Help relieve the symptoms of vaginismus: pain with sex, insertion of tampons, pelvic exams, or any other kind of wanted penetration. Pain with sex or any vaginal penetration can be difficult, but there are options. Vaginal dilators can be a great option when it comes to your journey to wellness. Practices in relaxation and expansion of the vaginal and pelvic muscles may help ease the symptoms. The vaginal dilator is meant to help with this process, as it is designed to help you gradually stretch these muscles.
Vaginal dilators can be beneficial in retraining your pelvic muscles. A vaginal dilator can:
Train the body:
- Stretch and relax the pelvic floor tissues and muscles
- Promote personal confidence in anticipation of sexual activity
Everything you need to know about vaginal dilators
What dilator is best for your pelvic area?
First things first: Milli is one of the only dilators on the market that has FDA clearance. This means that Milli has undergone testing for safety and effectiveness for use in vaginismus. This includes testing to ensure it functions appropriately and is made from safe materials. Many of the other brands are not cleared by FDA for controlled dilation of the vagina. Some companies market their “trainers” as “dilators,” so you might want to reach out to them directly to confirm whether the product has FDA clearance.
Let’s do a rundown of the available trainers on the market vs the Milli Vaginal Dilator.
Before Milli, there was really only one type of vaginal dilator: the static dilator/trainer.
The static dilator/trainer can come in all shapes and sizes– some are straight, some are curved, some are rigid, and others are flexible. They can be made from a variety of materials, like hard plastic, silicone, medical-grade latex, and glass. They typically come in sets of progressively larger sizes so a patient can advance to the next size as their insertion comfort improves and confidence levels increase.
Milli, The Dynamic Dilator
Meet Milli, the only dynamic dilator on the market. Milli gradually expands millimeter-by-millimeter. It is user-controlled, meaning you are in charge of the expansion. Milli was designed for the contemporary woman– empowering her in her wellness.
Milli vs. The Others:
Milli was born out of a collaboration between Stanford Biodesign engineers and the world’s top OBGYN’s and pelvic pain physical therapists. Milli was designed to empower women in their journey to reconnect with their pelvic health.
Milli has an all-in-one design, meant to be inserted small and gradually expand at your comfort. You are entirely in control of the speed and level of dilation: a push of a (+) or (-) button will change the sizing, millimeter by millimeter. This means no more multiple millimeter jumps in size when switching between static dilator sizes. Milli is a unique dilator that places you in complete control, providing expansion at your pace, at your size, at your fingertips.
What we love about Milli:
- A single insertion dilator
- Expands millimeter-by-millimeter inside the vagina
- Milli offers a soft silicone exterior, a material not manufactured with BPA.
- The silicone is easy to clean and is compatible with water-based lubricants. We encourage the use of personal lubricant if it makes your experience more pleasurable.
- Optional vibration settings (both high and low) can help to desensitize the area, allowing for easier insertion and greater comfort.
- Entry size of 15mm
- The largest size is 40mm. Per the British Journal of Urology International, the average penis diameter is 37mm.
How much should a dilator cost?
Your dilator is an investment in your wellness. Ask yourself what’s important to you when you are having chronically painful sex. How do you value your sexual health? Many of our customers were having pain for several years until they found Milli. In order to have access to the range of sizes Milli provides in static dilators, you would need to spend at least $200 on several dilators. All of these static dilators come with gaps between the sizes.
The Milli Vaginal Dilator is a tool intended for controlled dilation of the vagina. It can be used for dilation for an examination, in preparation for a surgical procedure, or to help relieve the symptoms of vaginismus and related dyspareunia.