Effects of Anxiety on Sexual Arousal in Women
This study looks to explore the effects of shock-induced anxiety on sexual arousal and hormones (DHEA-S and Cortisol). Also it looks to see whether the Cortisol DHEA-S ratio is a predictor of sexual arousal.
The study involves three saliva samples, several questionnaires, erotic stimuli and measures of genital arousal. Participants will be exposed to mild electric shocks placed on the wrist while they are shown cues. There will be a shock work-up procedure where participants can decide on the level of shock that is unpleasant but not painful. Currently recruiting women, the study will take about 2 hours and participants can either be compensated with $30 for their time, or if an intro psychology student, students will receive 2 credits in exchange for participation. Please do not sign up if you meet any of the following criteria: Are less than 18 years of age, have any neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis, stroke, or history of epilepsy, if you have diabetes mellitus, hypertension, or are prone to fainting, or are currently pregnant.
If you are interested in participating or hearing more about the study, please email the Mashlab (firstname.lastname@example.org) , call 364-2649, or call/text 962-0486