Kegel Balls, also known as Ben Wa Balls, consist of one or several balls that are lined up on a cord. They are inserted into the vagina with the cord hanging out. The purpose is to then contract and release your pelvic floor muscles around them. You may not be aware, but kegel balls have been used for centuries to strengthen the vaginal and pelvic floor muscles. The balls come in different sizes and they come in different weights. This helps contract and release the muscles with ease. They keep your pelvic floor in shape and are they also help enhance sexual pleasure.
Kegel Balls for Sexual Pleasure
Also known as orgasm balls, kegel balls help enhance sexual pleasure. Some other names that are used to refer to kegel balls are Venus balls, love balls, jiggle balls, pleasure balls, and geisha balls. They have gained popularity and have seen a resurgence in recent years after their mention in movies and books like “50 Shades”. Also, more and more people have started exploring their bodies and experimenting solo or with their partners to enjoy intimate time. Read on to understand more about the uses of kegel balls.
How to Use Kegel Balls?
Like with any other form of exercise, use of kegels comes with a few risks including overexertion, pain and discomfort, and even tearing. The best way to avoid any risks and discomfort is to do your research and use the right sized balls that are light weight. Also read up on the technique and how to use instructions before you actually try them.
When Not To Use Kegel Balls
Like with the use of any other sexual device, the use of kegel balls should be restricted in several cases. For example, if you are pregnant or are recovering from childbirth, you should check with your healthcare professional before using kegel balls. The best thing would be to simply avoid it. Similarly, if you are experiencing pelvic pain or have an active pelvic infection, or are recovering from any gynecological surgery, it is advised not to use kegel balls. Lastly, if you are using a menstrual cup or have an intrauterine device embedded in your vagina, it would be a good option not to use kegel balls. Use of kegel balls in any of these conditions can result in pain, discomfort, and even harm.
Preparing Kegel Balls for Use
If you are going to use kegel balls for the first time, you will need assistance. First of all, wash your hands thoroughly with antibacterial soap. Also wash the balls with warm water and antibacterial soap. Dry them using a clean towel. Once the balls re dry, they are ready to use.
Take a generous amount of water-based lube and rub it on the balls. This will make them easy to insert. Lie down in a comfortable position and slowly and steadily insert the balls, starting with the first one. The balls will be connected together with a string that will be pushed into your vagina with the balls as well. Insert the next ball gently and push the balls into the vagina and keep doing that considering your comfort. Just make sure you do not tuck the end of the string inside the vagina with the rest of the kegel balls. Once inside, tighten your pelvic floor muscles and hold onto them. You can go about your day with the kegel balls inserted inside.