This week on Grad Chat:
Amanda Timmers: Clinical Psychology (PhD Candidate) supervised by Dr Meredith Chivers
Research Topic:Sexual psychophysiology – examining sexual arousal patterns in men and women.
Overview of research: Over one third of women are estimated to be suffering from at least one sexual problem, with arousal concerns being among women’s primary sexual complaints. Traditional models of sexual arousal used to inform treatments for female sexual dysfunction, however, have primarily been based on data describing men’s sexuality, despite emerging research that has found important gender differences in men and women’s sexual arousal patterns. Factors that are important determinants for men’s sexual responses (e.g., sexual orientation) have generally not been found to clearly correspond to women’s sexual arousal patterns. My research aims to understand these gender differences in sexual responding and develop gender-specific models of sexual response by identifying factors