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.
6/26/2015 Porn "addiction" study covered in DailyBeast.
6/26/2015 Our large (N=122) neuroscience study debunking porn "addiction" appears in Biological Psychology.
6/25/2015 Our study of penis size preferences using 3D models accepted in PLOS One. Forthcoming.
6/22/2015 SPAN research featured in Aeon debunking common myths about viewing sex films.
6/13/2015 Our letter debunking yet another strange attack from anti-porn groups appears in Sexual Medicine.
5/15/2015 Prause nominated for the Early Career Award by the Society for Psychophysiological Research.
4/26/2015 Prause suggests benefits of lust over love to Bustle.
4/17/2015 Forbes discussion of sex jobs, including sexual neuroscience conducted at SPAN.
4/7/2015 Discussing (actual) science behind having intercourse when a partner has a large penis with Bustle.
3/15/2015 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.
2/21/2015 Our chapter on Sex Addiction controversies appears in the book New Views on Pornography.
1/27/2015 Prause talks with Men's Journal about the positive effects of sex and erotica on mood and depression.
1/21/2015 Prause reviews new data on female "ejaculation" with Men's Health.
1/17/2015 Prause interviews with Shane Mauss about recent science in sexuality.
12/20/2014 New publication in Sexual Medicine Viewing more sexual stimuli associated with greater sexual responsiveness, not erectile dysfunction challenging assumptions that erotica causes erection problems.
12/5/2014 Prause interviewed with Tucker Max and Geoffrey Miller about USA attacks on sex research.