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I'M NEW - Do I listen to my gyno who I feel has it wrong?

Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:17 pm by Tunes25

Hello!

I am a 25 year old woman and wanted to share my story here as I feel frustrated by the suggestions of my gyno and am hoping for some advice.

To give the context for this: in September 2016 I moved in with my long term boyfriend after living abroad a year and (nearly) abstaining from sex. Within a few weeks I had got a yeast infection which I treated myself successfully, but then 2 weeks …

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I cured myself 100% of vulvodynia twenty years ago--I hope this helps someone

Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:33 pm by totallycured

Hi,

Every so often I'm reminded of the constant, persistent, horrible pain I was in two decades ago, and I reach out to try to help others who are suffering. If someone had offered me a solution during that terrible time, I'd have jumped at it. I hope this helps someone.

Yes, I did have terrible vulvodynia. It felt like someone poured acid all over my vulva. My doctor confirmed it and was …

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Hi Im from Australia :)

Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:08 am by emma

Hi girls... I live in Australia.
I am currently undergoing a new treatment for vulvodynia. Just wondering if anyone else here has tried it. It's Endep in the form of cream to apply directly on the area. I dont know if anyone else has tried this but so far evidently it has had a 50% success rate.
Anyway i feel at a loss. This new treatment is exciting but at the same time i just dont feel like …

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Somebody please help me...

Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:05 am by Andlag

Hey everyone,

since I started being sexually active i often experienced burning in my vagina which was often worse during sex /around the time of my period or when using lubricants. I was never able to use tampons because the one time i tried putting them in it felt like acid was poured on my skin. Fast forward to 2 months ago when I got a UTI and an allergic reaction in my vagina. I thought it …

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Lidocaine with condoms?

Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:44 pm by AEM1

Hi everyone! My doctor just prescribed me a topical lidocaine to administer before sex, but I forgot to ask if it is okay to use with condoms. Has anyone else used this before and know it is safe to use with condoms? Thanks! Very Happy
Unrelated, but I just started Lyrica a few weeks ago...no changes yet, but I'm hopeful something will come out of it. 3 years with vulvodynia and unable to have sex …

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Constant pain, I want to die.

Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:29 am by Meggiemay

I posted on here a few years ago but my symptoms went away with the inflammation. I didn't get so lucky this time.

For over three months, i've had terrible rawness, burning, soreness in the urethral/vestibule area and pressure/hypersensitivity in the clitoral area. I've also had some lower abdominal pressure and burning on my butt. I can barely walk! My gyno hasn't been much help. I'm on …

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Recently Diagnosed which has motivated my research study

Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:54 pm by ebclose2free

Hi everyone,

My name is Eliza Barach and I was diagnosed with vulvodynia in October of 2017. I'm also PhD student at the State University of New York at Albany. I work several professors at SUNY, but one in particular, Dr. Mitch Earleywine researches marijuana and its possible efficacy as an alternative treatment. Our previous examined cannabis and symptoms of PMS/PMDD and found that women …

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MAY HAVE FOUND A CURE- PLEASE READ

Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:04 pm by infinitelywondering

Dear all,

Today has been the day I've been waiting for. The day something FINALLY makes sense.
I've been told countless times that I've got nerve damage or a muscular condition, yet none of the specific treatments have helped me. My GP suggested attacking this from a different angle so referred me to a dermatologist specialist


after having a vestibulectomy with no success, I decided to visit …

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New and desperate for advice

Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:37 pm by srbry

Hi everyone,

I'm new here and was told to find a support group because this is all getting a bit much really...

I lost my virginity when I was 18 and it hurt - that was normal. Loads of women had told me that it hurt so that was fine I didn't question that. I was with the same guy for a couple of months and each time after that it was uncomfortable and not great. I didn't tell him because I …

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Does anybody have any tips on how to stay intimate?

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Does anybody have any tips on how to stay intimate?

Post  Nelsonhs30 on Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:07 am

Since sex isn't an option until I find the right treatment to make my pain go away, does anybody have an tips or advice on other things to do to maintain that closeness with your partner? Blowjobs are getting boring and taking turns on each other is just too much of a chore after so long of this. Any tips to spice things up?

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Re: Does anybody have any tips on how to stay intimate?

Post  Alana3 on Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:20 am

Roleplay I guess would be one way

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Re: Does anybody have any tips on how to stay intimate?

Post  Takver on Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:15 am

Nelsonhs30 wrote:Since sex isn't an option...taking turns on each other is just too much of a chore after so long of this.
Could you explain which definition of "sex" you're using? PIV sex, or any kind of genital contact? Also what you mean about "taking turns on each other"? It gives us more of an idea of how many options are open to you.
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Re: Does anybody have any tips on how to stay intimate?

Post  tinkerbelle2 on Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:57 pm

Blowjobs do get boring don't they! lol. I'm no expert but maybe you could like dress up for him and talk dirty? my boyfriend loves all that. Or watch something kinky. Or you could just accept that sex isn't right for you at the moment and be intimate and affectionate in other ways such as kissing and cuddling
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anal-)

Post  lavrose on Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:27 pm

anal sex is actually pretty awesome. Especially if hes not too big and you guys take it slow at first. The orgasms (if your stimulating your clit while hes doing it) are incredible. 10 xs more intense, Im serious.

Anal sex has been my standby for 4 years now, and its saved me so much more insanity and frustration dealing with this condition, if you cum, its as satisfying if not more satisfying than vaginal. Once i stated doing it, I understood what all the fuss was about with gay men, lol!! Smile)

Theres something about anal sex that is hard to explain and very intense, and men Love it too, so try it, and remember to keep CLEAN, and shower each and everytime you do it, right after, both of you, do not fall asleep without showing, youll get an infection very easily.
be very careful not to let bacteria get into your vag area, no mishaps, etc..
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Re: Does anybody have any tips on how to stay intimate?

Post  Mark on Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:22 pm

I'm a man and have only ever been intimate with one woman with v (now my wife) so I'm no expert, but I've read that it affects different women differently. For my wife, penetration is an absolute no-no, but oral doesn't cause a flare-up and can sometimes help. If that's the case then maybe just get your man to go down on you. We guys tend to enjoy doing that :-)

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Re: Does anybody have any tips on how to stay intimate?

Post  Nelsonhs30 on Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:23 am

I appreciate all the feedback! Thank you! My bf and I have discussed anal but it sounds quite scary to me. I heard that is not an area to penetrate because it can easily tear. It may be something to consider until I am able to have vaginal sex again but I am not 100% sold on the idea.

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Re: Does anybody have any tips on how to stay intimate?

Post  Mark on Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:35 pm

I don't think you should try vaginal sex if you have any concerns that it could trigger or worsen your condition. No man who loves a woman would want to risk that. Only do things when you feel the desire, and focus on stuff that you enjoy and make you feel better rather than worse.

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