Title

Painful Intercourse: Genito-Pelvic Pain Penetration Disorder

Document Type

Book Section

Publication Date

11-19-2019

Publication Title

Systemic Sex Therapy

Publisher

Routledge

Edition

3

First page number:

145

Last page number:

159

Abstract

Genito-Pelvic Pain/Penetration Disorder (GPPPD) is a disorder of pain and of sex. The pain wreaks havoc on the sex. It sets the stage for the development or reinforcement of co-morbid sexual dysfunctions, negative sexual attitudes, avoidant and damaging behaviors, relationship discord, and declines in self-esteem and mood. These, in turn, augment the experience of pain. Despite significant overlap, pain may require certain interventions while sexual problems may require others. An Intersystem or integrative approach (Hertlein & Weeks, 2009; Weeks & Gambescia, 2015) is the way to maximize effectiveness in the treatment of GPPPD.

Keywords

Genito-pelvic pain; Penetration disorder; GPPD treatment; Sex therapy; Painful intercourse

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Women's Studies

Language

English

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