Mental Health


Mandy Kloppers

Research: Sexual Regret and Mental Health

University of Oxford

Sexual Regret and Mental Health

(Study reference: R58888/RE001)

What is the purpose of this research?

Research shows that a large number of young women regret at least one consensual sexual encounter, but it is not clear whether this impacts on individual’s wellbeing.

We are interested in learning more about this possible association between sexual regret and mental wellbeing in young women, as well as factors that may affect this relationship.

This study is being conducted as part of a Doctoral dissertation and the researcher also hopes to publish this study after completion of the dissertation.

Who are we looking for?

We would like to hear from women aged 18-25 who:

* Have experienced regret following a consensual heterosexual sexual encounter

* Are resident in the UK, a UK citizen, and speak fluent English

* Have 30 minutes to complete an online survey

What do you have to do?

This study is an anonymous online survey, so you will be able to complete everything using the internet. The study involves answering some questions about your experience of sexual regret and how this has affected you. There will be some additional questionnaires that will ask you about your mood and how you relate to yourself when things do not go well.

The questionnaires should take about 30 minutes to complete. You can save the questionnaires at any time if you want to take a break and complete them at a later date. You can also leave the survey at any time by closing the internet browser.

At the end of the survey, you will have the option to enter into a prize draw to win a £100 donation to a registered charity of your choice in your name.

Please do not hesitate to contact for more information

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