Persistent genital arousal disorder (PGAD)

Persistent genital arousal disorder (PGAD) is a condition of frequent, unprovoked genital arousal associated with a signficant level of distress. PGAD is not well understood by the medical profession and no definitive cause has been determined. Many women with PGAD have vulvodynia/vulval pain and there are many overlaps in the management of both conditions.

Further information on PGAD is available on these two US websites:

and on this Dutch website (information available in English and Dutch):

PGAD was also featured in an article in the Guardian newspaper in April 2014.   

Read about a patient's experience of living with vulval pain and PGAD