When I first experienced these tears, I had just switched to a new fancy shaving
cream and thought for sure I was just allergic to that. But a few months after
throwing the cream out, I got more tears. They seemed to come & go quickly but while they lasted, they were very painful (almost felt like a paper cut to my vagina) and occasionally bleed, and sometimes come with some swelling down there. The cuts usually ran along where my pubic hair ends at the crease by my vulva.