Research Study

How Do Women Respond to Emotional Films and Pictures?
Principal Investigator 
Lori Brotto


Body Locations and Systems 
Sexual Problems in Women
Study Start/End 
Sep 30, 2016 to Apr 30, 2017
Vancouver General Hospital
Yvonne Erskine, Research Coordinator
604-875-4111 ext.68901
Email Address
Purpose of Study 

We would like to find out how women with and without sexual difficulties respons to videos and pictures, some of which contain erotic material. 

recruitment poster


Women who are over 19 years of age, heterosexual, premenopausal (still having regular menstrual periods), and have normal or corrected-to-normal vision are eligible to participate. This study will not be suitable for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, have eye disorders (e.g. macular degeneration or glaucoma), and not able to read, write and speak English. Women who are affected by a major mental disorder (e.g., major depression, substance abuse) or are taking any medication that might interfere with sexual response (e.g., antidepressants, hormonal contraceptive s) will be excluded from participation. 


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