How to Use Kegel Balls

Medically reviewed by Dr. Megan Fleming Ph D.

Written by Anna, Lovehoney Editorial Team.

Last updated 02.11.2021

Take Kegel exercises to new, pleasurable levels with our guide to Kegel balls, and enjoy the benefits of a stronger pelvic floor.

Kegel exercisers, Ben Wa or Ben Wah balls, Burmese balls, geisha balls, jiggle balls – they’re known by many names, but Kegel balls all generally help you achieve the same thing: a stronger pelvic floor, which makes your vagina feel tighter, improves your bladder control and, best of all, blesses you with more intense and longer-lasting orgasms.

Kegel balls come in a wide range of sizes and weights, so vaginas of all ages and shapes can find one that suits them. Whichever type you have at home, this guide will help you get the most out of your internal exercise tools.

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What are kegel balls?

Kegel balls - also known as Ben Wa balls, love balls and jiggle balls - are designed to strengthen the pelvic muscles of someone with a vulva. They usually feature two balls attached together by a cord that can be safely inserted into the vagina.

Kegel balls come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, materials, and weights, allowing women of all ages and body types to enjoy their effects.

They can be made from glass, plastic, or even marble, but most commonly you’ll find that they’re metal on the inside and coated in soft velvety silicone for added comfort.

While some kegel balls are solid, others have free-roaming balls hidden inside them, which jiggle around as the wearer moves - hence the nickname jiggle balls. This mechanism can heighten the sensation of the balls, giving the wearer an extra thrill.

Once inserted, the balls sit inside the vagina, with the wearer using their pelvic muscles to hold them in place. They can be worn for short durations, or you can pop them in for hours at a time and go about your day as usual.

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