Our Philosophy

Our Philosophy

Our Philosophy

We want to help the woman with vulvodynia and address the impact of vulvodynia on a woman’s life.

We believe that vulvodynia is a complex problem. The pain is often experienced in a sexual setting. For example, if the vulva is sensitive, it may cause any sexual activity to be painful. Experiencing pain in a sexual setting may interfere with the ability for a woman to relax and enjoy her sexual feeling and responses. The pain may cause the pelvic floor muscles to tense up and this in turn may cause more sexual pain. This painful sexual experience may cause anxiety and a natural tendency to want to avoid sex. Women and their partners may seek help for this condition and may not get a diagnosis. This leads to people feeling hopeless and helpless which in turn decreases their ability to cope with this problem.

We believe the best way to break up this vicious cycle is to address a woman’s pain AND her sexual health AND her pelvic floor muscle health.

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