How to Use Kegel Balls

Author: Kaisha-Dyan Taylor

(Also known as Modern Ben Wa Balls)

Maybe you get up early every morning for a quick run before work, or even attend yoga five days a week, but what about your PC muscles (pubococcygeal muscles)? It's easy to exercise your PC muscles (also known as Kegel muscles) with these ball-shaped toys. With a well-toned PC muscle, you'll feel the difference in orgasms, sensitivity and pleasure, childbirth, continence, and natural lubrication. The PC muscle cradles the internal sexual organs, and runs from the pubic bone to the tailbone in a figure-eight around the genitals. Kegel balls offer a combination of resistance exercise, PC muscle isolation, and plain old-fashioned fun.

Kegel balls go by various names (see below), but they are all modern versions of the classic toy known as Ben Wa balls. Ben Was were invented hundreds of years ago and were designed to create subtle erotic stimulation for women who inserted them vaginally. Today they have evolved more as exercise toys for the PC muscle, but the erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey re-introduced women to the erotic pleasure potential of the toys as well. (In fact, thanks to the sexy depiction of kegel balls in this book, sales of the Luna Beads have increased by 600%!)

A few of the kegel balls we carry:
- Luna Beads
- Hold On to Me
- Silicone Smart Balls
- Ami


Now let's get started with your exercise regimen!
  1. Get wet. Apply some water-based lube (did somebody say BabeLube?) to your kegel balls, and insert them vaginally.
  2. Ease into the sensation. If trying a single ball, get accustomed to the weight and sensation; give a gentle tug on the string and feel your muscles respond. Try contracting your muscles around the ball, and tug lightly on the string again. You might choose to stay in bed and do some resistance/squeezing exercises this way — start with ten squeezes, then work your way up to twenty, thirty, etc...
  3. Try multi-tasking. Next, work on the computer or going for a walk. Your PC muscles will react to the movement on their own, and they'll keep the balls from slipping out.
  4. Graduate! When you're ready for the next stage, graduate to the two balls. You can choose to play with either one or both balls inserted; either way, you'll get a delightful workout.
  5. Build up your strength. With both balls inserted (again, don't forget the BabeLube!), you'll feel more fullness and weight. Squeeze your muscles around these balls, and contract...release...contract...release. Again, try pulling gently on the string to increase resistance.
  6. Keep a fun little secret. Up the ante a little bit by wearing your kegel balls during that morning run/jaunt to the coffee shop/dog park, and your muscles will continue to strengthen as they hold on tight. Two birds, one pleasurable stone!
  7. Enjoy yourself! Don't forget: kegel balls are as pleasurable as they are functional. Try inserting them and tug on the string as you hold a vibrator, like the Laya Spot or Hitachi Magic Wand, against your clit. Or insert them for a feeling of fullness during cunnilingus. You can thank us later!

For those wanting an even greater challenge, toys like the Kegelcisor and the Pure Wand offer the added allure, weight, and temperature sensitivity of metal. Significantly heavier, these actually act as barbells when one end is inserted in the vagina and the muscles “lift” as they contract.

So take some time to flex those PC muscles as often as possible. Leaving time to focus on one's sensual health is just as important as the physical, plus it's way more fun than your gym's Bootcamp workout!