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Are the sexual healthcare needs of consensually non-monogamous people being met?

Main investigator: Dr Christine Campbell
christine.campbell@stmarys.ac.uk
020 82404140


Members of the research team: Dr Ryan Scoats, Coventry University and Liam Wignall, Bournemouth University.


Welcome to this survey on the sexual healthcare needs of consensually non-monogamous people. We assume that you have been directed here from the invitation to participate, but in case you have been passed the link without context, the following information explains a bit more about the study.


We are three psychology researchers, Christine Campbell, Ryan Scoats and Liam Wignall, working at St Mary’s, Coventry and Bournemouth Universities. We are currently conducting a study looking at the experiences of consensually non-monogamous people when they approach the medical profession with sexual health care needs.


We’d like to invite people who identify as consensually non-monogamous to answer this online survey about their experiences talking to their personal doctors, to staff in hospitals and in sexual health clinics. If you’re consensually non-monogamous have you ever encountered misunderstanding or prejudice when explaining your relationship history? Or perhaps you’ve had good experiences with medical practitioners who took your relationship structures in
their stride? How much trust do you have in sexual health providers? There are no restrictions on the type of consensual non-monogamy that we’re expecting: swinging, polyamory, relationship anarchy, for example, are all interesting to us. You also don’t have to currently be in a relationship. If you consider yourself to have had, or to currently be in a consensually non-monogamous relationship, we’re interested in hearing about your experiences.

You must be over eighteen to participate.

Your participation will be confidential, no one will know you’ve taken part.

You’ll be asked to choose a pseudonym and any identifying information you give in your answers will be anonymised.

There are no risks or benefits to taking part although, as the questions are about your personal experiences around sexual health and relationships, you may find yourself describing potentially sensitive information.

If you have any adverse reactions from this survey we will give you suggestions for appropriate support services to connect with at the end of the survey.

It is likely to take you approximately half an hour to complete this survey but it’s up to you how much detail you want to give so it could be quicker or take longer.

The research is likely to be written up into an academic publication at a later point, in that event your responses will be anonymised.

If you do decide to take part you can withdraw at any point up until the deadline of December 31st 2020. You can do this by emailing the lead researcher christine.campbell@stmarys.ac.uk.