Take a look at some of the most common terms associated with Pain. And if you're still unsure (or curious), Take Our Quiz to check your symptoms today.

DyspareuniaThe clinical term for pain during or after sexual intercourse.
Lichen SclerosusA chronic inflammatory skin condition (suspected to be auto-immune) that causes skin changes often in a figure 8 or keyhole pattern on the vulva and perineum. The skin is blanched, shiny, and tissue paper-like. Most women complain of itching, vulvar pain, and/or pain with intercourse.
Lubricant (Lubrication)Lubricants can be water, silicone or oil based products that can help reduce friction and minimize irritation upon vaginal/anal penetration.
MonaLisa Touch®

An estrogen cream alternative for postmenopausal pain and dryness. The MonaLisa Touch is a laser that rejuvenates the vagina in 2-3 treatments.

Painful IntercoursePain in the genital area or deep inside the pelvis during intercourse. This pain is often described as a dull ache (similar to menstrual cramps) or stretching and sharp burning at vaginal entrance.
Vaginal DilatorA cylindrical tool which is inserted into the vagina. It is used to gently stretch the vaginal muscles and reduce pain during intercourse.
VaginismusA condition with which a woman is unable to comfortably get an object (ex: penis, finger, tampon) into the vagina. Generally, it involves an involuntary muscle spasm of the introitus.
Vaginismus  Treatment Under AnesthesiaMedication is used as a treatment for Vaginismus, by reducing tension in the vaginal muscles.
Vaginismus ForumA supportive online environment for people struggling with Vaginismus  to discuss concerns and frustrations, share ideas, experiences, and support each other.
VibratorsA small device of variable shapes, made to oscillate very rapidly. Often used by women in order to stimulate erogenous zones and produce orgasm.
Vulvar VestibulitisThis is a condition in which the the vulvar vestibule (tissue surrounding entrance to the vagina) is irritated or painful. This is a subset of Vulvodynia and can have many causes.
VulvodyniaThis term simply translates to vulvar pain. This is most often described as burning pain occurring in the absence of relevant visible findings.

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