About the Vulval Pain Society

The Vulval Pain Society (VPS) is a confidential service for women who suffer from vulval pain due to vestibulodynia (previously known as vulval vestibulitis) and vulvodynia. The Society was set up in 1996 by a doctor and a nursing sister. The VPS is not externally funded or attached to any health service organisation.

The aims of the charity as set out in the governing document are:

  • To promote and protect the physical and mental health of sufferers of vulval pain through the provision of support, education and practical advice
  • To advance the education of the general public in all areas relating to vulval pain

The Vulval Pain Society is a registered charity, run by volunteers. We rely entirely on charitable donations to continue providing help and information to sufferers of vulval pain, and advancing awareness of the vulval pain conditions, so are always very grateful for any donations received. If you can, please consider making a donation to the VPS by texting DNKT11 to 70070, stating an amount (e.g. £1, £5 etc). Alternatively, you can donate online or by post - see Donate to the VPS for details. Many thanks.

Please bear in mind that this is a UK charity and is aimed specifically at those seeking solutions mainly within the UK nationalised health system. It may not therefore be so relevant to readers in the USA or other countries outside the UK, who might prefer to visit our pages Vulval pain support groups and related organisations outside the UK and Other helpful sites.

The Vulval Pain Society Management Committee


David Nunns is the trustee of the Vulval Pain Society.

Honorary members

We are delighted to announce that Diane Hamdy, who set up the Vulval Pain Society with David Nunns in 1996, has been granted Honorary Membership of the VPS.

Origins of this website

Many thanks to Liz Bailey who started this site and with design help from her brother Doug, gained a British Medical Association award for it a few years ago. She generously donated the site to the VPS as it became more popular.