| Caroline Knight

The Most Popular Magnetic Medical Grade Plastic Dilators in 2023

Vaginal dilators (also called vaginal trainers, intimate dilators and pelvic floor trainers) are an extremely useful tool for relieving the symptoms of a wide range of troublesome gynecological problems. Pelvic floor physical therapists often use dilators as part of their treatments, in order to restore pelvic floor function while relieving pain and muscular tension. Magnetic medical grade dilators are relatively new to the dilator world, having first come to market around 2014, but they are by far the most beneficial type of dilator available.

You may now be wondering which is the most popular magnetic dilator; if so, we will answer this and many other questions about magnetic dilators in the following article.


What are dilators used for?

Dilators have a tubular or cylindrical shape, with the end being either rounded or conical. They are made in different sizes so that you can dilate according to your current capacity. There are many sexual health conditions that dilators can treat, including:

  • Vulvodynia
  • Vaginismus
  • Vaginal Atrophy
  • Vaginal Stenosis
  • Dyspareunia (painful sex)
  • Painful or restricted scar tissue
  • Issues from radiation or chemotherapy
  • Pelvic floor muscle tension
  • Post gender reassignment surgery

Dilators help to lengthen and stretch the soft tissues of the vaginal walls so that users can become accustomed to penetration, as well as develop greater tolerance and a larger vaginal capacity. They are a wonderful aid for women who experience painful sex or vaginal discomfort, since they retrain the nervous system through repetition and enhance flexibility in the tissues.


What are the best dilators made from?

You can usually buy dilators in either plastic or silicone. The majority are plastic but some women prefer the softness and flexibility of silicone rubber. What are the best vaginal dilators made from? Medical grade materials, always. This is entirely necessary because you are inserting something into a very sensitive and intimate area that is prone to infection and imbalance.


Our silicone dilators are made from 100% medical grade 6 silicone rubber, and our plastic dilators from medical grade plastic. Our magnetic dilators are also made from medical grade plastic, but there is a big difference, as we will explain below.  


Why do the most popular vaginal dilators contain magnets?

Tara Langdale-Schmidt, the inventor of the VuVa neodymium vaginal dilator set, came up with the idea for Neodymium magnetic dilators after successfully treating nerve pain in her back and neck with magnet therapy after a car accident. Magnetic therapy is based on the premise that we exist within a magnetic field, and that the human body also generates its own magnetic field. When electromagnetic energy is in balance, the body is able to heal itself.

Tara understood the power of magnetic therapy, and having suffered with the debilitating condition vulvodynia and persistent pelvic pain for several years prior, she was keen to find an effective and lasting solution. She did just that, with the invention of her own magnetic dilator set. Her brainwave led to better results than she could have imagined.

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Wanting to upgrade the standard dilator to something with even more benefits, Tara designed a set of five dilators containing an inner sleeve of more than 60 Neodymium magnets. VuVa has recently introduced several new sizes of magnetic dilator too. She chose some of the world’s most powerful magnets: rare earth Neodymium magnets. As they contain Neodymium, Iron and Boron, they are sometimes called NIB magnets.

In fact, these VuVa™ dilators are the only patented dilators with Neodymium magnets, as well as the most popular magnetic medical grade vaginal dilators. Tara’s story has been featured around the world in publications such as Glamour Magazine, SELF, BBC and Huffington Post, and as a result many more women discovered magnetic dilators, with excellent results.


What is the difference between magnetic dilators and non-magnetic dilators?

While plastic and silicone dilators can benefit the vaginal capacity and help the central nervous system to become accustomed to penetration and different sizes, magnetic dilators take it a few steps further. Magnetic vaginal trainers can lengthen the soft tissues as plastic dilators can, but the benefits are dramatically enhanced by the magnets.

The Neodymium magnets attract more blood flow to the area, which assists in calming nerves and diminishing pain levels. Tissues relax more easily in the presence of soothing Neodymium magnets, which have been positioned carefully in our dilators for maximum benefits to the internal tissues.

It is the role of every ion in our cells to carry oxygen and produce and electrical impulse: two elements that create the body’s electrical field. When the negative side of the magnet (considered to be the ‘healing side’) comes into contact with a painful area, it immediately starts to draw freshly oxygenated blood to it, soothing the local nerves, tissues and muscles.

This creates a positive energetic field, which is able to remove acidity in the body (a major cause of inflammation, and consequently, pain). Healing is therefore accelerated in the presence of these rare earth magnets, while plastic dilators yield slower, more basic results.


Why are VuvaTech dilators the most popular medical grade dilators?

Don’t get us wrong: we love plastic and silicone dilators too, and they may be all some women need. That’s why we make and stock medical grade plastic and silicone dilators too. However, we are absolute proponents of dilators in combination with magnet therapy, and the benefits of neodymium magnets are undeniable.

Furthermore, our clinical trial has proven the efficacy of our magnetic dilators, and our customers vote with their choices. This is how we know that our magnetics are the best dilator range. We also have plenty of testimonials from grateful women who had amazing results with our Neodymium magnets.

Ours are also the only dilators on the market to undergo a clinical trial conducted by Dr. Micheal Swor M.D, a Pelvic Pain Specialist Gynecologist. The findings were as follows:

  • Eighty percent (80%) of study subjects reported a decrease in overall pain after using the VuVa™ magnetic vaginal dilators.
  • Subjects using the VuVa™ magnetic vaginal dilators experienced an average thirty percent (30%) decrease in pain levels on a standardized tampon test, which is a way to clinically measure pain associated with sexual intercourse.
  • The cotton swab test evaluates eleven (11) different locations of the vulvar vestibule for pain.
  • Eighty percent (80%) of the study subjects reported a decrease in the total number of locations after using the VuVa™ magnetic vaginal dilators.
  • Subjects using the VuVa™ magnetic vaginal dilators experienced an average twenty eight percent (28%) decrease in pain levels using a standardized cotton swab test, which is a non-invasive measure of vaginal pain.
  • Overall anxiety associated with vaginal penetration is significantly decreased in all subjects

For further information, you can read the full details of the VuVa clinical trials.

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Thinking of buying medical grade dilators?

You can’t go wrong with VuVa magnetic dilator sets. To summarize, they can regenerate your vaginal capacity, create gradual expansion and elasticity in the vaginal tissues, and lead to comfortable and even enjoyable sexual intercourse when you feel ready.


We think it’s important to mention that we make and ship our dilators from Sarasota, FL, as we believe in manufacturing locally and assisting the local job market and economy. It also means that we have total control over the product line and manufacturing processes, so that quality always stays the same. Your health and safety is always our number one priority, and that’s just one more reason why ours are the most popular magnetic dilators.














VuVa Helpful Links:

How do Neodymium Vaginal Dilators work? 

7 Reasons for a Tight Vagina and How to Loosen 

How to use Vaginal Dilators

How to Relax Vaginal Muscles, Vaginismus & Sex 

Vaginal Stretching - Keeping in Shape with Dilators 

Do Dilators Really Work? Yes, and They can Improve Your Sex Life!

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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