Kegel balls have been used for centuries to strengthen vaginal and pelvic floor muscles and also to enhance sexual pleasure. They can also be called orgasm balls, ben wa balls, love balls, pleasure balls and so on.

The balls should feel secure inside the vaginal canal, and the sensation can differ from person to person, with most saying they experience a subtle, tingly sensation. The feeling can intensify when combined with movement, such as walking or bending and reaching.

You can use kegel balls for pelvic strengthening, solo pleasure or couples play.

To tighten pelvic floor muscles:

Hold the balls inside for at least 15 minutes a day, though you can hold them in for hours if you want a seriously good workout. Another method is to contract and relax the muscles for five seconds each, repeating this five times, a few times a day.

For solo sexual pleasure:

You may enjoy using a kegel ball simply by leaving them inside as you go about your day, however some like to move them in and out of the vagina to feel enhanced sensations. Another option is to leave them in whilst exploring other erogenous zones such as the clitoris, as well as grabbing your vibrator while they are inside.

For couple play:

Inserting the balls prior to sex (for example on a hot date) can be a huge turn on for both partners, or you may enjoy them as part of an intense round of foreplay. They can be used during sex – the balls will stimulate the penis, help increase vaginal lubrication, and move the balls around creating intense sensations for her.

How to Use:

To remove:

If the balls don’t come out right away, try to remain calm. There are several ways to remove the balls, including insertion of more lubricant to help them slide out, jumping up and down, or sneezing or coughing. Many kegel balls have a retrieval cord, ideal for easier removal.

To clean and store:

It is crucial to keep your kegel balls clean to avoid the spreading of bacteria that could lead to infection. Thoroughly clean them after each use, pat them dry with a clean towel and store them in their own case.