Which size dilator should I use?
The small dilator is intended to begin penetration. It offers soothing relief to burning, wounded or otherwise traumatized tissue. This small cone also allows you to become comfortable with the concept of inserting a foreign object into your own vaginal cavity. Once you are comfortably tolerating the small cone, it then becomes time to move up to the medium size cone.
Our medium cone has more length to the dilator and the change to the width, although still gradual, is significantly larger. The Medium cone after being comfortably tolerated during penetration will be the cone intended for patients to use while performing routine maneuver exercises. It is important to eventually begin applying gentle pressure on the sides of the vaginal walls with the cone. This exercise will continue stretching the vaginal walls for more comfort during future vaginal examinations.
Rotation along with gentle in and out motions are especially helpful if you are trying to prepare yourself to return to being sexually active. We recommend the large cone for that stage of recovery.
It is best to work with your doctor to make the decision as to when each stage, size or exercise is appropriate during your recovery.