Vaginal Dilators: Directions & Sizes - How to Use Dilation Products - Vuvatech
For the best sexual health results use VuVa™ vaginal dilators 1-2 times a day.
Directions Before Use: Wash dilators with a mild, fragrance-free soap and warm water. Let the dilators air dry. Vanicream Bar soap is a good option to clean dilators with.
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. When you insert the dilator, do not go over a 3-4 pain level. Using vaginal dilators will be uncomfortable at first, but you will feel the pain subside as the muscles relax around the vaginal canal.
To get started:
Lubricate the VuVa™ Vaginal Dilator and vagina canal opening generously with a lubricant your choice. IMPORTANT: Do not use petroleum jelly (e.g. Vaseline)
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 canal. 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.
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.
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 before engaging in sexual activity again.
Wash the vaginal dilators after use with mild, fragrance-free soap and warm water. Let them air dry.
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 vaginal dilator 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 pelvic pain issue. Pelvic floor physical therapists can be very helpful with your vaginal dilator set. You can also rotate your dilator slightly to help loosen pelvic muscles a bit more. *You may also benefit from sex therapy.
If you suffer from any of the following pelvic pain conditions, vaginal dilators may be helpful for you:
Vaginismus is involuntary contraction of muscles around the opening of the vagina in women with no abnormalities in the genital organs.
Burning on the outside, entrance and vaginal canal walls. Sometimes referred to as stabbing, knife like or burning pain. Vulvodynia is chronic vulvar pain without an identifiable cause. The location, constancy and severity of the pain vary among sufferers.
Vaginal Atrophy is thinning, drying and inflammation of the vaginal walls that may occur when your body has less estrogen causing pelvic pain and painful intercourse during sexual activity.
Vaginal stenosis is the narrowing and/or loss of flexibility of the vagina.
Dyspareunia is defined as persistent or recurrent genital pain that causes pelvic pain and painful intercourse.
Post Chemo or Radiation Cancer Care
Many vaginal dilator therapy guides advocate routine vaginal dilation during and after pelvic radiotherapy to prevent stenosis. This should be shared with you as part as your post cancer care treatment plan.
After menopause, your vagina becomes drier, less elastic (stretchy), narrower, and shorter. This is referred to as Vaginal Atrophy. Pelvic Floor Physical Therapists can help with dilator and pelvic wand therapy.
Pudendal neuralgia is a condition that causes pain, discomfort, or numbness in your pelvis or genitals.
Vaginal agenesis is a disorder that can occur when the vagina doesn't develop, and the womb (uterus) may only develop partially or not at all.
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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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