to the Sexual and Intimate Life Research Lab - SAIL Lab
The SAIL Lab is run by Marie-Pier Vaillancourt-Morel, Ph.D., assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
The SAIL Lab’s research focuses on sexual well-being, intimate relationships, and the interrelations between both.
Sexuality is an integral aspect of well-being and health and strongly influences relationship happiness. Thus, we are particularly interested in what factors may affect couples’ sexual well-being while taking into account the broader relationship context in which these sexual activities typically occur. In line with this larger aim, our ongoing research projects usually fall under one of these three distinct, but related factors that may affect couples’ sexual well-being:
A large number of partnered individuals regularly use or are in a relationship with someone who uses pornography. Our aim is to better understand if pornography use may affect romantic relationships including sexual activities with the partner. We are also interested in contextual factors such as partners’ attitudes toward pornography use or secrecy surrounding use that may explain when pornography use may have positive or negative effects on romantic relationships.
We are interested in the effects that sexual violence experienced in childhood or adulthood may have on the victims’ sexual well-being and their romantic relationships. We examine the interrelations between romantic relationship processes and the sexual consequences of sexual violence.
We are interested in the role of romantic relationship processes in the associations between childhood maltreatment and couples’ sexual well-being. Our aim is to examine if childhood maltreatment – from sexual, psychological and physical abuse to physical and psychological neglect – may affect how victims and their romantic partners interact with each other in their everyday interactions as well as in their sexual life.
We are part of the Interdisciplinary Research Center on Intimate Relationship Problems and Sexual Abuse (CRIPCAS) and the Team SCOUP – Sexuality and Couples
Check our Research Projects page and volunteer for the study that suits you best.
New website for the SAIL Lab!
We are excited to launch the SAIL Lab website! The name “SAIL Lab” is in line with our mission which is to help couples navigate their sexual and intimate life with greater success. The logo was designed by Anne Dussault, thanks Anne for this hard work!
RT @cygraham_graham: Issue 3 of #JSexResearch is now online with contributions from @drRobinM @MPierVMorel @DalCaSHlab @DrMNewcomb @TKShack…Read More
RT @CRIPCAS: Toutes nos félicitations @beabothe, stagiaire postdoc @MPierVMorel @UQTR & @DrSBergeron @UMontreal pour sa prestigieuse bourse…Read More
RT @CRIPCAS: Nouvel article dispo en accès libre pour 50 jours! Child Maltreatment and Couples' Sexual Health: A Systematic Review https…Read More
RT @cygraham_graham: Open discussion about one’s pornography use may promote intimacy & better relationship quality Longitudinal study of…Read More
RT @TheIASR: Compulsive sexual behavior disorder (CBSD) rates varied widely across 45 countries with preliminary findings suggesting men an…Read More
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RT @CRIPCAS: ‼️ DATE LIMITE POUR S'INSCRIRE AUJOURD'HUI À 17h SYMPOSIUM 4B @MPierVMorel @UQTR présentera avec ses collègues 𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐢 𝐥𝐞 𝟐…Read More
RT @intlsexsurvey: 🚨 THIS IS IT! Your last chance to take the ISS 🌎 ✍️ Go to to participate and help increase our…Read More
RT @intlsexsurvey: 🇨🇦🇺🇸🇬🇧🇫🇷🇭🇺🇨🇳🇮🇳 WE DID IT! 70,000 people have completed the ISS 🌎 👀 A big thanks to everyone who has already participate…Read More
RT @beabothe: We finished the last phase of our longitudinal study on couples' sexual behaviors (including porn use) and sexual well-being.…Read More
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