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When self-worth is tied to one’s sexual and romantic relationship

By Maria Glowacka This post is a summary of our paper: Glowacka, M., Bergeron, S., Dubé, J., & Rosen, N. O. (2018). When self-worth is tied to one's sexual and romantic relationship: Associations with well-being in couples coping with genito-pelvic pain. Archives of...

Sexual well being: The why might be more important than the how

By Cindy Mackie Why you're having sex might be more important than how you're having sex. These days there are magazines and online posts telling us how to improve our sex-lives with promises that increased sexual functioning = increased overall well-being. With all...

Sexual Desire Discrepancy and Sexual and Relationship Satisfaction among New Parents

By Emily Cote This post is a summary of our paper: Rosen, N. O., Bailey, K., & Muise, A. (2017). Degree and Direction of Sexual Desire Discrepancy are Linked to Sexual and Relationship Satisfaction in Couples Transitioning to Parenthood. The Journal of Sex Research,...

Couples Coping with Genito-Pelvic Pain: Do relationship goals impact experience of pain?

By Kat Merwin This blog summarizes our recently published paper: Rosen, N.O., Dewitte, M., Merwin, K. E., & Bergeron, S. (2017). Interpersonal Goals and Well-Being in Couples Coping with Genito-Pelvic Pain. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 46, 2007-2019. doi:...

Pain during vaginal sex: A current issue among young women

By Reina Stewart For many people, sex is an important part of life. But what if sex hurts? What if it keeps hurting, but you continue to do it? Is this common for young women? These questions were explored in a recent study by Elmerstig, Wijma, and Swahnberg (2013)....

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