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 Unwanted Pain, Wanted Pleasure

Unwanted Pain, Wanted Pleasure


Useful Resources


(This is not an exhaustive list, but does contain links that our panel regularly recommend as reliable and factual. If you have any medical concerns, please speak to your GP – they discuss these issues all the time and will make it as un-embarrassing as possible for you)  

Lots of information on pain during sex, including vaginismus 

Improving your sex life, by increasing your desire, number of orgasms, pain-free sex and how to be confident

Local sexual health services, from STI testing, contraception, PrEP, sexual assault support 

UK specific endometriosis support network with resources and education

Global forum for news and information

Providing support, information and advocacy for those with pelvic pain 

Support network for reproductive health


Recommended reading

  • The Wonder Down Under by Dr Nina Brochmann and Dr Ellen Stokken Dahl
  • Better Sex Through Mindfulness by Lori A BroDo
  • How To Have Feminist Sex by Flo Perry
  • Mind The Gap by Dr Karen Gurney
  • Losing It by Sophia Smith Galer
  • The Right to Sex by Amia Srinivasan