Using vaginal dilators

Vaginal Dilators and Vaginismus

The correct use of vaginal dilators can be of considerable help to women struggling with vaginismus. Vaginal dilators help with the physical aspect of vaginal spasm. Advancing to the larger dilators can make intercourse more comfortable. Dilation difficulties are common among women struggling with vaginismus because they may be using the vaginal dilators incorrectly or there may be so much fear and anxiety to penetration that dilation is impossible. These are the women who order dilators but are unable to open the box. This psychologic handicap is also common and is addressed during the counseling session when women are treated with the Pacik Botox program for vaginismus.

In an article titled “Dilators for vaginismus: Correct Use” which I wrote for our sister website, PlasticSurgeryPA, step by step instructions on the correct use of vaginal dilators can be found.

Additional information to better understand the use of vaginal dilators can be found on the website.

Pacik Glass Vaginal Dilators

vaginismus treatment with Botox and vaginal dilators

The Pacik Glass Vaginal Dilators are available in similar sizes in circumference to the Pure Romance line of dilators but half the length (approximately 3.5 inches or 88.9 mm). These dilators are custom made for Dr. Pacik’s patients with medical-grade tempered Borosilicate (Pyrex) glass to make dilation more comfortable as part of continued vaginismus treatment.

Since Dr. Pacik retired on September 1st, 2015, we are not selling the Pacik Glass dilators through our office anymore but we do have a web page with the manufacturer Crystal Delight where you can still order them. You can order the dilators as a set or individually with or without a pouch.

The Ins & Outs of Dilating

During my counseling session with our vaginismus patients, we spend a considerable amount of time discussing vaginal dilators and their use for the treatment of vaginismus. A lot of information is covered and I wanted our patients to have something to refer to when they got back home and started working on their own dilation. I, therefore, put together a DVD titled “Vaginismus: Ins & Outs of Dilating”. This DVD explains the many different aspects of using dilators and transitioning to intercourse. 

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our vaginismus treatment using Botox and progressive dilation under anesthesia or vaginal dilators, please contact us via our contact us form. More information on vaginismus and the vaginismus treatment using Botox and progressive dilation under anesthesia can be found on our sister website, PlasticSurgeryPA.

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About Dr. Pacik

Peter Pacik, MD, FACS is a recognized pioneer in treating patients with Botox for vaginismus and the author of When Sex Seems Impossible: Stories of Vaginismus and How You Can Achieve Intimacy. He has been in practice for over thirty years and belongs to a small group of prestigious surgeons who are double board certified by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. In 2010, Dr. Pacik received FDA approval to continue his study to treat vaginismus using intravaginal injections of Botox together with progressive dilation under anesthesia.
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