New Study: Women with Vaginismus or Vulvar Vestibulitis

This study is seeking participants. 

University of Ottawa

Researchers at the University of Ottawa are looking for women with vaginismus or provoked vestibulodynia (aka vulvar vestibulitis syndrome) to complete a questionnaire study on sexual health. Women between the ages of 18 and 44 who have always had difficulty with vaginal penetration or have had pain during half of all intercourse attempts are invited to participate in this research project.

Participation involves completing a set of questionnaires at home and sending them anonymously to the Human Sexuality Research Laboratory at the University of Ottawa. For more information about this study, please call 613-562-5800, ext. 2220, or email

About Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick is a sex researcher at Indiana University, sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, columnist, and author of five books about sex and love. Learn more about her work at