Seeking Participants For Sex Studies!

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If you’re reading this post, odds are that you love learning about the latest sex research. But have you ever wanted to go beyond reading about it and take part in an actual sex study? If so, check out my Sex Studies page, which is updated regularly with calls for participation from sex scientists across the globe. Nineteen studies have been added since the beginning of 2019, with several new opportunities coming in each month!

Feel free to participate in as many studies as you would like. However, please be sure to review the eligibility criteria first to ensure that you’re a good fit for a given study before signing up. Current participation opportunities cover a wide range of topics, from understanding how women respond when they receive unsolicited photos of men’s penises to the strategies people use to maintain monogamy in long-term relationships to experiences of discrimination among persons interested in BDSM and other sexual kinks.

Sex research is, unfortunately, an area where grant funding is scarce. In fact, most of the projects advertised on this page don’t have any financial backing. As a result, any help you can provide by taking part in one or more of these studies and/or by spreading the word about these research opportunities (such as by sharing the Sex Studies page on Facebook or tweeting a link to it) would be greatly appreciated and will help to advance our understanding of human sexuality.

Thank you for your contributions to the science of sex!

Note for sex researchers: If you’d like to have your study listed on this website, please follow the submission instructions listed on the Sex Studies page.

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