Participate in Research

Below is a list of research studies that are currently open for participation. Although we do require that researchers confirm that their studies have been approved by an Institutional Review Board before being included in this list, please note that these studies are not sponsored or endorsed by unless otherwise noted, and we are not responsible for the content of the research projects listed below. Any questions or concerns you have about a particular study listed below should directed to the researcher responsible for the study.

If you are a researcher and would like your project listed below, see here.

Transition to Parenthood Study

  • Participants will have to complete an eligibility screening via phone. Each partner will be asked to fill out a confidential online survey (approximately 45-60 min) about their sexual and romantic relationship at 7 time-points: 18- and 32-weeks pregnancy, and 2-weeks and 3-, 6-, 9-, and 12-months postpartum.
  • This study is open to couples who are 12-18 weeks pregnant with their first child (singleton pregnancies only). You must be involved in a romantic relationship, living together for at least 6 months, fluent in English, have access to personal e-mail addresses, can complete online surveys, and live in the U.S. or Canada. 
  • Compensation: $105 CAD or $81 USD EACH for completing all surveys in the study
  • Researcher: Amy Muise, Assistant Professor, York University:
  • Study ends: December 30, 2017
  • Click here to participate

Sexual Satisfaction Across Diverse Relationship Types

  • We are interested in the factors that influence how diverse types of individuals experience sexual and relationship satisfaction.
  • Only people who are currently in a romantic relationship are eligible to participate.
  • No compensation
  • Researcher: Dr. Terri Conley, University of Michigan:
  • Study ends: December 31, 2017
  • Click here to participate

Sexual Behaviours and Attitudes

  • Our study investigates the sexual behaviours, activities, and attitudes of people belonging to different groups and communities. We hope to capture the diverse and unique ways in which people experience sexuality. The study will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. You will be asked to describe a recent sexual encounter and to respond to a range of questions that ask about sexual attitudes and behaviours
  • People 18 years or older can participate
  • No compensation
  • Researcher: Thekla Morgenroth, Research Fellow, University of Exeter:
  • Study ends: February 28, 2017
  • Click here to participate

The Role of Distance in Romantic Relationships

  • The purpose of this study is to investigate individual differences in decision making regarding sexual and romantic relationships. This study is very fast, only a few minutes of your time is required!
  • This study is open to anyone 18 years of age or older
  • no compensation
  • Researcher: Simone Betes, Graduate Student, Western Sydney University:
  • Study ends: March 31, 2017
  • Click here to participate
Our colleague Justin Lehmiller hosts a page that lists online studies related to sex and sexuality; check out those opportunities to participate in research on his site.