Author:Adrienne Bairstow

Postpartum Sex: The Impact of Relationship Factors

Guest Blog by Adrienne Bairstow Individual, Couple, and Sex Therapist As a part of my ongoing training, I recently attended the annual conference for the Society of Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR). I attended excellent presentations of research updates and clinical best practices on topics including female...

Pelvic Pain Therapy Group for Women

This fall, Proactive Pelvic Health Centre is running an eight week group for women experiencing dyspareunia (pain with intercourse) due to pelvic floor dysfunction, vestibulodynia, vulvar vestibulitis, vulvodynia, or interstitial cystitis.  Participants will learn about the condition, pain management techniques, and coping strategies. The group will...

Vaginismus: How Can Sex Therapy Help?

By Adrienne Bairstow, MSW RSW Individual, Couple and Sex Therapist Vaginismus refers to the involuntary contraction of the vaginal muscles that occurs when attempting to insert something into the vagina.  This may occur with intercourse, tampon insertion or pelvic exams.  Women and their partners often describe it...



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