Vaginal Dilators are recommended worldwide to help reduce the pain with penetration women can experience due to the following:
- Painful and tight Pelvic Floor muscles
- Dyspareunia (painful sex)
- Vaginismus or Vestibulodynia
- Scar tissue following surgery or vaginal delivery
- Sexual trauma
- Hormonal changes (perimenopause / menopause)
- Postnatal recovery following episiotomy or tearing
Inspire Silicone Dilators are made from soft premium silicone and are curved in shape to follow the contours of the vagina making them more comfortable to use than other dilator sets. The set contains 5 graduated sizes to allow a natural progression and each one has a loop to help control insertion and removal. Generally, the first step is to insert the smallest dilator to gently stretch the tissues whilst using techniques such as breathing exercises or guided relaxation to calm down your nervous system’s response. After practicing this for a while, if it becomes easy to do (i.e. you don’t experience any discomfort and you don’t feel anxious with insertion) then progression to the next size is indicated.
N.B. It is highly recommended that you use Inspire Silicone Dilators with guidance from a Health Professional and in conjunction with other treatments.
Inserting the Inspire Silicone Dilators is easier when using a high-quality water-based lubricant such as YES Water-based lubricant. N.B. DO NOT use a silicone lubricant with a silicone product.
If you would like to find out if an Inspire Silicone Dilator set will work for you and how you can use it optimally for your specific issues CLICK HERE to book an Online Consultation with an experienced Pelvic Health Physiotherapist.