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Research Project on Clitorodynia. Do you experience clitoral pain that is unprovoked?

Our research team at McGill University is seeking women who experience clitoral pain (Clitorodynia) to participate in an online study designed to collect demographic information, assess pain symptoms, and potential causes of this important women's health issue. If you believe you suffer from this problem or have been diagnosed with Clitorodynia and would like to participate we would like your help.

Participation includes a 30-minute online questionnaire that includes demographic information, gynecological/medical history, and sexual functioning.

No pain will be experienced or health risks posed. All personal information is strictly confidential. Participants will be entered into a raffle for one of two gift cards from amazon.com (odds are approximately 1 in 100).

Currently only available in English. For more information, please contact Mayte Parada at (514) 398-5323.

This study is directed by Dr. Y. M. Binik, Department of Psychology, McGill University, Sex and Couple Therapy Service, McGill University Health Center (Royal Victoria Hospital), www.sexandcoupletherapy.com


Sexual Arousal: Is it in your mind...or your body?

Our research team is seeking medically healthy women between the ages of 18-50, who are working in the sex industry, to participate in a study examining how 'what you want' and 'what turns you on' impacts how your body responds.

Participation involves a single testing session and takes place in our laboratory at McGill University.

Participation will also include:

  • a comprehensive assessment of sexual history and functioning;
  • the viewing of neutral and sexually explicit film clips while having genital temperature measured remotely by a thermal imaging camera.

Participation involves NO health risks and your confidentiality and anonymity are assured. Participants will receive educational feedback, including treatment referrals and self-help resources (if desired). Financial compensation will also be provided. For more information, please contact Sabina Sarin at (514) 398-5323 or via email msdastudy@gmail.com.

This study is directed by Dr. Y. M. Binik, Department of Psychology, McGill University, Sex and Couple Therapy Service, McGill University Health Center (Royal Victoria Hospital).


Concordance between subjective and physiological arousal to visual sexual stimuli.

McGill University and the Montreal Neurological Institute seek healthy, sexually active, heterosexual women and men aged 18-45 who do not experience any sexual desire or arousal difficulties to participate in a study designed to examine genital responses and how they correspond with subjective ratings of sexual arousal.

Participation includes a 20-minute questionnaire about sexual function and a 45 min genital thermography session. Participation involves no pain, and NO health risks. Participants will be compensated for their time and participation in the study. For more information, please contact Mayte Parada at (514) 398-5323 or via email at mcgillconcordancestudy@gmail.com.

This study is directed by Dr. Y. M. Binik, Department of Psychology, McGill University, Sex and Couple Therapy Service, McGill University Health Center (Royal Victoria Hospital).


Research Project on Sexual Desire and Arousal. Do you have low sexual interest and/or difficulty becoming sexually excited?

Our research team in the Department of Psychology at McGill University is seeking healthy, heterosexual men & women between the ages of 18-50, with low sexual desire and/or arousal, to participate in a study examining how "what you want" and "what turns you on" impacts how your body responds.

Participation involves a single testing session and takes place in our laboratory at McGill University. Participants will receive a comprehensive assessment of their sexual difficulties.

Participation will also include:
  1. Completing questionnaires and interviews;
  2. Viewing neutral and erotic film clips;
  3. Having genital temperature measured via thermal imaging (which requires no physical contact with the participant).

Participation involves NO health risks and your confidentiality and anonymity are assured. Following participation, participants will receive educational feedback, including treatment referrals and self-help resources. Financial compensation will also be provided. For more information, please contact Sabina Sarin at (514) 398-5323 or via email at mcgillsdastudy@gmail.com

This study is directed by Dr. Y. M. Binik, Department of Psychology, McGill University, Sex and Couple Therapy Service, McGill University Health Center (Royal Victoria Hospital), www.sexandcoupletherapy.com


Development of a genital temperature measure of sexual arousal

Seeking healthy men and women aged 35 or older to participate in a research study sponsored by the Sex and Couple Therapy Service and the Department of Urology of the Royal Victoria Hospital to develop a genital temperature measure of sexual arousal. Participation takes and hour and a half and includes a brief telephone screening, viewing sexually explicit, anxiety provoking, humorous and/or neutral video segments and having your genital temperature monitored remotely through a special thermographic imaging camera. Participants will be reimbursed $50 for their participation. For more information or to participate please contact thermalimagingstudy@hotmail.com or 514-398-5323

This study is directed by Dr. Y. M. Binik, Department of Psychology, McGill University, Sex and Couple Therapy Service, McGill University Health Center (Royal Victoria Hospital).

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