Publications

In Press

Fitzpatrick, E. T., Kolbuszewska M. T., & Dawson, S.J. (in press). Perinatal sexual dysfunction: The importance of the interpersonal context. Current Sexual Health Reports.

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.

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

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.

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.

Dawson, S. J., Strickland, N, & Rosen, N. O. (2020). Longitudinal associations between depressive symptoms and postpartum sexual concerns among first-time parent couples. Journal of Sex Research.

Lalumière, M. L., Sawatsky, M. L.*, Dawson, S. J., & Suschinsky, K. D. (2020). The empirical status of the Preparation Hypothesis: Explicating women’s genital responses to sexual stimuli in the laboratory. Archives of Sexual Behavior.

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.