Start Small: Begin with our smallest dilator, especially if you're new to using one. This allows your body to gradually adjust and become more comfortable.
Relaxation is Key: Ensure you are in a comfortable and relaxed state before starting. Deep breathing exercises can help calm anxiety or tension. Try a short progressive muscle relaxation meditation before you start.
Use Lubrication: Apply a generous amount of water-based lubricant to the elevated dilator and around the vaginal opening. This makes the insertion smoother and more comfortable. Find the right lube for you and your dilator here!
Go Slow: Take your time and go at your own pace. Gently insert the Elevated dilator, pausing if you feel any discomfort. Slow, controlled movements can help your muscles relax. Here is a detailed explanation of insertion of the dilator.
Find a Comfortable Position: Experiment with different positions to find what works best for you. Some may prefer lying down, while others may find a sitting position more comfortable.
Gradual Sizing: As you become more comfortable, gradually progress to larger elevated dilator sizes. This allows your body to adapt without causing unnecessary stress.
Regular Practice: Consistency is key. Regular use of the Elevated dilators can help desensitize the area and improve flexibility over time. Follow a routine that suits your comfort level. It can be helpful to use a calendar and mark off your progress each day.
Communication with Healthcare Provider: If you're using Elevated dilators as part of a medical treatment plan, keep your healthcare provider informed about your progress and any challenges you may be facing. Elevated offers dilator COACHING if you'd like a consult with a Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist
Celebrate Progress: Celebrate your achievements, no matter how small. Positive reinforcement can help build confidence and make the process more enjoyable.
It is all about the positivity baby! You got this!
Remember, it's essential to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any dilator therapy, especially if it's part of a treatment plan for a specific condition. They can provide personalized guidance based on your unique situation.