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Past Research

World Sexual Health Day

World Sexual Health Day (WSHD) was introduced in 2010 in an effort to promote greater social awareness of sexual health throughout the world. Since 2010, more than 35 countries have participated organizing activities in schools, hospitals, libraries, universities, public squares, art halls, media, and more. Surprisingly, Canada was not one of the countries that participated in WSHD's initial years. However, in 2015, members of SFU's Close Relationship Lab decided to get Canada involved in celebrating World Sexual Health Day by organizing a series of informative and engaging talks by local experts about sexual health and justice related issues.

The 2015 event featured the following speakers and topics:

"What does the FDA approval of Addyi mean for women's sexual health?" Dr. Lori Brotto, R. Psych., Associate Professor in UBC's Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

 "Men and their sexual health" Shannon Griffin, RN, MN, Sexual Health Clinician with Men's Health Initiative at Vancouver Coastal Health

  "Cultural aspects of women's sexual health in the global village" Dr. Dorothy Shaw, Vice President, Medical Affairs, BC Women's Hospital


Abstracts & Posters

McRae, L. D., & Cobb, R. J. (June, 2017). Is agreeing about sexual agreements in newlywed marriage associated to relationship satisfaction? Poster accepted for presentation at the annual convention of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), Toronto, ON.

 

Bowsfield, M. L., Millman, R. D., Pink, J. C., Logan, J. M., & Cobb, R. J. (2016, September). Body image and sexual satisfaction: The mediating role of sexual anxiety. Poster presented at the 2016 Canadian Sex Research Forum, Quebec City, Quebec.

 


Pink, J. C., Millman, R. D., & Cobb, R. J. (January, 2016). Attachment insecurity predicts less constructive sexual conflict communication in cohabiting couples. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), San Diego, CA.

 

Millman, R. D., Pink, J. C., & Cobb, R. J. (2015, November). To talk or not to talk? The role of communication during sexual activity. Poster presented in the Couples Research and Therapy Special Interest Group Poster Exhibition at the 49th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.

 

Millman, R. D., Pink, J. C., Logan, J. M., Bowsfield, M., & Cobb, R. J. (2015, October). Communicating in the bedroom: How verbal and nonverbal expression relate to sexual quality. In J. Huber (Chair), Sex and Behaviour. Symposium at the 42nd annual meeting of the Canadian Sex Research Forum, Kelowna, BC.

 

Bowsfield, M. L., Cobb, R. J., Millman, R. D., Pink, J. C., & Logan, J. M. (2015, October). Validation of the Body Image Questionnaire. Poster presented at the 2015 Canadian Sex Research Forum, Kelowna, BC.

 

Pink, J. C., Millman, R. D., Logan, J. M., Bowsfield, M. L., & Cobb, R. J. (October, 2015). “Our sex life isn’t great, but it’s not so bad”: Sexual satisfaction and dissatisfaction uniquely contribute to relationship quality. Poster presented at the 2015 Canadian Sex Research Forum, Kelowna, BC.

 

Bowsfield, M. L., Samra, J., & Cobb, R. J. (2014, June). Associations among sex, femininity and masculinity, and attitudes about the gendered division of household labour. Poster presented at the annual Canadian Psychological Association Convention, Vancouver, BC.