Men's Study

Ryerson University, Psychology Department

The purpose of this research is to explore how young heterosexual men talk about their experiences of their friendships, sex, and being a man. Are you: a heterosexual male? 18-35 years old? … And wouldn’t mind talking about sex and hookups? If so, you are eligible to participate in a study about men’s experiences. You can choose to participate in a: Online Focus Group--> Come on your own or bring your friends! We encourage you to share this study with your friends. In appreciation for your time, you will be entered to win 1 of 2 gift cards. AND you can return for a follow-up individual interview to be entered into a separate raffle to win another $100 gift card. *OR* Participate in in an online 1-on-1 Interview. If groups aren't your thing, you may also come in for and individual interview. Y Groups and individual interviews will take place online 1-2.5 hours (access to computer or smart-phone required). Odds of winning draws are between 1 in 6 and 1 in 36. During the interviews, questions related to friendships, identity, and sexual experiences will be asked (e.g. Have you or your friend ever had a random hookup?).

Your Impact

This research is an important contribution to the study of heterosexual masculinity.

Eligibility Criteria


18 to 35 years old

Study Tasks

phone screen (5 min)
demographic questionnaire (5-10 mins)
optional follow-up individual interview
focus group


This study is being conducted as part of a PhD dissertation in the Department of Psychology, Ryerson University, and has been reviewed and approved by the Ryerson University Research Ethics Board (REB: 2019-385). This study is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.



Activity and Time


Focus Group, Online

Weekdays, Weeknights, Weekends

2 hours total, 1 session

Participate in an online focus group or online one-on-one interview, or both! For your time you will be entered into a raffle to win an gift card. If interested, email the address on the poster for more information.


A chance to win 2-of-2 $100 gift cards

Study Address

This study doesn't require any in-person visits. Complete it in the comfort of your own home!

Posting date: Jun 22, 2020