Vaginal Problems That Affect Your Sex Life


I’m 20 years old. My knees are apart, and my feet are anchored in cold metal
stirrups. A doctor is shining a bright, hot light between my legs, prodding me
gently with a Q-tip, peppering me with questions. I’m here, in a place where no
woman wants to be, because the incessant ultrasound treatment, which dissolves the fibroid with heat. “From my perspective it’s one of the most promising treatments,” says Morton. “Women are generally able to return to work the next day and report minimal or no side effects.”

For me, 11 years have passed since my diagnosis, and my journey with vulvar vestibulitis hasn’t been easy. But thanks to a dedicated group of health care providers, my symptoms are manageable today. If you can relate to my experience — or if you’re suffering from another condition mentioned here — take hope that you can find relief. It will make all that I’ve been through worth it.