So you’ve probably heard of “Kegel Balls” or “Ben Wa Balls”, from friends or even movies. And after asking a few questions you might have also considered if you should get yourself a set.
But then you notice there are so many options to choose from, with so many different functions, and do they even work…
To make your life easier and hopefully guide you into a direction to make a decision, we’ve gathered up the most frequently asked questions regarding kegel balls and the best answers the internet can provide.
1. What are Kegel Balls? They are usually one or several connected balls (usually made from glass, metal, or silicone) with a cord at the end which is used to remove them. You insert them into your vagina, then contract and release your pelvic floor muscles around the balls. It’s like a work out for your vagina.
2. How do they work? For Pelvic-floor strengthening: Kegel balls come in various sizes and weights. Do daily contraction exercises and increase the weight gradually as you feel like your muscles are getting stronger. As the balls get heavier, the more strength you need to hold it inside. Start small/light. For Pleasure: Some Ben Wa Balls can be used as sex toys! Some even have vibration features to make it even more interesting. Another use for the string kegel balls are to try pulling them out very slowly to heighten your sensations.
3. Who needs them? Aging, childbirth, and obesity can all weaken pelvic floor muscles and lead to incontinence. Training these muscles can help prevent potentially embarrassing urine leaks and may make sex better for both women and their partners during heterosexual intercourse. Sex may become more enjoyable when blood flow is increased to the area and making it easier to contract these muscles.
4. What are the risks? Kegel balls are generally considered safe, but it is advised not to use them right after you have a baby (you can have vaginal tearing that needs to heal), and you should not leave them in more than six hours. No matter what they are made of, clean them after every use with mild soap and water to avoid any bacterial infections. And as always, remember the lube!
Hopefully this helped you with the big questions regarding Kegel Balls. Now that you are all set to go, feel free to have a look at our options in the store and let us know if you have any other questions. Feel free to drop a comment below.
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