How do I use Soul Source dilators?
Gently insert the dilator Gradually insert the dilator to a tolerable depth within your vagina. Push the dilator at an angle towards your lower back. To ease its way you can gently rotate the dilator, massage it in a circular motion, or move it forwards and backwards. You should feel pressure, but not pain.
Are silicone or plastic dilators better?
It’s often better to use firm dilators made of hard plastic, not softer dilators made of silicone. This is because firm plastic dilators move and stretch the muscles around your vagina (your pelvic floor muscles) better than silicone dilators.
How long should you keep a dilator in?
You may choose to leave the dilator in place for 10 minutes and practice relaxation techniques. Consider placing a small rolled towel against the inserted dilator so you can more fully relax. Or you might want to move the dilator around to mimic a sexual experience.
How long does it take to progress with dilators?
When you are able to comfortably insert the dilator fully for 10-15 minutes and move it in and out 25 times, you are ready to progress to the next larger size. The time needed to advance is different for every person, so be patient with yourself.
Can you use coconut oil on silicone dilators?
Use Plenty of Personal Lubricant Daily Water based lubricants are best when working with medical grade silicone dilators. Some people prefer to use organic or natural oils such as coconut or avocado oil because they prefer the consistency.
How do you clean a silicone dilator?
Your dilator is made of silicone. There are many cleaners that cannot be used with silicone. Use warm water and a gentle, fragrance-free cleaner, such as dish washing liquid or hand washing soap. Rinse and gently pat it dry with a paper towel.
Are silicone vaginal dilators safe?
Silicone dilators can be chilled in the fridge, used at room temperature or warmed in hot water – whatever is most comfortable for you. Safe to use. No nasty plastics, phthalates or BPA makes them safe to use on your body.
Can I sleep with a dilator in?
The main benefit of keeping a dilator in while you sleep is that you are passively stretching the vaginal muscles. If you don’t have time to dilate during the day, sleeping with your dilator in may be useful. Silicone dilators may be a more comfortable option to use during sleep.
How big are vaginal dilators?
A vaginal dilator is a plastic or silicone form. It comes in many sizes. It is often about 4 inches long and varies in width.
Which lubricant is best for vaginismus?
Natural oil-based lubricants, such as coconut oil, olive oil, vitamin E oil are often popular because they are affordable and easy to find, and feel good to dry or irritated tissues.
Can you leave a dilator in all day?
It is probably fair to say that using a dilator overnight will work for some, but not for others. However, many vaginismus sufferers do report positive results from keeping a dilator in at night.
What are Soul source dilators made of?
All Soul Source dilators are designed and made in the USA, with materials manufactured in the USA. – Post-surgical vaginal swelling Soul Source vaginal dilators are made of latex-free medical-grade silicone which makes them smooth and resilient. Our dilators are non-sticky, able to retain body heat and easy to care for.
What is the best brand of dilator?
Soul Source designed the first silicone vaginal dilators, and for more than 20 years are still the only dilators made in the USA. They are the most trusted brand of dilators available, and are used in official Academy of Pelvic Health Training Courses.
Where are your Vaginal dilators made?
Our products are manufactured in the US, using materials manufactured and purchased in the US. Learn about vaginal physical therapy! Here you will find our vaginal dilators instructions, medical abstracts and recommended websites.