There are many women who wish they could rejuvenate their vagina naturally and have healthier and more satisfying sex. With advancing age, menopause and multiple childbirths, the tissues that surround the vagina often become loose and saggy. The end result is that sex for both partners can become dull. In the recent past, only one option was available to rejuvenate the vagina and this includes high risk surgery which is not only prohibitively expensive but also fraught with serious complications. Now there is a natural cost effective way for women of all ages to tighten the vagina and make sex enjoyable once again.
Kegel balls are one of the best ways to tighten the vagina. Over the years, many women have been using these balls with great success. But it is important for women to know that use of Kegel balls to tighten the vaginal muscles is not a one shot deal. Like any exercise, you need to perform it regularly to derive the “sex” benefits. Some people refer to Kegel balls as pleasure balls, ben wa balls or orgasm balls.
The other benefit of these balls is that when placed in the vagina to stimulate the muscles, they also create a sensation of being penetrated and that is a bonus sexual feeling. Sometimes the Kegel balls may even float over the clitoris and cause intense sexual arousal and orgasms.
So how do Kegel balls work?
Kegel balls are small round weighted balls, slightly larger than the regular beads. The two balls are hooked to a string and inserted into the vagina. The principle is the same as Kegel exercises, you use the vaginal muscles to contract and relax around the Kegel balls.
The first thing to do is empty the bladder. The Kegel balls can be inserted while you are standing or lying down. Because Kegel balls are dry, it is often necessary to apply some lubricant on them. Insert one ball and gently let it glide in, just like you would use a tampon. In some cases, you may have to open your legs wide. The Kegel balls are a lot easier to insert while lying down rather than standing up. Then insert the second ball with the string placed outside the vagina.
To ensure that the balls stay in the vagina, you will have to squeeze the muscles of the upper thigh and vagina (pubococcygeus) muscle. You will at once notice that the vagina feels “full.” Each time you squeeze the vaginal muscles, the balls will rotate and glide. Within a few days you will get used to this sensation. In the beginning, you may have to place your hand at the vaginal entrance to prevent the Kegel balls from slipping out.
To build muscle strength, the Kegel balls should be placed and held in the vagina for 10-15 minutes at least 2-3 times a day. It is tiresome to hold the balls in the vagina for longer than that. If the Kegel balls fallout, simply rinse them with water and soap and reinsert them. To remove these balls, it is best to lie down. If you press down on the lower abdomen, cough or act like you are having a bowel movement, the balls will come out. Today most Kegel balls come on a retrieval string.
Types of Kegel balls to tighten the vagina
There are many styles and sizes of Kegel balls on the market; they also vary in the fabric and texture. Try and avoid the heavy metal balls initially as they do tend to fall out especially when you are upright. Select a Kegel ball which is of the right size. Too small and it won’t work; too large and they can be uncomfortable. After each use, Kegel ball should be washed with soap and water. These balls should not be shared with anyone as there is a risk of transmitting bacteria.
While you can use Kegel balls anywhere, it is best to use them at home. The last thing you want is a Kegel ball falling out of the vagina while you are at work or on the bus. Once you get comfortable you can insert them and wear them in public. Remember metal balls will sound off when you pass through a metal detector and create an embarrassing situation.
Even though some women do leave Kegel balls during sexual intercourse, this can sometime be uncomfortable for the partner. It takes 4- 6 weeks before you will notice a difference in your vaginal muscles; you will start to notice that sexual intercourse is more satisfying and fulfilling for both you and your partner.
Who cannot use Kegel balls?
In general women who have had a hysterectomy or some type of vaginal surgery may not be candidates for Kegel balls. Speak to your healthcare provider if you have had vaginal surgery to determine if you can or cannot use these balls.