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A Little Uncertainty Goes a Long Way: State and Trait Differences in Uncertainty Interact to Increase Information Seeking but Also Increase Worry
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It is suggested that high IU may increase positive health behaviors such as screening intentions when individuals are faced with an uncertain health threat, but that it also increases worries due to that uncertainty. Expand
How Implicit Theories of Sexuality Shape Sexual and Relationship Well-Being
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Evidence is found that individuals’ lay beliefs about maintaining sexual satisfaction are important for understanding the quality of their sex lives and relationships and for examining implicit beliefs in the domain of sexuality. Expand
Female Sexual Pain Disorders: a Review of the Literature on Etiology and Treatment
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Understanding from across disciplines focusing on the impact of sexual pain on the woman and the couple are presented, proposed etiologic pathways and risk factors related to its development and course, and current treatment options are presented. Expand
The impact of intolerance of uncertainty on anxiety after receiving an informational intervention about HPV: A randomised controlled study
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Women with higher IU are more likely to seek HPV information, but they may also be at risk for experiencing higher anxiety because factual uncertainties about HPV cannot be resolved through the provision of more information. Expand
A New Baby in the Bedroom: Frequency and Severity of Postpartum Sexual Concerns and Their Associations With Relationship Satisfaction in New Parent Couples.
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Postpartum sexual concerns are pervasive and moderately distressing in new parents and the increased frequency and severity of these concerns were associated with decreased relationship well-being in both members of the couple. Expand
Harmful or helpful: perceived solicitous and facilitative partner responses are differentially associated with pain and sexual satisfaction in women with provoked vestibulodynia.
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Findings suggest that facilitative partner responses may aid in alleviating vulvovaginal pain and improving sexual satisfaction, whereas solicitous partner responses might contribute to greater pain. Expand
Acceptance of vulvovaginal pain in women with provoked vestibulodynia and their partners: associations with pain, psychological, and sexual adjustment.
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Findings suggest that psychological interventions for PVD should target increasing couples' vulvovaginal pain acceptance in order to improve women's pain and the sexual and psychological functioning of both members of the couple. Expand
Differentiating intolerance of uncertainty from three related but distinct constructs
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The goal of this paper was to present hypotheses regarding the similarities and differences between IU and three related constructs – intolerance of ambiguity, uncertainty orientation, and need for cognitive closure – and to call for future empirical studies to substantiate these hypotheses. Expand
Understanding When a Partner Is Not in the Mood: Sexual Communal Strength in Couples Transitioning to Parenthood
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The results suggest that the motivation to be understanding about a partner’s need not to engage in sex may be an additional way that partners can show communal care in their sexual relationships. Expand
Associations Between Penetration Cognitions, Genital Pain, and Sexual Well-being in Women with Provoked Vestibulodynia.
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Ass associations between vaginal penetration cognitions and sexual satisfaction, sexual function, and pain in women with PVD are examined, as well as the moderating role of sexual communication. Expand
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