Vulvar Lichen Sclerosus and Fissures

Vulvar Lichen Sclerosus and Fissures

Introduction Today is part one of our 2024 series on vulvar lichen sclerosus (VLS) and fissures. Before diving into the science of VLS and fissures, though, I wanted to share a more personal post about my experience with fissures. This is a very vulnerable share, but I hope I can raise more awareness and help others by putting myself out there. My Long-Term Relationship with Fissures Fissures and I have been in a long-term, complicated relationship ever since I was 20. They first made their appearance after I had sex. Mid-sex, I remember feeling like I tore or something. I was confused. After, when I peed, I remember it stinging. At first, it would only happen sometimes. Sometimes, I would have sex and be fine; other times, I would have sex, and I’d end up with a fissure. However, as the years went on, my fissures became more of a…
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