We, as women who have or who are currently overcoming vulvodynia, believe in you and your pain and understand its challenges and impact on your sexuality and quality of life. We envision a world where anyone dealing with vulvar and vaginal pain can easily find support, encouragement, and reliable and up-to-date information. In this world, optimal and complete treatments are available, economically accessible, and characterized by a holistic approach that recognizes the woman as a whole – body and mind. We are working to create a reality where you will feel that you are not alone and that there is space for your voice and for your personal journey. A reality in which you can recognize that it is possible to have satisfying and joyful sexuality alongside or without the pain.
A reality in which you will feel complete, ‘Shlema’, as you are.
The main goal of Shlema is to provide up-to-date and reliable information about vulvar and vaginal pain, to increase research and science-based treatment options, to assist women in exercising their rights, to create a community and supportive space for women dealing with vulvodynia and their partners, and to improve women's quality of life.
We strive to create a space where you can live a full and high-quality life alongside the pain, and grow from it. We believe in the vitality of receiving optimal, complete and holistic treatment, accessible and available at the community level as well, starting with an appointment at the gynecologist or family doctor.
1. To provide up-to-date and reliable information for women dealing with vulvodynia.