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Meredith L. Chivers, PhD, CPsych
Department of Psychology
Queen's University
62 Arch Street, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Participate in Sexuality Research

The Sexuality and Gender Laboratory is recruiting participants for a number of in-lab studies. Below are brief descriptions of our current studies:

Current in-lab studies:

NUTMEG 2.0We are looking for heterosexual men and women (age 18+) in PSYC 100/200 to participate in a study of brain responses to images of the human body. Participation involves a 1-hr lab session, where brain activity to pictures of body parts, including images of genitals, are monitored, and a 45-min questionnaires completed at home. Participants will be compensated with 2.0 psychology course credits. Must be exclusively or mostly heterosexual (e.g., exclusively or mostly sexually attracted to women, if you are a man). To sign up and find more information, please use the SONA Subject Pool system or email

TARRAGON 2.0: We are currently recruiting premenopausal women ages 18-50 with sexual arousal and desire difficulties for a study on the relationship between sexual arousal, desire, and motivations. Study procedure involves completing questionnaires about your sexuality, a phone interview about your sexual responses, and an in-lab assessment of your genital responses to sexual and non-sexual videos. The results of this research will inform the development of effective treatments for sexual desire difficulties and reduce some of the distress caused by low desire that is felt by up to one third of the population. Please email for more information and/or to signup. 

If you are interested in participating in one of these in-lab studies and think you might be eligible, please contact the Sexuality and Gender Laboratory by email ( for more information. Please include the name of the study of interest in the subject line of your e-mail. All queries are strictly confidential.

Sexuality and Gender Laboratory
Department of Psychology, Queen’s University
111 Humphrey Hall, 62 Arch Street
Phone: (613) 533-6000 ext. 79495