So glad you've been successful with the dilators you ordered from MiddlesexMD! Vaginal dilators can help to restore capacity and comfort for intercourse. Our website has instructions for how to use them to restore the vaginal opening.
Once you've been successful with that therapy, if you're not having regular intercourse, I recommend that you use dilators at least once a week to maintain the progress you've made. Stimulation is important to retaining vaginal health—which is what we mean when we say "use it or lose it." If you find that you're having more discomfort, increase the frequency of dilator use.
Post-menopausal women find that using a vaginal moisturizer (like Yes or Emerita) really helps to maintain elasticity.
Congratulations on following through with the dilators—and stay with it! You'll find it easier to maintain than to regain your comfort.
Dr. Barb DePree, M.D., has been a gynecologist and women’s health provider for almost 30 years and a menopause care specialist for the past ten.