Coping with low sexual desire: Do beliefs about maintaining sexual relationships affect sexual well-being?

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By Valérie Lagacé This blog is a summary of our published article: Raposo, S., Rosen, N. O., Corsini-Munt, S., Maxwell, J. E., & Muise, A. (2021). Navigating women’s low desire: Sexual growth and destiny beliefs and couples’ well-being. The Journal of Sex Research, 58(9), 1118-1129. https://doi.org/10.1080/00224499.2021.1884179 Photo by cottonbro studio on Pexels For many couples, sexual […]

Is spontaneous sex actually more sexually satisfying than planned sex?

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By Kaitlin Myers This blog is a summary of our published article: Kovacevic, K., Tu, E., Rosen, N. O., Raposo, S., & Muise, A. (2024). Is spontaneous sex ideal? Beliefs and perceptions of spontaneous and planned sex and sexual satisfaction in romantic relationships. The Journal of Sex Research, 61(2), 246-260. https://doi.org/10.1080/00224499.2022.2163611 Photo by Doğu Tuncer on […]

How does using porn alone affect relationship quality?

By Alice Bourne and Grace Schwenck This blog is a summary of our published article: Vaillancourt-Morel, M. P., Rosen, N. O., Bőthe, B., & Bergeron, S. (2023). Partner Knowledge of Solitary Pornography Use: Daily and Longitudinal Associations with Relationship Quality. The Journal of Sex Research, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1080/00224499.2023.2219254 Photo by cottonbro studio on Pexels The expansion of […]

Sexual well-being after pregnancy loss

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By Audrey Chu and Grace Schwenck This blog is a summary of our published article: Allsop, D. B., Huberman, J. S., Cohen, E., Bagnell, K. B., Péloquin, K., Cockwell, H., & Rosen, N. O. (2024). What does a pregnancy loss mean for sex? Comparing sexual well-being between couples with and without a recent loss. Archives […]

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 […]