Dilators for Woman by Pink Lifestyle

Vaginal dilators (also known as vaginal trainers) are tools to help restore or expand the pelvic floor muscles and vaginal tissues. They can help women to begin or resume vaginal penetration, whether for sexual activity, use of menstrual cups or tolerance of a gynecological exam.

Dilators typically come in a set of progressively larger sizes so the stretching and desensitization can occur gently and gradually. They are typically made out of silicone rubber or plastic.

There are many, many different types and brands of dilators out there and it can be hard to know which would be best for you, especially if you don’t live close to a pelvic floor physical therapist who can guide you in the right direction.

Dilators are great for women who:

  1. Are planning on using their dilators to do additional stretching
  2. Cannot tolerate insertion of a tampon or finger or partner’s penis vaginally since the smallest size will already be too large (amongst others)

Another tool that can dilate the vagina is:



Why do I need to use it?

When the vagina is healthy, it is stretchy and lubricated so objects can be inserted for family planning and intimate encounters with a partner.

A dilator can be used to keep the vagina open.  The vagina can narrow because of (not limiting to):

age, low estrogen, diseases such as lichen planus or therapies, such as pelvic radiation

Some conditions that may benefit from vaginal dilation:


Dyspareunia ( painful sex)

Vaginal narrowing

Post-surgical scar tissues

Postnatal recovery following episiotomy or tearing

Gender reassignment surgery

We must keep the vagina open to:

Have intercourse

Have vaginal exams

Insert medicine (amongst others)

It can be hard or impossible to insert anything if the vagina starts to narrow. If this happens or is expected, a dilator can be used to help keep the vagina open.

Dilators can also be used to relax the pelvic floor muscles. It is often used in women who have vulvar or vaginal pain where the pelvic floor muscles have tightened. This is sometimes called vaginismus, pelvic floor spasm or levator ani spasm.


A specially trained physical therapist may help suggest exercises and stretches that use the vaginal dilator.

CALEXOTICS – INSPIRE SILICONE DILATOR SET OF 5 can restore and revive vaginal strength and comfort. This 5-piece 100% silicone dilator kit for gradual dilation is ergonomically curved for ease of use. Its so easy to use finger loop or may be used with massager (not included)

Dilator sizes:

  1. 7.5 cm long x 1.25 cm diameter
  2. 9 cm long x 2 cm diameter
  3. 10.75cmlong x 2cm diameter
  4. 12.75cm long x 2.5cm diameter
  5. 14cm long x 3.25cm diameter

For more in-depth discussion, consult Dr Martha Tara Lee, D.H.S Relationship Counsellor and Clinical Sexologist, Pinklifestyle’s Resident Sexologist today.

Available at www.pinklifestyle.com