Vulvodynia (also referred to as vulvar vestibulitis or vestibulodynia) is condition involving chronic pain in a woman’s vulva (the area around the opening of the vagina). This pain can go on for months or years and, research suggests that it can affect women of any age and can result from a variety of causes. An estimated 15% of women have vulvodynia, experiencing pain that they describe as burning, rawness, dryness and irritation that interferes with activities of daily living, including: sitting, wearing jeans, using tampons and sexual intercourse. The physical signs of vulvodynia can vary and are often misdiagnosed. Women should realize that Vulvodynia is a real medical condition, deserving of the proper diagnosis by a specialist. There are many treatment approaches available to restore comfort for women with this condition.