Age: 22
Relationship Status: Dating
Length of Illness: 3 years
Diagnosis: Vulva Vestibulitis

Factors Leading to Pain: I was diagnosed with Vulva Vestibulitis in 2010. I had a Vestibulectomy done in 2012. It is now June 2013 and I still live with issues. This is my story.
I dated Cory for two and a half years and we fell in love. About a year into the relationship, our sex life went downhill. I began having pain and burning during intercourse. I saw a doctor who sent me home with medication to treat a yeast infection. It wasn’t long after that I began to have burning and itching all the time. The pain got to the point where I couldn’t wear jeans or underwear. I would beg my boss to let me go home from work just so I could put an icepack on.
Cory and I started arguing badly over our sex life. He thought that I wasn’t attracted to him anymore. He didn’t understand how in the beginning of the relationship I was fine but now I couldn’t even let him touch me. I couldn’t explain to him why because I didn’t know what was wrong with me either. I saw five different doctors that had no idea what was going with me. Finally, I found a specialist three hours from where I live and he knew right away what was wrong. After finding out that I wasn’t crazy and that I really do have something wrong with me, I broke up with Cory. I needed his support and he didn’t provide it.
I then went through a six month treatment process. It showed results for the first four months and then my body stopped responding. I was devastated. My doctor then gave me two more options; surgery or botox. I chose to have a Vestibulectomy. The surgery went well and I had a speedy recovery. About nine months after I had the procedure, Cory and I reunited and got back together. Although, the surgery helped, it did not treat it completely. It has been a year since my surgery and I still have some issues.
My libido barely exists and I have pain about 25% of the time that we have intercourse. It has gotten better but Vulva Vestibulitis is still a problem in mine and Cory’s relationship. I have done an infinite amount of research. I’ve read books, websites and magazines. I even went to the local hospital and did research in their Medical Library. I need to find something that works. While looking for answers on the internet, I came across this site. I’m giving it a try and I’m hoping it will help me in some way.


  • Burning
  • Pain
  • Pain When Sitting
  • Inflammation
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Discharge
  • Infections
  • Pain During/After Intercourse
  • Pain with Other Penetration (Tampons etc.)



  • I had this procedure done in 2012 and it was extremely effective. I would suggest this for anyone that was dealing with amount of pain for as long as I was.

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Comments (2)

George92 · almost 4 years ago

Are you based in the uk? Do you have pain free sex 75% of the time now you have had surgery? xxxx

Yellie · over 3 years ago

Hello there. I'm wondering about the surgery too. I'm thinking about contacting my doctor tomorrow and asking him what the next step is. I have seen 5 different doctors in the past 2.5 years and the one I see now is the only one who has suggested that I might have VVS. After doing as much research as I can possible do, I firmly believe that he is on the right track. I'm curious about the surgery because I would love to have sex that isn't so painful. I can deal with a little bit....but It has gotten to the point for me that I can't even do foreplay without experiencing a lot of pain.

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