You say you’re on oral hormone therapy, and that you’ve had a surgical pelvic repair. With your ongoing use of estrogen, you likely have healthy vaginal tissues that will allow the elasticity to insert the Intensity.
The only reason dilators would be necessary is if your vagina had atrophied so that you couldn’t insert the 1½-inch Intensity shaft at least 4 inches for effective use. In that case, the dilators, with regular use, would gently stretch the tissues to increase capacity.
Prior pelvic floor surgery is not a concern with the use of the Intensity, so you can confidently proceed.
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.