Our current focus is on using interactive portrayals of sexual encounters in two ways: (1) to study how individuals make decisions in sexual encounters, particularly when intoxicated and/or sexually aroused, and (2) to use the interactive encounters as a semi-realistic environment in which individuals can be taught the cognitive and behavioral skills needed to successfully negotiate a risky sexual encounter.
We have developed an interactive DVD for this project. An online version can be found at the Virtual Sex Project.
We have also developed a video game for changing risky sexual behavior. We recently finished an evaluation demonstrating its effectiveness over a 6 month followup.