To help get you started on your way to a healthier pelvic floor, here are the top FAQ's we get asked about our range of probes. Simply select your query from the list below to learn more, or click here to contact our Customer Service Team.
- How Do I Insert the Kegel8 Glide Gold Probe?
- What's the Best Position to Exercise In?
- How Much Gel Should I Use with My Probe?
- How to Connect Your Probe to the Kegel8 Unit
- How to Clean Your Probe Correctly
- How to Remove the Kegel8 Glide Gold Probe
- How to Test Your Probe
- Which Probe is Best for Prolapse?
- Help! My Probe is Too Big!
- Sensation Issues With Your Probe
- Help! My Probe Won't Stay in Place
- Is It Difficult to Insert a Probe?
- What is the Difference Between Kegel8 Probes?
- Which Electrical Stimulation Probe is Right for Me?
How Do I Insert the Kegel8 Glide Gold Probe?
The Kegel8 Glide Gold Vaginal Probe is our most powerful probe. Designed for comfort as well as effectiveness.
- The Kegel8 Glide Gold Probe has a small 'up' written on its concave side. This side should face forward when inserted - facing your stomach rather than your back.
- The gold electrodes that are on each side should face each of your hips.
- You may need to use a small amount of Kegel8 KE GEL Kegel Exercise Lubricant to ease insertion and improve conductivity.
- Standing up is the easiest position to insert the probe in. Hold the base and gently push the probe inside your vagina.
- The probe should be inserted approximately two and a quarter inches inside the vagina. The wires should remain entirely outside the body.
What's the Best Position to Exercise In?
When using an electronic pelvic toner with a probe, we recommend sitting upright as this helps the electrodes on the probe to correctly connect with your muscle bed. However, as long as you're in a comfortable position, and the mA's are increasing on your toner, you can feel free to move around as you please.
If you find that the probe moves or becomes dislodged, sit with your knees tightly together because this makes the vagina smaller and will help with exercising.
How Much Gel Should I Use with My Probe?
We recommend that you use Kegel8 KE GEL Kegel Exercise Lubricant to help conductivity from the probe to your muscles. Squeeze just a small, tear-sized amount directly onto the electrode (gold) part of the probe. If you suffer with vaginal dryness, or have difficulties with insertion, you may wish to use a little more lubricant on the whole of the probe.
How to Connect Your Probe to the Kegel8 Unit
We recommend keeping channel A on your toner for vaginal probes, and channel B for anal probes. If you have chosen a programme that uses two electrode pads, you can insert them into channel A or B. If you have chosen a programme that uses four electrode pads, you'll be using both channels.
How to Clean Your Probe Correctly
To remove all bacteria from a probe without causing damage, we recommend using our body-friendly antibacterial cleaning spray - the Kegel8 Cleaning Spray.
Simply spray a few times and leave the probe to air dry. You can pat it dry with a clean cloth or tissue. Make sure that you don't rub the probe, as this can scratch the electrodes.
alternatively, you can wash the probe with warm water and a little antibacterial soap. Try to ensure that the wires do not get wet.
You can keep your probe clean and damaged-free between uses by storing them, and your toner, in the Kegel8 Carry Case.
How to Remove the Kegel8 Glide Gold Probe
To safely remove the Kegel8 Glide Gold Vaginal Probe, hold on to it at the base and gently remove by pulling the wires. Gently pull, and the probe will come straight out.
If you have difficulty removing the probe, you can add a small amount of the Kegel8 KE GEL Kegel Exercise Lubricant to make it easier to remove.
How to Test Your Probe
If you believe that your probe has a fault, you can try the 'water test' which mimics the connection between the probe and your muscles.
- Plug your probe into channel A on the left-hand side of the Kegel8 electronic pelvic toner controller.
- Ensure that all wires are firmly pressed together.
- Set the controller to a PO programme not a PC programme.
- Place the probe in a glass of warm water, just enough to cover the electrodes.
- Turn on the controller, and increase the mA's up to 90.
If this works, it indicates that the probe is not connecting correctly to your muscle bed when inserted. Learn how to insert and position your probe here.
Which Probe is Best for Prolapse?
If you have a pelvic organ prolapse, we recommend using the Kegel8 Glide Gold Vaginal Probe as it has no hollows that can snag and cause discomfort. The scoop design offers support to your prolapse while you exercise your pelvic floor.
Help! My Probe is Too Big!
If you're struggling to insert the probe that came with your Kegel8 toner, you can try a smaller one. The best probes to try are:
Both probes are gold-plated, and offer you protection from nickel allergies.
Sensation Issues with Your Probe
If you're struggling to feel a good contraction from your electronic toner, make sure you have plenty of Kegel8 KE GEL Kegel Exercise Lubricant to help conductivity. We also recommend sitting up while doing your exercises to help the probe connect to the muscle bed correctly.
If you're still having problems, it's possible that you may suffer from nerve damage. You can adjust your mA intensity to the side where you feel it most in this case - you can use the Perisize Nickel-Free Vaginal Probe to do this.
Help! My Probe Won't Stay in Place
If the probe keeps slipping out or turning round, you could be using too much lubricant. Make sure to only use a small amount of lubricant, especially on the electrodes.
We recommend either you sit up with your knees pushed tightly together, or lay down with a small pillow under your bum to raise your hips slightly. This should help the probe to stay in place.
Is It Difficult to Insert a Probe?
If it's difficult to insert or remove the probe, it may be that you're not inserting it correctly, or you're not using enough lubricant.
alternatively, the probe may not be a good size for you. There are a variety of probes available on Kegel8, so you can find the perfect fit for you. alternatively, you can use electrode pads on the skin with the Kegel8 Ultra 20 Electronic Pelvic Toner instead.
What is the Difference Between Kegel8 Probes?
Just like us, probes come in all different shapes and sizes.
Most of our vaginal probes have gold-plated electrodes. These are recommended for women with nickel allergies. Gold also has stronger conductivity, giving you a better treatment.
For women suffering with a prolapse, we'd recommend avoiding hollow probes as these can pull on your prolapse when removed. The Kegel8 Glide Gold Vaginal Probe is recommended for use when you have a prolapse due to its kind shape. It is also best for women with weak pelvic floor muscles, and those who are just starting out.
Which Electrical Stimulation Probe is Right for Me?
Every vagina is different. That's why here at Kegel8, our range of vaginal probes reflect this.
Kegel8 uses a range of probes and electrodes for electrical stimulation of the pelvic floor muscles. There are a range of benefits that women may find when using a probe. An internal electrode (probe) delivers stimulation straight to the belly of the muscle, as opposed to the nerves which connect it.
Whether you're looking for a wider probe, or one to suit a nickel allergy, Kegel8 has got the product for you.