Research Volunteers Needed

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin want to learn more about the ways in which sexual activities are used to self-injure.


You may be eligible to participate in this study if you:

  • Are at least 18 years old
  • Have used sexual activities to purposefully harm or injure yourself
  • Are willing to discuss these activities with researchers and provide information about your health history


If you participate in the study:

  • You will complete two online video interviews
  • You will complete a brief demographic and health history survey
  • You will be compensated for your time at the completion of the interviews with a $15 gift card


To find more information on the purpose of this study and if you might be eligible to participate, see the attached flyer or visit the study page at:


Study: Sexual Activity as Self-Injury: A Phenomenological Exploration

Lead Student Investigator: Julie Mellin

This study has been approved by the University of Texas at Austin Institutional Review Board.

IRB Approval Number: STUDY00002975

Monday, July 31, 2023

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