When self-worth is tied to one’s sexual and romantic relationship

By Maria Glowacka This post is a summary of our paper: Glowacka, M., Bergeron, S., Dubé, J., & Rosen, N. O. (2018). When self-worth is tied to one’s sexual and romantic relationship: Associations with well-being in couples coping with genito-pelvic pain. Archives of Sexual Behaviour, Advance online copy. doi: 10.1007/s10508-017-1126-y Provoked vestibulodynia (PVD: recurrent vulvovaginal […]

Diagnosing Sexual Dysfunction

By Maria Glowacka Are you wondering if your sexual problem is a sexual dysfunction? First, if you’re wondering whether you should go talk to a health professional about a sexual problem you have been experiencing, the answer is YES if it is distressing to you and/or your partner. A health professional will likely ask you […]

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, it’s a blow to their self-esteem. I am interested in when people evaluate their […]

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 condition is provoked vestibulodynia (PVD). This pain condition is characterized by chronic pain […]