Note: Most resources about sexual pain assume that the person with pain is cisgender (ie. not trans, gender diverse or non-binaryand heterosexual. This limits the information and can alienate people with diverse genders, bodies and sexualities. My hope is that people can take what is useful and relevant for them from the resources below.


Why Pelvic Pain Hurts by Adriaan Louw, Sandra Hilton & Carolyn Vandyken

When Sex Hurts by Andrew Goldstein, Caroline Pukall and Irwin Goldstein


Jean Hailes – Painful sex (dyspareunia)

Pelvic Pain Foundation – Introduction to Pelvic Pain 2019 booklet

Pelvic Pain Foundation – Understanding long-term (Chronic) Pelvic Pain

National Vulvodynia Association

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