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Dilator Sizes: Looking for the Smallest Vaginal Dilator?

If you are looking for the smallest vaginal dilator, perhaps you have some apprehension about using dilators. It might be that you are new to dilator therapy and want to start out with the smallest dilator available; alternatively, you may be dealing with a difficult condition that requires a small dilator at the start of the treatment process.


How do you know what size dilator to buy? Well, you will need to factor in your unique size and shape, as well as how comfortable you are with penetration and what you want to achieve. Don’t worry; it’s easier than you might think! There are several sizes of dilator available, and many women do want to start out small and work their way up.


This is why the question, “What size vaginal dilator should I get?” frequently lands in our inbox. When you’re new to using dilators, it can be difficult to know where to start. If you don’t know whether you’re looking for the smallest dilator or perhaps even the largest, our article on choosing the right dilator size will be a great place to start.


For those who already know they want to buy a small dilator, read on. This article is here to answer all of your questions…


What size is the smallest vaginal dilator?


The following information may help if you have been asking yourself, “Do I need a small dilator?”


The smallest dilator for sale is a brand new dilator in our collection. At only 4 inches long, .375 inches wide and with a very slim circumference of 1.17 inches, you will find this easier to accommodate than any other. This size is perfect for women who need to take it very slowly with dilator therapy (for example, those with vaginal pain conditions or vaginismus).



Our size 1 dilator is made from medical grade BPA-free plastic. It comes with a full set of instructions, a travel pouch in case you need to dilate when away from home, and some Slippery Stuff Lubricant samples, since most women find it easier to insert dilators with lubricant.


What conditions do dilators help with?

Vaginal dilators are designed to help a range of conditions, including the following:

  • Vulvodynia
  • Vaginismus
  • Vaginal atrophy
  • Vulvar vestibulitis
  • Dyspareunia (painful intercourse)
  • Vaginal stenosis
  • Post radiation and cancer treatments
  • Gender reassignment surgery
  • MRKH surgery/Vaginal agenesis

The benefits of vaginal dilators


Dilators offer so many benefits, which is why they are one of the go-to recommendations for pelvic floor physical therapists and sexual health practitioners.


They can improve comfort levels to that intercourse is much more pleasurable and even painless. Where scarring or adhesions are present, or the vagina has tightened or shortened (from menopause, surgery or radiation), they can restore the birth canal capacity. Dilators train the vaginal muscles to relax so that you can easily insert tampons or have gynecological exams.


They can retrain the mind-body connection to desensitize nerves, thus relieving pain. Likewise, dilators encourage blood flow to the area, which in turn aids the natural production of lubrication. In the case of vaginismus, regular dilator use can reduce the tendency for muscles to spasm, thus prepare you for penetration. After radiotherapy treatment, dilators can prevent the development of adhesions and fibrosis.


If you are ready to start out with the smallest vaginal dilator, congratulations: you are ready to heal! The VuvaTech site is packed with information to help you on your journey, and if you have any questions about our products, we are here to help… just drop us a line and we will get back to you.


Do you need another size? Here is our full size chart:










VuVa Dilators on Netflix!

Well what a surprise!!! A few years back we received an email from the props department on the Sex Education show on Netflix. They asked if we could send them a vaginal dilator set for their show. We couldn't say yes fast enough! 

Checkout Sex Education on Netflix: Season 2 Episode 8