Vulvodynia is the sensation of burning, stinging, and/or pain in the vulva, which is not caused by an infection (bacteria, fungi), and lasts for three months or more. It can be:

  • Localized: pain only in one area of the vulva, usually the vaginal opening.
  • Generalized: pain in different areas of the vulva.

It affects 16% of women, especially between the ages of 18 and 25, causing discomfort in the area and often leading to sexual problems due to pain and tension. This, in turn, triggers anxiety and depression, impacting both physical and emotional well-being.


It doesn’t have specific causes, but it can occur due to:

  • Chronic irritation in the area from the use of medications and feminine hygiene products.
  • Hormonal imbalances.
  • Mucosal atrophy.
  • Compression of nerves in the area.
  • Hypertrophy and hypotrophy of tissues.
  • Emotional factors.


CBD limits the body’s ability to produce pain signals, and it also acts on pain by targeting enzymes, thereby reducing the production of prostaglandins, hormone-like substances that promote pain, inflammation, and fever.

  • Alleviates pain.
  • Reduces inflammation.
  • Reduces anxiety.
  • Relaxes muscles.

Vulvodynia can be treated with CBD suppositories, vaginal dilators with CBD, smoking CBD, or applying CBD product to the vulva.


An essential point to note is that cannabinoids function as aphrodisiacs for many women, and when applied directly to the vulva, they can enhance sexual pleasure. This is because when applied to the skin, phytocannabinoids increase blood flow to the area, mimicking the natural arousal process.


*Note: Our information is based on scientific studies or outreach; if you are considering using cannabis, please consult with a specialized medical professional.