When starting to use the dilators, it is important to be in a relaxed state of mind. Taking a bath, listening to relaxing music or heating the room can help create this state of relaxation. Choose a quiet place where you will not be disturbed. For extra comfort, preheat the dilator with warm water. If desired, liberally apply water-based lubricant to the dilator and to the vaginal opening to facilitate insertion as well as to avoid any irritation.
All postures are correct for using dilators. You can be lying on your back, sitting with your legs folded, or standing with your knees slightly bent; it is all a matter of personal comfort.
After inserting the dilator, wait until your vagina is accustomed to its presence before any movement. Breathe deeply and relax. Gradually, as insertion becomes easier, you can massage the opening of your vagina with light circular movements, and then increase the back-and-forth and side-to-side motions. To ensure the best results and to avoid any discomfort, it is important to progress at your own pace and to begin each session in a state of full relaxation. When you are done, remove the dilator gently. If any pain occurs, stop, breathe calmly, and cough slightly.
When you feel ready to move to a larger size, it is important to start the session with the previous dilator that you were comfortable with. That way, your vagina will already be relaxed when inserting the larger diameter.