Vulvodynia is chronic pain or discomfort of the vulva (the area surrounding the outside of the vagina) that lasts for three months or longer without any evidence of other skin or gynecological causes. READ MORE

Vulvodynia: Pain Down There

Many women complain of pain around their labia, vagina and genital region, a common condition known as vulvodynia. While it can be challenging to treat, there are treatment options available.

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What Is Causing Pain During Sex?

Dryness, irritation and a tearing feeling during sex are common symptoms of vulvodynia. It may be difficult to diagnose, but it can be treated.

Menopause & Aging Well

When Sex Hurts

Many women find sex painful after menopause. This condition, called dsypareunia, has many causes and many treatments.

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Does Your Vagina Burn During Sex?

If your vagina burns during sex, you may have this condition.

Sexual Health

Summer May Mean More Yeast Infections

A side effect of hot summer days is more yeast infections because yeast thrives in warm, moist environments. Learn how you can avoid these uncomfortable infections.

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The Vaginal Infection Many Women Ignore

If you think you may have a vaginal infection, take note of these signs of bacterial vaginosis

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How Your Vagina Changes in Midlife

As you age, your vagina—due mostly to decreased estrogen levels—can become dry or irritated, which can cause pain during sex. This does not need to be the norm.

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