Pacik Glass Dilators
available as a set of 3 dilators (#4, #5, #6) or as 6 individual dilators (#3-8)
Vaginal dilation is an integral part of vaginismus treatment. This technique has been used for over a hundred years. For the less severe cases of vaginismus dilation can be a "stand alone" technique in the treatment of vaginismus. When dilation is part of the more comprehensive Botox program to treat vaginismus, it is highly effective in helping women overcome vaginismus.
These glass dilators have been shown to be safe during the treatment of more than a hundred patients. They are dishwasher safe, however when hand washing a towel needs to be placed in the sink to prevent breakage in case the dilator slips out of the hand.
It is much easier to be mobile (one patient wrote how she went shopping while wearing her glass dilators) and therefore allows for longer more comfortable periods of dilation.
AVAILABILITY OF THE PACIK GLASS DILATORS
Dr. Pacik’s Glass Dilators are now available through the company that manufacturers them — Crystal Delights. The Pacik Glass Dilators can be ordered as a set of the #4, #5, and #6 dilator or as individual dilators (#3, #4, #5, #6, #7 and #8). The #3 dilator is ideal as a starter dilator for women who have severe fear and anxiety for penetration. The #7 and/or #8 glass dilator is ideal for transitioning to intercourse when the partner is larger than the #6 dilator.
- # 3 Dilator = 2.5 inches or 63.5 mm (length = 3.5 inches)
- # 4 Dilator = 3.25 inches or 82.55 mm (length = 3.5 inches)
- # 5 Dilator = 4 inches or 101.6 mm (length = 3.5 inches)
- # 6 Dilator = 5 inches or 127 mm (length = 3.5 inches)
- # 7 Dilator = 5.5 inches or 139.7 mm (length = 3.5 inches)
- # 8 Dilator = 6.25 inches or 158.75 mm (length = 3.5 inches)
Custom made glass dilators for Dr. Peter T. Pacik for his vaginismus patients. They are shorter in length and easier to insert.
Made of tempered glass (similar to Pyrex) they are resistant to breakage, though care needs to be taken to avoid dropping them in the sink of floor. Routine care is needed to prevent scratching the surface.
These dilators are made with medical-grade tempered Borosilicate (similar to Pyrex) glass, which is known for its superior durability as well as chemical and heat resistance qualities. Although they are highly resistant to breakage, routine care should be taken when washing and storing your dilators. If these dilators are dropped and do break, they fracture into large pieces rather than shattering into small pieces. While more resistant to thermal shock (sudden changes in temperature) than other types of glass, borosilicate glass can still break when subject to rapid or uneven temperature variations.
- A case is enclosed for storage. It is recommended that you use this case, as it will protect your dilators when not in use. Avoid anything that can scratch the dilators.
- When cleaning your dilators, it is recommended that your sink be lined with a facecloth to avoid any accidents due to them slipping out of your hand. A facecloth will help to “cushion” the fall lowering the risk of them breaking or cracking.
- Hot water can be used to clean your dilators but it is recommended that you avoid any strong shifts in water temperature. Do not go from a very hot water wash to cold water for rinsing. Keeping the water temperature constant will reduce the chance of breaking or cracking.
- To dry your dilators we recommended that you place them on a towel. This will allow the moisture to be absorbed while providing a “slip-proof surface”. Although tapered at the end, there is still the possibility that they can roll.
- These dilators are not guaranteed against breakage. Replacements are available at a fee.