Love balls, Ben Wa balls, jiggle balls – whatever term you use, Kegel balls may seem like a very NSFW product. But, they're not just the type of products you'd expect to see in an unrealistic fantasy, you can actually use these to improve a whole load of sexual health aspects. Discover the benefits of love balls in this blog…
What are Kegel Balls?
Kegel balls are designed to help you correctly locate and target your pelvic floor muscles, allowing you to exercise them effectively. Love balls are inserted into the vagina, and whilst your body holds and clenches around them, you are effectively working out and strengthening the pelvic floor muscles.
As well as keeping your pelvic floor healthy and strong, they’re also great for increasing intimate sensations and improving orgasms.
The Kegel8 Vaginal Cones come in three weights and sizes, allowing you to gradually train your pelvic floor muscles to become stronger. You can begin with the lightest cone, and gradually progress onto larger and heavier balls. Most importantly, they come with an indicator clip which allows you to see, in real-time, when you are correctly exercising your pelvic floor. The end of the cone will wave downwards as you clench your muscles correctly.
How to Prepare Kegel Balls
When you remove your love balls from their packet, make sure you give them a good clean with hot, soapy water or with a cleaning spray such as Kegel8 Cleaning Spray. It’s really important that you clean your jiggle balls before and after each use. This will help to prevent the spread of any harmful bacteria – keeping your vagina happy and healthy.
It may be worth adding a small bit of water-based lubricant onto your love balls before inserting them. This will help to make the insertion process more comfortable – but don’t add too much or you may not be able to hold them in place at all!
How to Insert Kegel Balls
Gently insert your love ball by pressing it against your vaginal opening until it comfortably slides in. You may find it’s easier to insert whilst laying down or squatting.
Your body is trained to hold the balls in place – your pelvic floor muscles will help with this. If you want to remove them at any point, gently bear down on your pelvic muscles and gently pull your Kegel ball until it slides free. Extra lubricant may also help with the removal process.
How to Use Kegel Balls to Improve Sex
Love balls don’t just get that name for no reason. Using Kegel balls before sex can help to improve your arousal in the build up to the big event. Try them now and thank us later!
How to Progress Onto Larger, Heavier Kegel Balls
Once you've got the knack of using love balls, you'll find that you can move on to larger or even heavier balls.
You probably won't be able to just jump straight in with the heaviest cone, unless you've got a pelvic floor sent from the gods. Instead it's important to train your muscles and work your way up.
The pelvic floor muscles are essential in this process, and if you can't hold a Kegel ball in, or are not experiencing any improvement, you may need some extra help.
You can also use electrical stimulation to activate those pelvic floor muscles. Don't panic - this is a completely safe and effective method of strengthening those muscles. The Kegel8 Ultra 20 Electronic Pelvic Toner has a programme specially designed for improving intimate sensations!
What are the Health Benefits of Using Kegel Balls?
Kegel balls don’t just help to improve sexual sensations – they have a huge list of other health benefits, including:
- Strengthening the pelvic floor muscles
- Preventing urine leakage
- Decreasing the risk of pelvic organ prolapse
- Easier to achieve, and more frequent orgasms
- Effectively regaining tone after childbirth
- Improving vaginal health by increasing blood flow