- First off, relax! The more tense you are, the more tense your pelvic floor muscles will be, and it can make inserting Uresta harder than it needs to be (and it’s really not that hard).
- Try taking a few deep breaths prior to inserting
- Gently push OUT with your pelvic muscles (like you do for a bowel movement) as Uresta is going IN. This will help to relax your muscles and open your vagina.
- A little bit of lubrication can help! If you are experiencing pain or discomfort when using Uresta, it may be helpful to wet your Uresta with a bit of warm water or use lubricant
- We offer a water-based lubricant, that is free of harsh chemicals and safe for daily use
- For those that are experiencing severe vaginal dryness or atrophy, estrogen cream or hyaluronic acid for vaginal use can help improve vaginal tissue health and be used in tandem with Uresta.
- A little lesson on anatomy
- The vaginal canal is shaped like a funnel, not a tube. With the most narrow part at the opening of the vagina. You will need to insert Uresta past the narrow point. It is common to feel a bit of pressure as you insert the widest part of Uresta (the bell-shape) past the pubic bone.
- Your vagina is on a 45-degree angle, pointing toward your tailbone. The direction you insert Uresta is very similar to how you insert a tampon or menstrual cup.
- Make sure you insert it far enough in! We promise you won’t lose it. If Uresta is falling out or if you can feel it once inserted or it’s uncomfortable, it’s probably because you haven’t inserted it far enough into the vagina.
- It is common to feel a bit of pressure when inserting Uresta, especially as you insert Uresta past the pubic bone. But once in place and past the pubic bone, you truly shouldn’t feel Uresta, and it should be unnoticeable.
- Once inserted, the bell shape of Uresta should be past the pubic bone, and the whole device, including the handle, should be in the vagina. The end of the handle should be 1 inch from the opening of the vagina. A good test is to insert a finger into the vagina until you touch the bottom of the handle, when properly in place, the opening of your vagina should be at your first knuckle.
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