Psychology

Cynthia Graham

BA, MAppSci, PhD

Primary position:
Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology
Other positions:
Director, MPhil/PhD in Health Psychology Research and Professional Practice

Background

The University of Southampton

PhD McGill University
M App Sci University of Glasgow
BA University of Stirling
Diplôme d’Etudes Collegiales John Abbott College

Chartered Psychologist, British Psychological Society
Associate Fellow, British Psychological Society
Registered Health Psychologist and Clinical Psychologist, Health and Care Professions Council
Fellow, Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality

Previous Appointments

  • Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Brunel University
  • Research Tutor, Oxford Doctoral Course in Clinical Psychology
  • Senior Research Fellow, Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Gender Studies, Indiana University
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Indiana University
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Indiana University
  • Lecturer, M. Phil in Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, University of Edinburgh
  • Research Psychologist, MRC Reproductive Biology Unit, Edinburgh
  • Senior Clinical Psychologist, HIV, AIDS, and Drugs Service, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
  • Basic Grade Clinical Psychologist, District Psychological Services, St. George’s Hospital, Stafford.
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Publications

The University of Southampton's electronic library (e-prints)

Article

Graham, Cynthia A., Crosby, Richard, Sanders, Stephanie, Milhausen, Robin and Yarber, William L. (2014) Condom-associated erection problems: a study of high-risk young black males residing in the southern United States. American Journal of Men's Health, 1. (doi:10.1177/1557988314561311). (PMID:25475105).
Crosby, R., Graham, C., Milhausen, R., Sanders, S., Yarber, W. and Shrier, L.A. (2014) Associations between rushed condom application and condom use errors and problems. Sexually Transmitted Infections (doi:10.1136/sextrans-2013-051491). (PMID:25391833).
Crosby, R.A., Milhausen, R.R., Sanders, S.A., Graham, Cynthia A. and Yarber, W.L. (2014) Condom use errors and problems: a study of high-risk young black men residing in three southern US cities. International Journal of STD & AIDS, 25, (13), 943-948. (doi:10.1177/0956462414526707). (PMID:24648319).
Lykins, Amy D., Ferris, Tamara and Graham, Cynthia A. (2014) Body region dissatisfaction predicts attention to body regions on other women. Body Image, 11, (4), 404-408. (doi:10.1016/j.bodyim.2014.05.003). (PMID:25047004).
Crosby, Richard A., Milhausen, Robin R., Graham, C.A., Yarber, William L., Sanders, Stephanie A., Charnigo, Richard and Shrier, Lydia A. (2014) Condom use motivations and selected behaviours with new versus established sex partners. Sexual Health (doi:10.1071/SH13159).
Bracken, Jennifer and Graham, Cynthia A. (2014) Young women's attitudes towards, and experiences of, long-acting reversible contraceptives. The European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care, 1-9. (doi:10.3109/13625187.2014.917623).
Crosby, R.A., Milhausen, R.R., Graham, C.A., Yarber, W.L., Sanders, S.A., Charnigo, R. and Shrier, L.A. (2014) Likelihood of condom use when sexually transmitted diseases are suspected: results from a clinic sample. Health Education & Behavior (doi:10.1177/1090198114529588).
Anandan, Asnina, Kirby, Sarah, Lykins, Amy and Graham, Cynthia A. (2014) Predictors of intentions to have pelvic examinations among a U.K. sample of young Asian and non-Asian women. International Journal of Sexual Health (doi:10.1080/19317611.2014.885923).
Emetu, Roberta A., Marshall, Alexandra, Sanders, Stephanie A., Yarber, William L., Milhausen , Robin R., Crosby , Richard A. and Graham, Cynthia A. (2014) A novel, self-guided, home-based intervention to improve condom use among young men who have sex with men. Journal of American College Health, 62, (2), 118-124. (doi:10.1080/07448481.2013.856914).
Graham, Cynthia A., Brotto, Lori A. and Zucker, Kenneth J. (2014) Response to Balon and Clayton (2014): female sexual interest/arousal disorder is a diagnosis more on firm ground than thin air. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 1-4. (doi:10.1007/s10508-013-0248-0).
Crosby, Richard A., Milhausen, Robin R., Sanders, Stephanie, Graham, Cynthia A. and Yarber, William L. (2014) Being drunk and high during sex is not associated with condom use behaviours: a study of high-risk young Black males. Sexual Health (doi:10.1071/SH13181).
Milhausen, Robin R., McKay, Alexander, Graham, Cynthia A., Crosby, Richard A., Yarber, William L. and Sanders, Stephanie A. (2014) Prevalence and predictors of condom use in a national sample of Canadian university students. The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality , 22, (3), 142-151. (doi:10.3138/cjhs.2316).
Muise, Amy, Milhausen, Robin R., Cole , Sara L. and Graham, Cynthia (2013) Sexual compulsivity in heterosexual married adults: the role of sexual excitation and sexual inhibition in individuals not considered “high-risk”. Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity: The Journal of Treatment & Prevention, 20, (3), 192-209. (doi:10.1080/10720162.2013.786661).
Prause, Nicole, Barela, James, Roberts, Verena and Graham, Cynthia (2013) Instructions to rate genital vasocongestion increases genital and self-reported sexual arousal but not coherence between genital and self-reported sexual arousal. The Journal of Sexual Medicine (doi:10.1111/jsm.12228). (PMID:23841796).
Wood, Jessica R., Milhausen, Robin R., Sales, Jessica M., Graham, Cynthia A., Sanders, Stephanie A., DiClemente, Ralph J. and Wingood, Gina M. (2013) Arousability as a predictor of sexual risk behaviours in African-American adolescent women. Sexual Health (doi:10.1071/SH12055).
Graham, C. A., Panicker, S., Shawe, J. and Stephenson, J. (2013) Women's experiences with tailored use of a combined oral contraceptive: a qualitative study. Human Reproduction (doi:10.1093/humrep/det078).
Crosby, R, Shrier, L. A., Charnigo , R, Sanders, S.A., Graham, C.A., Milhausen, R. and Yarber, W.L. (2013) Negative perceptions about condom use among a clinic population: comparisons by gender, race, and age. International Journal of STD & AIDS (doi:10.1177/0956462412472295).
Crosby, Richard A., Milhausen, Robin R., Mark, Kristen P., Yarber, William L., Sanders, Stephanie A. and Graham, Cynthia A. (2013) Understanding problems with condom fit and feel: an important opportunity for improving clinic-based safer sex programs. The Journal of Primary Prevention (doi:10.1007/s10935-013-0294-3).
Graham, Cynthia, A. and Bancroft, John (2012) Hormonal contraceptives and women's sexuality: a comment on Burrows et al. The Journal of Sexual Medicine (doi:10.1111/j.1743-6109.2012.02957.x).
Crosby, Richard, Shrier, Lydia A, Charnigo, Richard J, Weathers, Chandra, Sanders, Stephanie A, Graham, Cynthia A., Milhausen, Robin and Yarber, William L (2012) A prospective event-level analysis of condom use experiences following STI testing among patients in three US cities. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 39, (10), 756-760. (doi:10.1097/OLQ.0b013e318265a951). (PMID:23007706).
Mitchell, Kirstin Rebecca, Wellings, Kaye A. and Graham, Cynthia (2012) How do men and women define sexual desire and sexual arousal? Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy (doi:10.1080/0092623X.2012.697536).
Sanders, Stephanie A., Yarber, William L., Kaufman, Erin L., Crosby, Richard A., Graham, Cynthia A. and Milhausen, Robin R. (2012) Condom use errors and problems: a global view. Sexual Health, 9, (1), 81-95. (doi:10.1071/SH11095).
Milhausen, Robin R., Wood, Jessica and Sanders, Stephanie A. et al. (2011) A novel, self-guided, home-based intervention to promote condom use among young men: a pilot study. Journal of Men's Health, 8, (4), 274-281. (doi:10.1016/j.jomh.2011.06.003).
Graham, Cynthia A., Crosby, Richard A., Milhausen, Robin R., Sanders, Stephanie A. and Yarber, William L. (2011) Incomplete use of condoms: the importance of sexual arousal. AIDS and Behavior, 15, (7), 1328-1331. (doi:10.1007/s10461-009-9638-7). (PMID:19921418).
Bancroft, J. and Graham, C.A. (2011) The varied nature of women's sexuality: unresolved issues and a theoretical approach. [in special issue: Research on Sexual Arousal] Hormones and Behavior, 59, (5), 717-729. (doi:10.1016/j.yhbeh.2011.01.005). (PMID:21272585).
Brotto, Lori A., Graham, Cynthia A., Binik, Yitzchak M., Segraves, R. Taylor and Zucker, Kenneth J. (2011) Letter to the editor. Should sexual desire and arousal disorders in women be merged? A response to DeRogatis, Clayton, Rosen, Sand, and Pyke (2010). Archives of Sexual Behavior, 40, (2), 221-225. (doi:10.1007/s10508-010-9706-0). (PMID:20945084).
Topping, A.A., Milhausen, R.R., Graham, C.A., Sanders, S.A., Yarber, W.L. and Crosby, R.A. (2011) A comparison of condom use errors and problems for heterosexual anal and vaginal intercourse. International Journal of STD & AIDS, 22, (4), 204-208. (doi:10.1258/ijsa.2011.010259). (PMID:21515752).
Randle, Anna A. and Graham, Cynthia A. (2011) A review of the evidence on the effects of intimate partner violence on men. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 12, (2), 97-111. (doi:10.1037/a0021944).
Binik, Yitzchak M., Brotto, Lori A., Graham, Cynthia A. and Segraves, R. Taylor (2010) Response of the DSM-V Sexual Dysfunctions Subworkgroup to commentaries published in JSM. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 7, (7), 2382-2387. (doi:10.1111/j.1743-6109.2010.01899.x). (PMID:20653837).
Graham, Cynthia A. (2010) The DSM diagnostic criteria for Female Sexual Arousal Disorder. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 39, (2), 240-255. (doi:10.1007/s10508-009-9535-1). (PMID:19777335).
Štulhofer, Aleksandar, Baćak, Valerio, Ajduković, Dea and Graham, Cynthia (2010) Understanding the association between condom use at first and most recent sexual intercourse: an assessment of normative, calculative, and habitual explanations. Social Science and Medicine, 70, (12), 2080-2084. (doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.02.030).
Graham, Cynthia A. (2010) The DSM diagnostic criteria for female orgasmic disorder. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 39, (2), 256-270. (doi:10.1007/s10508-009-9542-2).
Tanner, Amanda E., Fortenberry, J. Dennis, Zimet, Gregory D., Reece, Michael, Graham, Cynthia A. and Murray, Maresa (2010) Young women’s use of a microbicide surrogate: the complex influence of relationship characteristics and perceived male partners’ evaluations. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 39, (3), 735-747. (doi:10.1007/s10508-008-9464-4).
Crosby, Richard A., Graham, Cynthia A., Yarber, William L. and Sanders, Stephanie A. (2010) Problems with condoms may be reduced for men taking ample time to apply them. Sexual Health, 7, (1), 66-70. (doi:10.1071/SH09020).
Milhausen, Robin R., Graham, Cynthia A., Sanders, Stephanie A., Yarber, William L. and Maitland, Scott B. (2010) Validation of the sexual excitation/sexual inhibition inventory for women and men. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 39, (5), 1091-1104. (doi:10.1007/s10508-009-9554-y).
Graham, Cynthia A. (2010) The best is yet to come: positive developments for the Journal of Sex Research. The Journal of Sex Research, 48, (1), 1-2. (doi:10.1080/00224499.2011.547040).
Crosby, R. A., Yarber, W. L., Graham, C. A. and Sanders, S. A. (2010) Does it fit okay? Problems with condom use as a function of self-reported poor fit. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 86, (1), 36-38. (doi:10.1136/sti.2009.036665).
Sanders, Stephanie A., Hill, Brandon J., Yarber, William L., Graham, Cynthia A., Crosby, Richard A. and Milhausen, Robin R. (2010) Misclassification bias: diversity in conceptualisations about having 'had sex'. Sexual Health, 7, (1), 31-34. (doi:10.1071/SH09068).
Bancroft, John, Graham, Cynthia A., Janssen, Erick and Sanders, Stephanie (2009) The Dual Control Model: current status and future directions. [in special issue: Annual Review of Sex Research Special Issue of the Journal of Sex Research] Journal of Sex Research, 46, (2-3), 121-142. (doi:10.1080/00224490902747222). (PMID:19308839).
Crosby, R., Yarber, W. L., Sanders, S. A. and Graham, C. A. (2009) Is phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor use associated with condom breakage? Sexually Transmitted Infections, 85, (5), 404-405. (doi:10.1136/sti.2009.036012).
Tanner, Amanda E., Zimet, Greg, Fortenberry, J. Dennis, Reece, Michael, Graham, Cynthia and Murray, Maresa (2009) Young women's use of a vaginal microbicide surrogate: the role of individual and contextual factors in acceptability and sexual pleasure. The Journal of Sex Research, 46, (1), 15-23. (doi:10.1080/00224490802398407).
Sanders, Stephanie A., Milhausen, Robin R., Crosby, Richard A., Graham, Cynthia A. and Yarber, William L. (2009) Do phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors protect against condom-associated erection loss and condom slippage? Journal of Sexual Medicine, 6, (5), 1451-1456. (doi:10.1111/j.1743-6109.2009.01267.x).
Graham, Cynthia A. (2009) New developments for the Journal of Sex Research: updates from the incoming editor. The Journal of Sex Research, 46, (1), 1-2. (doi:10.1080/00224490902719973).
Štulhofer, Aleksandar, Graham, Cynthia, Božičević, Ivana, Kufrin, Krešimir and Ajduković, Dean (2009) An assessment of HIV/STI vulnerability and related sexual risk-taking in a nationally representative sample of young Croatian adults. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 38, (2), 209-225. (doi:10.1007/s10508-007-9234-8).
Higgins, Jenny A., Hoffman, Susie, Graham, Cynthia A. and Sanders, Stephanie A. (2008) Relationships between condoms, hormonal methods, and sexual pleasure and satisfaction: an exploratory analysis from the Women's Well-Being and Sexuality Study. Sexual Health, 5, (4), 321-330. (doi:10.1071/SH08021).
Crosby, Richard, Milhausen, Robin, Yarber, William L., Sanders, Stephanie A. and Graham, Cynthia A. (2008) Condom 'turn offs' among adults: an exploratory study. International Journal of STD & AIDS, 19, (9), 590-594. (doi:10.1258/ijsa.2008.008120). (PMID:18725548).
Crosby, Richard A., Salazar, Laura F., Yarber, William L., Sanders, Stephanie A., Graham, Cynthia A., Head, Sara and Arno, Janet N. (2008) A theory-based approach to understanding condom errors and problems reported by men attending an STI clinic. AIDS and Behavior, 12, (3), 412-418. (doi:10.1007/s10461-007-9264-1). (PMID:17588147).
Gerressu, Makeda, Mercer, Catherine H., Graham, Cynthia A., Wellings, Kaye and Johnson, Anne M. (2008) Prevalence of masturbation and associated factors in a British national probability survey. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 37, (2), 266-278. (doi:10.1007/s10508-006-9123-6). (PMID:17333329).
Crosby, Richard, Yarber, William L., Sanders, Stephanie A., Graham, Cynthia A. and Arno, Janet N. (2008) Slips, breaks and 'falls': condom errors and problems reported by men attending an STD clinic. International Journal of STD & AIDS, 19, (2), 90-93. (doi:10.1258/ijsa.2007.007103).
Mitchell, Kirstin and Graham, Cynthia A. (2008) Two challenges for the classification of sexual dysfunction. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 5, (7), 1552-1558. (doi:10.1111/j.1743-6109.2008.00846.x).
Crosby, R., Milhausen, R., Sanders, S. A., Graham, C. A. and Yarber, W. L. (2008) Two heads are better than one: the association between condom decision-making and condom use errors and problems. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 84, (3), 198-201. (doi:10.1136/sti.2007.027755).
Carpenter, Deanna, Janssen, Erick, Graham, Cynthia, Vorst, Harrie and Wicherts, Jelte (2008) Women's scores on the Sexual Inhibition/Sexual Excitation Scales (SIS/SES): gender similarities and differences. The Journal of Sex Research, 45, (1), 36-48. (doi:10.1080/00224490701808076). (PMID:18321029).
Graham, Cynthia A. (2008) Editorial. The Journal of Sex Research, 45, (1), 1-1. (doi:10.1080/00224490701848528).
Yarber, William L., Milhausen , Robin R., Crosby , Richard, Graham, Cynthia A. and Sanders, Stephanie A. (2008) Is growing up in a rural area associated with less HIV/STD-related risk?: a brief report from an internet sample. Health Education Monograph, 25, (2), 34-38.
Sanders, Stephanie A., Graham, Cynthia A., Yarber, William L. and Crosby , Richard A. (2008) Starting early, ending late: correlates of incomplete condom use among young adults. Health Education Monograph Series, 25, (2), 45-50.
Yarber, William, Crosby, Richard, Graham, Cynthia A., Sanders, Stephanie, Hartzell, Rose and Butler, Scott (2007) ‘Do you know what you’re doing?’ College students’ experiences with male condoms. American Journal of Health Education, 38, (6), 260-269.
Sanders, Stephanie A., Graham, Cynthia A. and Milhausen, Robin R. (2007) Predicting sexual problems in women: the relevance of sexual excitation and sexual inhibition. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 37, (2), 241-251. (doi:10.1007/s10508-007-9235-7).
Yarber, W. L., Crosby, R. A., Graham, C. A., Sanders, S. A., Arno, J., Hartzell, R. M., McBride, K., Milhausen, R., Brown, L., Legocki, L. J., Payne, M. and Rothring, A. (2007) Correlates of putting condoms on after sex has begun and of removing them before sex ends: a study of men attending an urban public STD clinic. American Journal of Men's Health, 1, (3), 190-196. (doi:10.1177/1557988307301276).
Graham, Cynthia A. (2007) Medicalization of women's sexual problems: a different story? Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 33, (5), 443-447. (doi:10.1080/00926230701480307).
Stulhofer, Aleksandar, Graham, Cynthia A., Bozicevic, Ivana, Kufrin, Kresimir and Ajdukovic, Dean (2007) HIV/AIDS-related knowledge, attitudes and sexual behaviors as predictors of condom use among young adults in Croatia. International Family Planning Perspectives, 33, (2), 58-65.
Graham, Cynthia A., Bancroft, John, Doll, Helen A., Greco, Theresa and Tanner, Amanda (2007) Does oral contraceptive-induced reduction in free testosterone adversely affect the sexuality or mood of women? Psychoneuroendocrinology, 32, (3), 246-255. (doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2006.12.011).
Prause, Nicole and Graham, Cynthia A. (2007) Asexuality: classification and characterization. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 36, (3), 341-356. (doi:10.1007/s10508-006-9142-3).
Crosby, R.A., Yarber, W.L., Sanders, S.A., Graham, C.A., McBride, K., Milhausen, R.R. and Arno, J.N. (2006) Men with broken condoms: who and why? Sexually Transmitted Infections, 83, (1), 71-75. (doi:10.1136/sti.2006.021154).
Lykins, Amy D., Janssen, Erick and Graham, Cynthia A. (2006) The relationship between negative mood and sexuality in heterosexual college woman and men. The Journal of Sex Research, 43, (2), 136-143. (PMID:16817060).
Graham, Cynthia A., Crosby, Richard, Yarber, William L., Sanders, Stephanie A., McBride, Kimberly, Milhausen, Robin R. and Arno, Janet N. (2006) Erection loss in association with condom use among young men attending a public STI clinic: potential correlates and implications for risk behaviour. Sexual Health, 3, (4), 255. (doi:10.1071/SH06026).
Bancroft, John, Hammond, Geoffrey and Graham, Cynthia (2006) Do oral contraceptives produce irreversible effects on women's sexuality? The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 3, (3), p.567. (doi:10.1111/j.1743-6109.2006.00253.x).
Graham, Cynthia A., Sanders, Stephanie A. and Milhausen, Robin R. (2006) The sexual excitation/sexual inhibition inventory for women: psychometric properties. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 35, (4), 397-409. (doi:10.1007/s10508-006-9041-7).
Sanders, Stephanie, Graham, Cynthia A., Yarber, William L., Crosby, Richard A., Dodge, Brian and Milhausen, Robin R. (2006) Women who put condoms on male partners: correlates of condom application. American Journal of Health Behavior, 30, (5), 460-466.
Crosby, Richard, Yarber, William L., Sanders, Stephanie A. and Graham, Cynthia A. (2005) Condom discomfort and associated problems with their use among university students. Journal of American College Health, 54, (3), 143-147.
Fortenberry, J. Dennis, Temkit, M'Hamed, Tu, Wanzhu, Graham, Cynthia A., Katz, Barry P. and Orr, Donald P. (2005) Daily mood, partner support, sexual interest, and sexual activity among adolescent women. Health Psychology, 24, (3), 252-257. (doi:10.1037/0278-6133.24.3.252).
Graham, Cynthia A., Crosby, Richard, Sanders, Stephanie and Yarber, William (2005) Assessment of condom use in men and women. Annual Review of Sex Research, 16, 20-52.
Yarber, William L., Kennedy, John, Sanders, Stephanie A., Crosby , Richard A., Graham, Cynthia A., Heckman, Timothy G. and Milhausen, Robin R. (2005) Prevalence of condom use errors and problems among Indiana rural men: a telephone survey. Health Education Monograph, 22, (3), 36-38.
Graham, Cynthia A., Sanders, Stephanie A., Milhausen, Robin R. and McBride, Kimberly R. (2004) Turning on and turning off: a focus group study of the factors that affect women's sexual arousal. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 33, (6), 527-538. (doi:10.1023/B:ASEB.0000044737.62561.fd). (PMID:15483367).
Crosby, R.A., Graham, C.A., Yarber, W.L. and Sanders, S.A. (2004) If the condom fits, wear it: a qualitative study of young African-American men. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 80, (4), 306-309. (doi:10.1136/sti.2003.008227).
Yarber, W. L, Graham, C. A, Sanders, S. A and Crosby, R. A (2004) Correlates of condom breakage and slippage among university undergraduates. International Journal of STD & AIDS, 15, (7), 467-472. (doi:10.1258/0956462041211207).
Crosby, Richard A., Yarber, William L., Sanders, Stephanie A. and Graham, Cynthia A. (2004) Condom use as a dependent variable: a brief commentary about classification of inconsistent users. AIDS and Behavior, 8, (1), 99-103. (doi:10.1023/B:AIBE.0000017529.20932.73). (PMID:15146137).
Janssen, Erick, Carpenter, Deanna and Graham, Cynthia A. (2003) Selecting films for sex research: gender differences in erotic film preference. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 32, (3), 243-251. (doi:10.1023/A:1023413617648).
Sanders, Stephanie A, Graham, Cynthia A, Yarber, William L and Crosby, Richard A (2003) Condom use errors and problems among young women who put condoms on their male partners. Journal of the American Medical Women's Association, 58, (2), 95-98. (PMID:12744422).
Graham, Cynthia A., Crosby, Richard A., Sanders, Stephanie A. and Yarber, William L. (2003) Motivation of self, partner, and couple to use male condoms: Associations with condom use errors and problems. Health Education Monograph, 20, (2), 60-64.
Graham, Cynthia A., Catania, Joseph A., Brand, Richard, Duong, Tu and Canchola, Jesse A. (2003) Recalling sexual behavior: a methodological analysis of memory recall bias via interview using the diary as the gold standard. The Journal of Sex Research, 40, (4), 325-332. (doi:10.1080/00224490209552198).
Crosby, Richard, Sanders, Stephanie, Yarber, William L and Graham, Cynthia A (2003) Condom-use errors and problems: the neglected aspect of studies assessing condom effectiveness. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 24, (4), 367-370. (doi:10.1016/S0749-3797(03)00015-1).
Graham, C.A. (2002) Sexual side effects of oral contraceptives: clinical considerations. Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality, March
Crosby, Richard, Sanders, Stephanie, Yarber, William and Graham, Cynthia A. (2002) Condom use errors and problems among college men. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 29, (9), 552-557.
Sanders, Stephanie A, Graham, Cynthia A, Bass, Jennifer L and Bancroft, John (2001) A prospective study of the effects of oral contraceptives on sexuality and well-being and their relationship to discontinuation. Contraception, 64, (1), 51-58. (doi:10.1016/S0010-7824(01)00218-9).
Bancroft, John, Graham, Cynthia and McCord, Carol (2001) Commentary. Conceptualizing women's sexual problems. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 27, (2), 95-103. (doi:10.1080/00926230152051716).
Graham, Cynthia A., Janssen, Erick and Sanders, Stephanie A. (2000) Effects of fragrance on female sexual arousal and mood across the menstrual cycle. Psychophysiology, 37, (1), 76-84. (doi:10.1111/1469-8986.3710076).
Graham, Cynthia A., Janssen, Erick and Sanders, Stephanie A. (1998) Sexual fantasy, women, and fragrance. Aroma-Chology Review, XII, (2), 1-6.
Graham, C.A. (1994) AIDS and the adolescent. International Journal of STD & AIDS, 5, (5), 305-309.
Graham, C.A. (1993) A reply to Wilson. A critical review of menstrual synchrony research. Psychoneuroendorinology, 18, (7), 533-539.
Graham, Cynthia A. (1992) Contraception and female sexual desire. Bulletin of the British Association of Sexual and Marital Therapists, (7), 15-16.
Graham, C and Sherwin, Barbara (1992) A prospective treatment study of premenstrual symptoms using a triphasic oral contraceptive. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 36, (3), 257-266. (doi:10.1016/0022-3999(92)90090-O).
Graham, Cynthia A. (1991) Menstrual synchrony: an update and review. Human Nature, 2, (4), 293-311. (doi:10.1007/BF02692195).
Graham, C. and Sherwin, Barbara (1987) The relationship between retrospective premenstrual symptom reporting and present oral contraceptive use. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 31, (1), 45-53. (doi:10.1016/0022-3999(87)90097-3).
Graham, C.A. and McGrew, W.C. (1980) Menstrual synchrony in female undergraduates living on a coeducational campus. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 5, (3), 245-252. (doi:10.1016/0306-4530(80)90028-1).

Book

Hall, Kathryn S.K. and Graham, Cynthia A. (eds.) (2012) The cultural context of sexual pleasure and problems: psychotherapy with diverse clients, New York, US, Routledge, 402pp.

Book Section

Graham, Cynthia A. (2014) Sexual dysfunction. In, DSM-5 Clinical Cases. Arlington, US, American Psychiatric Publishing, 230-233.
Graham, Cynthia A. (2014) Orgasm disorders in women. In, Binik, Yitzchak M. and Hall, Kathryn S.K. (eds.) Principles and Practices of Sex Therapy. 5th Edition. New York, United States, Guilford, 89-111.
Hall, Kathryn S.K. and Graham, Cynthia A. (2014) Culturally sensitive sex therapy: the need for shared meanings in the treatment of sexual problems. In, Binik, Yitzchak M. and Hall, Kathryn S.K. (eds.) Principles and Practices of Sex Therapy. 5th Edition. New York, United States, Guilford, 334-358.
Graham, Cynthia A. and Bancroft, John (2013) Defining and diagnosing women's sexual problems. In, The Essential Handbook of Women's Sexuality. , Praeger, 235-251.
Hall , Kathryn and Graham, Cynthia A. (2012) Introduction. In, Hall, Kathryn and Graham, Cynthia A. (eds.) The Cultural Context of Sexual Pleasure and Problems: Psychotherapy with Diverse Clients. New York City, US, Routledge, 1-20.
Crosby, R.A., Graham, C.A., Milhausen, R.R., Sanders, S.A. and Yarber, W.L. (2010) Correct condom use self-efficacy scale. In, Fisher, Terri D., Davis, Clive M., Yarber, William L. and Davis, Sandra L. (eds.) Handbook of Sexuality-Related Measures. 3rd edition. Abingdon, GB, Routledge, 160-161.
Milhausen, Robin, Graham, Cynthia A. and Sanders, Stephanie A. (2010) The sexual excitation/sexual inhibition inventory for women and men (SESII-W/M). In, Fisher, Terri D., Davis, Clive M., Yarber, William L. and Davis, Sandra L. (eds.) Handbook of Sexuality-Related Measures. 3rd edition. Abingdon, GB, Routledge, 247-249.
Graham, Cynthia A., Sanders, Stephanie A. and Milhausen, Robin (2010) The sexual excitation/sexual inhibition inventory for women (SESII-W). In, Fisher, Terri D., Davis , Clive M. and Yarber, William L. (eds.) Handbook of Sexuality-Related Measures. 3rd edition. Abingdon, GB, Routledge, 239-242.
Crosby, Richard, Graham, Cynthia A., Milhausen, Robin R, Sanders, Stephanie A. and Yarber, William L. (2010) Condom use errors/problems survey. In, Fisher, Terri D., Davis, Clive M., Yarber, William L. and Davis, Sandra L. (eds.) Handbook of Sexuality-Related Measures. 3rd edition. Abingdon, GB, Routledge, 153-159.
Janssen, Erick, Bancroft, John, Graham, Cynthia A. and Carpenter, Deanna (2010) The sexual inhibition/sexual excitation scales (SIS/SES). In, Fisher, Terri D., Davis, Clive M., Yarber, William L. and Davis, Sandra L. (eds.) Handbook of Sexuality-Related Measures. 3rd edition. Abingdon, GB, Routledge, 243-246.
Carpenter, Deanna, Janssen, Erick, Graham, Cynthia A., Vorst, Harrie and Wicherts, Jelte (2010) The sexual inhibition/sexual excitation scales - short form (SIS/SES-SF). In, Fisher, Terri D., Davis, Clive M., Yarber, William L. and Davis, Sandra L. (eds.) Handbook of Sexuality-Related Measures. 3rd edition. Abingdon, GB, Routledge, 236-239.
Prause, Nicole and Graham, Cynthia A. (2009) Asexuality: classification and characterization. In, Moore, Nelwyn B., Davidson, J. Kenneth and Fisher, Terri D. (eds.) Speaking of Sexuality: Interdisciplinary Readings. New York, US, Oxford University Press, 438-449.
Cooper, Myra and Graham, Cynthia A. (2009) Research and evaluation. In, Beinart, Helen and Kennedy, Paul (eds.) Clinical Psychology in Practice. Chichester, GB, John Wiley & Sons, 307-315.
Graham, Cynthia A. (2009) Sexual health. In, Beinart, Helen, Kennedy, Paul and Llewelyn, Susan (eds.) Clinical Psychology in Practice. Chichester, GB, Wiley, 307-315.
Graham, Cynthia A. and Bancroft, John (2009) The sexual dysfunctions. In, Gelder, Michael, Andreasen, Nancy, Lopez-Ibor, Juan and Geddes, John (eds.) New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry. Oxford, GB, Oxford University Press, 821-831.
Graham, Cynthia A. (2007) Necrophilia. In, Malti-Douglas, Fedwa (ed.) Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender. London, GB, Macmillan Reference, 1060-1061. (Macmillan Social Science Library).
Graham, Cynthia A. and Bancroft, John (2006) Assessing the prevalence of female sexual dysfunction with surveys: what is feasible? In, Goldstein,, Irwin , Meston, Cindy M. , Davis, Susan R. and Traish, Abdulmaged M. (eds.) Women’s Sexual Function and Dysfunction: Study, Diagnosis, and Treatment. New York, US, Taylor & Francis, 52-60.
Graham, Cynthia A. and Bancroft , John (2006) Crisis intervention. In, Bloch, Sidney (ed.) An Introduction to the Psychotherapies. Fourth Edition. Oxford, GB, Oxford University Press, 197-213.
Tiefer, L., Rosen, R., Giami, A., Popay, J., Graham, Cynthia A. and Sanders, S. (2004) Qualitative health research and sexual dysfunction. In, Lue, T.F., Basson, Rosemary , Rosen, Raymond , Guiliano, Francois , Khoury, Saad and Montorsi, Francesco (eds.) Sexual medicine: Sexual dysfunctions in men and women. 2nd International Consultation on Sexuall Dysfunctions Paris, FR, Health Productions, 163-170.
Graham, Cynthia A., Bancroft , John, Yarber, William L. and Sanders, Stephanie A. (2003) The Kinsey Institute as a center for graduate education in human sexuality. In, di Mauro, Diane, Gilbert, H. and Parker, R. (eds.) Handbook of Sexuality Research Training Initiatives. London, GB, Social Science Research Council, 100-109.
Graham, Cynthia A. (2003) Methodological issues involved in adult recall of childhood sexual experiences. In, Bancroft, John (ed.) Sexual Developmentin Childhood. Bloomington, US, Indiana University Press, 67-76. (Kinsey Institute Series).
Graham, Cynthia A., Janssen, Erick, Sanders, Stephanie A. and Sense of Smell Institute (2001) Effects of fragrance on female sexual arousal and mood across the menstrual cycle. In, Compendium of Olfactory Research Supplement: 1995-2000. London, GB, Kendall/Hunt Publishing, 71-76.
Graham, Cynthia A. (1998) What is emotion? In, Porter, Michael and Adler, Beth (eds.) Psychology and Sociology Applied to Medicine. London, GB, Churchill Livingstone, 24-25.
Graham, Cynthia A. (1997) A comparison of retrospective interview assessment vs. daily ratings of sexual interest and activity in women. In, Bancroft, John (ed.) Researching Sexual Behavior: Methodological Issues. Bloomington, US, Indiana University Press, 227-236.
Graham, Cynthia A. (1997) 'Not now darling, I'm on the Pill': researching oral contraception. In, Brannigan, Gary G., Allgeier, Elizabeth Rice and Allegeier, Richard (eds.) The Sex Scientists. Oxford, GB, Pearson, 126-139.
Bancroft, John and Graham, Cynthia A. (1996) Crisis intervention. In, An Introduction to the Psychotherapies. Oxford, GB, Oxford University Press, 116-136.
Graham, Cynthia A. and Bancroft, John (1993) Women, mood, and the menstrual cycle. In, Niven, Katherine and Carroll, Douglas (eds.) The Health Psychology of Women. Chur, CH, Harwood Academic , 13-25.
Graham, Cynthia A. and McGrew, William C. (1992) Social factors and menstrual synchrony in a population of female nurses. In, Dan, Alice J. and Lewis, Linda L. (eds.) Menstrual Health in Women's Lives. Illinois, US, University of Illinois Press, 246-253.
 

Research

Research Interests

My research interests are in the areas of sexual and reproductive health. My current research focuses on four main areas:

1. The behavioural effects of hormonal contraceptives
2. The relevance of sexual excitation and sexual inhibition to sexual health
3. Sexual problems in women
4. Condom use errors and problems

I have published articles on the following topics: the relationship between the menstrual cycle and changes in mood and sexuality; menstrual synchrony; methodological issues in recall data on sexual behavior, gender differences in sexuality; the relationship between mood and sexuality; sexual arousal in women, contraception and sexuality, asexuality, microbicides; and intimate partner violence.

I am a member of the Condom Use Research Team (CURT), a multidisciplinary research team involving The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, the Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention (RCAP), and researchers from Canada and the U.S.

Current collaborations:

• Professor Sandra Byers (Department of Psychology, University of New Brunswick)
• Professor Richard Crosby (College of Public Health, University of Kentucky)
• Dr Robin Milhausen (Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, University of Guelph)
• Professor Stephanie Sanders (The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, and Department of Gender Studies, Indiana University)
• Professor Judith Stephenson (Margaret Pyke Centre and UCL Centre for Sexual Health and HIV Research)
• Professor William Yarber (Department of Applied Health Science, Indiana University and the Rural Center for AIDS/STD prevention)

Primary research group:  Centre for Applications of Health Psychology (CAHP)

Affiliate research group:  Centre for Sexual Health Research (CSHR)

Research projects

Sex and relationships education in and out of school

The variety of levels and range of sources from which knowledge and attitudes to sex and sexuality are constructed and shaped

Placebo effects and informed consent

Sexual functioning, arousal and pleasure

Projects investigating sexual agency

Contraceptive utilisation and STI prevention

There are many different forms of female contraception available, yet the condom is the only method that also protects men and women from sexually transmitted infections.

Responsibilities

Director, MPhil/PhD in Health Psychology Research and Professional Practice
Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Sex Research
Member, DSM-5 Work Group for Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders
Vice-Chair, NRES Committee South Central – Oxford A
Research Fellow, The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction
Research Fellow, Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention, Indiana University
International Editor, Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy

Teaching Responsibilities

 I am the module coordinator for Psychology and the Delivery of Health Care (PSYC6002) on the MSc in Health Psychology programme. I also co-teach (with Prof. Roger Ingham) Social and Psychological Approaches to understanding Sexual Health (PSYC 3015).

Contact

Dr Cynthia Graham
Building 44
Highfield Campus
University of Southampton
SO17 1BJ

Room Number: 44/3016

Telephone: (023) 8059 3091
Email: C.A.Graham@soton.ac.uk