Whether you're practicing up for a marathon, writing a novel, or saving up for something special, it's pretty safe to say that having an end goal in mind is the key to most of life's little (and big) undertakings. That bit of worldly wisdom, by the way, is brought to you by the LELO Beads Plus Pleasure Set, because it most definitely applies to kegel training, too! When it comes to kegel exercises, or pelvic floor strengthening, the end goal and the very sexy benefits of that goal, is definitely worth working hard for- stronger, healthier, more pleasure and orgasm-receptive pelvic floor muscles.
Kegel or ben-wa balls have been around for a very long time (Japanese courtesans are thought to have used them in the 1600's, for instance), but today, kegel exercise is a well known practice in gynecological/obstetric circles. Kegels- the act of consciously and repeatedly flexing the pelvic floor muscles- can help tighten up the pelvic floor. A tighter pelvic floor leads to improved inner snugness, better control of continence after childbirth or surgery, the possibility of stronger, more intense orgasms and an overall happier vagina.
Put simply, the LELO Beads Plus set provide a great-feeling object for the pelvic muscles to grip during kegels- you'll have to flex to hold them in place, an effect that tones and strengthens with regular reps. You can wear them while sitting, standing, walking around - even during yoga, if you're brave enough! The original LELO Beads are recommended for women who have given birth, but you can certainly use them if you have not!
Inside the box, you'll find seven pieces that can be mixed-and-matched or used alone, all depending on your preference and experience level. A silky white cradle comes pre-fitted with a pair of 2.1oz/60g purple beads. Two identically sized 1.3oz/37g pink beads and another set of .9oz/28g blue beads will be waiting right beside the assembled set. All 6 beads feature a very special rolling weight inside that jiggles and rocks with movement. If you're a kegel beginner, you can try wearing a single bead in the cradle or all on it's own, but if you do decide to so solo, pick one with a retrieval cord for your comfort. Slip both pink beads, both blue or a combination of blue and pink into the cradle to experiment with different weights and sensations.
To insert your LELO Beads, apply a little water based lube and get into a comfortable position. Gently push them into your vagina, leaving the retrieval string outside. Once they're in, you'll be able to pinpoint the kegel muscles by simply squeezing to hold the Beads in place. Walk, hop or jog in place to feel the internal weights bounce. Some reviewers report that the sensation of the Beads, and even simply knowing that they're in place, is very erotic, and even arousing.
In high quality silicone and hygienic ABS plastic, the LELO Beads are body safe, hypoallergenic, and easy to clean and maintain. Wash well before and after use with some warm soapy water or a favorite toy care fluid/foam. The LELO Beads Plus Pleasure Set is compatible with any great quality water based lubricant. Please avoid contact with silicone based lubes and other silicone toys/products.
*Assembled LELO Beads measure approximately 6.75" (17.14cm) in total length. They're about 3.5"/9cm insertable. Each Bead is approximately 1.4" (3.5cm) in diameter. One of the purple, pink and blue Beads each features a retrieval cord for a total length of 5"/12.7cm