Sex Study: University of Toronto & Women’s Health in Women’s Hands

The Sex, Couples, and Science Study (SECS Study)

Women’s Health in Women’s Hands Community Health Centre and U of T are running a study to investigate how sex affects immune responses. In this study, we screen heterosexual couples for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and if they don’t have any, we ask them to have sex at home. At the clinic we collect genital samples and blood from both members of the couple – for the men, this means self-collecting non-invasive swabs in a washroom, and for the women, this means having a speculum exam like when you have a pap test. There are five visits, and each participant is given $35 and 2 TTC tokens for each visit to show our appreciation. For more information, please follow the link below. We hope you will consider participating in this study to help increase our knowledge about sex and immune responses!