Easy and Effective Self-treatments for posterior fourchette tearing

Why does the posterior fourchette tear easily?

The posterior fourchette is a weak spot in the body. Normally a thick skin is rich in collagen and elastin fibers. These fibers make the skin more resistant to breakage. However, the skin in the posterior fourchette is thin and lack of collagen and elastin fibers. This makes it susceptible to breakage.

What conditions can weaken the skin?

Several conditions like a yeast infection, vaginal atrophy, lichen sclerosus, and eczema, can further weaken this skin.

What may cause posterior fourchette tearing?

Sexual intercourse may cause injury at this site. If you experience repeated tearing during sex, you may have a condition called “posterior fourchette tearing.”

What are the complications?

Repeated injuries may cause dyspareunia (painful sex) or vulvodynia (chronic pain around the opening of the vagina).

Can you treat it by yourself?

Two self-treatment methods can help you heal posterior fourchette tearing easily and successfully:

1. Topical nourishment

Without abundant collagen and elastin fibers, the posterior fourchette is brittle. Topical nourishment can enrich these fibers, making the thin skin more resilient. The process is like putting cream on the face to smooth wrinkles.

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NeuEve suppository Silk formula

NeuEve products are for self-treatment of vaginal atrophy. They deliver skin-rejuvenating nutrients, like vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids.  They promote the growth of collagen and elastin fibers in the thinned vaginal skin at the posterior fourchette.

NeuEve has three levels of suppositories and one cream. You can start with a combination of two products for a speedy recovery:

NeuEve vulva balm cream

Insert a suppository intravaginally once every 4 days. Apply the NeuEve Cream a tiny bit (a dime size) daily on the external vulva and skin at posterior fourchette. To make a weak skin more resilient takes time. It may take 1-4 months depending on how severe your condition is.

2. Dilation exercise

While you are using NeuEve, you can do the dilation exercise. Dilation is another self-treatment method for vaginal atrophy.

You might have seen handicapped people sitting in a wheelchair with thin legs. Their leg muscles shrink after disusing. If one day they can stand up, they must do walking exercises to grow back their leg muscles. This means that exercise is important and useful.

Physically stretching the skin promotes its elasticity and durability. It is done by promoting the synthesis of elastin and collagen. Dilation with a set of dilators can help strengthen a weak skin. Dilators are not our products. You can find a set of dilators from this link www.neueve.com/dilators.

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Magnetic dilators of VuvaTech

Once you are on the product webpage, you can click the yellow “Learn More” button. It will lead you to the VuvaTech website. We recommend magnetic dilators. Magnets in the dilator may help draw more blood flow to the target skin and help it to grow thicker.

You can start from a small-sized dilator and do dilations twice a day (morning and evening) and 20 minutes each. After 1 week, you may move up a size. Once you move up to the largest size without pain, your skin will be strong enough to endure the stretch caused by sex. You may no longer experience the tearing and pain at the posterior fourchette.

Heal posterior fourchette tearing with NeuEve

About the author

Dr. Renjie Chang's medical and pharmaceutical experience:
- OB-GYN in the Peking Union Hospital in China
- a faculty member of OB-GYN at University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
- drug developer at the Abbott Laboratories in Chicago
- Founder of Lavax, Inc, where she developed an innovative vaginal microbicide for preventing sexually transmitted disease with grants from NIH and Gates Foundation
- Founder of NeuEve, an all-natural women's health company


  1. I really liked your article. And thanks to your article, I began to understand my problem a little more. I have had posterior fourchette tearing for two years now.
    I never thought that this could happen to me and now I have sex with painful sensations. And because of this, my sex life deteriorated.
    I will try Dilation Eserkise and I will hope that these exercises will help me cope with this unpleasant problem.
    But many girls do not even know about the existence of such a problem and think that this is the norm.

    1. Thank you for the nice review. The NeuEve Silk is designed for older and sensitive women. Since you are so young, it might be a little too mild for you. The best product to start may be the NeuEve Assorted Formulas. It comes with 4 Silk, 2 Silver, and 1 Gold suppositories, plus a small jar of a travel-sized cream sample. You can follow the instruction on the box. After the first month, you will have tested all 4 different NeuEve products. You can choose the one that you like the most for future use. With the combination of NeuEve and dilation exercise, I hope that you will heal this condition soon. Best wishes! Dr. Chang

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