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Hi mroberts307 – thank you for reaching out with this question! Yes, as we move between the bigger dilator sizes in the set, the step up becomes increasingly challenging. You are definitely not alone in this! One thing I would suggest, is trying to sleep with the blue dilator inside a few nights each week. This is what we have our patients do after the Botox procedure, and it can be helpful to help maintain the muscles in an open position. I would also want to make sure that you are doing something to ensure the health of the vulva/vaginal vestibule. The tissues there need to really stretch with that purple dilator! Some women do well by massaging coconut oil into the area a few times per day. Hyaluronic acid suppositories that you can buy OTC may also be helpful. Some other women need to step it up to a local estrogen cream (a prescription necessary) to really get those tissues stretchy and healthier. Keep at it, you are almost there!

Jackie Giannelli FNP-BC