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Vaginal dilators do work and are an effective therapy for patients suffering from a myriad of vaginal and sexual health issues. For example, women who have undergone radiation treatment, surgery in the vagina or pelvis, or those who are experiencing vaginal pain, dyspareunia or pain with sex, pain with penetration of a tampon or during an exam, or those who are undergoing gender affirming treatment and surgery may benefit from using vaginal dilators.
A vaginal dilator, also referred to as a vaginal trainer, is a device used to gently strength the vagina to improve mobility in width and depth. They are used to treat narrowing in the vagina (vaginal stenosis) such as after gynecologic cancer treatment or surgery, as well as therapy for vaginismus and other forms of dyspareunia.
They are often used in conjunction with dilator therapy to restore width of the vaginal opening, depth, and elasticity without invasive surgery to allow for sexual intercourse, tampon use, medical exams, as well as other sexual health purposes.
Repeat the vaginal dilator training protocol process mentioned above 1-2 times per day, and progress to larger vaginal dilators according to your goals.
Generally, the length of time depends on the patient and their comfort level but when used in conjunction with a slow deep breathing cycle, dilators should be used for up to 20 minutes, 1-3 times per day.
Dilators are a helpful tool to relieve pain. While dilator training can result in discomfort, they are not painful. Thanks to Intimate Rose's 8 progressive sizes there is a gentle transition from one size to the next.
Additionally, you as the user are always in control of the depth and time spent training. It is recommended that you use breathing and relaxation techniques during dilator training to help reduce discomfort.
If you experience pain it is recommended that you simply take a break or go down to a smaller size for that time period.
Dilators are useful to loosen scar tissue and pelvic floor muscles that are too tight. Additionally they can be used to help train co-ordination of the muscles to relax during penetration to eliminate pain with use of tampon, during medical exam, or during sex.
Vaginal dilator therapy has been shown to improve and help treat the following conditions.