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10 Reasons to Use Vaginal Dilators for Painful Sex

Is sex painful for you? There could be many different reasons why youhave sexual pain. According to a 2015 study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, about 30% of women suffer from pain during vaginal intercourse caused by a pelvic pain condition.

A vaginal dilator (VD) is a smooth and cylindrical tool. When used in therapy, the VD is inserted into the woman’s vagina regularly, with variable regimens depending on the woman’s vaginal conditions., The diameter of the dilator may increase according to the woman’s condition and level of compliance with the therapy. Use of the dilator has been supported by medical associations, such as the American Cancer Society and the National Forum of Gynecological Oncology Nurses, for its benefits offered to women’s genitalia.

There are a few conditions that can cause painful sex:

  • Vulvodynia
  • Vulvar Vestibulitis
  • Vaginismus
  • Pelvic Radiation Therapy
  • Menopause
  • Vaginal Stenosis
  • Vaginal Atrophy
  • Pudendal Neuralgia
  • Vaginal Agenesis

Each one of these conditions have symptoms that can be unique, but all share one common symptom, painful intercourse.

Dyspareunia is a broad term that means painful intercourse. If you have Dyspareunia, it can be caused by one of these listed conditions above.

In a 2010 survey published on NCBI titled: Painful sex (dyspareunia) in women: prevalence and associated factors in a British population probability survey, the results were not surprising.

Painful sex was reported by 7.5% of sexually active women, of whom one‐quarter experienced symptoms very often or always, for greater than six months, and causing distress. Reporting painful sex was strongly associated with other sexual function problems, notably vaginal dryness, anxiety about sex and lacking enjoyment in sex. It was associated with sexual relationship factors [such as not sharing same level of interest in sex, as well as with adverse experiences such as non‐volitional sex ). Associations were also found with measures of psychological and physical health, including depressive symptoms.

So what can help me?

You want to stay away from medication, especially anti-depressants if the pain is manageable.  It has been noted in pelvic pain forums that women can visit anywhere from 5-11 doctors before they are diagnosed correctly.

Vaginal Dilator therapy is a safe therapy option that is one way or another, can help each one of the noted conditions above. If you have a muscular issue, dilators expand the muscles and bring blood flow to the area to promote relaxation and decrease nerve pain. When you have a pelvic pain condition, you may start to tense up when you know penetration will hurt, possibly causing secondary Vaginismus.

Secondary vaginismus occurs when a person who has previously been able to achieve penetration develops vaginismus. This may be due to physical causes such as a yeast infection or trauma during childbirth, while in some cases it may be due to psychological causes, or a pelvic pain condition.

10 ways VuVa Magnetic Dilators can help:

When used appropriately, potential benefits of VuVa Magnetic Vaginal Dilator therapy can include:

  • Improved physical comfort with sexual intercourse after pelvic floor surgery with scarring and narrowing and/or shortening of the vagina.
  • Allowing pain free sexual penetration by training pelvic floor muscle relaxation.
  • Reducing pelvic floor muscle tension or spasm with vaginismus
  • Overcoming  fear of vaginal penetration buy using dilators on a regular basis.
  • Prevention of adhesions/fibrosis from forming during and after pelvic radiotherapy
  • Allowing for easier  use of tampons.
  • Facilitating ease of gynecological examination.
  • Creating natural energy to the painful area for nerve pain reduction.
  • Helping with natural lubrication and vaginal dryness by creating blood flow to the area.
  • Relaxing muscles immediately before intercourse to allow easy penetration by your partner.

Where do I buy Vaginal Dilators?

VuVatech is America’s leader in vaginal dilator products. Founded by a woman with Vulvodynia, they take customer safety as their number one priority. When you order from VuVa, whether on their website, or Amazon, your order will come directly from our office in a sealed hygienic bag. Buying Vaginal Dilators? Read this to stay safe.

Dilator therapy helps improve pelvic health and female sexuality. They are used to help a wide variety of female health concerns. Speak to your doctor today about how dilator therapy can help you.

Do you need to order medical grade vaginal dilators so you can start your pelvic floor therapy process? Made in the USA. Visit www.vuvatech.com 

References: 

1. Bach F, Glanville JM, Balen AH. An observational study of women with Müllerian agenesis and their need for vaginal dilator therapy. Fertil Steril. 2011;96(2):483–486. [PubMed] []
2. Cullen K, Fergus K, Dasgupta T, Fitch M, Doyle C, Adams L. From “sex toy” to intrusive imposition: a qualitative examination of women’s experiences with vaginal dilator use following treatment for gynecological cancer. J Sex Med. 2012;9(4):1162–1173. [PubMed] []

Dilator therapy helps improve pelvic health and female sexuality. They are used to help a wide variety of female health concerns. Speak to your doctor today about how dilator therapy can help you.

Do you need to order vaginal dilators so you can start your pelvic floor therapy process? Made in the USA. Visit www.vuvatech.com 

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Tara Langdale Schmidt is the inventor of the VuVa Dilator Company. She has pelvic floor dysfunction herself and wanted to create a dilator set that is made in America that women can trust. VuVatech has been in business since 2014 and has helped over 50,000 women all over the globe. She patented the Neodymium Vaginal Dilator, that is clinically proven to help with blood flow and nerve pain.

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