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.
Check our Research Projects page and volunteer for the study that suits you best.
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 @CRIPCAS: Les premiers résultats de l'étude sur la santé des étudiants et employés des @ReseauUQ viennent d'être publiés. @jacinthedion…Read More
RT @ZUCKERKJ: Online first in Archives of Sexual Behavior by Kohut et al. (2020): Testing the Confluence Model of the Association Between P…Read More
@JackieHuberman Yes so nice to have the dogs for #CSRF2020 I think they should have their gathertown account and they should meet there to play with your dog, which is so cute! https://t.co/IBSOkbXuUyRead More
@beabothe @WesternSMaRtLab @_CSRF Also... I agree a symposium next year would be great! We should have our data on nudity vs. explicit sexual act and type of media used! It could help to understand how @WesternSMaRtLab’s large definition is affecting our result.Read More
@beabothe @WesternSMaRtLab @_CSRF It was very nice to talk about pornography and sexually-mediated sexual interactions research with all of you! We had such great questions about the field in general! @beabothe @WesternSMaRtLab @uoINSITE #CSRF2020Read More
@UBCSWell @DrSBergeron @MDaspe @SSHRC_CRSH So happy to have you on board!! A lot of fun to come 😉Read More
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