Hello dear listener! Welcome to the first episode by The Sensate Space: a psychology podcast about vaginismus and other pelvic and sexual pain disorders. You can listen in here or using the player below.

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Hi, welcome to the very first sneak peek into The Sensate Space podcast! It’s wonderful to have you here. This episode is a short trailer to outline what you can expect when you tune in to this show. 

The Sensate Space is your podcast dedicated to understanding and managing pelvic pain, with a special focus on chronic intimate pain and sexual pain disorders.

If this is relevant for you, know that you’re not alone - prevalence studies are showing this is the case for about a third of  women, to some extent, and there’s a good chance that it is often underreported. 

You can expect weekly, bite-sized chunks of general education about these pain experiences, with a focus on the role of psychology. 

The Sensate Space is mainly a solo show, but we’ll host some guests from time to time. Do you have someone in mind? Let me know! 

This show is absolutely not designed to replace medical and allied healthcare. So, just think of it as an extra bit of support in your earbuds.

I’d love to hear what you’re interested in learning from the show - do you have a topic or question in mind? Hit me up on my socials, or via the contact page on our website. All the links are in the show notes. Last of all - I’d like to invite you to keep an eye on thesensatespace.com as we’ll be constantly adding resources and freebies to complement episodes.

So, thank you for joining me here today. I hope you’ll stay tuned and check out some of our new episodes as they’re released. 

You’ve got this!


Katharina A. Azim, PhD and others, Exploring Relationships Between Genito-Pelvic Pain/Penetration Disorder, Sex Guilt, and Religiosity Among College Women in the U.S., The Journal of Sexual Medicine, Volume 18, Issue 4, April 2021, Pages 770–782, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsxm.2021.02.003

Meana M, Fertel E, Maykut C. Treating genital pain associated with sexual intercourse. In: Peterson ZD, ed. The Wiley Handbook of Sex Therapy. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell; 2017:98–114


This is a psychology podcast about vaginismus and other pelvic and sexual pain disorders, and related issues (genito-pelvic pain/penetration disorder, dyspareunia, vulvodynia, painful intercourse, gynaecological pain, sexual dysfunction, chronic pelvic pain) for the purpose of education and collaboration; it’s not therapy or medical advice. Information is general in nature and does not replace individualised assessment or treatment advice. Please seek professional support tailored to your specific needs. If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs help now, call triple zero (000). You can also call Lifeline on 13 11 14 — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please see our About page for more information.

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