Safe & effective Vulvodynia pain relief with AH! YES organic lubricants
What is Vulvodynia?
Vulvodynia is chronic pain around the opening of the vagina (vulva) with no known cause. Women with vulvodynia experience persistent burning, aching or stinging caused by acute sensitivity of the nerves in the vulval area.
Causes & symptoms of Vulvodynia
Causes of vulvodynia
The underlying causes of vulvodynia aren’t yet known, but it is not caused by infection. Possible contributing factors include nerve damage caused by a history of severe vaginal thrush, previous surgery or childbirth and trapped nerves.
Symptoms of vulvodynia
The symptoms of vulvodynia are usually constant and can be incredibly disruptive to everyday life. The pain or burning associated with the condition can worsen when sitting down for long periods and having sexual intercourse. These symptoms can have a huge impact on your life, affecting your relationships, sex drive and normal everyday activities, and can lead to depression.
If your symptoms aren’t constant and are only triggered by light touch to the vestibule (tissue surrounding the vaginal opening), such as during sexual intercourse or on inserting a tampon, the condition is referred to as vestibulodynia. The symptoms often overlap between the two conditions.
Vulvodynia should not be confused with vaginismus, a condition where the muscles around the vagina tighten involuntarily.
If you think you have vulvodynia or vestibulodynia and would like to know more, we recommend that you visit the Vulval Pain Society website.
How to treat Vulvodynia
Treatment options to relieve the symptoms of vulvodynia include:
Using an intimate lubricant or vaginal moisturizer can help to soothe and provide relief from the pain and irritation caused by vulvodynia.
A trained physiotherapist can teach you exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, which may help to reduce your symptoms.
Your doctor can prescribe antidepressants or anti-epilepsy medication to relieve the pain of vulvodynia caused by nerve sensitivity. Conventional painkillers such as Paracetamol do not relieve the pain caused by vulvodynia.
Therapy and counseling
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can teach you methods to manage pain, as well as how to cope with its impact on your sex life and relationships.
In very rare cases, surgery can be carried out to remove the affected areas of skin around the vulva. This treatment is not usually recommended.
Using AH! YES lubricant to relieve Vulvodynia
AH! YES WB water-based lubricant is an intimate lubricant and vaginal moisturizer that provides natural, soothing and gentle relief.. Guaranteed pure and natural by its certified organic status, it is designed to be side-effect free and is not made with concerning chemical ingredients or known skin irritants. AH! YES WB lubricant is safe to use topically (internally and externally) to ease burning and irritation . Used as a sexual lubricant, AH! YES WB soothes and re-hydrates delicate intimate tissues and is safe for use with natural rubber latex and polyisoprene condoms and sex toys, as well as silicone vaginal dilators.
Why use AH! YES WB to relieve Vulvodynia?
- Rapidly relieves burning, dryness and discomfort.
- Made with natural, pure and certified organic formulations and designed to be hypoallergenic, ultra-sensitive and side-effect free.
- Doubles as a moisturizer for the vulva and vagina and as a sexual lubricant.
- pH matched to the typical acidic vaginal environment. Maintaining typical vaginal pH may help prevent Thrush and bacterial infections.
- Not made with hormones, parabens, glycerin, perfumes and petrochemicals.
“Dear Yes Company, I have been battling vulvodynia for over 15 years & about 6 months ago was diagnosed with severe atrophic vaginitis. I am very chemically sensitive & was informed by my gynecologist that estrogen therapy was my only alternative. It was not the route I wanted to take since there has been much breast cancer in my family & too all the other possible side effects that goes along with estrogen therapy. A few months ago I “accidentally” came across your product from the internet & cannot THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR ALL THE EFFORT that went into making this non-irritating, unscented products THAT ACTUALLY WORKS!!! RELIEF AT LAST!!!!!!!I have shared your website with my Dr., pelvic floor physical therapist & friends who are having similar problems.I want to especially thank your office telephone receptionist, Lynn, who I have spoken with several times in the past few months. She has been very kind & so patient with my many questions. Lynn’s genuine concern to bring relief to my suffering has been quite evident. Lynn, may God bless you for the kindness you have shown me. Sincerely,A very grateful YES customer”
“Return buyer here – having vulvodynia/vulvar vestibulitis, this is the ONLY lubricant I have found that does not further irritate the vulvar area. YAY!! :)”
“It has helped the dryness and although there is no cure for vulvodynia this has helped to ease the pain quite a lot. Thank you.”
“I found out about “Yes” after spending days on end researching a solution to my doctor’s diagnosis of vulvodynia. I was told that sex is actually a good thing because it massages the muscles and helps the area relax but I was struggling to find a lubricant that didn’t burn or hurt somehow… and trust me, I tried them all. I’m thrilled to say that after 5 months of consistent use of your water based “yes”, I no longer suffer from pain during intercourse. Thank you so much to the makers of this phenomenal product.”
“I have tried both water & oil based. The oil-based one is nice, but I really think the water based one is amazing – feels so natural. It’s really made a big difference to my comfort. I also love the fact that it is free of nasty ingredients. Yay for Yes!”
“After 3 months of being in pain due to symptoms of vulvodynia I am finally able to go without pain during sex and the water based product is helping my body heal. I now have hope that life will be less painful. My man absolutely loves the product”