Apr 29, 11 comments. I have always wanted to try Ben Wa Balls. I dreamily eyed them at the toy store, held different sets in my hands, and imagined how powerful my orgasms would be after weeks of effortless Kegel exercises.
Ever since that utterly sexy scene between Ana and Christian in the new Fifty Shades movie, Ben Wa balls have been getting a lot of attention. However, they aren't exactly new in the world of sex toys, Ben Wa balls aka Kegel Balls have actually been around for quite some time. Ben Wa balls are not necessarily a full blown sex toy—meaning, they won't exactly bring you to climax by themselves although, you'll definitely be feeling some type of way while they're in.
Kegel balls, or Ben Wa balls, have been used for centuries to strengthen vaginal and pelvic floor muscles. The small, weighted balls come in a variety of different weights and sizes to help you contract and release different muscles with ease. But Kegel balls do more than just whip your pelvic floor into shape.
Available in a variety of forms, the balls may be solid, or contain clappers or chimes within. Other, larger versions made of plastic encasing lesser balls are called Duotone balls. Ben Wa balls should not be confused with anal kegel exercisers and prostate stimulators for men: Ben Wa balls sometimes have a retrieval string or attachment of some sort, but they do not have an adequately flared base for safe anal play.
In women whose uteruses and cervixes have not been removed, these two organs stop the Ben Wa balls from going any further so there is no need to worry about them getting lost. If your ectocervix is intact, which your doctor can tell you after an exam, the Ben Wa balls are never going to get past your cervix. At the end of the vaginal canal is an opening that is usually one-tenth to three-tenths of an inch in diameter.
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Choose the right time to try your Ben Wa Balls for the first time, a moment that will allow you to have some time for yourself and that you expect to be at home for at least a couple of hours. Ben Wa Balls can be used by women of all ages and life stages, but are not recommended for use during pregnancy. To facilitate a natural and comfortable insertion, we advise you to make slight contractions of the pelvic floor.
Like with many new exercise programs and tools, Kegel balls could benefit from an FAQ. Kegel balls are body-safe hollow balls with tiny weights inside of them that are inserted into the vagina and left there. As we discussed in a previous columnKegel balls, or ben wa balls, can be extremely beneficial for both increasing the strength and frequency of orgasms and maintaining the tone of the pelvic floor.
Remember in Fifty Shades Darker when Christian 'surprised' Ana with a gorgeous pair of kegel balls aka love balls, aka Ben Wa balls, aka jiggle balls? There was a teeny moment when she thought they were meant to go in her butt, and she freaked out. But Christian popped them in her vagina and off they went to the masquerade ball.