Research Study

Improving treatment for sexual interest/arousal disorder in women through the application of the approach-avoidance motivation model
Principal Investigator 
Lori Brotto


Body Locations and Systems 
Sexual Problems in Women
Study Start/End 
Feb 25, 2020 to Sep 30, 2021
Diamond Health Care Centre
Faith Jabs, Research Coordinator
604-875-4111 ext.63994
Email Address
Purpose of Study 

In this study, we will examine the role of sexual motivation or sexuals goals and their impact on women's sexual well-being.  We will also examine the impact that sexual motivation has on visual attention to erotic and neutral content.  Specifically, we are interested in how these factors are related to women's sexual desire difficulties.  We hope our findings will improve current treatments for women's sexual concerns.


We are inviting individuals who identify as women, as well as non-binary individuals, both with and without sexual desire difficulties, between the ages of 19-45 to participate in this research study.  Participants must have normal or corrected-to-normal vision and should be literate in the English language.  Study eligibility will be assessed during a phone screen.


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