Aunt Vadge: I got too friendly with a Jacuzzi and hurt myself

Hi Aunt Vadge, 

I got too friendly with the Jacuzzi jets in my hot tub on Sunday. Four days later, my vagina is sore and skin on my labia area got torn and bruised. What should I do to alleviate pain and discomfort?  How long to heal?  Ouch…

Signed, no more jets!
Age: 24
Country/Area: USA

Dear No More Jets,

You sound like you have really damaged yourself, but luckily it will heal over time with some TLC. You will need to follow the instructions for how to care for vulvar wounds. Also, think about what you would do differently next time! Your poor vulva has taken a beating.

Warmest regards,
Aunt Vadge

Jessica Lloyd - Naturopathic Practitioner, BHSc(N)

Jessica Lloyd - Naturopathic Practitioner, BHSc(N)

Jessica is a degree-qualified naturopath (BHSc) specialising in vulvovaginal health and disease, based in Melbourne, Australia.

Jessica is the owner and lead naturopath of My Vagina, and is a member of the:

  • International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease (ISSVD)
  • International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH)
  • National Vulvodynia Association (NVA) Australia
  • New Zealand Vulvovaginal Society (ANZVS)
  • Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)
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