A Couples Study:
Men Coping With Low Sexual Desire


The purpose of this study is to understand possible protective factors – meaning aspects of the relationship that might promote or interfere with sexual desire, as well as sexual and relationship satisfaction – that might help couples dealing with low sexual desire. The results of this study could then be used to develop psychological treatments.

Who can participate

We are looking for men who experience problems with sexual desire, and their partners, to participate in research about couples’ romantic and sexual relationships.

To be eligible to participate, both partners must agree and:

  • In a committed romantic relationship together for at least 6 months
  • See each other in-person at least 4 times a week
  • Be 18 years or older
  • Have previous sexual experience
  • Reside in Canada or the United States
  • Be able to read and understand English

*This study aims to be inclusive to individuals of all gender identities, bodies, and orientations.

*Additional eligibility criteria may apply.

What we will ask you to do

Men who are interested in participating will be asked to complete an online eligibility questionnaire that will take 10 to 15 minutes to complete (see the link below for access). If eligible, then we will send both you and your partner a survey by email, which can be completed online and should take 50-70 minutes to complete.

What are the benefits to participating in this study?

Participation involves no health risks and your confidentiality and anonymity are assured.

As a thank you for completing the survey, both you and your partner will EACH receive a $15 Amazon gift card when you submit the first survey. We will also provide you with some online resources regarding low sexual desire and arousal in relationships and how to seek help if you wish

Interested in participating or learning more?

Please fill out a brief eligibility survey and we will contact you within 2 business days to let you know if the study is a good fit for you.

Email us at e siads@dal.ca to learn more or to participate.

This study is affiliated with Dalhousie University (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) and is approved by Dalhousie’s Research Ethics Board.

**Please also note that the compensation for the full-length survey in this study has been updated to $15. This update reflects the changes we have recently made to the study. We have significantly decreased the time it takes to complete this study – there is now only 1 survey to complete (after the screening questionnaire), instead of multiple, and we have removed a previously required phone call interview. We apologize if you have seen an older ad with a different compensation amount listed.**