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

It isn’t all talk: Couple therapy results in more improvements for women who have pain during sex relative to a common medical treatment

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:
Bergeron, S., Vaillancourt-Morel, M.-P., Corsini-Munt, S., Steben, M., Delisle, I., Mayrand, M.-H., & Rosen, N. O. (2021). Cognitive-behavioral couple therapy versus lidocaine for provoked vestibulodynia: A randomized clinical trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 89, 316-326. https://doi.org/10.1037/ccp0000631

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 […]

Vulvodynia: Research Challenges and Treatment Recommendations

Co-authored by Lida Abdulrahman and Kat Merwin This blog is a summary of our published article: Corsini-Munt, S., Rancourt, K., Dubé, J., Rossi, M., & Rosen, N. O. (2017). Vulvodynia: A consideration of clinical and methodological research challenges and recommended solutions. The Journal of Pain Research, 10, 2425-2436. doi: 10.2147/JPR.S126259 What is vulvodynia? Vulvodynia is […]

How is sexual health attained and maintained?

By Justin Dubé Though I’d like to think the studies I run facilitate sexual health, translating research into practice can take a loooong time (17 years!) [1]. Also, people generally want to manage their sexual health by speaking with a clinician [2, 3]. Clinicians, however, often feel ill-equipped to navigate these conversations due to gaps […]

Single, but not down to mingle: The psychology behind long-term singlehood

by Meghan Rossi For many, being in a romantic relationship cultivates meaning, happiness, and a sense of belonging (Fletcher et al., 2015; Sedikides et al., 1994). For people without social connections, which would include a romantic partner, we see increased negative emotions, disease, and higher mortality (House et al., 1988; Cohen et al., 1997). However, […]

What’s new and exciting in Canadian sexuality science?

by Samantha Dawson The lab just returned from another fabulous meeting of the leading national organization for sexuality science—the Canadian Sex Research Forum (CSRF). One of the best things about attending academic conferences is that you get to hear about the cutting edge research being conducted, usually long before the findings make their way into […]

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 […]