This section provides links to helpful guides produced be medical professionals as well as tips based on personal experiences. Here is a list of the available vaginal dilators. The Happy V does not recommend one dilator over another.
Types of Vaginal Dilators
Here is a list of the available vaginal dilators. The Happy V does not recommend one dilator over another. This list is provided for information purposes only.
*Remember to always consult a medical professional and follow their advice before using these products.
Guides to Dilating
The information listed on this page focuses on dilating for the purpose of lengthening the vagina.
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Dilating to Lengthen the Vagina
Real life tips & tricks by someone with MRKH
The guides on this page provide a great resource when starting dilation. However, reading these with the advantage of hindsight they often come across simply as 'if you add 1 + 2 = 3'. My experience has been that there is a difference between knowing what you should do and actually doing it. So here are a couple of things which helped me along the way:
Don’t begin dilation therapy until YOU want too. There are many ways to enjoy healthy and pleasurable sexual experiences by yourself or with a partner without penis & vagina sex.
Be careful not to dilate into your urethra. Yes, this can happen! This can be painful and can cause problems. Be sure to get instructions from your medical professional to make sure you are dilating the correct area.
Use a lot of lubrication.
There are creams which your doctor can prescribe which might help with the stretching. Ask you doctor if these are right for you.
Pee before and afterwards. Peeing before helps because it reduces some of the pressure. Peeing after helped me reduce urinary tract infections.
Really try and be consistent but if you don't feel like dilating one day, don't do it and don't feel guilty about it. It won't do you or your vagina any good!
Breathing helps to relax the muscles in the pelvic floor. I found that if I was stressed the muscles in my pelvic floor would tense to the point where I could barely insert the dilator. Women's health physiotherapists can help with learning to release these muscles. You could also try activities like yoga which teach you to breathing and relax techniques.
For some this process might be smooth sailing but for others like me it was very difficult. You might want to consider the use of professional therapy or counselling while you are going through this process.