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 […]

Pain and Pregnancy and Sex, Oh My!

by Meghan Rossi This blog is a summary of our published article: Rossi, M. A., Mooney, K. M., Binik, Y. M., & Rosen, N. O. (2019). A Descriptive and Longitudinal Analysis of Pain During Intercourse in Pregnancy. The Journal of Sexual Medicine. doi.org/10.1016/j.jsxm.2019.09.011 When women experience pain during intercourse, both they and their partners report lower […]

Are new parents less stressed when they’re more sexually satisfied?

By Inês Tavares This blog is a summary of our published article: Tavares, I. M., Nobre, P. J., Schlagentweit, H., & Rosen, N. O. (2019). Sexual well-being and perceived stress in couples transitioning to parenthood: A dyadic analysis. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology. doi:10.1016/j.ijchp.2019.07.004 After the birth of their first baby, new parents usually have a lot […]

Polyamory gaining acceptance as a co-parenting family.

According to Zosia Bielski in her Globe and Mail article ‘Boring and normal’: The new frontier of polyamorous parenting (December 2 2018), the parenting issues for polyamorous families is not dissimilar to making blended families work. There is evidence to suggest that this is a growing trend in Canadian relationships.

Sexual Desire Discrepancy and Sexual and Relationship Satisfaction among New Parents

By Emily Cote This post is a summary of our paper: Rosen, N. O., Bailey, K., & Muise, A. (2017). Degree and Direction of Sexual Desire Discrepancy are Linked to Sexual and Relationship Satisfaction in Couples Transitioning to Parenthood. The Journal of Sex Research, 1-12. The transition to parenthood is a unique and often challenging time […]