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Research on Provoked Vestibulodynia

I recently had the pleasure of attending the annual conference for the Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR). This conference presents research and clinical practice updates on a variety of sexuality topics, including erectile dysfunction, low desire, and the impact of trauma on sexual relationships. There were a number of presentations about new research …

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Pelvic Pain Group for Women

Keeping Connected is offering a new group on pelvic pain. The group will be eight weeks long for women experiencing pain with intercourse (dyspareunia) due to pelvic floor dysfunction, vestibulodynia, vulvar vestibulitis, vulvodynia, or interstitial cystitis. This group will be led by Keeping Connected psychotherapist and Registered Sex Therapist Adrienne Bairstow, MSW, RSW, RMFT. The …

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When Sex Hurts

For far too many women, sexual intercourse is painful. Yet when the address this pain with their doctor, they may be told that there is nothing wrong with them. In fact, these women may have vulvodynia or vaginismus. Vulvodynia and vaginismus are common causes of pelvic pain and dysapreunia (painful intercourse). Vulvodynia refers to chronic …

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