Does distress about the sexual relationship explain why self-esteem tied to one’s sexual relationship is linked to poorer well-being?

A Brief Communication from Maria Glowacka, First Author of this Paper A recent 8-week study in our lab examined sexual contingent self-worth (sexual CSW) – aka self-esteem that’s dependent on maintaining a successful sexual relationship –in couples coping with provoked vestibulodynia (PVD: recurrent pain triggered by contact to the vaginal entrance). We tested if sexual […]

Did you know that your daily mood may influence your pain and your sexuality?

A Brief Communication From Myriam Pâquet, First Author A recent study conducted in our laboratory examined the daily mood of couples in which women were diagnosed with provoked vestibulodynia (PVD) (pain at the entrance of the vagina during sexual intercourse). We wanted to know if both partners’ daily anxiety or depressive symptoms influenced women’s pain and […]