illian Currie desperately wants to meet The One and fall in love, but every time a guys starts to flirt with her she’s filled with fear.
She knows that any blossoming romance will involve telling someone else about her “problematic” sex life.
The 26-year-old “tears as if she’s giving birth” every time she has sex, leaving her in complete agony – and doctors have absolutely no idea why.
Jillian, from Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, has suffered from a string of gynaecological conditions since losing her virginity, aged 16, and is now bravely speaking out to help banish taboos surrounding vaginal conditions and to let other women with issues know they are not alone.
Shes said: “For the past six years, my sex life has been virtually non-existent.
“There’s a stereotype that women have a lower sex drive than men, but that isn’t always the case. I’ve wanted to do it, but not been able to – then I end up feeling frustrated that I can’t satisfy the other person.
“I can’t help feeling like there is a difference in the way men and women’s bodies are treated in medicine. Woman are expected to just suffer in silence, and a lot of the time, we aren’t even properly taught about our own bodies.
“It’s so hard not to lose faith, but I really want to encourage others out there to be persistent and keep pushing for an answer. You know your own body, so trust in yourself.”
In 2014, when she was 20 and in a relationship, she started to suffer from the horrific tearing of her perineum – the area between the legs – every time she had sex, leaving her in so much pain she struggled to walk.