C M Meston

Summary

Affiliation: University of Texas
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc The effects of partner togetherness on salivary testosterone in women in long distance relationships
    Lisa Dawn Hamilton
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Horm Behav 57:198-202. 2010
  2. ncbi request reprint Dopamine and norepinephrine responses to film-induced sexual arousal in sexually functional and sexually dysfunctional women
    C M Meston
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712, USA
    J Sex Marital Ther 31:303-17. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Why humans have sex
    Cindy M Meston
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, 108 E Dean Keeton, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 36:477-507. 2007
  4. pmc Development and validation of a five-factor sexual satisfaction and distress scale for women: the Sexual Satisfaction Scale for Women (SSS-W)
    Cindy Meston
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, USA
    J Sex Med 2:66-81. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Disorders of orgasm in women
    Cindy M Meston
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    J Sex Med 1:66-8. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Women's history of sexual abuse, their sexuality, and sexual self-schemas
    Cindy M Meston
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 74:229-36. 2006
  7. doi request reprint The sensitivity of continuous laboratory measures of physiological and subjective sexual arousal for diagnosing women with sexual arousal disorder
    Cindy M Meston
    Department of Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA
    J Sex Med 7:938-50. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Women's orgasm
    Cindy M Meston
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, 78712, USA
    Annu Rev Sex Res 15:173-257. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Such a tease: intentional sexual provocation within heterosexual interactions
    Cindy M Meston
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, One University Station A8000, Austin, Texas 78712, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 36:531-42. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Sexual dysfunctions in women
    Cindy M Meston
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Annu Rev Clin Psychol 3:233-56. 2007

Research Grants

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Publications49

  1. pmc The effects of partner togetherness on salivary testosterone in women in long distance relationships
    Lisa Dawn Hamilton
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Horm Behav 57:198-202. 2010
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Dopamine and norepinephrine responses to film-induced sexual arousal in sexually functional and sexually dysfunctional women
    C M Meston
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712, USA
    J Sex Marital Ther 31:303-17. 2005
    ..Subjective or physiological arousal differences between neutral and erotic films were not significantly different between functional and dysfunctional women...
  3. ncbi request reprint Why humans have sex
    Cindy M Meston
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, 108 E Dean Keeton, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 36:477-507. 2007
    ..Discussion focused on the complexity of sexual motivation and directions for future research...
  4. pmc Development and validation of a five-factor sexual satisfaction and distress scale for women: the Sexual Satisfaction Scale for Women (SSS-W)
    Cindy Meston
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, USA
    J Sex Med 2:66-81. 2005
    ..This article presents data based on the responses of over 800 women who contributed to the development of the Sexual Satisfaction Scale for Women (SSS-W)...
  5. ncbi request reprint Disorders of orgasm in women
    Cindy M Meston
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    J Sex Med 1:66-8. 2004
    ..In 1,749 randomly-sampled U.S. women, 24% reported an orgasmic dysfunction...
  6. ncbi request reprint Women's history of sexual abuse, their sexuality, and sexual self-schemas
    Cindy M Meston
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 74:229-36. 2006
    ....
  7. doi request reprint The sensitivity of continuous laboratory measures of physiological and subjective sexual arousal for diagnosing women with sexual arousal disorder
    Cindy M Meston
    Department of Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA
    J Sex Med 7:938-50. 2010
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Women's orgasm
    Cindy M Meston
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, 78712, USA
    Annu Rev Sex Res 15:173-257. 2004
    ..To date there are no pharmacological agents proven to be beneficial beyond placebo in enhancing orgasmic function in women...
  9. ncbi request reprint Such a tease: intentional sexual provocation within heterosexual interactions
    Cindy M Meston
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, One University Station A8000, Austin, Texas 78712, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 36:531-42. 2007
    ..The findings may have implications for efforts to improve models of communication and negotiation in sexual interactions...
  10. ncbi request reprint Sexual dysfunctions in women
    Cindy M Meston
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Annu Rev Clin Psychol 3:233-56. 2007
    ....
  11. pmc Short- and long-term effects of Ginkgo biloba extract on sexual dysfunction in women
    Cindy M Meston
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, One University Station A8000, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 37:530-47. 2008
    ....
  12. doi request reprint Ethnic, gender, and acculturation influences on sexual behaviors
    Cindy M Meston
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 39:179-89. 2010
    ..These results suggest that, for sexual behavior, Hispanic men follow an "ethnogenesis" model of acculturation while Asian women follow an "assimilation" model of acculturation...
  13. pmc Sexual motivation in women as a function of age
    Cindy M Meston
    University of Texas at Austin Department of Psychology, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    J Sex Med 6:3305-19. 2009
    ..The influences of these factors undoubtedly change as women age...
  14. pmc The effects of state and trait self-focused attention on sexual arousal in sexually functional and dysfunctional women
    Cindy M Meston
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, 108 E Dean Keeton, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Behav Res Ther 44:515-32. 2006
    ..The findings are discussed in terms of Masters and Johnson's [Masters, W. H. & Johnson, V. E. (1970). Human sexual inadequacy. Boston: Little, Brown) concepts of "spectatoring" and "sensate focus."..
  15. ncbi request reprint Ephedrine-activated physiological sexual arousal in women
    C M Meston
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 55:652-6. 1998
    ..The purpose was to help elucidate the effects of increased peripheral adrenergic activity on sexual response in women...
  16. ncbi request reprint A randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover study of ephedrine for SSRI-induced female sexual dysfunction
    Cindy M Meston
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
    J Sex Marital Ther 30:57-68. 2004
    ..These findings highlight the importance of conducting placebo-controlled trials for this condition...
  17. ncbi request reprint Validated instruments for assessing female sexual function
    Cindy M Meston
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712, USA
    J Sex Marital Ther 28:155-64. 2002
    ..The purpose of this article is to highlight the psychometric properties of these questionnaires in an effort to assist researchers in selecting effective measurement tools for FSD...
  18. ncbi request reprint Acute dehydroepiandrosterone effects on sexual arousal in premenopausal women
    Cindy M Meston
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, Mezes Hall 330, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    J Sex Marital Ther 28:53-60. 2002
    ..Acute DHEA does not appear to substantially influence sexual responding among sexually functional, premenopausal women...
  19. ncbi request reprint The effects of yohimbine plus L-arginine glutamate on sexual arousal in postmenopausal women with sexual arousal disorder
    Cindy M Meston
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, 08 E Dean Keeton, Austin, Texas 78712, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 31:323-32. 2002
    ..Subjective reports of sexual arousal were significantly increased with exposure to the erotic stimuli but did not differ significantly between treatment groups...
  20. pmc Validation of the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) in women with female orgasmic disorder and in women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder
    Cindy M Meston
    University of Texas at Austin, Department of Psychology, 108 E Dean Keeton, Austin, Texas 78712, USA
    J Sex Marital Ther 29:39-46. 2003
    ..Significant differences between women with FOD and controls and between women with HSDD and controls were noted for each of the FSFI domain and total scores...
  21. ncbi request reprint Love at first fright: partner salience moderates roller-coaster-induced excitation transfer
    Cindy M Meston
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 32:537-44. 2003
    ..The findings are discussed in terms of the potential moderator effects of a salient romantic partner on excitation transfer...
  22. ncbi request reprint Sexual abuse and sexual function: an examination of sexually relevant cognitive processes
    C M Meston
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin 78712, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 68:399-406. 2000
    ..The findings provide insight into the cognitive processes by which CSA experiences might influence adult sexual function and provide a starting point for future research using this type of methodology...
  23. ncbi request reprint The effects of hysterectomy on sexual arousal in women with a history of benign uterine fibroids
    Cindy M Meston
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, 108 E Dean Keeton, Austin, Texas 78712, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 33:31-42. 2004
    ..VPA responses were marginally higher among the fibroid than hysterectomy group in the no-exercise condition. The hypothesis that physiological sexual arousal may be impaired with hysterectomy surgery was only partially supported...
  24. ncbi request reprint Ethnicity, desirable responding, and self-reports of abuse: a comparison of European- and Asian-ancestry undergraduates
    C M Meston
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas, Austin 78712, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 67:139-44. 1999
    ..Socially desirable responding was not related to measures of abuse. Findings are discussed in terms of cultural influences on child-rearing and disciplinary practices...
  25. ncbi request reprint Update on female sexual function
    C M Meston
    University of Texas at Austin, 78712, USA
    Curr Opin Urol 11:603-9. 2001
    ..Increasing attention is being paid to medical/health conditions that impact sexual function (e.g. neurological conditions, cancer, hysterectomy, and cardiovascular disease)...
  26. doi request reprint Effects of SNS activation on SSRI-induced sexual side effects differ by SSRI
    Tierney K Ahrold
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712, USA
    J Sex Marital Ther 35:311-9. 2009
    ..These findings have implications for treating certain SSRI-induced sexual side effects...
  27. ncbi request reprint Differential effects of sympathetic activation on sexual arousal in sexually dysfunctional and functional women
    C M Meston
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle 98105, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 105:582-91. 1996
    ..Acute exercise had no significant effect on the women's perceptions of sexual arousal. Results suggest that increased SNS arousal may affect physiological sexual responding in women...
  28. ncbi request reprint Fluoxetine-induced changes in tactile sensation and sexual functioning among clinically depressed women
    Penny Frohlich
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712, USA
    J Sex Marital Ther 31:113-28. 2005
    ..An independent association was found between sexual arousal functioning and finger sensation. Novel to this study, an independent association was found between sexual desire and finger sensation...
  29. ncbi request reprint Inhibition of subjective and physiological sexual arousal in women by clonidine
    C M Meston
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle 98105 6099, USA
    Psychosom Med 59:399-407. 1997
    ..The purpose was to help elucidate the influence of adrenergic mechanisms on sexual function in women...
  30. ncbi request reprint The effects of false positive and false negative physiological feedback on sexual arousal: a comparison of women with or without sexual arousal disorder
    Katie M McCall
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 36:518-30. 2007
    ..False negative feedback had no significant effect on physiological sexual response in sexually functional women or women with SAD...
  31. pmc The impact of body awareness on sexual arousal in women with sexual dysfunction
    Brooke N Seal
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station A8000, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    J Sex Med 4:990-1000. 2007
    ..However, the role that physical appearance or awareness of one's body may play in female sexual response has received little empiric attention...
  32. pmc Sexual desire and linguistic analysis: a comparison of sexually-abused and non-abused women
    Alessandra H Rellini
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, One University Station A8000, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 36:67-77. 2007
    ....
  33. pmc The cortisol response during physiological sexual arousal in adult women with a history of childhood sexual abuse
    Alessandra H Rellini
    Department of Psychology, The University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05461, USA
    J Trauma Stress 22:557-65. 2009
    ....
  34. pmc The association between sexual satisfaction and body image in women
    Yasisca Pujols
    The University of Texas at Austin Department of Psychology, Austin, Texas, USA
    J Sex Med 7:905-16. 2010
    ..Of the few studies that have investigated the link between body image and sexual satisfaction, most have considered body image to be a single construct and have shown mixed results...
  35. pmc The inhibitory effects of nicotine on physiological sexual arousal in nonsmoking women: results from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over trial
    Christopher B Harte
    University of Texas at Austin, Department of Psychology, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    J Sex Med 5:1184-97. 2008
    ....
  36. pmc Cortisol, sexual arousal, and affect in response to sexual stimuli
    Lisa Dawn Hamilton
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA
    J Sex Med 5:2111-8. 2008
    ..It is reasonable to expect, then, that the stress response would be blunted during sexual arousal, and several researchers have found a pattern of decreasing cortisol during sexual arousal...
  37. doi request reprint Ethnic differences in sexual attitudes of U.S. college students: gender, acculturation, and religiosity factors
    Tierney K Ahrold
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 39:190-202. 2010
    ..Novel to this study, acculturation did not mediate the relationship between religiosity and sexual attitudes, indicating that ethnic differences in religiosity effects were distinct from acculturation...
  38. ncbi request reprint Validation of the McCoy Female Sexuality Questionnaire in an Italian sample
    Alessandra H Rellini
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
    Arch Sex Behav 34:641-7. 2005
    ..The results also indicated a difference in factor structure between the Italian and the original version of the MFSQ, which warrants further investigation...
  39. ncbi request reprint Psychophysiological sexual arousal in women with a history of child sexual abuse
    Alessandra H Rellini
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, 78712, USA
    J Sex Marital Ther 32:5-22. 2006
    ....
  40. pmc Acute effects of nicotine on physiological and subjective sexual arousal in nonsmoking men: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
    Christopher B Harte
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA
    J Sex Med 5:110-21. 2008
    ..Consequently, pathophysiological underpinnings of tobacco-induced-and particularly, nicotine-induced-erectile dysfunction are not well understood...
  41. pmc The impact of anxiety on sexual arousal in women
    Andrea Bradford
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station A8000, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Behav Res Ther 44:1067-77. 2006
    ..The findings may be interpreted in light of sympathetic nervous system (SNS) influences on sexual arousal and potential cognitive interference mechanisms associated with anxiety...
  42. pmc The roles of testosterone and alpha-amylase in exercise-induced sexual arousal in women
    Lisa Dawn Hamilton
    University of Texas at Austin Psychology, Austin, TX, USA
    J Sex Med 5:845-53. 2008
    ..The increase in genital arousal could be the result of various changes that can occur in response to exercise including changes in hormone levels, neurotransmitter levels, mood, and autonomic nervous system activity...
  43. doi request reprint Placebo response in the treatment of women's sexual dysfunctions: a review and commentary
    Andrea Bradford
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, TX 78712, USA
    J Sex Marital Ther 35:164-81. 2009
    ..Our findings suggest that post-menopausal women and women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder may be more likely to respond to placebo treatment...
  44. ncbi request reprint The relationship between women's subjective and physiological sexual arousal
    Alessandra H Rellini
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712, USA
    Psychophysiology 42:116-24. 2005
    ..We propose that past studies that have found little or no association between the two measures may have been in part limited by the methodology and statistical analyses employed...
  45. doi request reprint The association between body esteem and sexual desire among college women
    Brooke N Seal
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station, A8000, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 38:866-72. 2009
    ..This is the first study to show that body esteem is related to sexual responses to a standardized erotic stimulus in a laboratory setting...
  46. pmc Sex differences in memory for sexually-relevant information
    Katie M McCall
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas, 108 East Dean Keeton, Austin, Texas 78712, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 36:508-17. 2007
    ..The significant results obtained in this study correspond to previously established sex differences in memory for sexual information...
  47. ncbi request reprint Tactile sensitivity in women with sexual arousal disorder
    Penny F Frohlich
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712, USA
    Arch Sex Behav 34:207-17. 2005
    ..5% of participants were correctly classified and 23.5% were incorrectly classified using tactile sensation as a predictor variable. Possible underlying mechanisms and clinical implications are discussed...
  48. pmc Predictors of genital pain in young women
    Melissa A Farmer
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arch Sex Behav 36:831-43. 2007
    ..The evaluation of levels of genital pain may provide insight into the mechanisms underlying the impairment of sexual function, sexual behavior, and sexual satisfaction...
  49. pmc Predictors of condom use self-efficacy in an ethnically diverse university sample
    Melissa A Farmer
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Arch Sex Behav 35:313-26. 2006
    ..It is recommended that future studies examining sexual risk behavior incorporate the diverse sexual factors that affect condom use self-efficacy...

Research Grants9

  1. Ginkgo Biloba: Antidepressant-Induced Sexual Dysfunction
    Cindy Meston; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..If effective, GBE could play a significant adjunctive role in the treatment of clinical depression and other psychological disorders commonly treated with antidepressant medications. ..
  2. Effects of Early Abuse on Adult Intimate Relationships
    Cindy Meston; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The findings from this investigation will have implications for understanding both the psychological and physiological mechanisms that link CA with detrimental intimacy/relational factors in adulthood. ..
  3. Effects of Early Abuse on Adult Intimate Relationships
    Cindy M Meston; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The findings from this investigation will have implications for understanding both the psychological and physiological mechanisms that link CA with detrimental intimacy/relational factors in adulthood. ..