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A leading research facility for Couples and

Sexual Health in Nova Scotia.

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Nova Scotia’s Leader in Couples Sexual Health Research

Let’s talk about stress, baby: Joint problem-solving and sexual distress across the transition to parenthood

Photo by Kelly Sikkema from UnsplashBy Grace Schwenck This blog is a summary of our published article: Tutelman, P. R., Dawson, S. J., Schwenck, G. C., & Rosen, N. O. (2021). A Longitudinal Examination of Common Dyadic Coping and Sexual Distress in New Parent...

It isn’t all talk: Couple therapy results in more improvements for women who have pain during sex relative to a common medical treatment

Photo by Oziel Gómez from UnsplashBy Katrina Bouchard This post is a summary of a recently published article from the Couples and Sexual Health Lab with our close collaborators at Université de Montréal: Bergeron, S., Vaillancourt-Morel, M.-P., Corsini-Munt, S.,...

Sexual Talk in Long-Term Relationships: What’s Being Left Under the Covers?

Believe it or not, the key to keeping sex exciting and satisfying in long term relationships may be communication! We know that sexual communication (e.g., couples having a conversation about their sexual preferences at a time when they are not engaging in sexual activity) is beneficial for the relationship and sexual well-being of couples [1]. But what about the potential benefits of communication during sex? Sexual talk refers to the communication that occurs between partners exclusively during sexual activity and that is about the sexual interaction itself (i.e., expressing to one’s partner the pleasure they feel while engaging in a sexual act) [2]. Yet, sexual talk has largely been kept under the covers一until now!

Tried and True: Exploring the Best Vulvodynia Treatment Options

Photo by Dainis Graveris from UnsplashBy Brenna Bagnell This blog is a summary of our published article: Rosen, N. O., Dawson, S., Brooks, M., & Kellogg-Spadt, S. (2019). Treatment of vulvodynia: Pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches. Drugs, 79,...

It’s not us, it’s parenthood: Comparing sexual well-being in new parents with control couples

Photo by Simon Berger from UnsplashBy Grace Schwenck This blog is a summary of our published article: Schwenck, G. C., Dawson, S. J., Muise, A., & Rosen, N. O. (2020). A comparison of the sexual well-being of new parents with community couples. Journal of Sexual...

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We are always recruiting participants for our studies. If you or your partner are interested in a being a part of our research do not hesitate to contact us to find out what studies we have available.

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.

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