Intimacy and Sexual Satisfaction
STUDY TITLE: Intimacy and Sexual Satisfaction in Same-Sex Couples and Transgender Individuals
RESEARCHERS: Kate L Jansen, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology and Gabrielle Price
We’re inviting you to participate in a research study. Participation is voluntary. If you agree to participate, you can always change your mind and withdraw. There are no negative consequences, whatever you decide.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY?
The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between intimacy and sexual satisfaction in same-sex couples and transgender individuals in romantic relationships.
WHAT WILL I DO?
The study consists of an online survey. You will be asked to complete a series of questions about intimacy, passion, sexual self-disclosure, internalized stigma, and sexual satisfaction in your romantic relationship. This survey may be completed on any computer with Internet access. You may skip any question that you would prefer not to answer. You may opt out of any questions that you feel uncomfortable answering and may stop the survey at any time. We are not collecting any protected health information and the survey is anonymized.
RISKS AND DISCOMFORTS
Emotional and physical risks: Some questions may be personal, upsetting, or cause physical discomfort. You can skip any questions you do not want to answer or stop the survey entirely.
Legal, social, and economic risks: Online data may be hacked or intercepted. You experience this risk any time you provide information online. We are using a secure system to collect this data, but we cannot completely eliminate this risk. Any information you provide will not result in the possibility of being arrested or have an effect on your financial standing.
Breach of confidentiality: There is a chance your data could be seen by someone who should not have access to it. We're minimizing this risk in the following ways:
- Data is anonymous
- we will store all electronic data on a password-protected, encrypted computer.
You will receive no direct benefit or payment from participation in this study, but your participation may help the investigators better understand the relationship between intimacy and sexual satisfaction in same-sex couples and transgender individuals in romantic relationships.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?
Participation will take approximately 15-30 minutes.