Adult Survey for Women 18+

Our research team at Indiana University is recruiting adult women (18
and older) to participate in what is, to our knowledge, the first ever
systematic study of lubricant use among women.

Many women use lubricants during sexual activity alone or with a partner
and for many different reasons including to make sex more comfortable,
to reduce pain, to reduce the risk of tearing during sex, to feel more
pleasure, because they are curious, or because their partner wants to
use a lubricant. Other women have never used a lubricant 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 three bottles of water-based lubricant or silicone-based lubricant and will be asked to use it during sexual activity that occurs
alone or with a partner, and to respond to online questionnaires about
their experiences.

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 or call 812.855.0364.

Thank you for your time.

Kind regards,

Debby Herbenick, PhD.

Associate Director, Center for Sexual Health Promotion School of Health,
Physical Education and Recreation Indiana University Bloomington, IN