In the past few years, love balls have shot into the limelight (thank you, E.L. James). If you’ve read the books, you’ll understand the appeal! If you haven’t, you’re in for a treat. Petite, discreet and packing a pleasurable punch, these balls have all the ingredients for an incredible sex toy. Wear your love balls at home, out shopping or during an erotic dinner date – just make sure you’ve practiced your poker face!
Love balls are so much more than just a sex toy. You can indulge in your sexiest workout yet as you tone, tighten and strengthen your pelvic floor. Curious to find out more? We thought so. Read on and love your love balls in a whole new way.
Let’s Go Back To Basics…
These jiggling delights have lots of different names, all of which can be used interchangeably. Love balls, Ben Wa balls, orgasm balls…the list goes on! They may also be called ‘kegel balls’, a term used when they’re marketed for their health benefits rather than self-pleasure. While there may be slight variations in terms of design, they’re essentially all the same.
Make sure you know your love balls from your love eggs! They are similar, so you’d be forgiven for any confusion. A love egg is a singular, egg-shaped vibrator that’s controlled by a wired or wireless remote. Love balls, however, are a pair of small, hollow balls with a weighted ball inside. Joined by a retrieval string, you wear the balls internally. As you move, so do the weighted balls, stimulating you from the inside with every knock, roll and rub.
Let’s Get Down And Dirty…
Wherever your day takes you, make it one full of naughty thrills. Slip in your love balls in the morning. As they move during the day, you’ll be gradually teased and massaged, raising your mild arousal to an irresistible passion. Once you get home, you’ll be desperate for a release – with your partner or by yourself.
If you’re craving a little extra stimulation, sit on a chair with your legs pressed together. Slowly start to rock back and forth to encourage the balls to roll. For complete self-indulgence – which we definitely deserve – combine your love balls with a vibrator. If you’re craving all-around, body-shaking pleasure, we suggest a clitoral stimulator for a delicious blend of internal and external stimulation. As you reach orgasm, your muscles will contract around the balls, intensifying the sensation and promising to leave you in post-climatic bliss (and who’d say no to that?).
This Is The Kind Of Exercise We Like!
The sensations from your love balls cause your vaginal muscles to contract, so you’re constantly toning your pelvic floor as you move, making for some seriously good endorphins.
As your kegel muscles strengthen, your vagina tightens. Not only does this mean you and your partner will enjoy stronger sensations during sex, but you may also find it easier to hit your climatic peak and experience more powerful orgasms.
Through age, weight and childbirth, your pelvic floor can become increasingly loose. Kegel exercises, as provided through kegel balls, will help you to regain tension, particularly beneficial to post-pregnancy women. By strengthening your kegel muscles, you also reduce your risk of urinary incontinence as well as a number of other health benefits.
To make the most of your kegel balls, follow this simple routine:
- Lay down on the floor. Contract your pelvic muscles and lift upwards
- Hold for 2-10 seconds (however long you can handle!)
- Rest for the same amount of time as your hold
- Repeat 10 times
Aim to complete this routine 2-3 times a week. If you’re really keen, you can try doing it daily!
Ok, I’m Hooked. How Do I Use Them?
Don’t worry, this isn’t the point where we reveal the catch; love balls are incredibly simple to use.
To insert your balls, make sure you’re relaxed. You’ll find it much harder to put them in if your muscles are tense, so set aside some time when you’re not likely to be disturbed. Lightly lubricate your balls (if you’re using silicone balls, make sure it’s water-based lube) and gently push them in, one at a time. Don’t forget to leave the retrieval string out of your body – you’ll be wanting that later! Once they’re in, your muscles will tense to hold them in place.
You can keep your love balls in for just a short time or, if you’re feeling adventurous, the whole day!
Which Love Balls Are For Me?
As the style generally remains the same, you can’t go too wrong when it comes to choosing your love balls. However, there are a couple of things you can look out for.
If you’re over 30, have had a child or are overweight, start with larger, light styles. They’re easier to keep in and will put less strain on your muscles. From here, you can gradually push yourself further. If none of the above apply to you, your pelvic floor will be tighter, so you can start with slightly smaller, heavier balls.
For women primarily using their love balls for kegel exercises, why not opt for a design with interchangeable weights? Just as you may do in the gym, these types of kegel balls will let you build up your strength at a pace that suits you.
If you’d like any more information, we’ve got a whole guide on love balls for you. With so many benefits to gain, they’re the perfect excuse for a little self-satisfaction.
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