Vaginal dilators help in the treatment of numerous pelvic pain disorders and since you are here you are most likely wondering how to use them.
We will cover that in our step by step guide but first let's talk about what a vaginal dilator does and how it's beneficial.
Dilators, also referred to as vaginal trainers, are used in conjunction with dilator therapy to restore vaginal width, depth, and elasticity to allow for intercourse, tampon use, medical exams, as well as other sexual health purposes.
These unique medical devices are also commonly recommended after certain types of cancer treatments such as radiation therapy and surgery such as after hysterectomy.
Other common conditions among women that benefit from the use of vaginal dilators include vulvodynia, menopause, atrophy, vaginismus, muscle spasms around the opening of the vagina, vaginal stenosis and gender affirming procedures.
Trainers like the Intimate Rose Silicone Dilators help women with a myriad of vaginal and feminine 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 medical exam, or those who are undergoing gender affirming treatment and surgery may benefit from using vaginal dilators.
Repeat the vaginal dilator training process mentioned above 1-2 times per day, and progress to larger vaginal dilators according to your goals.
⦁ Pain with Sex
⦁ Vaginal Stenosis
⦁ Changes with Menopause
⦁ Chronic Pelvic Pain
⦁ Gender Affirming Surgery
⦁ Enjoy Sex
⦁ Be able to use a tampon
⦁ Be able to tolerate a medical exam if needed
⦁ Feel less pain during daily activities
Vaginismus treatment includes the use of trainers while learning to relax the pelvic floor muscles. To decrease pain with vaginal penetration, the keys to success are consistency and routine practice.
Your health care provider may have a unique training plan for you outside of the recommendations made here. Always consult with a health care provider before starting a new training plan.
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