Many of our vaginismus patients report having been told to keep the vaginal dilator inside them overnight so as to stretch the vagina for overcoming vaginismus.
This advice has no merit nor logic:
- Vaginismus cure is rarely about actual stretching of the vaginal walls but rather about them getting used to the sensation of expansion upon penetration and movement (penis, gynecologic exam, finger, etc.), and
- Nothing stays overnight in a non-vaginismus vagina except a tampon, so this is unnatural advice, and
- Vaginismus is about a vagina in a panic that needs to be addressed while awake and aware in order to be resolved!