Welcome to the VPS, a UK registered charity.
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, Lichen Sclerosus, and other conditions. We also have information on sex, pregnancy, and other good advice. Find out more about us.
Personal experiences of vulvodynia
How do women deal with chronic vulval pain in real life? Journalist Sally Turner talked to women with vulvodynia and vestibulodynia to find out about their personal journeys with these conditions. You can read their real life stories on a new page on our website, Personal experiences.
Podcast 5 - Vulvodynia: a podcast lecture by David Nunns
Watch presentation. A presentation with audio about Vulvodynia by Dr David Nunns. Please note that some slides show medical photography and images.
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!
Patient and doctor attitudes to pain
'Are we speaking the same language?' is an article which 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 responds to a query about painful sex, click here to read Pamela Stephenson Connolly's reply.
Talking helps skin
This article appeared in the Daily Mail, highlighting a new approach to skin conditions.