Recently had a baby? Momentarily lose control of your bladder when you laugh, cough or sneeze? Clocking on in years? These are three of the most common reasons women the world over turn to kegel balls. Well, those and that sequence in Fifty Shades of Grey.
As much as that sounds like the intro to one of those crappy adverts we’ve all woken up to in a haze when the channel we fell asleep watching has gone off air, it’s all true. Kegel balls are fab at helping strengthen weakened muscles, and not just for mums, sneezy-squirters or those of us who have marched through more than thirty years of life. They’re ace for anyone looking to strengthen their orgasms through pelvic floor toning.
I’ve always been vocal about how much I like using kegel balls, and I’ve always been open about the fact that I use them every day. I make choosing which set I want to use part of my routine when getting ready in the morning (or afternoon, as is usually the case for this little night owl). If I feel like spoiling myself, or if I know the Fella will be the one taking them out for me at bed time, I’ll often plump for something fancy and luxurious. But more often than not I’ll choose something utilitarian, and nothing fits that bill better than…
From the clinically white packaging to the no nonsense design, this kegel set is as simple as they come. Comprised of two smoky grey silicone harnesses – one single and one double – and four pale grey, silicone coated, weighted balls, you get the option to tailor your work out to suit your needs.
At just under 4.5 inches in circumference, those four balls are all the same size and come in two each of two weights; 30g and 40g. That means you can have either or in the single harness, or you can use the double harness and have 60g, 70g, or 80g. At those weights and sizes I’d say this set would be best suited to absolute beginners to intermediate users. They’re not all that heavy and they’re large, so will be easier for weaker muscles to hold on to.
Just wearing a set of kegel balls for 30 minutes a day is enough to give your muscles a mini work out. Not only are you usually aware of them and consciously trying to keep them in, but each time they move inside you a little muscular contraction is triggered. You likely won’t feel it, but it’s there, and it’s constant, so that’s a 30 minute workout done just by having them in you.
But adding conscious squeezes to the mix really ramps up your progress and, in my opinion, the main function of kegel balls is to keep you conscious of your vagina and remind you to do those exercises. To achieve this, many kegel balls have little free roaming weights in them and the Kinklab Private Pursuit Kegel Balls are one such set.
On top of the reminder to do your squeezes (you can find loads of different patterns to follow on the internet) many women find there’s a few bonuses to those added jiggles. Sexual arousal is a real possibility if you’re particularly sensitive to the internal movement (I’m not, but I am sensitive to heavier weights to the point of arousal) and I personally find that kegel balls really help with vaginal lubrication.
The vagina reacts to their presence and prepares itself for penetration, even if the user isn’t turned on in the slightest. I’ve found that my natural lubrication happens slower if I’ve been unable to use any kegel balls for even a short period of time (like during my recent rash of UTI’s, for example), so that’s another reason I use them as often as I can.
The Kinklab Private Pursuit Kegel Balls are easy to insert either lying down, sitting on the edge of the bed, squatting on the floor, or elevating a leg on the bed/toilet/edge of the bath, which is what I do. The silicone is super smooth and seamless so slips in easily, but if you find they’re a little on the chunky side for you, adding a little lube might help things along. They’re comfortable to use, the extraction cord doesn’t dig in or rub, and whipping them out again is as easy as pulling the cord until they pop free. The cord is super strong and stretchy and the balls will be out before it has a chance to snap, so don’t worry about giving it a good tug.
If I’m using the single harness with just one ball I can’t really feel the jiggles, but if I use two it’s a bit more noticeable. I want to point out that, like most kegel exercisers, the Kinklab Private Pursuit Kegel Balls aren’t intended to help you reach orgasm. I’ve seen many complaints from women who say they just couldn’t come using kegel balls, and that makes me sad because it means they don’t understand their true purpose.
You want an orgasm? Buy a vibrator. You want better orgasms that get stronger and more toe curling over time? Buy a set of kegel balls. If you have a penis owning partner even they’ll benefit from your new found strength. They’ll be more likely to feel the contractions of your orgasms, and you’ll be able to use your mega muscles to stroke and manipulate them while they penetrate you. Bonus!
If you’d like to get started with this very inexpensive, beginner to intermediate set, you can pick one up here.
The Kinklab Private Pursuit Kegel Balls were sent to me by The Stockroom in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influences my opinions, which are now, and will forever be, my own. Affiliate links have been used in this post.