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Do You Know About Dilators?

Used for a wide variety of different reasons, vaginal dilators often come doctor recommended and requested by many of our customers.
Emily Zawadzki
September 4, 2019

Known as a popular health and wellness tool within the industry, vaginal dilators are a unique device for vagina havers. Used for a wide variety of different reasons, vaginal dilators often come doctor recommended and requested by many of our customers.

What is a Dilator?

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A dilator is a smooth and tapered toy designed to comfortably penetrate the vagina and gradually stretch the vaginal tissue over time. Many dilators come in a graduated set of differing lengths and widths, offering the user a chance to start small and work up to a bigger size and ultimately accommodate more penetration.

The main goal of using a dilator is to increase comfort with vaginal penetration by reducing the pain as well as increasing and maintaining the elasticity of the vaginal opening.

Some dilators/sets offer a vibrating option which can help to relax the vaginal muscles as well as provide more pleasure to a somewhat seemingly clinical experience.

Shop all of Stag Shop’s dilators here!

Do I need a Dilator?

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As mentioned before, doctors will recommend a dilator set to their patients for a multitude of medical (mental and/or physical) conditions that are causing Vaginismus; an involuntary tightness of the vagina during attempted penetration. This results in the person experiencing pain in the vagina, with it often being too painful to insert something like a tampon, let alone accommodate penetration with a penis or sex toy.

Some common medical reasons are:

  • Cancer patients
  • Those who underwent any sort of vaginal reconstructive surgery (trans folks included)
  • Trauma recovery
  • Those with Vaginal Atrophy (thinning of the vaginal walls)
  • Those with Vaginal Agenesis (born without a developed vagina)
  • Mental Health matters like anxiety, etc.

**Please Note** - This blog post is intended for educational purposes only and is not meant to replace professional/medical treatment, advice, or diagnosis. Always seek out a health professional if you have any questions or concerns.

 

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