The Vulval Pain Society

Resources, practical advice and information for people living with vulval pain, families, healthcare providers and the wider public

About the Vulval Pain Society

What is the vulva?

What is the vulva, and how is it different from the vagina?

Vulvodynia and other vulval pain conditions

All about vulvodynia, vestibulodynia and other types of vulval pain.

Finding a vulval clinic

How to go about accessing an NHS vulval clinic to diagnose and treat vulval pain.

Get support

Looking for help for vulvodynia or vulval pain? This section shows the various ways to access treatment, plus lists of support groups and links to information and resources.

Get support

Personal experiences of vulvodynia

Read about patients' personal stories of vulvodynia and vestibulodynia.

Personal experiences


What do we know about vulvodynia and vulval pain? Find out about vulval pain research, past and present, including studies which are currently looking for participants.

Find out about research

Latest News & Events

See all News & Events

Participate in a study on genital pain in daily life

Do you or your partner experience genital pain problems? Maastricht University are looking for people to take part in an online study regarding how women and their partners cope with genital pain symptoms in their daily life. Follow the link below for further details.

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Watch the recording of our live stream ‘New Frontiers in Vulval Pain Research and Formation of the Vulval Pain Network’, 24 January 2024


Wednesday 24 January 2024, 7.00pm GMT


Online on our website, Facebook page and YouTube channel

OUR GUEST: Jilly Bond MSc, Doctoral Researcher, Clinical Specialist Pelvic Health Physiotherapist and Co-Director of the Pelvic Pain Network


  • Sensorimotor distortion in vulval pain
  • What research is being done to explore it
  • Why this may provide another treatment direction for people living with vulval pain
  • The story behind the Pelvic Pain Network and its mission to revolutionise pelvic healthcare in the UK


  • People living with vulval pain, including vulvodynia and vestibulodynia
  • Partners, family, friends
  • Healthcare practitioners, researchers and anyone with an interest in any aspect of vulval and pelvic pain, and pelvic health

HOST: Sheren Gaulbert – Vulval Pain Society Trustee, Pain Science Educator, Clinician Coach and Therapist


At least 1 in 7 experience vulval pain in their life, so the likelihood is that even if you are not aware, someone you know may be going through this pain right now or do so in future. Knowledge is power, it’s time for change.

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and our YouTube channel at

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Download our leaflet on vulval pain

Our leaflet on vulval pain, including vulvodynia, vestibulodynia and other vulval pain conditions. The PDF should be printed on both sides of the same A4 sheet and then folded into three sections.

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