Physical Activities

Avoid exercises that put direct pressure on the vulva such as bicycle riding and horseback riding. Use padded shorts/bicycle seats if you do engage in such activities.

Limit intense exercises that create a lot of friction in the vulvar area.

Use a frozen gel pack wrapped in a towel to relieve symptoms after exercise.

Enroll in a yoga class to learn relaxation and breathing techniques.

Avoid swimming in highly chlorinated pools, and avoid using hot tubs.