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 […]

Mapping a course: Predicting outcomes of two treatments for women who have pain during sex

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By Katrina Bouchard; This post is a summary of a recently published article from the Couples and Sexual Health Lab with our close collaborators at Université de Montréal:

Rosen, N. O., Vaillancourt-Morel, M.-P., Corsini-Munt, S., Steben, M., Delisle, I., Baxter, M.-L., & Bergeron, S. (2021). Predictors and moderators of provoked vestibulodynia treatment outcome following a randomized trial comparing cognitive-behavioral couple therapy to overnight lidocaine. Behavior Therapy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beth.2021.05.002

I hear you – but do you hear me? The Role of Depressive Symptoms and Attachment Styles in Partner Responsiveness

By Stephanie Grantham This blog is a summary of our published article: Bosisio, M., Pâquet, M., Bois, K., Rosen, N. O., & Bergeron, S. (2019). Are depressive symptoms and attachment styles associated with observed and perceived partner responsiveness in couples coping with genito-pelvic pain? The Journal of Sex Research. doi:10.1080/00224499.2019.1610691 Perceived partner responsiveness describes feeling validated, […]

Couple Sex Therapy versus Group Therapy for Women with Genito-pelvic Pain

Co-authored by Elyse Burchill and Kat Merwin This post is a summary of our published article: Bergeron, S., Merwin, K. E., Dubé, J., & Rosen, N. O. (2018). Couple sex therapy versus group therapy for women with genito-pelvic pain. Current Sexual Health Reports, 10, 79-87. doi:10.1007/s11930-018-0154-5 Pain during sex: While it is not uncommon for women to experience pain […]

Couples coping with PVD: Motivation to Meet a Partner’s Sexual Needs

By Sam Dawson This post is a summary of a recently published article from the CaSH Lab: Muise, A., Bergeron, S., Impett, E. A., Delisle, I., & Rosen, N. O. (2018). Communal motivation in couples coping with vulvodynia: Sexual distress mediates associations with pain, depression, and anxiety. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 106, 34-40. Provoked vestibulodynia […]