| Caroline Knight

Treating Vaginismus with Vaginal Dilators


   Vaginismus is a painful and uncomfortable condition in which the muscles of the vagina can tighten and spasm at the attempt of penetration of any kind. The reasons for this can be physical or psychological – or both. Vaginismus leads to painful and/or difficult intercourse, often for both partners.


   Here’s the good news: treating vaginismus with vaginal dilators is a real solution that provides relief from the pain and fear associated with the condition. The severity of vaginismus varies from woman to woman, but the symptoms are usually similar. Contraction or constriction of the birth canal can seem out of a woman’s control, but with understanding and training, this can be overcome.


In this article we’ll give you some insights into how this can be done with the use of vaginal dilators:

Why is treating vaginismus with vaginal dilators necessary?

 Since women suffering from vaginismus symptoms often say that they feel burning or stinging pain when attempting sexual intercourse, they may struggle to insert anything into their vaginas.


Although this doesn’t always halt sexual intercourse entirely, it leaves a lot to be desired in terms of enjoyment and therefore genuine feelings of intimacy with a partner. The goal when treating vaginismus with vaginal dilators is to help you to relax so that sexual pleasure is heightened during penetration.  


When using vaginal dilators for vaginismus, women often return to a feeling of normality within a few weeks or months, as they become accustomed to the sensation of the dilator. From there, they can feel more comfortable with the idea of sexual penetration with a partner.

How do you know if you have vaginismus?

    The first sign of vaginismus is painful sex (dyspareunia). Although dyspareunia has other causes, when you feel contractions in combination with fear, this is a strong sign that your condition is vaginismus. Common symptoms of vagnismus are:


  • A contracted vagina (also called hypertonic pelvic floor)
  • Burning, stinging or tearing sensations at intercourse
  • Feeling nervous or panicky about sexual intercourse
  • Difficulty inserting tampons
  • Difficulty having gynecological examinations


Vaginismus can originate from psychological concerns, so it might also be a good idea to try and treat your vaginismus psychologically. However, treating vaginismus with vaginal dilators can still help, regardless of the cause.


How do magnetic vaginal dilators help to treat vaginismus?

Magnetic vaginal dilators are particularly good for treating vaginismus because they have the following effects:

  • They lengthen the soft tissues of the vagina
  • They help the vaginal muscles and ligaments to relax
  • Neodymium magnets increase the blood flow to the painful areas
  • Neodymium magnets are also able to calm nerves


Magnetic therapy is used to help many of life’s illnesses. That is because we all have a magnetic field – our own bodies generate this. Magnets can help to balance this electromagnetic field when an imbalance is present – in fact magnets are commonly used for pain relief around the world.


That is why we developed and patented VuVa™ Vaginal Dilators – they are the only ones that contain Neodymium magnets. Our dilator sets contain more than sixty strategically placed Neodymium magnets for optimum positive effects on the energy flow of your body. If you want to learn more about the difference between magnetic vaginal dilators and non-magnetic dilators, read more here.


Lastly, we have some advice on using these helpful tools, if you’re thinking of treating your vaginismus with vaginal dilators. Using vaginal dilators isn’t as difficult as you might imagine, but rest assured Vuvatech is here to help - with a site full of information, products and advice on overcoming the testing conditions women experience in life. Good luck!

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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 


VuVa Dilator Company Helpful Links:

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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!

Shop for VuVa Vaginal Dilators


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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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