Kegel Balls and Yoni Eggs – Oh My! Why Not All Pelvic Floor Exercisers Are Good For You.
Maybe your partner has suggested using them during sex play. Maybe you’ve heard them mentioned in a movie, or as the punchline to an off-color joke. Maybe your favorite magazine did a piece on how to use them to enhance your pelvic floor exercises.
Or maybe, girlfriend is just plain curious. And there’s nothing wrong with that.
Kegel balls are everywhere, it seems, in a wide variety of sizes, shapes and colors, but not all are created equal and some may do more harm than good. So before you click on that adorable set of strawberry-shaped vibrating hoo-ha weights, be sure you know what you are buying and what the potential risks may be.
IT'S MADE OF WHAT??
There are many different kegel ball products on the market today. Some kegel weights are plastic, some are metal, some are made of stone, but all promise to be an effective aid in strengthening pelvic floor muscles.
Wait, what? Stone?
Yoni eggs are a kegel weight option made of jade, rose quartz, aventurine and crystal. These may be pretty to look at, but stone of any kind is NOT vajayjay-friendly:
- They are too bulky to be of use while being too light of weight to do anything
- They have instructions to wear them for hours, which is a terrible idea to keep a muscles in a contracted state for hours
- It’s porous, and therefore harder to keep truly clean, which may put you at risk of infection
Um, I am thinking no.
Plastic kegel weight systems may be lighter but can also pose risks to your health:
- Can contain harmful plastics and chemical colorings that irritate sensitive tissues
- Are made with odd shapes with overlapping materials creating ridges and seams, which makes them hard to keep clean
- May increase cancer risk with repeated exposure to toxins
Ben-wa balls are usually made of metal and come in a variety of diameters and weights for individual fit. However, metals can contain harmful alloys that pose a risk to your health. None of the Ben-wa balls are FDA registered, so there is no way to know what they are made of or if they were tested for safety.
YOU KEEP IT IN FOR HOW LONG??
The kegel exercise was created to help strengthen the pelvic floor with a series of contractions and releases that gradually improve muscle tone over time. Kegel balls and weights have instructions to hold them in and walking around for hours can overexert pelvic floor muscles and never gives them a chance to release from a contraction.
Some products recommend leaving the device in place for up to six hours at a time. But leaving heavy kegel balls inside your vagina for long periods of time forces the pelvic muscles to contract more tightly to retain the weight. This type of lengthy contraction doesn’t work well for your quadriceps or your obliques, and it isn’t going to work well for your vajayjay, either.
Conversely, products that are too light or are oddly-shaped won’t help you activate the proper muscles. And those chemicals that may be embedded in plastic or metal products? The longer a product is in contact with your sensitive lady areas, the more likely that toxins are to be absorbed into your body. Bacteria loooove warm, wet locations, so a kegel ball held in the vagina for hours can also be a busy breeding ground for infection.
WHY KEGELBELL IS BETTER...
The Kegelbell Vagina Gym™ is a revolutionary way to perform pelvic floor exercises correctly by targeting the exact muscles you need to keep the device in place. In just five minutes a day, three times a week, you can safely and effectively tone your pelvic floor for results you can feel – in as little as two weeks.
The Kegelbell insert is made of soft, medical-grade silicone for a safer and more comfortable fit, with no risk of irritation and no toxic colorants or additives. The starter kit comes with 8 different weight combinations and two different sizes inserts to give you a variety of workouts that will gradually build muscle in 30g increments. The bulb is also very easy to keep clean, reducing the risk of infection.
No strawberry-shaped vibrating hoo-ha insert can match that.
The Vagina Gym™ keeps the weight outside the body, which allows the use of graduated weights to slowly increase resistance over time. The stackable weights simply hang on the external end of the silicone insert, and gentle contractions keep the insert in place, alternating with releasing and relaxing the muscles. Start with the 30g weight, just the insert, or whatever weight combination gives your pelvic floor a solid workout that will build strength over time.
Your vajayjay is sensitive, flexible, delicate and STRONG, but using an inexpensive and potentially toxic kegel ball system that doesn’t target the appropriate muscles can damage even the healthiest pelvis. A sensible exercise plan with an irritant-free product will make it stronger and healthier, preventing leaks, restoring lubrication, and improving your sexual experience.
Take control “down there” and strengthen your pelvic floor with the only FDA-registered kegel weight product on the market – Kegelbell.