Resources 

for persons with vulvas & vaginas experiencing chronic sexual pain

Articles

The Doctor Doesn’t Listen to Her. But the Media is Starting to by Ashley Fetters [The Atlantic]

 

The Female Price of Male Pleasure by Lili Loofbourow [The Week]

You're Not The Only One Having Painful Sex by Stefanie Groner [Glamour]

"Sex Education" Disrupts Pop Culture's Silence around Painful Sex by Noa Fleischacker [Bitch Media]

 

Sex Hurts. Help! by Jen Gunter [New York Times]

 

What to Do When a Doctor’s Visit Is the Cause of Pain? by Jen Gunter [New York Times]

It's All in Your Head: The Dangers of Disbelieving Female Pain a series by Caroline Reilly [Bitch Media]

How ‘Bad Medicine’ Dismisses and Misdiagnoses Women’s Symptoms by Maya Dusenbery [NPR]

 

How the Medical Community Undermines Female Pain by Abby Norman [WNYC]

Books

 

Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life

By Emily Nagoski

 

Beyond Shame: Creating a Healthy Sex Life on Your Own Terms

By Matthias Roberts and Tina Schermer Sellers

Tight Lipped Zine

https://www.tightlippedpod.com/tight-lipped-zine

 

Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick

By Maya Dusenbery

 

Ending Female Pain, A Woman’s Manual, Expanded 2nd Edition: The Ultimate Self-Help Guide for Women Suffering from Chronic Pelvic and Sexual

By PainIsa Herrera

Healing Painful Sex: A Woman's Guide to Confronting, Diagnosing, and Treating Sexual Pain

By Deborah Coady and Nancy Fish

Let Me Count the Ways: Discovering Great Sex Without Intercourse

By Marty Klein PhD and Riki Robbins PhD

Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good

By Adrienne Maree Brown

The Body Is Not An Apology: The Power of Radical Self Love

By Sonya Renee Taylor

Secret Suffering: How Women's Sexual and Pelvic Pain Affects Their Relationships

By Susan Bilheimer, Robert J. Echenberg and Sara Krause (Illustrator

The Vulvodynia Survival Guide: How to Overcome Painful Vaginal Symptoms & Enjoy an Active Lifestyle

By Howard I. Glazer, PhD and Gae Rodke, MD

Call of the Wild: How We Heal Trauma, Awaken Our Own Power, and Use It For Good

by Kimberly Ann Jonson

When Art Therapy Meets Sex Therapy: Creative Explorations of Sex, Gender, Relationships

By Einat S. Metzl

Podcasts

 

Tight Lipped

Bodies: Episode: Sex Hurts

 

Call Your Girl Friend: Episode: Pelvic Power

 

The Heart Radio, Bodies: Episode: Its Not Me Its You

 

Film

 

Painful Sex: Endometriosis & Doctors Who Don’t Believe Women [The Atlantic]

 

What It’s Like to Not be Able to Have Sex [short film by Shelby Haden]

Tightly Wound

 

 

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