"If sex hurts, am I still a woman?" the subjective experience of vulvodynia in hetero-sexual women.

@article{Ayling2008IfSH,
  title={"If sex hurts, am I still a woman?" the subjective experience of vulvodynia in hetero-sexual women.},
  author={Kathryn Ayling and Jane M Ussher},
  journal={Archives of sexual behavior},
  year={2008},
  volume={37 2},
  pages={294-304}
}
Vulvodynia has recently been recognized as a significant health problem among women, with a considerable proportion experiencing psychological distress and sexual dysfunction for many years. This study used a material-discursive framework and a qualitative methodology to investigate women's subjective experience of vulvodynia within the context of a hetero-sexual relationship, and their negotiation of coitus, commonly associated with vulvar pain. Seven women, who had experienced vulvodynia… CONTINUE READING