Asexuality

Asexuality studies

The SPACE study will compare how asexual women and heterosexual women with sexual desire difficulties attend to and evaluate sexual images using a computer task and eye-tracking. This study involves a short telephone interview about your sexuality, completion of an online questionnaire package at home at any time convenient for you, and an in-lab testing session that will involve two components: a computer task and an eye-tracking task that will ask you to view a series of sexual and neutral images.  Participation in this study will require 1 hour and 45 minutes and you will be compensated for your time.
We hope that this study will add to the growing amount of evidence that asexuality and clinically low desire are distinct entities, and inform more effective interventions for women who are negatively impacted by sexual concerns.

Contact: Natalie Brown

This study is investigating how sexual identity (asexuality and heterosexuality) is related to viewing patterns of erotic and neutral images. The study involves a short telephone interview about your sexuality, completion of an online questionnaire package at any time convenient for you, and an in-laboratory testing session to measure your visual attention using an eye tracker while you view a series of erotic and neutral images. Participation in this study will require one hour of your time and you will be compensated for your time.

Entry criteria: 

Men and Women between 19-45 years of age

  • Self-identify as asexual or heterosexual
  • Have normal or corrected-to-normal vision
  • Do not have eye diseases (e.g., macular degeneration, glaucoma)
  • Are not colour blind
  • Are not left-handed
  • Are able to read, write, and speak English

Contact: Sonia Milani

This study is investigating different aspects of sexuality among individuals who self-identify as asexual, heterosexual, bisexual, or homosexual. This world-wide study involves completion of an online self-report questionnaire package at any time convenient for you. Participation in this study will require no more than 40-minutes of your time and you will be compensated for your time.

Entry criteria: 

Men and women between 19-45 years of age

  • Self-identify as asexual, bisexual, heterosexual, or homosexual
  • Are able to read, write, and speak English

Contact: Sonia Milani