Welcome to the Human Sexuality Research Laboratory at the University of Ottawa!
Sexuality can be an enriching experience and is a major factor in the quality of life of most people. But - sexuality can also be fraught with anxiety, embarrassment, and concerns about performance. For some individuals, sexual problems become an important source of psychological distress and relationship problems. Sexuality is a universal human experience, but comparatively little rigorous research has been conducted in understanding sexuality and its problems. The Human Sexuality Research Laboratory is dedicated to the scientific study of developmental and cultural factors in sexuality and factors that contribute to the development and maintenance of sexual dysfunction.