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Hi Allectus18! First of all, congrats on doing therapy and starting to dilate – those steps are both a big deal and you should feel proud of yourself! I totally agree with what Jackie says but also want to add that when I was dilating it was really normal to feel what I would describe as a “burning” sensation or soreness – which is actually what happens when dilation is working! Stretching your vagina through dilation is essentially working out a new set of muscles. If you’ve ever taken up a new kind of exercise and woken up the next day to find yourself sore even when you were feeling okay while actually doing the workout, the same principle is happening here. But like Jackie said, it shouldn’t be constant pain.

I hope this helps – let us know if you keep having issues, and great job again on working your way through dilators!