When sex hurts: A woman’s guide to banishing sexual pain by Goldstein, A., Pukall, C., & Goldstein, I Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 2011
When sex seems impossible: Stories of vaginismus and how you can achieve intimacy by Pacik, Peter Manchester, New Hampshire: Odyne publishing, 2010
For Yourself by Lonnie Barbach New York, Doubleday, 1975
For Each Other by Lonnie Barbach New York: Signet Books, 1984
Managing Pain before it Manages You by Margaret Caudill New York, Guilford Press, 1995
Vulvodynia Survival Guide: How to Overcome Painful Vaginal Symptoms and Enjoy an Active Lifestyle by Howard Glazer and Gae Rodke New Harbinger Productions, 2002
The V Book by Elizabeth Stewart Bantam, 2002
Becoming Orgasmic: A Sexual Growth Program for Women Julia Heiman & Joseph Lopicollo Simon & Shuster, 1976
How do state and trait differences in uncertainty affect responses to a sexual health threat? In a series of studies we investigated how these differences in uncertainty relate to affective (e.g. anxiety) and behavioural (e.g. information-seeking) responses. We showed that a greater intolerance of uncertainty (IU) leads to more information-seeking about a health threat and individuals with higher IU sought the most information and worried most when they perceived the uncertainty surrounding a health threat to be higher rather than lower.
We recently completed a study in the Couples and Sexual Health Laboratory (Dalhousie University/IWK Health Centre) examining relationship variables in couples with PVD. Click below to find a summary of the purpose of the study, how we conducted the study, the results from the questionnaires, and some conclusions about what we believe the findings mean.