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Nova Scotia’s Leader in Couples Sexual Health Research

“I think she can manage the pain?”: The role of partner perceptions in women’s postpartum pain during sex

By Meghan Rossi This blog is a summary of our published article: Rossi, M. A., Maxwell, J. A., & Rosen, N. O. (2020). Biased partner perceptions of women’s pain self-efficacy for postpartum pain during intercourse: A longitudinal dyadic examination. The Journal of...

Why do men report more sexual partners than women?

 By Justin Dubé   Given that sex tends to be a private activity, we often rely on the “honour system” when conducting sex research: we ask people to self-report aspects of their sexual lives and trust them to be honest. This is one reason why sex researchers...

Getting the spark back: The benefits of self-expansion for couples coping with low desire

By Stephanie Raposo, PhD This blog is a summary of our published article: Raposo, S., Rosen, N. O., & Muise, A. (2020). Self-expansion is associated with greater relationship and sexual well-being for couples coping with low sexual desire. Journal of Social and...

Myth Busting: Sex After Baby

By: Erin T. Fitzpatrick There are many commonly held beliefs about what sex will (or won't) look like after the transition to parenthood. In this blog post, we will debunk of a few of these myths!MYTH: Everyone will be ready to have sex 6-weeks after giving birth....

Is it all downhill from here? Changes to new mothers’ sexual function in the year following childbirth

By Samantha Dawson, PhD This blog is a summary of our published article: Dawson, S. J., Vaillancourt-Morel, M-P., Pierce, M., & Rosen, N. O. (in press). Biopsychosocial predictors of trajectories of postpartum sexual function in first-time mothers. Health...

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You can also email us at rosenlab@dal.ca or call us at 902-494-4223

Dr Rosen's Private Practice

Dr. Rosen is currently offering a limited number of appointments on Thursday mornings for sex and couples therapy.

PhD student @RossiMeghan summarizes our newly published paper discussing the accuracy of partners’ perceptions of how capable women are to manage postpartum pain during sex and its relation to both the pain itself and the couples’ sexual well-being:

https://natalieorosen.com/i-think-she-can-manage-the-pain-the-role-of-partner-perceptions-in-womens-postpartum-pain-during-sex/

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