What if some of the gel inadvertently slips into my vagina?

If Intimate Relief gel enters the vagina,  it should not cause any serious harm or side effects.  However, you may experience numbing of your vagina which may be significant and may lead to decreased sensation.  This may last several hours before resolving. Intimate Relief is for external use only.  It should not be applied inside […]

How does Intimate Relief work to treat vulva pain?

The active ingredient in Intimate Relief is Lidocaine 4%, a local anesthetic that is absorbed through the skin of the vulva and works at the level of the superficial peripheral nerves to block the transmission of pain signals.  Intimate Relief also contains other compounds that help soothe the burning and itching pain that is common […]

What activities can aggravate Vulvodynia?

Vulvodynia / vulva pain can be triggered or aggravated by: Sexual intercourse Tampon insertion A gynecologic examination Prolonged sitting Wearing tight underclothes or  pants Activities such as cycling or horseback riding

What are the causes of Vulvodynia or chronic vulva pain?

Typically, Vulvodynia is not related to an underlying condition.  The exact cause is usually unknown. Factors that may raise the risk of vulvodynia include: Damage to or irritation of the nerves around the vulva A high density of pain-sensing nerve fibers in the vulval area Chronic inflammation Genetic susceptibility Weak pelvic floor muscles Unusual or […]