Mount Allison Sexual Health

Research Lab

49 York St Sackville, NB, E4L 1A6

Call (506)364-2649 or Call/Text (506)962-0486

Welcome to the Mount Allison Sexual Health Research Lab! Established in 2010 by Dr. Lisa Dawn Hamilton, the MASHLab is located in the Crabtree building (room G61) on the Mount Allison University Campus in Sackville, NB. Our goal is to examine the relationships between environmental, hormonal and psychological factors on sexual health and sexual functioning.

If you would like to participate in one of our current studies or you have interest in our research, please feel free to contact the laboratory by phone or email.
All calls and e-mails are strictly confidential.

 

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 (mashlab.research@gmail.ca) , call 364-2649, or call/text 962-0486