Depending on the condition or problem in question: Sometimes it is sufficient to use a dilator of a certain size, e.g. for hemorrhoids. But even then, an assortment of about three pieces is recommended, depending on your (daily) personal condition and the degree of discomfort. This is because a dilator that is too small has too little effect and one that is too large cannot be inserted at all.
However, all problems in which the body needs to be gradually (re)opened, cramps relieved and trauma treated absolutely require a larger set of at least four. This applies to vaginismus, lichen sclerosus, scar treatment, sex operations, the consequences of radiation, anal spasms, anal fissures, menopausal symptoms, sex after a long period of abstinence, etc. in order to achieve a gradual increase. Under no circumstances should the insertion or the slow back and forth movement - which is the actual effect of some applications - cause pain with the smallest size (initial size of the treatment).
FMS dilators all have an elliptical head and a straight shaft, but on closer inspection all shapes are slightly different: These different silhouettes result from the respective difference between head and shaft diameter (see detailed information on the respective size). The selectable size of a dilator naturally refers to the maximum diameter at the elliptical head. The respective silhouette is fixed with the respective size and cannot be selected per size.
Each silhouette has a slightly different effect: the smaller the difference between the head and shaft, the greater the overall stretching effect, because the relatively thicker shaft takes up more volume in the body than a slimmer one; the greater the difference between the head and shaft, the more intense the massage effect when moving the dilator, because the tissue "pulsates" more strongly due to the greater difference; there is no "optimal" silhouette, each has its own stimulation. Within sets, these different silhouettes provide additional variability of stimulation. In the details of the dilators from 14 to 19 mm, all seven silhouettes can be found one after the other: it is easy to see how the head grows, but the shaft remains the same. There are also these differences in the silhouettes in other sizes, but all within a therapeutically sensible range of a minimum of 2 to a maximum of 8 mm difference, which in turn is in a balanced relationship to the diameter: the larger the diameter, the greater the differences can be.
Every person is different and all complaints have different forms and degrees of severity. This is why our products allow for a highly individual selection. The prerequisite for determining the right size of a set is to take a close look at your own body.
In addition to conventional erotic products, different sizes of tampons, pens, stems or candles are also suitable for determining the right size. They can be tried out carefully and securely packed in a condom. Don't be shy! At first, this approach may seem a little strange and unfamiliar. But this initiative to "get to know each other" is the first step towards healing.
The smallest increments of 1 to 2 millimeters (D14 to D20 in 1 mm increments, D20 to D60 in 2 mm increments) are primarily intended for the initial treatment of sensitive or acute trauma and wound treatment such as injuries following surgery, birth injuries, the consequences of radiation, inflamed hemorrhoids, etc., where a particularly cautious approach is required.
In general, however, this also enables a gentler and quicker procedure, possibly even an increase of several sizes directly one after the other in a single application.
With 2 to 4 millimeter increments, longer application times of the individual sizes are necessary before increasing. Larger increments within a set are not recommended.
This is not a problem. After receiving the dilators you ordered, you should first unpack the largest dilator in the set and try it carefully - it will most likely still be far too large. However, if you now try the next smaller size and so on until you can easily insert one size, you will have found your ideal starting size. Bear in mind that for some applications (e.g. vaginismus / lichen sclerosus / scar treatment etc.), the size should be so small that you can not only insert it, but also move it back and forth comfortably, i.e. massage it. You don't need the smaller dilators, they can be exchanged. You can send them back because the seal is still intact with this procedure.
Let's assume you have bought 4 dilators (regardless of whether it is a standard size or four sizes of your choice). Then you have received a discount of 10% on the total price (discount scale: from 4 pieces 10%, from 8 pieces 15%, from 15 pieces 20%).
If you now return a dilator and buy another one, the discount will still apply because you have bought four in total. But if you don't want another one for the one you've returned, you'll only keep three: we'll then charge the three you're keeping at the normal price, because the discount for four no longer applies to three.
In any case, if you exchange (for a different size) or return (for a refund), we will cancel the entire first purchase and re-invoice what you actually keep afterwards. Your previously paid amount will be offset against the new invoice amount and you will either be refunded a plus amount or, as a customer, you will pay the minus amount by invoice.