Ben Wa Balls, Burmese bells, Orgasm balls, rin-no-tama, Venus balls or Geisha balls – you may have heard of them or you may not. If you’re a lady of a certain age though, you most certainly have heard of the importance of doing your kegel exercises, so I’m here to walk you through a crash course on how to fit in a kegel workout and some naughty fun – at the same time!
Ben Wa balls are still alive and well today. They have a somewhat murky history, but the general consensus is that they were being used in the Far East as long ago as 500 AD. Women would insert weighted balls in their vaginas to increase the pleasure felt by their partners during penetration but, legend goes, they quickly learned the balls had the side effect of teasing a lady into raptures of orgasmic bliss as they gently vibrated inside her.
Fast forward 1500 years or so and the traditional Ben Wa ball has changed very little although it has been joined by all kinds of colorful, fancy, engineered, and medically approved newer designs that would surely mystify a Geisha. So, for her sake and yours, let’s go over some of the best out there:
Ben Wa Gold Kegel Exerciser Balls
These are the traditional Ben Wa balls with an internal weight and no string. Gently insert them, then keep them in place by tightening your PC (Pubococcygeus or pelvic floor) muscles. Whether or not the vibration sends you into earth shattering orgasms, I couldn’t say because it will depend entirely on how sensitive you are to subtle g-spot stimulation. Getting them out involves “bearing down” according to the package instructions, so if this doesn’t appeal to you, try something with a string attachment. Each set includes 2 balls weighing 22 grams or 0.7 oz each
Luna Beads by LELO
The name LELO carries with it the promise of true innovation and style and they live up to that reputation with these one-of-a-kind Ben Wa balls. The pink ones are 28 grams each, the blue 37 grams, so you can start with one ball, then work your way up to wearing two in the holder. Plus there’s a string, so no issues with getting these babies out when you’re done. I would recommend these to anybody who wants the ball experience and is committed to building up their resistance over time. Investing in these beauties is like getting a gym membership for your lady bits. Each set includes two 28g and two 37g beads
Vanity Vr1 Vibrating Kegel Balls by Jopen
These balls can be used in either exercise or pleasure mode, making them totally unique on the market. In exercise mode, you feel the vibrations only when you are squeezing, while play mode allows for continuous vibrations. With two powerful motors and a virtually seamless silicone coating, these balls are completely body safe and non-porous. They are also waterproof and recheargeable making them eco-friendly and incredibly versatile. They are pricey, but with a 1 year warranty and multi-tasking ability, they are worth every penny.