Painful Sex and Pelvic Pain Specialty

We can help with painful sex and pelvic floor disorders.

Psychologists help with pelvic pain.

If you are on this page you are no doubt upset and frustrated with the inability to have comfortable, enjoyable pain-free sex.  Painful sex is more common than you may realize, and there is treatment and hope.

Sex therapists can help manage sexual pain disorders such as:

  • Vaginismus (spasm of the vagina that prevents penetration)
  • Painful intercourse (dyspareunia)
  • Vulvodynia (pain in the area surrounding the entrance to the vagina)
  • Endometriosis
  • Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD)
  • Interstitial cystitis (painful bladder syndrome)
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Pain after cancer treatment
  • Pain after labor or C-section
  • Prostatitis (male pain disorder)
  • Pudendal neuralgia

Treatment is based on current research in the field and may include a few or all of the following:

  • Education about the pelvic floor
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Couples therapy
  • Sex therapy