Mind & body connects. The Sensate Space.

Your psychologist-led companion for chronic intimate (genito-pelvic) pain.

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Hi, welcome! I'm so glad you're here.

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I'm Kendra (she/her), an Australian-based psychologist working to create a gentle and inclusive space for you to explore the psychology of all things intimate pain.

I value learning from lived experience alongside reviewing the latest research, and believe that psychology services play an important role in tackling GPPPD.

Please feel welcome to check out the blog and resources, and reach out if you'd like any further information!

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The Sensate Space Podcast is home to all things chronic intimate pain, acceptance and commitment therapy, and intimacy. Available on major platforms (Apple, Amazon, Spotify), or read the transcripts below.

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Unveiling GPPPD: 6 Signs that you might have Genito-Pelvic Penetration/Pain Disorder

Painful sex? Difficulty using tampons? GPPPD might be one explanation for your genito-pelvic pain symptoms.

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BRAIN: On informed consent

This acronym is a helpful tool for making informed decisions when providing consent for a health procedure. Here we take a brief look at what each component of B.R.A.I.N. represents.

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Extended Exhaling: The role of deep breathing

Exhaling for slightly longer than inhaling activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for the body's rest-and-digest response. This breathing technique, known as "extended exhale," can help induce a state of relaxation and calmness.

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The Sensate Space welcomes diversity. We work to be culturally-sensitive, LGBTIQ+ friendly, and anti-ableist.


Our hope is that you find this to be a safe space to learn. We value trauma-informed and neurodiversity affirming practices.


As a registered allied health practitioner, you can be reassured that The Sensate Space information and resources are developed based on the best-available research, coupled with insights from those with lived experience.


We believe in community. The best evidence supports a multi-disciplinary approach to managing chronic intimate pain. Depending on individual needs, psychology can be a useful adjunct to gynaecology and physiotherapy services.

What can we could improve on? Let us know! We welcome feedback. 

Always was, always will be Aboriginal land. 

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians throughout Australia and value their ongoing contributions to communities.