Edit: I WAS CURED AFTER 22 YEARS! I had a vestibulectomy Dec. 2016. The recovery was easier for me than having sex ever was. It took about 5 weeks. I have included my recovery photos. Look for the blogpost "I'm Cured!" and "My Vestibulectomy".

I’m a great woman with a pissed-off vulva. I have “primary vestibulitis." Most people are uncomfortable discussing their genital pain in public. My hope is that my obsession to find help for myself will make your experience shorter, easier, and less painful. P.S. Recently "vestibulitis" has been renamed to "vestibulodynia."

Where is the Vestibule?

The vestibule can be tricky to find. Unless you are very flexible (like Cirque du Soleil flexible) you can't see it. Images in books and on the web are often confusing. So here is the best image I have found. The blog is aimed at doctors who will perform a vestibulectomy by removing the vestibule completely and then pulling part of the vagina down to take its place. Do not freak out about the fact that the context of this web site is surgical. It likely won't come to that for you. It is just a very accurate image of your vestibule.


Here's what you see in this image:
The labia minora is being pulled back so that the rest of the genitals are exposed. Then, from the top of the image is the clitoral hood covering the clitoris, below is the urethra, the vaginal opening, the vestibule in the shaded area horse-shoed around the bottom of the vaginal opening, and the anus.

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