It's a skin condition that happens to affect the genital/anal skin
. It can cause burning, itching, redness, white
patches, tears (aka fissures) in the front and back as well as loss of labia, skin fusing and an increase chance (I believe it's 40% increase) of vulvar cancer. You can have ALL, or SOME of the symptoms. Most women have itching only. Some have no symptoms and only find out when their gyno notices labial fusing! It's best to get a biospy done to rule it out.