Welcome to the Sexual Psychophysiology Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin. Our research is devoted to improving our understanding of human sexuality from psychological, behavioral, physiological, and biological perspectives, and our goal is for these findings to provide guidance in developing more effective clinical treatments. This cannot be done without the help from many people. In particular, people willing to participate in our research, students wishing to volunteer within our lab, and colleagues who contribute to this work make very important contributions. Please feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have regarding us, and our research.


PLEASE NOTE: If you are experiencing sexual difficulties and would like more information, please contact a medical or mental health professional. Regrettably, Dr. Meston and the staff of the Sexual Psychophysiology Laboratory are unable to answer individual questions via telephone or internet. Thank you.

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Dr. Meston was awarded the 2013-2014 Raymond Dickson Centennial Endowed Teaching Fellowship. This award is given for outstanding teaching in the College of Liberal Arts, University of Texas at Austin

Click here for information about the book by Cindy Meston and David Buss



Click here for press coverage concerning the book Why Women Have Sex.

Meston Lab graduate Dr. Tierney Lorenz finds that moderate physical exercise prior to sexual activity can ameliorate the negative sexual side effects of antidepressant medication in women. Read about the study in Science Daily.