Disclaimer: Be sure to wash your hands and cut your nails before performing internal release! Another option is to use a dilator or pelvic wand. Internal release may also be too painful for people with vestibulodynia (pain at the entrance of the vagina). If your soreness or pain increases after internal release, stop and please speak with your provider before you try again.
Pain around the opening of the vagina during sexual activity (superficial dyspareunia) can occur for lots of reasons. Dr. Sherine Aubert walks through 6 techniques to release these superficial pelvic floor muscles.
Circles to perineum
Pressure to perineum
Gentle labia pulls/stretch
Guided self release along superficial pelvic clock