My review of 6 different dilators

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My review of 6 different dilators

Postby William2 » 12 Mar 2020, 19:07

Here are my opinions of six different dilators. I've spent way too much money trying to find the best dilator. Hopefully, I can help others not do the same thing.

The ones that I like:
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Dilatan - These stay cold (or hot, if you prefer) due to being filled with a cryoliquid. These were absolutely essential at first, because the cold took care of inflammation that I had (that I think was related to my bleeding problem). They are 100% firm, though, so I occasionally would have discomfort after dilating from the end poking me, especially with the bigger ones. The 30mm one never worked for me.

Sinclair Select Deluxe - These are really good, but the firmness changes with size (small-floppy, large-very firm). They have a 7/8" one, which is great to transitioning to from 3/4" to 1". The 1" one is perfect, because it is a little firmer than most on the market but bendy enough to not poke the sides. That one is the best one of all for my dilating.

Soul Source - These are really good, and they have 1/8" steps that make transitioning easier. They need lots of lube, though, to prevent rubbing against the sides.

The ones that I don't like:
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VuVa - These are hollow plastic, so you can't cool or heat them. They are also a little rougher than I'd like. Not bad if you want a light, firm dilator.

Intimate Rose - These are very similar to the Soul Source, but a little slicker. The horrible thing is that they stupidly etch their name into the rubber along the side of the dilator, making it rough.

Fuze Step - I just used this once. I felt some discomfort afterwards as if it rubbed to much.
8/09 - 12/10: fissure, cured by LIS/fissurectomy
1/17 - present: fissure/hemms, healed but pain remained, 3 CRSs (nifedipine, infrared coag) were no help, cold dilating >= 1" helped but still have pain when sitting
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Re: My review of 6 different dilators

Postby chachacha » 12 Mar 2020, 23:18

Thanks for such a detailed review. I'm sure that this will be a very helpful post for our members.
Fissure since about 2007
Fissure diagnosed in 2011
Diltiazem for two years - didn't work well
LIS January, 2015
Hemorrhoidectomy December, 2017
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