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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

PEPPER: Participants needed for online study on evaluating sexual images. Participants must be 18 years of age or older and fluent in English. Prize draw available. For more information about the PEPPER study, visit or email

GINSENG B: We are looking for women WITH sexual difficulties (e.g., absent/low desire, difficulty becoming aroused), age 18+, who are predominantly or exclusively attracted to men (i.e., heterosexual/straight) to participate in a study assessing sexual arousal and attention. Study procedures involve a single lab session recording your physiological responses and eye movements and completing computer tasks and questionnaires.

SUGAR:  The Sage lab is looking for healthy heterosexual women, 18-40, not taking hormonal contraceptives for a study of sexual responses. Compensation offered. Email the SageLab for more information

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