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.
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.
2/28/2015 New interactive plot shows that no elevation in viewing sex films occurred with the Internet...escalated use followed VHS.
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.
1/15/2015 Prause discusses how orgasm might promote sleep with Men's Health.
1/12/2015 Prause reviews 2015 sex technology with Tech Cocktail.
1/2/2015 Prause interviews with John Hartman on SwankLife show discussing sexual desire problems and sexual science.
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.
11/26/2014 New publication in Cognition and Emotion "Sexual desire, not hypersexuality, predicts self-regulation of sexual arousal" replicates Winters et al. data.
11/28/2014 Prause interviewed with Tucker Max and Geoffrey Miller about penis size data.
11/21/2014 New publication A critical review of "Internet addiction" criteria with suggestions for the future in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions.
10/11/2014 3D models available for replication studies of penile size preferences
7/11/2014 New publication Development of a Composite Trauma Exposure Risk Index in Psychological Assessment.
7/1/2014 Prause promoted to Associate Research Scientist at UCLA.