Vaginal Dilator Therapy creates or restores vaginal capacity to improve comfort during sex. This is achieved by increasing the elasticity of the vaginal tissues to expand it both depth and width using a female dilator. Women with vaginismus encounter tightening of the vaginal muscles upon penetration. This condition causes pain but also intimacy issues. Vaginal therapy is a non-surgical solution to create more elastic vaginal tissues and reduce and ultimately prevent onset of spasms. Vaginal dilators come in sets with multiple graduated sizes to help patient increase capacity as progress is made. In addition to using a dilator, it may be recommended to incorporate Kegal exercises as maintenance exercises.
Uterine Dilators are another tool used to dilate but is used by an OB/GYN in a medical setting. Uterine dilators are in sets with graduated diameters. The dilators are slightly curved with a rounded tip. This instrument is used for progressive uterine dilation for procedures when a woman has undergone a miscarriage.