Let's be honest, there is nothing more frustrating than not feeling sexually satisfied or being able to have pleasurable sex. Sometimes we can feel like our body - our vagina - is betraying us and blocking us from receiving internal pleasure. When intercourse is painful or even inserting a tampon is unachievable, it can start to create feelings of anxiety, helplessness and self loathing. 

If this sounds like something you're experiencing, dilating might be a worthwhile endeavour for you. 

The good news is, we have become the new Australian distributer for VuVa vaginal dilators - the highest quality medical grade dilators available. 

What's a Dilator?

A vaginal dilator is a tube-shaped instrument used to gently stretch, relax and open the vagina, which may have become narrowed from chronic pelvic floor tension, vaginismus, vulvodynia, atrophy, menopause, dyspareunia (painful sex) and other medical reasons, such as endometriosis or a traumatic birth. Also having a partner that's well endowed may be reason enough to instigate dilator therapy.  

Made of medical grade polycarbonate plastic with magnetic therapy, these dilators are graduated/tapered (easier for insertion) and ultrasonically sealed, making them the highest grade to work with vaginally.

The magnetic feature helps promote more blood flow and relieve the pain more so than non-magnetic dilators. 

Why Are Dilators Needed?

Dilators offer therapeutic benefits that can significantly enhance comfort and quality of life for individuals facing vaginal related challenges. Conditions such as chronic pelvic floor tension, vulvodynia, vaginismus and vaginal atrophy are some of the many reasons why dilator therapy may be essential.

Feeling too tight or closed up may lead to feelings of sexual frustration, especially if you have a lover or partner who has a large penis. Having vaginal tightness can lead to feeling raw and sore, which are not pleasant experiences to feel in the bedroom. However, when dilating regularly in between sex can help to feel more able to open, relax and receive penetration from a penis, fingers. or a strap on. 

Menopausal symptoms may also lead to the need to dilate. Things such as chemotherapy, radiation, hormone-blocking therapy, and the removal of both ovaries can trigger hormonal changes and menopause. As estrogen levels decline, the vagina starts to change. It can become thinner, drier, and less elastic; the muscles may tighten and weaken; and the vaginal opening, interior, lips (labia), and clitoris can get smaller.

Menopause can also lead to dyspareunia, resulting in painful sex, which can range from mild itching to excruciating burning, and it may affect the area around the vaginal opening (vestibule), the inside of the vagina, or the pelvis.

These magnetic dilators are also made for men and women with rectal pelvic floor conditions such as muscle spasms, levator ani syndrome, rectal stenosis and any other condition where your anal muscles are too tight and need to be relaxed. VuVa Magnetic Dilators relax tissue and decrease nerve pain. 

How to Use Vaginal Dilators:

1. Choose the Right Size Dilator:

Begin with the smallest size that feels comfortable and gradually progress to larger sizes as your muscles relax and accommodate. Each size incrementally stretches and relaxes the pelvic floor muscles, aiding in tension relief.

2. Prepare the Dilator with WB Lube:

Ensure the dilator is clean and lubricated to minimize discomfort and friction. Water-based organic lubricants like Yinn are recommended for their compatibility with the material and ease of cleaning. You also may like to warm up your dilator under warm running water. 

3. Find a Comfortable Position:

Relaxation is key to successful dilator use. Choose a position that allows you to comfortably insert the dilator without tension or strain, such as lying down with knees bent or propping yourself up with pillows for support. You can also lay down with the soles of your feet touching and knees splayed out to the sides. 

4. Insertion Technique:

Gently and slowly insert the lubricated dilator into the vaginal opening, applying steady but gentle pressure. If you encounter resistance, pause and take deep breaths to relax your pelvic muscles before attempting to proceed further. Never force the dilator, as this can cause discomfort or injury.

Insert the dilator into your vagina similar to how you would insert a tampon - at a downward angle toward your spine. The dilator should feel cosy and snug without causing pain or sharpness. 

You can simply keep the dilator inside while you breath or you can gently guide it in and out like a dildo. Try to keep the dilator in for 10-20 minutes. 

5. Magnetic Therapy:

Vuva offers two styles of dilators: magnetic and non-magnetic. The inclusion of magnets in these dilators offers additional therapeutic benefits. Magnetic fields promote relaxation, improve blood flow, and alleviate pain associated with chronic pelvic floor tensions, vulvodynia, and vaginismus. You can still use other materials for dilating, such as Rose Quartz crystal wand or stainless steel dildos

Both types of dilators work but the VuVa magnetic dilators are clinically proven to reduce pain more than the dilators without magnets during a double-blind placebo clinical trial.

6. Gradual Progression:

As your muscles become more accustomed to the sensation of the dilator, gradually increase the size or duration of use. Patience and consistency are key, as progress may vary from person to person.

7. Regular Use:

Incorporate dilator use into your daily routine for optimal results, such as first thing in the morning and last thing in the evening. Consistency is crucial for retraining muscles and overcoming any discomfort or tightness associated with chronic pelvic floor tensions, vulvodynia, or vaginismus.

Wash with warm soapy water and keep stored in a pouch or box. 

Benefits of Using Plastic Seven Sizes Magnetic Dilators:

1. Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation:

Dilators are commonly used in pelvic floor physical therapy to address chronic pelvic floor tensions, vulvodynia, and vaginismus. Regular use aids in stretching and relaxing tight muscles, promoting improved pelvic floor function and alleviating associated discomfort.

2. Pain Management:

Magnetic therapy provided by these dilators can help manage pain associated with chronic pelvic floor tensions, vulvodynia, and vaginismus. By promoting relaxation and improving blood flow, magnetic fields contribute to pain relief and overall comfort.

3. Enhanced Sexual Health:

Individuals experiencing pain or discomfort during intercourse due to pelvic floor dysfunction can benefit from dilator therapy. Gradual stretching and relaxation of the pelvic muscles can increase comfort and reduce sensitivity, enhancing sexual well-being and satisfaction in the bedroom with your lover. 

4. Post-Operative Recovery:

Following gynecological surgeries or procedures, dilators may be prescribed to prevent scar tissue formation and maintain vaginal elasticity. Regular use supports healing and minimizes discomfort during recovery. This can also be helpful for trans women post surgery. 

5. Emotional Well-being:

Overcoming pelvic floor dysfunctions such as vulvodynia and vaginismus can have a significant impact on emotional well-being and self-confidence. Dilator therapy empowers individuals to take control of their health and restore intimacy in their relationships, promoting overall happiness and fulfillment.

By following proper usage techniques and integrating dilator therapy into your routine, you can experience the benefits of improved pelvic floor function, enhanced sexual health, and greater overall comfort and confidence. Consult with a healthcare professional for personalized guidance on incorporating dilator therapy into your treatment plan.

Seeing a pelvic floor physical therapist can help, as can gentle dilating twice a day for 10-20 minutes at a time. Try meditating while you're dilating! 


May 27, 2024 — Rosie Rees

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