Why You Have Sex Matters for Your Desire and Satisfaction

By Amy Muise  (Note:This post was originally written for the website Science of Relationships) Think about a time when you engaged in sex with your partner in an effort to promote a positive outcome in your relationship, such as to feel closer to your partner or...

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Sexual Contingent Self-Worth

Written by: Maria Glowacka People might base their self-esteem on all kinds of things in their lives, including their relationships with others. When people think they have succeeded in these areas, they feel good about themselves, but when they think they’ve failed,...

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Let’s Talk (To Each Other) About Sex!

By Megan Wood Effective communication between partners in a romantic relationship is important for both relationship and sexual satisfaction. However, certain aspects of a relationship - such as sex - can be difficult and scary to talk about with a significant other....

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Sexual satisfaction: What is it and why does it matter?

Sexual satisfaction: What is it and why does it matter?

By Jaimie Beveridge Women’s ability to desire and enjoy sex has been largely disregarded throughout history. For centuries, women in the Western world were restricted in their ability to engage in and enjoy sexual activities so much so that they had to go to their...

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Is More Sex Always Better?

By Amy Muise When it comes to sex, the more the better right? Popular perception would suggest that the answer to this question is yes. Media messages often tout the benefits of sex, going as far as to suggest that having sex every day in a relationship might be one...

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Why we study PVD (provoked vestibulodynia)

By Maria Glowacka We have exceptional health services in Nova Scotia for women. Still, some health problems that affect women’s physical and sexual health can be neglected due to misinformation and a lack of research to inform better treatment options. One such...

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Viva la Vulva!

  By Kathleen Merwin When it comes to vaginas, there are a lot of common misconceptions out there! So today we’re going to clear up a few myths about your muff in order to help you take care of ‘down there!’ Before we get into the nitty-gritty of it all, let’s...

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Looking Beyond the “Barbie Doll” Aesthetic

Looking Beyond the “Barbie Doll” Aesthetic

By Kate Rancourt **Just a note: Although we know that genital self-image matters for all people, this post focuses on genital self-image among persons with vulvas who identify as women.** We often think about relationships as being between two people, but what about...

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Women and Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder

Women and Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder

If I don’t want to have sex with my partner, is there something wrong with me? Written by: Kayla Mooney It can be a tricky relationship situation in which to find yourself. You are in a relationship with your ideal partner, and things are going well. Yet, for some...

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Research Spotlight: Sexual Functioning during Pregnancy

Research Spotlight: Sexual Functioning during Pregnancy

* Our research spotlight series highlights recent and interesting peer-reviewed articles Written by: Sarah Vannier Pregnancy can be an exciting time when expectant parents are looking forward to meeting their new child. However, pregnancy can bring about a lot of...

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Male Circumcision: Are We Making the Cut Too Soon?

Male Circumcision: Are We Making the Cut Too Soon?

  Written by: Megan Wood Male circumcision and its necessity is a frequent debate in today’s society. However, the topic of circumcision cannot be regarded as new. Circumcision has been a prevalent aspect of history for religious humans; both Judaism and Islam...

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Vulvodynia FAQs: Part 1

Vulvodynia FAQs: Part 1

Many women with vulvo-vaginal pain have seen numerous medical professionals, yet still do not feel as though they really know what their pain is, or what causes it. Find the answers to some frequently asked questions about vulvo-vaginal pain.

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