My needs also matter! Why women with low sexual desire/arousal continue to have sex…

By Erin T. Fitzpatrick This blog is a summary of our published article: Hogue, J. V., Rosen, N. O., Bockaj, A., Impett, E. A., & Muise, A. (2019). Sexual communal motivation in couples coping with low sexual interest/arousal: Associations with sexual well-being and sexual goals. PLoS ONE, 14(7), e0219768. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0219768 Did you know that nearly 25% […]

A Comparison of Goals for Having Sex in Couples with and without Vulvodynia

By Justin Dubé This post is a summary of our published articles: Dubé, J. P., Bergeron, S., Muise, A., Impett, E. A., & Rosen, N. O. (2017). A comparison of approach and avoidance sexual goals in couples with vulvodynia and community controls. The journal of sexual medicine, 14(11), 1412-1420. Provoked vestibulodynia (PVD) is the most […]

Your Thoughts Matter: Framing Your Sexual Experience

By Meghan Rossi This blog summarizes our recently published paper: Rosen, N. O., Muise, A., Impett, E. A., Delisle, I., Baxter, M.L., & Bergeron, S. (2018). Sexual cues mediate the daily relations between interpersonal goals, pain, and wellbeing in couples coping with vulvodynia. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. Vulvodynia is a chronic vulvar pain condition that has […]

Couples Coping with Genito-Pelvic Pain: Do relationship goals impact experience of pain?

By Kat Merwin This blog summarizes our recently published paper: Rosen, N.O., Dewitte, M., Merwin, K. E., & Bergeron, S. (2017). Interpersonal Goals and Well-Being in Couples Coping with Genito-Pelvic Pain. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 46, 2007-2019. doi: 10.1007/s10508-016-0877-1 Provoked Vestibulodynia (PVD) is the most frequent cause of unexplained genito-pelvic pain in premenopausal women [1]. […]