The Vulval Pain Society (VPS) is a confidential service for people living with vestibulodynia (previously known as vulval vestibulitis), vulvodynia or other vulval pain conditions. 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 charity provides:

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

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. You can donate online or by post – click on the Donate to the VPS button at the top of the page, or 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 International groups and organisations and Helpful websites.

The Vulval Pain Society Management Committee


The trustees of the Vulval Pain Society are Sheren Gaulbert, Winston de Mello and David Nunns.

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.