Approach and Avoidance Sexual Goals: A Relationship and Sexuality Study

Posted on Jan 19, 2016

This study is now closed for recruitment. Please check back for an update regarding our findings as they become available!

Relationship and Sexuality Study

Are you in a committed sexual relationship?  We are interested in learning about peoples’ reasons for engaging in sexual activity and how those reasons relate to their sexual and romantic relationship. Please consider helping in this research by participating!

The study involves two or three series of questionnaires, depending on the condition that you are randomly assigned to. You will do the first survey online at home (will take 15 to 20 minutes). You will do the second survey online using a tablet at the Couples and Sexual Health Laboratory at Dalhousie University one week later (10 to 15 minutes), and, if you are assigned to a group with a follow-up, you will do the third questionnaire online at home 4 weeks after your visit to the laboratory (5 to 10 minutes).

To be eligible to participate, you must:

(1) Be 18 years of age or older

(2) Be currently in a committed romantic relationship for at least 6 months (partner can be opposite or same sex).

(3) Have engaged in sexual activity (manual, oral, vaginal, or anal sex) with your current romantic partner in the last four weeks.

Your eligibility will be checked at the start of the survey and if you do not meet the above criteria, you will not be able to complete the study. All responses are completely confidential (i.e., private) and the survey can be completed on your computer or mobile device.

This study is not yet recruiting participants. Please check back periodically for more information. Thank you for your interest!