Publications

In Press

Dawson, S. J., Jang, G. E., & Goldberg, S. Y. (in press). A brief online sexual mindfulness intervention to bolster sexual well-being. Mindfulness.

O’Kane, K., Milani, S., Chivers, M.L., & Dawson, S. J. (in press). Gynephilic men’s and androphilic women’s visual attention patterns: The effects of gender and sexual activity cues. The Journal of Sex Research. 

Schwenck, G. C., Dawson, S. J., Allsop, D., & Rosen, N. O. (in press). Daily dyadic coping: Associations with postpartum sexual desire and sexual and relationship satisfaction. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

2022

Dawson, S. J., Strickland, N, & Rosen, N. O. (2022). Longitudinal associations between depressive symptoms and postpartum sexual concerns among first-time parent couples. Journal of Sex Research, 59, 150-159.

Lalumière, M. L., Sawatsky, M. L., Dawson, S. J., & Suschinsky, K. D. (2022). The Preparation Hypothesis Bristles. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 51, 777-780.

Lalumière, M. L., Sawatsky, M. L.*, Dawson, S. J., & Suschinsky, K. D. (2022). The empirical status of the preparation hypothesis: Explicating women’s genital responses to sexual stimuli in the laboratory. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 51, 709–728.

Leonhardt, N. L., Rosen, N. O., Dawson, S. J., Kim, J., Johnson, M., & Impett, E. A. (2022). Relationship satisfaction and commitment in the transition to parenthood: A couple-centered approach. Journal of Marriage and Family, 84, 80-100.

Levaque, E., Dawson, S. J., Wan, C., & Lalumière, M. L. (2022). Sex drive as a possible mediator of the gender difference in the prevalence of paraphilic interests in a non-clinical sample. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 51, 867-877.

Milani, S., Moscovitz, A., Dawson, S.J. (2022). Gender and Sexual Attraction Effects in Visual Attention to Sexual Cues. In: Lykins, A.D. (eds) Encyclopedia of Sexuality and Gender. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-59531-3_67-1

O’Sullivan, L. F., Byers, E. S., & Dawson, S. J. (2022). Individual and relationship predictors of trajectories of sexual function across adolescent and young adult relationships. Journal of Sex Research, 59(1), 53-68.

Rosen, N. O., Dawson, S. J., Binik, Y.M., Pierce, M., Brooks, M., Pukall, C., Chorney, J., Snelgrove-Clarke, E., & George, R. (2022). Trajectories of dyspareunia from pregnancy to 24 months postpartum. Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 139, 391-399.

Rossi, M., Impett, E. A., Dawson, S. J., Vannier, S., Kim, J., & Rosen, N. O. (2022). When the stars don’t align: A longitudinal investigation of couples’ sexual growth and destiny beliefs in the transition to parenthood. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 51, 1559-1575.

Tutelman, P. R., Dawson, S. J., Schwenck, G. C., & Rosen, N. O. (2022). A longitudinal examination of common dyadic coping and sexual distress in new parent couples during the tradition to parenthood. Family Process, 61, 278-293.

2021

Dawson, S. J., Leonhardt, N., Impett, E. A., & Rosen, N. O. (2021). Associations between postpartum depressive symptoms and couples’ sexual function and sexual distress across the transition to parenthood. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 55, 879–891

Fitzpatrick, E. T., Kolbuszewska M. T., & Dawson, S.J. (2021). Perinatal sexual dysfunction: The importance of the interpersonal context. Current Sexual Health Reports, , 13(3), 55-65.

Milani, S., Dawson, S. J., & Velten, J. (2021). Visual attention and sexual function in women. Current Sexual Health Reports, 13(3), 89-96.

Seto, M. C., Curry, S., Dawson, S. J., Bradford, J., & Chivers, M. L. (2021). Concordance of paraphilic interests and behaviors. Journal of Sex Research, 58,424-437 

Rosen, N. O.,* Dawson, S. J.,* Leonhardt, N. D., Vannier, S. A., & Impett, E. A. (2021). Trajectories of sexual well-being among couples in the transition to parenthood. Journal of Family Psychology, 35, 523-533

2020

Dubé, J. P.,* Dawson, S. J., & Rosen, N. O. (2020). Emotion regulation and sexual wellbeing among women: Current status and future directions. Current Sexual Health Reports, 12, 143-152.

Sawatsky, M. L.*, Lavrinsek, S., Dawson, S. J., & Lalumière, M. L. (2020). The time-course of genital response specificity. Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality,  29, 339-353.

Dawson, S. J., Vaillancourt-Morel, M-P., Pierce, M., & Rosen, N. O. (2020). Biopsychosocial predictors of trajectories of postpartum sexual function in first-time mothers. Health Psychology, 39, 700-710.

Suschinsky, K. D., Dawson, S. J., & Chivers, M. L. (2020). Assessing gender-specificity of clitoral responses. The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 29, 57-64.

Schwenck, G. C., Dawson, S. J., Muise, A., & Rosen, N. O. (2020). A comparison of the sexual well-being of new parents with community couples. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 17, 2156-2167.

Velten, J., Dawson, S. J., Suschinsky, K. D., Brotto, L. A., & Chivers, M. L. (2020). Development and validation of a measure of responsive sexual desire. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 46, 122-140.

2019

Davidson, J. R., Dawson, S.J., & Krsmanovic, A. (2019). Effectiveness of group cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) in a primary care setting. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 17, 191-201.

Huberman, J. S., McInnis, M. K.,* Bouchard, K. N., Dawson, S. J., Pukall, C. F., & Chivers, M. L. (2019). Exploring comfort levels and the role of compensation in sexual psychophysiology study participation. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 48, 2389-2402.

Dawson, S. J., Huberman, J. S., Bouchard, K. N., McInnis, M. K.,* Pukall, C. F., & Chivers, M. L. (2019). Effects of individual difference variables, gender, and exclusivity of sexual attraction on volunteer bias in sexuality research. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 48, 2407-2417.

Tassone, D.,* Dawson, S. J., & Chivers, M. L. (2019).  Homonegativity as a predictor of gynephilic men’s controlled attention and attraction toward non-preferred sexual images and video. Personality and Individual Differences, 149, 261-272. 

Bouchard, K. N., Dawson, S. J., Shelley, A. J., & Pukall, C. F. (2019). Concurrent measurement of genital lubrication and blood flow during sexual arousal. Biological Psychology, 145, 159-166.

Kane, L., Dawson, S. J., Shaughnessy, K., Reissing, E., Ouimet, A., & Ashbaugh, A. (2019). A review of experimental research on anxiety and sexual arousal: Implications for the treatment of sexual dysfunction using cognitive-behavioural therapy. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 10, 1-24.

Rosen, N. O., Dawson, S. J., Brooks, M., Kellogg-Spadt, S. (2019). Treatment of vulvodynia: Pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches. Drugs, 5, 483-493.

Dawson, S. J., & Chivers, M. L. (2019). The effect of task demands on gender-specificity of attentional biases in androphilic women and gynephilic men. Personality and Individual Differences, 146, 120-126.

2018

Sawatsky, M. L.,* Dawson, S. J., & Lalumière, M. L. (2018). Genital lubrication: A cue-specific sexual response in women? Biological Psychology, 134, 103-113.

Dawson, S. J., & Chivers, M. L. (2018). The effect of static versus dynamic stimuli on visual processing of sexual cues in androphilic women and gynephilic men. Royal Society Open Science.

Timmers, A. D., Dawson, S. J., & Chivers, M. L. (2018). The effects of gender and relationship context cues on responsive sexual desire in exclusively and predominantly androphilic women and gynephilic men. Journal of Sex Research, 55, 1167-1179.

2017

Huberman, J. S., Dawson, S. J., & Chivers, M. L. (2017). Examining the time course of genital and subjective sexual responses in women and men with concurrent plethysmography and thermography. Biological Psychology, 129, 359-369.

Bouchard, K. N., Dawson, S. J., & Lalumière, M. L. (2017). The effects of sex drive and paraphilic interests on paraphilic behaviours in a nonclinical sample of men and women. Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 26, 97-111.

Suschinsky, K. D., Dawson, S. J., & Chivers, M. L. (2017). Sexual concordance across the spectrum: Assessing the relationship between sexual concordance, sexual attraction, and sexual identity in women.  Archives of Sexual Behavior, 46, 179-192.

Dawson, S. J., Fretz, K. M.,* & Chivers, M. L. (2017). Visual attention patterns of women with androphilic and gynephilic sexual attractions. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 46, 141-153.

2016

Dawson, S. J., & Chivers, M. L. (2016). Gender-specificity of initial and controlled visual attention to sexual stimuli in androphilic women and gynephilic men. PloS One.

Sawatsky, M.,* Dawson, S. J., & Lalumière, M. L. (2016). Intercourse between perpetrators and victims following initial sexual assault: The effects of sexual history and relationship status. Journal of Sex Research, 15, 194-203.

Davidson, J., Dawson, S. J., & Krsmanovic, A. (2016). Integrating cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) into primary care: Does it work in the real world? Journal of Sleep Research, 25, 92.

2015

Dawson, S. J., Sawatsky, M.,* & Lalumière, M. L. (2015). Assessment of introital lubrication. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 44, 1527-1535.

2014

Dawson, S. J., & Chivers, M. L. (2014) Gender differences and similarities in sexual desire. Current Sexual Health Reports, 6, 211-219.

Dawson, S. J., & Chivers, M. L. (2014) Gender-specificity of solitary and dyadic sexual desire among gynephilic and androphilic women and men. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 11, 980-994.

2013

Dawson, S. J., Lalumière, M. L., Allen, S. W., Vasey, P. L., & Suschinsky, K. D. (2013). Can habituation of sexual responses be elicited in men and women when attention is maintained? Canadian Journal of Behavioral Science, 45, 274-285.

Dawson, S. J., Suschinsky, K. D., & Lalumière, M. L. (2013). Habituation of sexual responses in men and women: A test of the preparation hypothesis of women’s genital responses. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 10, 990-1000.

2012

Dawson, S. J., Suschinsky, K. D., & Lalumière, M. L. (2012). Sexual fantasies and viewing time across the menstrual cycle: A diary study. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 1, 173-183.

Lalumière, M. L., & Dawson S. J. (2012). The challenges of a Darwinian approach to disorders. A review of Maladapting Minds: Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Evolutionary Theory by Pieter R. Adriaens and Andreas De Block (Eds.). Evolutionary Psychology, 10, 727-730.