Pacik Dilators Exhibited at the 49th AASECT Annual Meeting
The Pacik Dilators, used for vaginismus treatment, were exhibited at the 49th AASECT annual meeting. The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) meeting was held June 15-18 in Las Vegas, NV and promotes sexual health by the development and advancement of the fields of sexual therapy, counseling and education. The AASECT Annual Conference averages 600+ conference attendees from around the world in disciplines such as sexuality education, counseling, therapy, social work, psychology, sociology, nursing, medicine and more.
The Pacik Dilators were developed by Dr. Peter T. Pacik out of the need to make dilation more comfortable in the treatment of vaginismus. Dilators range in size from the #3 small dilator (2.5 inches circumference, beginning dilator) to the #8 dilator (6.25 inches circumference, for women with large partners). Most women with vaginismus are able to achieve intercourse after dilating to the #5 (4 inches circumference) or #6 (5 inches circumference) dilators. All dilators are 3 ½ inches in length with an ergonomic fit against the vulva making it easier to maintain the dilators for longer periods of time. This is in contrast to commercially available dilators, which are 5-6 inches in length for the larger sizes. In a number of publications based on data from my FDA approved study, it was found that it is necessary for women to dilate for longer periods of time to help overcome vaginismus. A free publication about vaginismus treatment summarizes my approach.
Pacik Dilators are made of borosilicate which is similar to the commonly known Pyrex and resistant to breakage. These dilators were developed during my FDA approved study using the Botox multimodal program for the treatment of vaginismus. This program includes the use of Botox and dilation under anesthesia in association with sex counseling, support and follow up.
Resources helpful for women seeking vaginismus treatment:
A one hour video by Dr. Pacik titled "Understanding and Treating Vaginismus" can be purchased from our website for $25.00. A 15 minute sample of this video is available for free. This video explains vaginismus, self-evaluation of the severity of one’s vaginismus and a dilation program and appropriate treatment programs.
Dr. Pacik’s book titled "When Sex Seems Impossible. Stories of vaginismus & how you can achieve intimacy" explains vaginismus and is available in paperback and Kindle from Amazon