiming Intimacy is proud to welcome the Sexual Health Research Lab as a resource partner in the efforts of breaking the taboos of sexual health and wellness, while studying sexual health and dysfunction issues in their lab at Queen’s University in Canada.

The Sexual Health Research Lab works to survey humans around the globe in-person (although not during the COvid pandemic) and via online surveys to learn more about the global population’s sexual issues. Their current focus is their breast cancer online study, and they are still accepting participants. Here is the information:

The Sexual Health Research Laboratory at Queen’s University is recruiting for a NEW ONLINE STUDY examining breast cancer and sexual well-being in relationships. To see if you are eligible, you can complete the brief eligibility survey by clicking here In the eligibility questionnaire you will also have the option of inviting your partner to participate with you if you’d like (you would each be emailed separate links). Receive $10 (or $20 per couple) as a thank you for your participation.

Here are some of their on-going projects and areas of focus:

  • Examining persistent genital arousal disorder via a biopsychosocial perspective
  • Imaging the spinal cord and brainstem in women with provoked vestibulodynia
  • Measuring blood flow, pelvic sensitivity, and lubrication in women with chemically induced or natural menopause
  • Psychosocial experiences of chemically induced menopause in breast cancer survivors
  • Measuring blood flow and pelvic sensitivity in women with persistent genital arousal disorder
  • Investigating longitudinal cognitive and emotional mediators of persistent genital arousal symptoms in males and females
  • Examining persistent genital arousal symptoms in males and females

Along with some of their upcoming areas of focus and study:

  • Investigating perceptions of virginity and the characteristics and experiences of adult virgins
  • Investigating sexual and relational experiences of self-identified bisexual individuals
  • Capturing the complexity of vulvodynia by examining generalized, unprovoked, and mixed subtypes
  • Examining treatment outcomes in people with persistent genital arousal disorder
  • Comprehensively understanding sexuality in trans and non-binary people
  • Tapping into “turning on”: Exploring the varieties of what turns people on sexually
  • Designing a brief measure for diagnosing and distinguishing Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD) from hypersexuality.

If you are interested in participating in a study done by the SHRL, contact them via email at: or via phone at 615.533.3276. If you are curious about what they are working on, visit their FAQ page, which answers many of the most common questions:

Reclaiming Intimacy will work to help the Sexual Health Research Lab by spreading the word and news of their surveys to be taken and we will be listed as a resource for any of their participants whenever needed. You will find this information on our social media pages and outlets.

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