just to clarify I’m not asking for a diagnosis because I understand no one here can do that, just wondering if anyone’s had a similar experience or knows what to do.
A few years ago my vulva got very itchy and irritated (probably due to period towel chafing) and as a result one of my labia swelled up and hasn’t gone back to how it was. I’ve been to a gynaecologist but she just said it ‘looked normal’ and it’s normal for one labia to be bigger than the other.
However, I don’t think it is normal for it to have changed so quickly (over about a month) or for the constant mild itching since then. Also because of the constant irritation the area has become desensitised and I struggle to feel sexual pleasure anymore.
This is badly affecting my sex life. I’m really embarrassed to let my partner look at or touch my genitals. I don’t want to ask him to look up how to finger someone or give oral (he’s not exactly experienced) bc I probably won’t look anything like any of the diagrams. And idk how to show him what I enjoy when I don’t even know what I enjoy anymore. I have something similar to body dysmorphia about the area bc I feel like I don’t recognise it as the one I got to know and love thru masturbation when I was younger
Has anyone else experienced sudden genital changes or difficulty feeling pleasure as a result of irritation? how can you start to enjoy any kind of sexual contact again afterwards?