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.

Byers, E. S., Fisher, B. L., & Hamilton, L. D. (2017). Emerging adults’ experiences of middle and high school sexual health education in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Ontario. Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality.

Hamilton, L. D., & Meston, C. M. (2017). Differences between the neural activation of monogamous and nonmonogamous men in response to romantic stimuli. Archives of Sexual Behavior. doi:

French, I. M., & Hamilton, L. D. (2017). Male-centric versus female-centric video pornography consumption and sexual behavior and attitudes in young adults. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy. doi: 10.1080/0092623X.2017.1321596

Hamilton, L. D., Van Dam, D., & Wassersug, R. J. (2016). The perspective of prostate cancer patients and patients’ partners on the psychological burden of androgen deprivation and the dyadic adjustment of prostate cancer couples. Psycho-Oncology. Online early. doi: 10.1002/pon.3932

Van Dam, D., Wassersug, R. J., & Hamilton, L. D. (2016). Androgen deprivation and mood in prostate cancer as reported by patients and partners. Psycho-Oncology. Online early. doi:10.1002/pon.3932

Fleischman, D.S., Hamilton, L.D., Fessler, D.M.T., & Meston, C.M. (2015). Disgust versus Lust: Exploring the Interactions of Disgust and Fear with Sexual Arousal in Women. PLoS ONE. 10(6): e0118151. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0118151 

Hamilton, L. D., Carré, J. M., Mehta, P. H., Olmstead, N., Whitaker, J. D. (2015). Social Neuroendocrinology of Status: A Review and Future Directions. Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology. doi: 10.1007/s40750-015-0025-5

Anderson, A.B., & Hamilton, L.D. (2014). Assessment of distraction from erotic stimuli by nonerotic interference. Journal of Sex Research.

Hamilton, L., & Julian, A. M. (2014). The relationship between daily hassles and sexual function in men and women. Journal Of Sex & Marital Therapy, 40, 379-395. doi:10.1080/0092623X.2013.864364

Harte, C. B., Hamilton, L. D., & Meston, C. M. (2013). Predictors of attrition from an expressive writing intervention for sexual abuse survivors. Journal Of Child Sexual Abuse: Research, Treatment, & Program Innovations For Victims, Survivors, & Offenders, 22, 842-857. doi:10.1080/10538712.2013.830670

Hamilton, L., & Meston, C. M. (2013). Chronic stress and sexual function in women. Journal Of Sexual Medicine, 10, 2443-2454.

Lorenz, T., Harte, C. B., Hamilton, L., & Meston, C. M. (2012). Evidence for a curvilinear relationship between sympathetic nervous system activation and women's physiological sexual arousal. Psychophysiology, 49, 111-117. doi:10.1111/j.1469-8986.2011.01285.x

Hamilton, L. D., & Meston, C. M. (2011). The role of salivary cortisol and DHEA-S in sexual, humorous, and anxiety-inducing stimuli. Hormones and Behavior. 59, 765-771.

Hamilton, L. D., & Meston, C. M. (2010). The effects of partner togetherness on salivary testosterone in women in long distance relationships. Hormones and Behavior, 57 , 198-202.

Hamilton L. D., van Anders S. M., Cox D. N., Watson N. V. (2009). The effect of competition on salivary testosterone in elite female athletes. Int. J. Sports Physiol. Perform. 4 538–542 

Rellini, A. H., Hamilton, L., Delville, Y., & Meston, C. M. (2009). The cortisol response during physiological sexual arousal in adult women with a history of childhood sexual abuse. Journal Of Traumatic Stress, 22, 557-565.

Meston, C. M., Hamilton, L. D., & Harte, C. B. (2009). Sexual motivation in women as a function of age. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 6, 3305-3319.