Role of Partner Responses and PVD
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Partner response to a woman's provoked vestibulodynia (PVD) may affect her pain intensity and sexual satisfaction, according to Canadian researchers.
PVD is chronic vulvar pain in the vestibular area that is triggered by touch or pressure. For most women with PVD, sexual activity, especially penetration, can be quite painful.
The researchers found that solicitous partner responses, while often supportive, were associated with higher levels of pain. But facilitative partner responses, encouraging and adaptive, were associated with less pain and more sexual satisfaction.
Click here to learn more about the study, which was published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine in July.
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