Vaginal dilators really do work to increase vaginal caliber–the size of the opening. If you’re having your first sexual encounters, have an exam by your healthcare provider to rule out other causes: there may be an issue with the hymen, for example, that would have a different solution.
But for women who’ve been sexually active, dilators can make a world of difference. I had an e-mail a couple of weeks ago from a woman who hadn’t been able to have intercourse for two years. After using vaginal dilators for a month, she was able to have pain-free sex!
Dilators come in graduated sizes; the smallest is only a half-inch in diameter. They are used with a lubricant daily. When you’re comfortable with one size, you progress to the next-larger dilator until you’ve achieved the caliber–the opening size–that works for you and your partner.