My research focuses on Female Sexual Response and the neural bases of Orgasm. I'm also interested in the psychological aspects (e.g., mood) associated with changes in sexual behavior, and how these association change across the menstrual cycle.
In my lab, we are also investigating vulvo-vaginal pain, particularly vulvodynia, to get a better understanding of the impact of genital pain on the patient's well-being. We're currently collecting data, in collaboration with the french app Vulvae.
We love to share our research and knowledge also outside the University - ongoing studies and public events can be found on instagram at @padovasexlab.