Mind Over Matter: Exploring the relationship between mindfulness and body Image in first-time parents

Two people standing. One is pregnant and the other has their arms around the pregnant individual.

By Sophia Marchetti & Inês Tavares This blog is a summary of our published article: Tavares, I. M., Rosen, N. O., Heiman, J. R., & Nobre, P. J. (2023). Longitudinal associations between mindfulness and changes to body image in first-time parent couples. Body Image, 44, 187-196. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2023.01.002 Both positive body image and mindfulness contribute to better sexual […]

Let’s talk during sex, baby: Gender/sex differences in sexual communication

Couple embracing in bed.

By Kathleen Nesbitt-Daly This blog is a summary of our published article: Merwin, K. E., Bergeron, S., Jodouin, J. F., Mackinnon, S. P., & Rosen, N. O. (2022). Few differences in sexual talk by gender/sex and dyad type: A retrospective and daily diary study with couples. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 51(8), 3715-3733. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10508-022-02363-y Communicating during sex is an important part […]

I’m worried, are you?: How sexual concerns of new parents change over time

A mixed gender couple cuddles together with a baby in between them on a bed, sharing a white blanket.

By David Allsop This blog is a summary of our published article: Allsop, D. B., Impett, E. A., Vannier, S. A., & Rosen, N. O. (2022). Change in 21 sexual concerns of new parents from three to twelve months postpartum: Similarities and differences between mothers and partners. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsxm.2022.06.004 The transition to parenthood is both […]

Does how I respond to my partner’s low desire matter?

By Justin Dubé This blog is a summary of our published article: Rosen, N. O., Corsini-Munt, S., Dubé, J., Boudreau, C. & Muise, A. (2020). Partner responses to low desire: Associations with sexual, relationship, and psychological wellbeing among couples coping with Female Sexual Interest/Arousal Disorder. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 17, 2168-2180. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsxm.2020.08.015 Female Sexual Interest/Arousal […]

Two to Tango: New Interpersonal Model of Women’s Sexual Dysfunction

By Jackie Huberman This blog is a summary of our published article: Rosen, N. O., & Bergeron, S. (2019). Genito-pelvic pain through a dyadic lens: Moving toward an interpersonal emotion regulation model of women’s sexual dysfunction. The Journal of Sex Research, 56, 440–461. https://doi.org/10.1080/00224499.2018.1513987 Sexual problems are more common in women than you might think – […]

What’s the best way to let your partner know you’re not in the mood?

By Charlotte Caswell & Grace Schwenck This blog is a summary of the published article: Kim, J. J., Muise, A., Sakaluk, J. K., Rosen, N. O., & Impett, E. A. (2020). When tonight is not the night: Sexual rejection behaviors and satisfaction in romantic relationships. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 46(10), 1476-1490. https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167220907469 Sexual rejection is […]

Pornography use among couples: Helpful or harmful for sexual well-being?

By Brenna Bagnell This blog is a summary of our published article: Vaillancourt- Morel, M. P., Rosen, N. O., Stulhofer, A., Bosisio, M. & Bergeron, S. (2021). Pornography use and sexual health among same-sex and mixed-sex couples: An event-level dyadic analysis. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 50, 667-681. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10508-020-01839-z. In Western culture, many individuals in relationships […]

When touch leads to ouch: How attachment predicts couples’ adjustment to PVD, through partner responses to pain

By Lucretia Groff This blog is a summary of our published article: Charbonneau-Lefebvre, V., Rosen, N. O., Bosisio, M., Vaillancourt-Morel, M.-P., & Bergeron, S. (2020). An attachment perspective on partner responses to Genito-pelvic pain and their associations with relationship and sexual outcomes. The Journal of Sex Research, 58(2), 235–247. https://doi.org/10.1080/00224499.2020.1761936 Provoked vestibulodynia (PVD) is a […]

Dear Diary, how can I keep my relationship and sex-life satisfying post-baby?: Sexual intimacy in first-time mothers

By Eva Cohen This blog is a summary of our lab’s published article: Rosen, N. O., Williams, L., Vannier, S. A., & Mackinnon, S. P. (2020). Sexual Intimacy in First-Time Mothers: Associations with Sexual and Relationship Satisfaction Across Three Waves. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 49(8), 2849-2861. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10508-020-01667-1 Photo by Zach Lucero on Unsplash Many mothers […]