Welcome to the Vulval Pain Society, a UK registered charity supporting vulval pain sufferers.
Our aims 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
We offer advice and information on all vulval pain matters. You can read detailed information about vulvodynia, vestibulodynia (previously known as vulval vestibulitis), lichen sclerosus, and other vulval pain conditions. We also have information on sex and vulval pain, pregnancy and vulval pain, and other general good advice.
Garden party fundraising for the VPS
VPS supporter Andy Shelton has been fundraising for us in York with a garden party and garage café.
UPDATE: British Association of Dermatologists Vulval Health Survey 2015
Please note that this survey is now CLOSED. The survey page says to look out for the announcement of the result soon, so as soon as we have any news on that we will be posting it here and on our Older studies page.
McTimoney chiropractic study - latest news
Please note that this pilot study, which examines the benefits of McTimoney chiropractic treatment for vulval pain, is now closed to new participants. The results of the study are now being processed, and news of the outcome will be posted here as soon as this becomes available.
Many thanks as ever to everyone who has taken part in the study - watch this space for the results!
Podcast 5 - Vulvodynia: a podcast lecture by David Nunns
An online presentation with audio about vulvodynia by Dr David Nunns. Please note that some slides show gynaecological photography and images.
Podcast 5 should now be viewable from computers or smartphones, but please let us know if you have any problems.
Patient and doctor attitudes to pain
Are we speaking the same language? is an article which reflects on, and discusses, patient and doctor attitudes to pain and how to get the most from your consultation. The article was written by David Nunns.
Article in The Guardian
The Sexual Healing section in the Guardian's G2 section (30 October 2009) responds to a query about painful sex. Read Pamela Stephenson Connolly's reply.