Vulvar Pain : Associations Between First-Time Vaginal Intercourse, Tampon Insertion and Later Experiences of Pain

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Vulvar Pain : Associations Between First-Time Vaginal Intercourse, Tampon Insertion and Later Experiences of Pain
Author Elmerstig, Eva ; Thomtén, Johanna
Research Centre Centre for Sexology and Sexuality Studies
Date 2016
English abstract
This study examines associations between the first experience of vaginal intercourse/tampon insertion and later experiences of vulvar pain. The study is based on questionnaire-data from 1259 Swedish female senior high-schools students 18-22 years old. Of these, 592 women reported present vulvar pain. Present vulvar pain was associated with first-time experiences at vaginal intercourse (pain, negative experience, against will) and with pain at tampon insertion. First-time experiences were also related to temporal aspects of present vulvar pain during vaginal intercourse (at the beginning, after a while during and after). Implications of first-time experiences of vaginal intercourse for future symptoms of vulvar pain are discussed.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/0092623X.2015.1113589 (link to publisher's fulltext.)
Publisher Routledge
Host/Issue Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy;8
Volume 42
ISSN 0092-623X
Pages 707-720
Language eng (iso)
Subject Sexual health
Vaginal intercourse
Vulvar pain
Women´s sexuality
Sciences
Research Subject Categories::INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/19961 Permalink to this page
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