Sexual Arousal Cream Study: Want To Participate?

Our research team is conducting a study related to creams used during sexual activity – to learn more about the study and how you may be able to participate, click below.



Our research team at Indiana University is recruiting adult women (18 and older) to participate in a study related to the use of creams during sexual activities that occur alone or with a partner.

Many women use creams, oils or lubricants on their genitals during sexual activity alone or with a partner and for  many different reasons related to pleasure, curiosity or novelty. Other women have never used such products during sexual activity that occurs alone or with a partner.

The study that we are recruiting for, the Women’s Sexual Health Study, takes place entirely online. Women who participate in the study will receive two (2) bottles of creams and will be asked to use them during sexual activity that occurs alone or with a partner, and to respond to online questionnaires about their experiences using these creams.

Please feel free to forward this email to colleagues, friends or members of your organization who may be interested in learning more about this study. Women who would like to read additional information about the study and decide whether they would like to participate can go to this web site:

If you have additional questions about the study, please feel free to send us an email at

Thank you for your time.

Debby Herbenick, PhD, MPH
Associate Director, Center for Sexual Health Promotion
School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation
Indiana University

[Study #09-07000539]

About Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick is a sex researcher at Indiana University, sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, columnist, and author of five books about sex and love. Learn more about her work at