Assessment of Sexual Arousal in Cisgender Women


The focus of the study will be to look into what cisgender women consider to be important parts of physical arousal during sexual response. Several critiques have been made to the standard sexual assessment measures. The current standard may be missing important items of women’s sexual experience. We aim to explore what those are in a group of cisgender women. These findings will give us a better understanding if the current standard to assess sexual functioning is practical. It will allow the research team to give directions for changing self- measures of sexual function.


Currently recruiting participants: Yes

Eligible gender: Female

Eligible ages: 18 to 70

Accepts healthy participants: Yes

Inclusion criteria:

1) 18 years of age or older
2) Identify as a cisgender woman
3) Fluent in speaking and reading English

Exclusion criteria:

1. Participants cannot be under the age 18
2. non-English speaking
3. Male, transgender or non-binary.


This study is not currently accepting expressions of interest via the website. Please see contact information below.

Additional information

Contact information

The express interest in the study and participating the prospective participant may contact the student research investigator (Hannah Stremick) or the Principle Investigator (Lauren Walker)

Principal investigator:

Lauren Walker

Clinical trial: