Various references I use & cite will be put here simply because there may not be enough info or it may be TMI to put on a sidebar link. I’m probably going to hold off on posting some in-text links that don’t seem super relevant (ex. the wikipedia article about bidets isn’t here, neither is the links to some movies on

Note: As of April 10, 2010, this references page is in desperate need of updating. Some of these can go and others need to be added in asap. I am aware of this.

On the web: Sites & Such

The ubiquitous Wikipedia: Vulvodynia entry.

American Academy of Family Physicians: Vulvodynia


Vaginismus Awareness Network

WebMd: Vulvodynia

On the web: Articles & Such

College Drinking – Changing the Culture. Effects of Alcohol-Related Sexual Assault: A Common Problem Among College Students. Antonia Abbey, PhD. September 23, 2005.

Ebony (via Female sexual dysfunction: You don’t have to live with it. Hope Ashby. February 2008.

Discovery Health: Women’s Viagra. Christopher Gearon. Date unknown.

IC Disease. Dressing Comfortably with IC Disease & Vulvodynia (Part 1.) FF. July 10, 2008.

The Imperfect Parent. Shave the Date. Kristen Chase. November 7, 2008.

Ms. Magazine: Viagra or an Rx for Sex? What women really want in bed. Sheenah Hankin. Summer 2004. Bush is Back! Lisa Germinsky. December 11, 2008. The great girl gross-out. Rebecca Traister. February 5, 2009. Female Trouble. Rebecca Traister. February 28, 2009.

Seattle Times: Condoms In, Anatomy Out: Grocery chain pulls latest issue of Seventeen. Rukmini Callimachi. October 25, 2005. Vulvodynia:  Chronic, unexplained pain in the vaginal area and painful sex. Author unknown. Date unknown.

Vein Pelvic Congestion Syndrome. By a Vein Directory staff member. August 7, 2007.

Washington Post: Study First to Link TV Sex to Teen Pregnancy. Rob Stein. November, 3, 2008.

WebMD Health News. Vulvar Pain Isn’t So Rare. January 13, 2004.

On the Web: Blogs & Such

Betty Dodson with Carlin Ross. New Porn. Posted by Ross, January 30, 2009.

Finally, a Feminism 101 Blog. FAQ: Aren’t feminists just hairy-legged makeup haters? Originally posted by Tekanji, February 9, 2008.

I Blame the Patriarchy. Thursday Vagina Blogging – Open Sesame. Originally posted by Twisty Faster, February 5, 2009.

LJ Kissmyass_Cosmo: Depilation & Further Thoughts. Originally posted by neosplinter, November 6 & 9 2008.

Shut Up, Sit Down. The Politics of Body Hair. Originally posted by Anji, April 7, 2008.

In Print

Berman, Jennifer, Laura Berman and Elisabeth Bumiller. For Women Only: 2nd Edition. New York: Henry Holt & Company. 2005.

Davies, Clair and Amber Davies. The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook, 2nd Edition. Oakland: New Harbringer Publications. 2004.

Davis, Cortney. I Knew a Woman: Four Women Patients and their Female Caregiver. New York: Ballentine Books. 2001.

Friday, Nancy. My Secret Garden. New York: Pocket Books. 1998.

Glazer, Howard. The Vulvodynia Survival Guide. Oakland: New Harbringer Publications. 2002.

Goodwin, Aurelie Jones and Marc E. Agronin. A Woman’s Guide to Overcoming Sexual Fear & Pain. Oakland: New Harbringer Publications. 1997.

Johnson, Merri Lisa. Jane Sexes it Up. New York: Thunder’s Mouth Press. 2002.

Kaysen, Susanna. The Camera My Mother Gave Me. New York: Vintage Books. 2002.

Klein, Marty & Riki Robbins. Let Me Count the Ways. New York: Tarcher/Putnam. 1998.

Sprinkle, Anne. Spectacular Sex. New York: The Penguin Group. 2005.

Stewart, Elizabeth and Paula Spencer. The V Book. New York: Bantam Books. 2002.

Valins, Linda. When a Woman’s Body Says No to Sex. New York: Viking Penguin. 1992.

Journal Articles

Goldstein, Andrew T.; Marinoff, Stanley C.; Christopher, Kurt & Johnson, Crista (2006), “Surgical Treatment of Vulvar Vestibulitis Syndrome: Outcome Assessment Derived from a Postoperative Questionnaire”, The Journal Of Sexual Medicine 3(5): 923–931, PMID 17012483

Gordon AS; Panahian-Jand M; Mccomb F; Melegari C; Sharp S. “Characteristics of women with vulvar pain disorders: responses to a Web-based survey.” Journal Of Sex & Marital Therapy. 2003; Vol. 29 Suppl 1, pp. 45-58. PMID 12735088

McElhiney J, Kelly S, Rosen R, and Bachmann G. “Satyriasis: the antiquity term for vulvodynia?” The Journal of Sexual Medicine. 2006; Vol. 3, issue 1, pp161-3. PMID 16409231

Nylanderlundqvist E; Bergdahl J. “Vulvar vestibulitis: evidence of depression and state anxiety in patients and partners.” Acta Dermato-Venereologica (Department of Dermatology and Venereology, University Hospital, Umeå, Sweden.) Vol. 83 (5), pp. 369-73. PMID 14609107

Wylie K; Hallam-Jones R; Harrington C. “Psychological difficulties within a group of patients with vulvodynia,” Journal Of Psychosomatic Obstetrics And Gynaecology. 2004 Sep-Dec; Vol. 25 (3-4), pp. 257-65. Available PMID 15715024

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