Sex doesn’t have to hurt.
Painful sex is quite common, but it’s not normal. One cause is a penetration disorder called vaginismus, or vaginal tightness. Studies suggest 5-17% of women experience vaginismus, making penetration of any kind painful or impossible.
A dilator can help.
Dilators help relieve the symptoms of vaginal tightness due to vaginismus, which can lead to pain during sexual intercourse, tampon insertion, and pelvic exams. They’re designed to expand, stretch, and relax your pelvic floor muscles and prepare your vagina for penetration.
Not all dilators are the same.
Traditional dilation requires using multiple fixed-size dilators. To adjust sizing, you must remove one dilator and insert a larger sized one, which can cause discomfort due to intimidating jumps in sizing. Milli, the only all-in-one expandable vaginal dilator, offers several differences as compared traditional dilators:
- Fully adjustable sizing to within 1 millimeter
- Doesn’t require reinsertion to adjust size
- All-in-one device
- Only over-the-counter expanding dilator
Do you have vaginismus?
Vaginismus is a condition where the vaginal muscles tighten, close up, or spasm. You may have vaginismus if you have had any of the following symptoms for at least six months and they cause significant distress:
- Tightening of the vaginal muscles making vaginal sex not possible
- A presence of pain (also called dyspareunia) or burning when trying to have vaginal sex
- Not wanting to have vaginal sex because of the pain or expected pain
- Avoiding vaginal sex because of the expected difficulty due to vaginal tightening and/or spasm
- Severe fear of vaginal sex or the pain associated with vaginal sex
If you have either of the following conditions, you should NOT purchase or use the Milli Vaginal Dilator:
- Active pelvic (lower abdomen) infections, or
- Open wounds in the tissue inside or surrounding the vagina.
Pregnant women should refer to their physician for guidance prior to purchasing or using the Milli Vaginal Dilator.