Vulvodynia, Cristina’s story

DEKA Intimate - IntimateStory Cristina

At the beginning of 2021 I started to have strange burning pains. In the past, like many of us women, I had suffered from similar ailments.

Cystitis from bacterial infections that with a classic Monuril treatment went away, or that following a positive urine test with some antibiotics resolved the problem.
But this time there was no infection in my urine. I wanted to wait. I thought to myself, maybe it will pass…now it will pass…’ but the burning in my private parts would not go away this time.
At times, and more so than in the past, anal and pubic pains would occur, like pins that caused me to shake.
I then began to have problems during intercourse with my partner, and due to the discomfort I was experiencing in an increasingly present form, they became correspondingly more and more infrequent, thus deteriorating my sex life.
These discomforts occurred predominantly when I sat for hours at the computer while working.
This experience, alas, lasted almost 1 year, where to be precise in 8 months I performed: 6 urine tests and consulted 2 different urologists. None of whom have ever provided a diagnosis of my problem.
Although my urine tests were ALWAYS all negative, the treatment always resulted in the usual way:
“Madam, take these supplements for four months”, and where fortunately (at this point I have to say it) I was never prescribed antibiotics.
Months went by and, during one of the many sleepless nights I spent due to severe burning, I found several specialised sites surfing the web, such as OSTETRICIA E GINECOLOGIA PER TUTTI and APS – no profit.
And it was at that precise moment that I decided to go to Dr. Biondo. If only I had thought of it sooner!
Dr. Biondo, not only immediately diagnosed me with a case of vulvodynia, but had me start both pharmacological and instrumental treatments in his practice. He explained to me that they are special tools to combat the disorders related to this ‘strange’ pathology.
Thanks to new treatments with Dr. Biondo, my life is back to the way it was.
I certainly can’t say that it’s all gone, the pains or rather the discomforts occasionally resurface, but I finally got a diagnosis and now I know how to treat it!

Vulvodynia, Francesca’s story

DEKA Intimate - IntimateStory Francesca
“After sexual intercourse I felt such pain that I could not walk. Francesca’s vulvodynia: “I changed 8 gynaecologists in one year”


There are many stories of girls suffering from “invisible diseases” affecting the pelvic floor that are still little known even in the medical field. Francesca decided to tell her story: “My head is always ready to feel pain. Immediately after every intercourse I would get cystitis”

“I started to have cystitis after sexual intercourse. But then the discomfort lasted for the following weeks. My head is always ready to feel pain”. Francesca was diagnosed with vulvodynia and pelvic floor contracture. She is a 32-year-old Roman girl who, when she started to notice the first symptoms, tried to talk to her family and doctor but: “It took a long time before someone started to understand me, I felt extremely lonely”.

“I started to have the first pains in 2020”, says Stefania. Immediately after every intercourse I would get cystitis, which was always treated with antibiotics. But then the bacterial infections, such as candida, also started. During intercourse I feel burning and like pins inside my vagina”.
A pain that seems to be “unbearable” at times. “There are periods when I cannot have sex, others when the discomfort is “bearable”. And when I succeed I feel “powerful”. But most of the time I don’t enjoy the moment, my head is always ready to feel pain, which remains so strong in the following weeks that I struggle even to walk”.


With this type of disease, contact with certain types of tissue is also difficult: “I cannot wear jeans, but neither any other loose trousers. I have to wear trousers with a low crotch and sweatpants”.
It was difficult to reach a diagnosis quickly. “I was desperate”, she continues. I changed about 8 gynaecologists in the area in one year. No one understood what I had: all they talked about was mucous membrane changes that needed to be revitalised. Or they would tell me that I had nothing, that maybe I had just had a love disappointment and that it was therefore a psychological problem”.


It is only after a year that Francesca finally finds an answer from a specialised gynaecologist. “Thus began my course of physiotherapy and rehabilitation for the pelvic floor with Dr. Arnold, a treatment based on special electromagnetic stimulation (TOP FMS) that consists of sitting in a very comfortable chair!”
So far I have done five sessions, I still have to do at least a couple more, but I feel that my pelvic floor muscles are much more relaxed.
The treatment is pleasant and it was a discovery to feel the pelvic floor muscles, they are muscles I didn’t even think I had and yet they are essential!
The feeling is really one of liberation and I am also starting to let go even during sexual intercourse.”