Vaginal and Rectal Dilators Sizing, Flexibility, and Uses


In the video above, Dr. Amanda Olson discusses vaginal and rectal dilator sizing and their flexibility to give you a better sense of how they will feel. She also discusses how to incorporate the smallest rectal dilators into vaginal rotation as an option for those who may be struggling to get started with the size 1 vaginal dilator. 


Vaginal Dilators

If you suffer from conditions such as vaginismus, vaginal atrophy, or  experience pain during sexual activity and sexual intercourse, vaginal dilation therapy is a viable treatment option. It can help treat the underlying conditions and allow for pain free penetration, and help improve overall sexual health.




Intimate Rose Vaginal Dilators:


  • Provides relief from painful penetration
  • 8 sizes to gradually reach your goal
  • Used in the official Academy of Pelvic Health training course


Rectal Dilators

Many find success using rectal dilators for constipation, fissures, fecal incontinence, complications from Crohn’s Disease/IBD, and painful anal intercourse. Those with anal stenosis or scar tissue following cancer treatment for anal, colon, ovarian, uterine, cervical, vulvar, and sometimes breast cancer also find treatment with a rectal dilator useful.


Intimate Rose Rectal Dilators

Intimate Rose Rectal Dilators:

  • Designed with smooth, hourglass shape to relax the pelvic floor and reduce symptoms of pelvic pain
  • Includes a gradual progression size 1-8
  • Firm enough to hold their shape, smooth and comfortable



Additional Resources

How to Use Vaginal Dilators
Dilator HUB: Trainings, Videos & Support
Picking the Perfect Lubricant
Using Dilators after Cancer Treatment
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How do my patients give their script to Intimate Rose?

We've added the ability to upload a script as part of the purchase process. Visitors on can choose the Prescription Upload link directly below the Add To Cart button on dilator product pages. Visitors can upload their script via mobile or desktop. Any file version will do. Alternatively, visitors can also email a copy of their script to

What is the longer term plan?

We are actively working on a better experience for customers and clinicians to make the vaginal dilator purchase process as seamless as possible. We will share updates as this solution becomes available.

What can I do as a healthcare provider?

Healthcare providers can help their patients with this process in a few ways. If you can write a script, you can provide one to referencing your patient or have your patients upload / email it to us. State laws vary on who can or can't write a prescription. If you can not write a script, you can call your patient's PCP and ask them if they'd help.

Where can I find official FDA documentation?

Here is a link to the FDA document on Vaginal Dilators:

This link shows that Vaginal Dilators are considered a class 2 medical device that require 510(k) documentation to be compliant with the FDA.

Does this have something to do with Insurance or FSA?

No, this is completely independent of any insurance or FSA compliance, and that isn't a cause or effect of this.