| Tara Langdale

What can I use if I don't have a dilator?

Many women suffer from pelvic pain caused by pelvic pain conditions such as vaginismus, vulvodynia, or pelvic floor dysfunction. These conditions can make vaginal penetration painful and even impossible. Fortunately, there are various treatments that can help ease the pain, and one of the most popular ones is using vaginal dilators. Dilators are designed to stretch and relax the vaginal muscles gradually, which can help alleviate pain during sexual intercourse or gynecological exams. However, some women may wonder what they can use if they don't have a dilator or can't afford one. In this blog post, we will discuss why you really need to use vaginal dilators

Using Your Fingers:

One of the most common alternatives to dilators is using your fingers. While it may seem like a convenient and inexpensive solution, using your fingers to stretch your vagina can actually do more harm than good. Our fingers are not designed for this purpose, and we may accidentally cause further damage, irritation, or infection by inserting them into the vagina. Fingers may also not be long or wide enough to provide adequate stretching, so the progress may be slower than with dilators. Moreover, using fingers can feel uncomfortable or triggering for some women, especially if they have a history of sexual trauma or pain. So, while fingers may seem like an accessible choice, they are not a recommended one.


Using Household Items:

Another alternative to dilators that some women may try is using household items such as candles, tampons, or hairbrushes. However, this is highly risky and can cause severe injury or infection. These items can be hard to clean and can contain bacteria, fungi, or toxins that can harm the vaginal tissue or cause an allergic reaction. Furthermore, these items are not designed to be safe or comfortable for vaginal use, so they can be too rough, sharp, or small, leading to tears, abrasions, or bleeding. Using household items to stretch your vagina can have serious consequences.

Why Dilators are a Better Option:

While it's understandable that some women may struggle to afford dilators, it's important to note that dilators are the safest and most effective option for vaginal stretching. Dilators are designed specifically for this purpose, and they come in various sizes, shapes, and materials to accommodate different preferences and needs. Dilators are also made of medical-grade silicone or plastic, which is easy to clean, smooth, and non-toxic, so they don't cause harm or irritation to the vaginal tissue. Moreover, dilators come with instructions and support from a healthcare provider, so you can use them correctly and monitor your progress. Finally, dilators can also improve your sexual confidence, intimacy, and pleasure, as they can help you relax and prepare for sexual activity with less pain or fear.

Dilators are the best and most recommended option for vaginal stretching and pain relief. While some alternatives may seem tempting or accessible, they can be dangerous and harmful. VuVa Dilator Company provides affordable options, and it is essential to purchase from a reputable company that has been around since 2014. Using dilators can improve your quality of life and sexual health, and it's worth investing in them.



Magnetic Vaginal Dilators vs Nonmagnetic Dilators – Why are the magnets important? 


Vaginal Dilators have been utilized in the plan of care for patients that suffer from pelvic pain conditions for decades. Unfortunately, this safe treatment with usually no side effects isn’t the first option presented to women who suffer from painful sex. Usually harmful medications and surgery are presented often in the beginning of seeking treatment. Not only do medications mask the pain, they usually have unsafe side effects.

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapists know the importance of using dilators for their pelvic floor patients. Pelvic Floor PT's use dilator therapy along with manual therapy to help relax your pelvic floor muscles. Vaginal Dilators are known to be a relatively safe treatment with really side effects. 

VuVa Dilators are the only dilators containing a patented Neodymium Magnet sleeve. Regular vaginal dilators without magnets are still going to be beneficial, but VuVa Magnetic Dilators are proven to work faster in reducing your pelvic pain. 

So what's the big difference? What are Neodymium magnets? 

While most dilators are just pieces of plastic, VuVa Dilators contain over 60 magnets in a full set of five dilators. Neodymium magnets are a member of the Rare Earth magnet family and are the most powerful permanent magnets in the world. They are also referred to as NdFeB magnets, or NIB, because they are composed mainly of Neodymium (Nd), Iron (Fe) and Boron (B).

There is a sleeve with many Neodymium magnets that are hand positioned in the correct direction with the north side of the magnet facing outward. 

Magnetic Therapy is based on the premise that all living organisms exist in a magnetic field, including the human body. The human body generates its own magnetic field. Therefore, the body can heal itself when electromagnetic energy is in balance. You may feel a warm sensation when you use our magnetic dilators, that is the blood flow to pelvic region. 

This safe and positive manipulation of muscle tissue helps trigger increased delivery of oxygen and nutrients into the bloodstream. This in turn not only speeds up blood circulation, but also means that muscles are now getting adequate oxygen and nutrients as well, eliminating pain. 



What happens when you use a VuVa Magnetic Vaginal Dilator?

Soft tissue lengthens, relaxing muscles and ligaments. As the tissue relaxes, the Neodymium magnets increase blood flow to the painful area calming nerves. VuVa™ Magnetic Vaginal Dilators are the only patented dilators available with Neodymium magnets.

The “North Pole” of a Neodymium magnet is often referred to by medical researchers as the “healing side” of the magnet. The VuVa™ Vaginal Dilator set contains over sixty strategically positioned Neodymium magnets that allow this field of soothing energy to flow into the body.

Iron is a component of our blood content and every ion – or atom – contained in our cells carries oxygen and produces an electrical impulse. These two elements make up our bodies own electrical magnetic field.

This means when the negative north side of a magnet is placed next to a painful area, it draws fresh oxygenated blood to the nerves and surrounding muscles. This, in contrast, is a positive energy field. The positive energy field creates two results: as magnets are alkaline, it counteracts any acidity in the body caused by disease and fresh blood helps to remove any acidity from the body which, in turn, accelerates healing while reducing pain.

Clinical Trials

VuVa Vaginal Dilators are the only dilators on the market with a clinical trial conducted by Dr. Micheal Swor M.D, a Pelvic Pain Specialist Gynecologist. Read more about VuVa clinical trials here.


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