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Psychosexual characteristics of vestibulodynia couples: partner solicitousness and hostility are associated with pain.
Results suggest that although the psychosexual and relationship characteristics of partners of women with vestibulodynia are within norms, their responses may play a role in the experience of pain. Expand
Attachment, Sexual Assertiveness, and Sexual Outcomes in Women with Provoked Vestibulodynia and Their Partners: A Mediation Model
Women’s sexual assertiveness was found to be a significant mediator of the relationship between their attachment dimensions, sexual function, and satisfaction in a sample of 101 couples in which the women presented with PVD. Expand
Male partners of women with provoked vestibulodynia: attributions for pain and their implications for dyadic adjustment, sexual satisfaction, and psychological distress.
All four negative attribution dimensions and higher levels of women's pain intensity successfully predicted increased psychological distress in male partners, and the role of negative attributions failed to significantly predict sexual functioning inmale partners and women'sPain and sexual functioning. Expand
Attributions About Pain as Predictors of Psychological Symptomatology, Sexual Function, and Dyadic Adjustment in Women with Vestibulodynia
Findings suggest that cognitive factors, such as attributions, may be related to psychological distress, sexual functioning, and dyadic adjustment in women with vestibulodynia and highlight the importance of adhering to a biopsychosocial perspective on pain reduction, sexual rehabilitation, and relationship enhancement in the treatment of dyspareunia. Expand
Woman and partner-perceived partner responses predict pain and sexual satisfaction in provoked vestibulodynia (PVD) couples.
Findings support the integration of dyadic processes in the conceptualization and treatment of PVD by suggesting that partner responses to pain affect pain intensity and sexual satisfaction in affected women. Expand
History of sexual and physical abuse in women with dyspareunia: association with pain, psychosocial adjustment, and sexual functioning.
Findings suggest that the presence of a sexual abuse history in women with dyspareunia is associated with increased psychological distress and sexual impairment, although there is no relation between a history of physical abuse and these outcomes. Expand