Recent research has highlighted controversies in the conceptualisation, diagnosis and treatment of vaginismus. Vaginal trainers are currently the most widely used treatment. Themes were: 1 Lack of knowledge, 2 Invalidation of suffering by professionals, 3 Difficult journey, and 4 Making the journey easier.
There are many things you can put into your vagina. We recommend against most of them. Same with magnets.
Vaginal dilators have been around in one form or another for at least 50 years. The nurses told them to put surgical jelly on the dilator, and to put it in their vagina several times a week to prevent damage from scar tissue. The dilators we used looked like something from a sadistic porn film—ominous black, penis-shaped cylinders.
Kellogg Spadt is Director of Sexual Medicine. Dilator therapy can offer a nonsurgical approach to restoring vaginal capacity and elasticity and alleviating sexual discomfort. Vaginal dilators are used to restore vaginal capacity, to expand the vagina in width and depth, to provide elasticity to the tissues, and to allow for comfortable sexual activity. Vaginal dilators are smooth plastic, rubber, or glass cylinder-shaped objects that come in a variety of graduated sizes and weights.
Vaginal atrophy atrophic vaginitis is thinning, drying and inflammation of the vaginal walls due to your body having less estrogen. Vaginal atrophy occurs most often after menopause. For many women, vaginal atrophy not only makes intercourse painful, but also leads to distressing urinary symptoms.
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Some treatments are meant to treat the symptoms of atrophy. Others address the loss of estrogen, which will also act to relieve symptoms. Luckily, for women who are only having vaginal atrophy symptoms, there are several options that allow estrogen to be delivered only to the vagina.
This information will teach you about vaginal dilators, and how to use them for vaginal dilator therapy. Either you will be given a kit in clinic, or you may buy your own. The kit includes different size dilators ranging from small about the size of a finger to large.
So there I am, a newbie gynaecology cancer nurse, looking after women during and after radiotherapy treatment for their pelvic cancer. Over the last few months she has had hands, eyes and instruments in it as she is trying to cure or palliate her painful tender and occasionally bleeding cancer. Anyway I obediently complied with issuing instructions; my patients doing the same dutifully trying to be concordant with my commands. Then I started to listen to the silence during on treatment consults….