Welcome to SPAN Lab researching sex and porn addiction.


Welcome to the Sexual Psychophysiology and Affective Neuroscience (SPAN) Laboratory. We are devoted to increasing the understanding of sexual responses in individuals, their partners and sexual behaviors that risk physical and emotional health. We conduct research and offer learning opportunities for students. Please feel free to contact us with any questions on the contact page.

SPAN Lab research

A week of media stories covering our study of ED, sexual desire, and sex films: Los Angeles Times, Men's Journal, Times Live, Yahoo Health, Huffington Post, Huffington Post, and video interview with Huffington Post Live.

New interactive plot shows that no elevation in viewing sex films occurred with the Internet...escalated use followed VHS.

Our chapter on Sex Addiction controversies appears in the book New Views on Pornography.

Prause talks with Men's Journal about the positive effects of sex and erotica on mood and depression.

Prause reviews new data on female "ejaculation" with Men's Health.

Prause interviews with Shane Mauss about recent science in sexuality.

Prause discusses how orgasm might promote sleep with Men's Health.

Prause reviews 2015 sex technology with Tech Cocktail.

Prause interviews with John Hartman on SwankLife show discussing sexual desire problems and sexual science.

New publication in Sexual Medicine Viewing more sexual stimuli associated with greater sexual responsiveness, not erectile dysfunction challenging assumptions that erotica causes erection problems.

Prause interviewed with Tucker Max and Geoffrey Miller about USA attacks on sex research.

New publication in Cognition and Emotion "Sexual desire, not hypersexuality, predicts self-regulation of sexual arousal" replicates Winters et al. data.

Prause interviewed with Tucker Max and Geoffrey Miller about penis size data.

New publication A critical review of "Internet addiction" criteria with suggestions for the future in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions.

3D models available for replication studies of penile size preferences

New publication Development of a Composite Trauma Exposure Risk Index in Psychological Assessment.

Prause promoted to Associate Research Scientist at UCLA.

presentation on sex addiction and porn addiction

Prause speaking at Positive Affect Preconference on brain stimulation techniques.

Prause to chair Emotion and Brain Stimulation luncheon at the Society for Affective Science.

Prause speaking at UCLA's OB-GYN annual meeting on women's sexual wellness.

Prause keynote speaker at the World Association for Sexual Health annual meeting "Sex to promote general health".

Prause speaking at International Academy of Sex Research annual meeting on sexual coherence and Maxwell Moholy on hypersexuality.