For many women, vaginal tightness, pain, and discomfort can make engaging in sexual intercourse – and life in general – a pretty uncomfortable experience.
For some, seeking help for problems down there may seem awkward. Others aren’t sure if there is anything that can be done to help them find comfort and relief. Fortunately, there is a great women’s health product available to help women in a variety of situations: a vaginal dilator.
When you first see a vaginal dilator, you may be tempted to think of it as a sex toy or dildo. However, a dilator is a medical device that is built to help the vagina and pelvic floor expand in size and strength through therapeutic practice. Often made of medical-grade silicone or plastic, vaginal dilators come in a variety of sizes (think small tampons up to a banana or cucumber) to allow users to start slowly and build in size as their bodies respond.
Whatever the reason you have been recommended to use a vaginal dilator, it’s useful to start by learning how to use them. If you are not sure what your condition is, check out the applications of vaginal dilators and see which product is best suited for your needs.
Please note: These guidelines should be considered as general information about the use of vaginal dilators. Please consult your physician about your condition and follow his/her recommendations thoroughly.
When it comes to women’s health, there are a variety of reasons that your doctor may recommend and prescribe the use of a vaginal dilator. If you are experiencing issues with
tightening of the muscles preventing penetration
or pain and burning around your vagina,
your gynaecologist may recommend giving a dilator and therapy treatment a try.
Common reasons for using a dilator include:
An uncomfortable tightening of vaginal muscles called Vaginismus
Pain around the vaginal opening, often known as Vulvodynia or Vestibulodynia
A feeling of heat and burning around the vagina
Pain in and around the bladder, known as Interstitial Cystitis (sometimes called painful bladder syndrome)
Painful sex, also known as Dyspareunia
Post-vaginal surgery requiring rehab
Any change in vaginal shape following childbirth or menopause