Welcome to the Couples and Sexual Health Laboratory.

A leading research facility for Couples and

Sexual Health in Nova Scotia.

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Nova Scotia’s Leader in Couples Sexual Health Research

Why do men report more sexual partners than women?

 By Justin Dubé   Given that sex tends to be a private activity, we often rely on the “honour system” when conducting sex research: we ask people to self-report aspects of their sexual lives and trust them to be honest. This is one reason why sex researchers...

Getting the spark back: The benefits of self-expansion for couples coping with low desire

By Stephanie Raposo, PhD This blog is a summary of our published article: Raposo, S., Rosen, N. O., & Muise, A. (2020). Self-expansion is associated with greater relationship and sexual well-being for couples coping with low sexual desire. Journal of Social and...

Myth Busting: Sex After Baby

By: Erin T. Fitzpatrick There are many commonly held beliefs about what sex will (or won't) look like after the transition to parenthood. In this blog post, we will debunk of a few of these myths!MYTH: Everyone will be ready to have sex 6-weeks after giving birth....

Is it all downhill from here? Changes to new mothers’ sexual function in the year following childbirth

By Samantha Dawson, PhD This blog is a summary of our published article: Dawson, S. J., Vaillancourt-Morel, M-P., Pierce, M., & Rosen, N. O. (in press). Biopsychosocial predictors of trajectories of postpartum sexual function in first-time mothers. Health...

Managing Emotions: The Best Strategies for FSIAD Couples

By Justin Dubé This blog is a summary of our published article: Dubé, J. P., Corsini-Munt, S., Muise, A., & Rosen, N. O. (2019). Emotion regulation in couples affected by female sexual interest/arousal disorder. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 48(8), 2491-2506....

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We are always recruiting participants for our studies. If you or your partner are interested in a being a part of our research do not hesitate to contact us to find out what studies we have available.

You can also email us at rosenlab@dal.ca or call us at 902-494-4223

Dr Rosen's Private Practice

Dr. Rosen is currently offering a limited number of appointments on Thursday mornings for sex and couples therapy.

My honours student, Alycia Park (with @stephraposo7), conducted a replication study and found that asking someone to imagine never meeting their romantic partner did NOT lead people to feel more satisfied or grateful than thinking about how they met their partner #CSRF2020

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