- gender and sexuality, sexual scripts, sexual arousal and desire, sexuality in long-term relationships, sexual health and condom use.
My research has two foci – first, understanding factors that enhance sexual and relationship satisfaction, and second, investigating factors that promote condom use and sexual health.
We investigate predictors and correlates of sexual health behaviour, and have developed a series of interventions to increase correct and consistent condom use.
- Sexual health among midlife Canadians – findings from a national sample (specific analyses on sexual problems, sexual and relationship satisfaction, masturbation, and features of sexual quality)
- Sexual and relationship experiences among individuals in multi-partnered relationships
- Body image and sexual functioning and satisfaction.
Dr. Milhausen's research interests include: sexual risk-taking among rural youth, condom use errors and problems, sexual arousal and the experience of sexual problems, and gender differences in sexual attitudes and behaviors. Current research projects include: gender differences in desired partner characteristics; sexual arousal and sexual and relationship satisfaction; sexual arousal, condom use errors and problems and sexual risk-taking; scale development and validation.