Department of Psychology, Queen's University
62 Arch St, Kingston, Ontario, Canada  K7L 3N6
 Tel: 613.533.3276  Email: sex.lab@queensu.ca

Recent selected publications

  • Dargie EE, Gilron I, Pukall CF (accepted Feb 19 2017). Self-reported neuropathic pain characteristics of women with provoked vulvar pain: A preliminary investigation. Journal of Sexual Medicine.
  • Dargie EE, Gilron I, Pukall CF (in press). Provoked vestibulodynia: An examination of mental health, sleep, sexual functioning, and relationship adjustment. Clinical Journal of Pain. [Accepted Jan 15 2017]
  • Pukall CF, Bergeron S, Brown C, Bachmann G, Wesselmann U (in press). Recommendations for self-report outcome measures in vulvodynia clinical trials. Clinical Journal of Pain. [accepted October 10, 2016]
  • Dargie EE, Chamberlain SM, Pukall CF (2017). Provoked vestibulodynia: Diagnosis, self-reported pain, and presentation during gynecological examinations. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Canada, 39, 145-151. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jogc.2017.01.001
  • Bouchard K, Chivers ML, Pukall CF (2017). Effects of genital response measurement device and stimulus characteristics on sexual concordance in women. The Journal of Sex Research. Published online January 6, 2017. doi: 10.1080/00224499.2016.1265641 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00224499.2016.1265641
  • Stroman PW, Bosma RL, Cotoi AI, Leung R, Kornelsen J, Lawrence-Dewar J, Pukall CF, Staud R. (2016). Continuous descending modulation of the spinal cord revealed by functional MRI. PLoS ONE, 11(12): e0167317. doi:10.137/journal.pone.0167317
  • Pukall CF, Mitchell L, Goldstein AT (2016). Non-medical, medical, and surgical approaches for the treatment of provoked vestibulodynia: A review. Current Sexual Health Reports, 8, 240-258.
  • Dargie EE, Holden R, Pukall CF (2016). The Vulvar Pain Assessment Questionnaire inventory. Pain, 157, 2672-2686. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/j.pain.0000000000000682 (Epub 2016 Aug 1)
  • Cappell J, Pukall CF. The Clinical Profile of Persistent Genito-Pelvic Postpartum Pain. (2017). Midwifery, 50, 125-132, doi: 10.1016/j.midw.2017.04.002.
  • Blair KL, Cappell J, Pukall CF. Not All Orgasms Were Created Equal: Differences in Frequency & Satisfaction of Orgasm Experiences by Sexual Activity in Same-Sex vs. Mixed-Sex Relationships. (2017). Journal of Sex Research (epub ahead of print). doi: 10.1080/00224499.2017.1303437
  • Cappell J, MacDonald TK, Pukall CF. (2016). For new mothers, the relationship matters: relationship characteristics and postpartum sexuality. Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 25(2), doi: 10.3138/cjhs.252-A5.
  • Jackowich, R. A., Pink, L., Gordon, A., Poirier, E., & Pukall, C. P. (2017). Symptom characteristics and medical history of an online sample of women who experience symptoms of persistent genital arousal. . Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, [Epub ahead of print].
  • Jackowich, R. A., Pink, L., Gordon, A., & Pukall, C. P. (2016). Persistent genital arousal disorder: A review of its conceptualizations, potential origins, impact, and treatment. . Sexual Medicine Reviews, 4(4), 329-342.
  • Hudson, C. C., Gauvin, S., Tabanfar, R., Poffenroth, A., Lee, J., & O’Riordan, A. (2017) Promotion of role clarification in the Health Care Team Challenge, Journal of Interprofessional Care, 31(3), 401-403.
  • Goodin, B. R., Owens, M. A., Yessick, L. R., Rainey, R. L., Okunbor, J. I., White, D. M., ... & Merlin, J. S. (2017). Detectable Viral Load May Be Associated with Increased Pain Sensitivity in Persons Living with HIV: Preliminary Findings. Pain Medicine.
  • Taylor, J. C., Dewberry, L. S., Totsch, S. K., Yessick, L. R., DeBerry, J. J., Watts, S. A., & Sorge, R. E. (2017). A novel zebrafish-based model of nociception. Physiology & Behavior, 174, 83-88.
  • Goldfinger C, Pukall CF, Thibault-Gagnon S, McLean L, Chamberlain SM (accepted Nov 15, 2015). The effects of cognitive-behavioral therapy and physical therapy for provoked vestibulodynia: A randomized pilot study. Journal of Sexual Medicine.
  • Coriolano K, Aiken A, Pukall C, Harrison M (in press). Assessment of knee pain in obese and non-obese individuals diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the knee before and after performance-based tests: A pilot study. Obesity, 1(3): doi http://dx.doi.org/10.16966/2380-5528.111
  • Bosma RL, Mojarad EA, Leung L, Pukall C, Staud R, Stroman P (Epub ahead of print: 2015, Sept 14). Neural correlates of temporal summation of second pain in the human brainstem and spinal cord. Human Brain Mapping. doi: 10.1002/hbm.22993
  • Pukall CF (in press). Primary and secondary provoked vestibulodynia: A review of overlapping and distinct factors. Sexual Medicine Reviews
  • Blair KL, Pukall CF (in press). Family matters, but sometimes chosen family matters more: Perceived social network influence in the dating decisions of same- and mixed-sex couples. Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality.
  • Dargie EE, Pukall CF (in press). Women in “sexual” pain: Exploring the manifestations of vulvodynia. The Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy. DOI: 10.1080/0092623X.2015.1033577 Published online May 15, 2015.
  • Bossio J, Pukall CF, Bartley K (2015). You either have it or you don’t: The impact of male circumcision status on sexual partners. Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 24(2), 104-119. DOI: 10.3138/cjhs.242-A2
  • Sutton KS, Pukall CF, Wild C, Johnsrude I, Chamberlain SM (2015). Cognitive, psychophysical, and neural correlates of vulvar pain in primary and secondary provoked vestibulodynia: A pilot study. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 12, 1283-97. DOI: 10.1111/jsm.12863
  • Blair KL, Pukall CF, Smith KB, Cappell J (2015). The differential associations of communication and love in heterosexual, lesbian, and bisexual women’s perceptions and experiences of chronic vulvar and pelvic pain. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 41(5), 498-524. DOI: 10.1080/0092623X.2014.931315
  • Boyer SC, Pukall CF (2014). Pelvic examination experiences in women with and without chronic pain during intercourse. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 11, 3035-3050. DOI: 10.1111/jsm.12701
  • Bossio JA, Pukall CF, Steele SS (2014). A review of the current state of the male circumcision literature. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 11, 2847-2864. DOI: 10.1111/jsm.12703
  • Dargie EE, Blair KL, Goldfinger C, Pukall CF (2014). Go long! Predictors of positive relationship outcomes for those in long distance dating relationships. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, Early online. DOI: 10.1080/0092623X.2013.864367
  • Blair KL, Pukall CF (2014). Can less be more? Comparing duration vs. frequency of sexual encounters in same-sex and mixed-sex relationships. The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 23(2), 123-136. DOI: 10.3138/cjhs.2393
  • Dargie EE, Blair KL, Pukall CF, Coyle S (2014). Somewhere under the rainbow: Exploring the identities and experiences of trans persons. The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 23(2), 60-74. DOI: 10.3138/cjhs.2378
  • Smith KB & Pukall CF (2014). Sexual and relationship functioning and the relational impact of vulvar pain in male partners of women with provoked vulvar pain. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 11, 1283-1293. DOI: 1111/jsm.12484
  • Pukall CF, Cahill CM (2014). New developments in the pathophysiology of genital pain: The role of central sensitization. Current Sexual Health Reports, 6(1), 11-19. DOI 10.1007/s11930-013-0007-1
  • Smith KB, Pukall CF, Chamberlain SM (2013). Sexual and relationship satisfaction and vestibular pain sensitivity among women with provoked vestibulodynia. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 10, 2009-2023. DOI: 10.1111/jsm.12213
  • Boyer SC, Pukall CF, Chamberlain SM (2013). Sexual arousal in women with provoked vestibulodynia: The application of laser Doppler imaging to sexual pain. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 10(4), 1052-1064. DOI: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2012.02855.x
  • Boyer SC, Pukall CF, Holden RR (2012). The relationship between female sexual arousal and response bias in women with and without provoked vestibulodynia. Journal of Sex Research, 49, 519-532. DOI: 10.1080/00224499.2011.604747
  • Sutton KS, Pukall CF, Chamberlain SM (2012). Diffuse noxious inhibitory control function in women with provoked vestibulodynia. Clinical Journal of Pain, 28, 667-674. DOI: 10.1097/AJP.0b013e318243ede4
  • Sutton KS, Boyer SB, Goldfinger C, Ezer P, Pukall CF (2012). To lube or not to lube: Experiences and perceptions of lubricant use in women with and without dyspareunia. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 9, 240-250. DOI: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2011.02543.x
  • Smith KB, Pukall CF (2011). A systematic review of relationship adjustment and sexual satisfaction among women with provoked vestibulodynia. Journal of Sex Research (Annual Review of Sex Research Special Issue), 48, 166-191.
  • Boyer SC, Dargie E, Pukall CF (2010). Vaginismus: A true disorder? Female Patient, 35, 36-41. (Patient handout: What you should know about pain during intercourse, p. 49)
  • Gentilcore-Saulnier E, McLean L, Goldfinger C, Pukall CF, Chamberlain S (2010). Pelvic floor muscle assessment outcomes in women with and without vestibulodynia and the impact of a physical therapy program. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 7, 1003-1022.
  • Waxman S, Pukall CF (2009). Laser Doppler imaging of genital blood flow: A direct measure of female sexual arousal. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 6, 2278-2285.
  • Goldfinger C, Pukall CF, Gentilcore-Saulnier E, McLean L, Chamberlain S (2009). A prospective study of the effectiveness of pelvic floor physical therapy: Pain and psychosexual outcomes in provoked vestibulodynia. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 6, 1955-1968.
  • Sutton KS, Pukall CF, Chamberlain SM (2009). Pain ratings, sensory thresholds, and psychosocial functioning in women with provoked vestibulodynia. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 35, 262-281.
  • Smith KB, Pukall CF (2009). An evidence-based review of yoga as a complementary intervention for patients with cancer. Psycho-Oncology, 18, 465-475.
  • Sutton KS, Pukall CF, Chamberlain SM (2009). Pain, psychosocial, psychosexual, and psychophysical characteristics in women with primary versus secondary vestibulodynia. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 6, 205-214.
  • Pukall CF, Bergeron S, Goldfinger C (2008). Vulvodynia: A review of pathophysiological factors and treatment options. Basic and Clinical Medicine, 28(4), 421-436.
  • Pukall CF, Young RA, Roberts MJ, Sutton KS, Smith KB (2007). The vulvalgesiometer as a device to measure genital pressure-pain threshold. Physiological Measurement, 28, 1543-1550.
  • Pukall CF, Smith KB, Chamberlain SM (2007). Provoked vestibulodynia. Women’s Health, 3, 583-592.
  • Smith KB, Pukall CF, Tripp DA, Nickel JC (2007). Sexual and relationship functioning in men with Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome and their partners. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 36, 301-311.
  • Smith KB, Tripp DA, Pukall CF, Nickel JC (2007). Predictors of sexual and relationship functioning in couples with Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 4, 734-744.
  • Pukall CF, Kandyba K, Amsel R, Khalifé S, Binik YM (2007). Effectiveness of hypnosis for the treatment of vulvar vestibulitis syndrome: A preliminary investigation. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 4, 417-425.
  • Pukall CF, Baron M, Amsel R, Khalifé S, & Binik YM (2006). Tender point examination in women with vulvar vestibulitis syndrome. Clinical Journal of Pain, 22, 601-609.
  • Pukall CF, Strigo IA, Binik YM, Amsel R, Khalifé S, & Bushnell MC (2005). Neural correlates of painful genital touch in women with vulvar vestibulitis syndrome.Pain, 115, 118-127.
  • Pukall CF, Binik YM, & Khalifé S (2004). A new instrument for pain assessment in vulvar vestibulitis syndrome. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 30, 69-78.
  • Pukall CF, Payne KA, Binik YM, & Khalifé S (2003). Pain measurement in vulvodynia. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 29(Suppl), 111-120.
  • Pukall CF, Binik YM, Khalifé S, Amsel R, & Abbott FV (2002). Vestibular tactile and pain thresholds in women with vulvar vestibulitis syndrome. Pain, 96(1-2), 163-175.
  • Pukall CF, Reissing ED, Binik YM, Khalifé S, & Abbott FV (2000). New clinical and research perspectives on the sexual pain disorders. Journal of Sex Education and Therapy, 25(1), 36-44.