I tried using the vaseline to help the sting each time I peed. It has lessened the pain. But it is such a hassle. Every time I want to pee it takes almost a half hour to get ready (undress, put vaseline on, prepare mentally, etc), to actually pee, to sit and recover from the pain, to get dressed, to clean everything off. Sometimes I feel it is not worth it. I am still in pain. I am hoping this will go away soon.