Aunt Vadge: I was masturbating in the shower and now my mons pubis is peeling

Dear Aunt Vadge, 

I use the shower pressure to stimulate my clit, however this time I held it too high and it went on the flat skin where pubes grow (I’m not sure what that’s called). Now it’s peeled and bleeding, and it hurts when I touch it or try to masturbate. 

Sincerely,
Peeling
Age: 15
Country: England

Dear Peeling,

You sound like you’ve somehow managed to hurt yourself, so give your vagina a break for 4-5 days and let it all heal up before you try to touch your vagina again. It’s hard to know why it’s peeling, which doesn’t sound like much fun, but there’s only so much damage you can do with a shower head.

You can rub a tiny bit of paw paw or good quality vulva and vaginal cuts cream into the peeling parts to keep it moist and flexible, but it’s best to just keep it clean and dry, and leave it alone.

You’ll be fine!

Also, the flat part where your pubes grow is called the mons pubis.

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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