The latest news and info from the Vulval Pain Society, a UK charity supporting women with vulval pain.
UPDATE: Our next two VPS webinars
Please note that for various reasons, the two webinars on psychosexual therapy which were scheduled for 20 November and 28 November 2013 have been postponed to Thursday 23 January 2014 and Wednesday 29 January 2014.
More information on these two free webinars will be posted here as soon as possible, so do watch this space.
UPDATE: Southampton University vulvodynia study
The Southampton University study exploring the experience of vulval pain for UK women and their partners is now closed to new participants.
The results of the study are currently being written up, and a summary of the findings will be posted here as soon as this becomes available - so do watch this space.
Painful Sex vs 'Normal' Sex: The Differences Explained With Food
Women4Real have recently released a short video which was made to raise awareness of vulvodynia and painful sex. The video has been made independently of the Vulval Pain Society (VPS) by Sally Turner and Sabine Tyrvainen, who run Women4Real.
You can view Women4Real's film on YouTube here:
Garden party fundraising for the VPS
VPS supporter Andy Shelton has been fundraising for us in York with a garden party and garage café. For full details and photos from the event, click on the link below...
VPS joins Just Text Giving
We have recently joined Just Text Giving, which means that we can now receive donations by text.
To make a donation to the Vulval Pain Society, just text DNKT11 to 70070 with the amount you wish to donate, e.g. £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10.
Alternatively, for other ways of making a donation, see Support the VPS.
NEW – Participants required for new UK vulval pain study (University of Liverpool/VPS)
Vulval pain: the journey to diagnosis
In 2011, the VPS consulted its supporters, including members of the London Vulval Pain Support Group, as to which of the psychological aspects of living with vulvodynia they would most like to see researched. As can be imagined, a great many ideas were suggested, but one area which was deemed to be particularly worthy of study was the psychological journey taken by the sufferer towards obtaining a formal diagnosis of vulvodynia/vulval pain.
UPDATE - VPS Super Workshop 2013 - recordings of speaker presentations
In addition to David Nunns' and Sheren Gaulbert's presentations from the VPS Super Workshop in May 2013, we now have available for download an MP3 of the presentation given by Reena Shah.
Further audiovisual content from the presentations, such as the accompanying slides, will follow if available, so do watch this space.
Journey through Pudendal Neuralgia
Margaret Stubbs, who suffers from pudendal neuralgia (a form of pelvic nerve pain), has written a book, Journey through Pudendal Neuralgia, about her personal experience of the condition, including the various treatments she has tried. For further details about the book, including where to obtain it, read on...