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Use and Care of your Dilators

General Dilator Use

We recommend lubricating the dilator before inserting it into the vagina. For silicone dilators, you can use any water-based or oil-based lubricant designed for sexual activities. Never use a silicone based lubricant with silicone dilators as it will cause the surface to deteriorate. For GRS and rigid plastic dilators, you can use any lubricant, water-based, oil-based or silicone based, that is designed for sexual activity. All of the lubricants sold on our website under Sexual Health Products can be used with any of our dilators; silicone, GRS or rigid plastic. The proper way to apply the lubricant is to place some in your vagina and some on the dilator. This aids in comfortable dilator insertion. For more complete instructions on how to use dilators for vaginal dilation therapy, click hereFor detailed instructions on the use of GRS and Rigid Plastic dilators, please consult with your physician or health care provider.

Cleaning your Silicone Dilators

Clean the dilators after each use. Wash with warm water and mild soap. Pat dry and allow dilator to completely air dry. Store your clean dilator in cotton cloth or the open air. (Note: Soul Source silicone dilators can be sterilized in boiling water.) If you have a problem with yeast infections, cleaning your dilator can include sterilizing it in one quart of boiling water with two tablespoons of added vinegar. Be sure to thoroughly air dry the dilator. Using a hair dryer can be useful in assuring complete drying.

Cleaning your GRS/Rigid Plastic Vaginal Dilators

Dilators should be hand-washed with mild soap in hot water. DO NOT place dilators in boiling water as this will weaken the material and distort its shape. Alcohol or alcohol-based cleaning agent can be used if they are thoroughly rinsed afterward.  NEVER soak the dilator in any solution containing alcohol. Following washing, dilators should be fully air-dried and stored in the provided storage pouch, or any clean, breathable material such as cotton cloth.