Berman Center Juno Weighted Pelvic Exerciser
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The Juno is a graduated, seamless, smooth pelvic exerciser made of hygenically superior lucite, with a succession of graduated, weighted balls. Perfect for the woman who wants to continuously strengthen her pelvic floor muscles.
How do I use it?
Insert the Juno gradually over time and use according to your comfort levels. Insert the the smaller end while standing and support the other end gently with the palm of your hand. Squeeze the vaginal muscles and try to support the weight of the Juno without your hand. As strength and control develops you can work your way up to the heavier balls - eventually you should be able to hold the heavier weights without the support of your hand.
Comes complete with carry bag and full instructions.
Use with a silcone-based lube for best results!
Developed by reknowned sexologist Dr Laura Berman of Berman Center, who says:
"The Berman Center Intimate Accessories Collection are designed by women for women to give you and your partner exactly what you need to optimize your sex life. I, along with my team of clinicians, have worked with thousands of women through the years and we've listened to what they want and need."
"Use the intimate Accessories alone or share with your partner. We have included instructions and diagrams to show you how to use these products in ways that have been the most successful for other women. We hope you and your partner enjoy using them as much as we enjoyed creating them."
Berman Center Juno Weighted Pelvic Exerciser
Reviewed: August 1, 2011 by Lady Ness, a Bisexual Engaged Female
Dr. Laura Berman Intimate Basics Juno is a firm plastic Kegel exerciser, with weighted stainless steel balls positioned inside it. The plastic is firm, seamless and smooth, which reminds me of a glass toy. This toy is different from a glass toy, though. One thing that makes it different is that the plastic is at room temperature, whereas a glass toy would be cooler. The plastic is slightly coloured and reminds me of the brown tint you find in cola bottle jelly sweets. This toy is free from latex and phthalates.
There are four weighted stainless steel balls inside the plastic. Unlike Duo Tone or Ben Wa balls, these do not move about. The circumference of each ball is the following: 4.5 cm for the smallest, 6.5 cm for the next sized ball, 9 cm for the third and approximately 11 cm for the largest ball. The toy curves from one ball to the next, with the distance between each ball varying slightly. From the smallest to the second ball there is a 4 cm gap, from the second to the third ball there is 4.5 cm gap, and the from third to the fourth and last ball is 6.5 cm. The total length of the toy is 17 cm. The weight of the toy is approximately 120gms - my scales aren’t the best.
The instructions on the packaging recommend you start off only inserting the smallest ball and try to support it with you PC muscles while standing. You can use a hand to support the rest of the toy. After you are confident in performing your Kegel exercises with the first ball you are then recommended to work up to inserting the next size ball. Once you have built up more confidence and pelvic strength you can flip Juno round and insert the larger ball and try and hold Juno in with your PC muscles. Again you can work up to inserting the next ball to make the exercises harder. If you have trouble inserting Juno, you are able to use any type of lubricant, including silicone, with Juno in order to aid insertion. If you are nervous about using Juno while standing you can use it either in a lying position or kneeling too.
When using Juno I did find gripping the smallest ball difficult - not because my muscles couldn’t hold it, but because I feel the waved curved between the smallest and second ball wasn’t long enough to accommodate my PC muscles. When gripping my PC muscles, I feel the main grip around 2inchs into the vagina, but the gap between the first and second ball is only 1.57 inches. Some people may not experience this problem as everyone’s anatomy is slightly different. I feel that the product could overcome this by either making the distance between the balls larger, or making the first ball larger in size, but not weight, so it acts as an anchor when placed past the main PC muscle threshold.
Also, the two smallest balls become very slippery to hold within the vaginal walls, and even if your vaginal muscles are strong enough to support them they can still slip out easier than the larger balls as their shape doesn’t anchor like the larger balls. When the two smallest balls were inserted I could grip my pelvic floor muscles round the toy and support it easier, and when contracting my muscles tighter the toy moved back and forth. I could feel my muscles gaining a slightly harder workout than when performing Kegels without the device.
When switching the toy round to use the largest ball I did find it slightly difficult to insert. You may need some form of lubricant to help. My PC muscle seemed to naturally grip round the larger ball and thanks to this I was able to focus on doing more rapid and intense exercises, as well as being able to feel greater results. After working up to inserting the larger ball with success, I was then able to insert the ball just before the largest one. Again, I was able to comfortably grip the two balls, though I was unable to work my muscles as long as when I was only working out with just the larger ball.
To make the workout even harder you are able to gently tug Juno when inserted while you contract you PC muscles. This will act as a form of resistance training, and give you muscles more to work with.
I have tried using Juno as a dildo but found the rigid plastic and shape to be uncomfortable, especially if the smallest ball is inserted first. It feels like a sharp prodding when a thrusting motion is used. I do find this slightly strange considering that when the toy is used as a Kegel exerciser it doesn’t seem to cause much discomfort.
Cleaning Juno is very simple. Due to its smooth hard exterior you only need to use your standard toy cleaner and give it a quick wipe over.
Overall, I like the Juno Kegel exerciser but I feel I still need something slightly more challenging. I’m sure that I am still experiencing greater benefits from using it as compared to when I don’t use any device, but maybe I need a toy a level up in weight? I still think this would be a great Kegel exerciser for most people, especially as you can work up the different weight levels. I also feel that it’s a good option for those who don’t like Kegel balls.
- The smoothness, weight, different levels.
- Found it tricky to keep a grip on the smallest ball.
- Bottom line
- A good kegel exerciser as you can work up to different levels.
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