How to use Vaginal Dilators

Dilation Directions & Sizes - How to use VuVa™ Vaginal Dilators

Please consult with a medical professional before beginning any type of vaginal trainer treatment or vaginal health therapy.
Vuva vaginal dilators

For the best sexual health results use VuVa™ vaginal dilators 1-2 times a day.

There are several reasons for a tight vagina, you may already be familiar with the reasons you experience pain and tightness such as a hysterectomy or radiation treatment or a condition known of as Vulvodynia. Being able to identify why you have pain down there - especially pain that is interfering with your sexual health, might be helpful in your therapy.

Directions Before Use: Wash dilators with a mild, fragrance-free soap and warm water. Let the dilators air dry.


Start by testing the smaller size VuVa™ Vaginal Dilators to see which vagina dilator size you are comfortable inserting. You may find that when you are first starting to use dilators, you can only tolerate the tip and that is normal. Increase dilator size only after you can insert current size dilator with ease.

To get started with here's where to buy a dilator kit.

  1. Lubricate the VuVa™ Vaginal Dilator and vagina opening generously with a lubricant your choice. IMPORTANT: Do not use petroleum jelly (e.g. Vaseline) -more about that in FAQ.

  1. In a private place, preferably a bed, lie on your back or in the fetal position. Bend both knees and spread your legs apart. Taking calm breaths, relax your body. Using gentle pressure, insert the smaller round end of the dilator into your vagina. Make sure that the dilator shaft is inserted as deeply as is comfortable for you. Do not insert entire dilator: leave larger, round flat end outside of vaginal opening.


IMPORTANT - WOMEN: Do not walk around with dilator inserted. Do not use dilators during sexual intercourse.

  1. Remain lying on your back while the VuVa™ Vaginal Dilator is in place. Leave it in for 20-30 minutes (the longer the better) before taking it out. You may have to hold dilator in place, as your vaginal muscles may try to push it out.

  1. When you can insert smaller dilator with ease, you may progress up to the next size within the same session. Your muscles should be relaxed. Moving to the next size  dilator should then be easier. Note: progressing up in size may take days or weeks to complete comfortably.

  1. Wash the vaginal dilators after use with mild, fragrance-free soap and warm water. Let them air dry.

  2. Important Tips: If you cannot use your dilators for 20 minutes the first time, do not get discouraged. When you are using dilators for a pelvic pain condition, everyone will progress at a different rate depending on the severity of your condition. If you can only do one minute a day for the first week or two, that is fine. During therapy, you should not go over a 3-4 pain level out of 10 when you are dilating. If you are having trouble progressing up to the next size, ask your pelvic floor physical therapist to check your muscles to pinpoint what could be causing the issue. Pelvic floor physical therapists can be very helpful with your dilator set. You can also rotate your dilator slightly to help loosen muscles a bit more. *You may also benefit from sex therapy.

Depending on your history,

vagina dilation for women patients - graduated vaginal dilators

Verified Reviewer Testimonies:

"Miracle worker!"

This has been a miracle. I have suffered with painful sex for at least the last 10 years. My gynecologist has prescribed everything available for sexual health. I do use the vaginal tablets twice a week. They help with other symptoms but do nothing for the pain. I received these dilators about 2 1/2 weeks ago... The 4th one was only marginally bigger than the vibrator I had been using as a stretcher, so I only used it a couple times and moved to the second largest dilator in the set. And, I persevered. I learned to ease it in over a couple of minutes after lubing it up well. I leave it in for 10-20 minutes depending on how much time I have, once a day. Last night, my husband and I had pain free sex for the first time in years!!! Absolutely no discomfort during or after intercourse. 

-Karen S.

(ps. Karen, you can purchase single dilators here) :)

"Works as advertised!"

After stretching and dilation with the smaller products, I was able to use Norm (the vaginal dilator naming convention) to his full potential, I felt like there was hope I might actually be able to make a comeback. But then there was Max. Max was quickly renamed "Bubba" after the first go-round. I was reminded of high school math. Circumference = diameter x pi. Meaning that a 20% increase in diameter might not look like much, but it represents 20% increase in circumference. Circumference is really the critical metric here. Bubba was a real challenge. I took my time and did not expect to pass "Go" any time soon. Here is where determination and patience come in, like going to the gym. Just push a little more each day. Progress is measured in millimeters.

Finally I was able to give Bubba the pelvic slip and I knew I was in the "home stretch". What a feeling to know that I would eventually be able to take that "victory lap", with success in my grasp.

- Patty R.


"Solved my problem!"

I wasn't able to have sex due to an unknown pain. I could get nothing bigger than a finger inside my vagina without pain. My medical doctor had similar patients and recommended I get a set like this product with the use of a numbing cream she prescribed. The therapy allowed me to slowly go up the different sizes and now I can use the biggest size with no problem. My boyfriend and I were finally able to be romantic thanks to these applications. If you have a similar problem these could be your answer (of course after consulting a doctor). Add to your cart and you won't be disappointed!

-Cat I.


"It Works!"

I'm 56 and have gradually been experiencing discomfort during intercourse. My doctor suggested vaginal dilators (which I had never heard of). I've been using these for about 4 weeks (almost daily for about half an hour) and have had great results. I started with the second largest and have moved up to the largest - it does seem there should be a size in between. It definitely requires time and patience but I'm happy with the results. The Slippery Stuff lubricant that comes with the product works very well.

-E. Evans

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For health reasons, VuVatech Vaginal Dilators are not able to be restocked. We cannot accept returns on our vaginal dilators/vaginal trainers or rectal dilators due to the nature of our product. Please consult with a medical professional before beginning any type of vaginal trainer or rectal health therapy.


This is a generic magnetic product warning. No side effects or health issues have ever been reported by using VuVa Magnetic Dilators. Do not use  if any of the following conditions apply to you: If you have a pacemaker, defibrillator or any other electrical device. If you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant. Do not use on open or bleeding wounds. For a Non-Magnetic set Click Here 


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