What are Ben Wa Balls?
Ben Wa balls have been around for a long time. These are nothing new. There is evidence they were used as early as 500 A.D. in Japan. During the later portion of the 20th century, Ben Wa balls were sold in sex shops and oriental themed gift shops. With the recent focus on both pelvic floor health and the demand for sex toys made from safe materials, a new kind of Ben Wa ball is released in the market.
Quality Kegel exercisers today are generally made from silicone and do not contain any fabric strings making them hypoallergenic, non porous and easy to clean. It is recommended you not use metal Kegel balls (unless they are clearly marked stainless steel Ben Wa balls) because they are often made from questionable, potentially harmful materials.
Using Kegel Balls can be exciting. While Kegel exercise may not be necessary for everyone, it is most beneficial to women of all ages but particularly for those who are middle aged and have given birth vaginally. As women age the pelvic floor muscles weaken. If you’ve ever had a “sneeze pee”. This is an indication you need to exercise your pubococcygeus muscle, also known as the P.C., pelvic floor or Kegel muscle.
You’re also a perfect candidate for a set of vaginal exercise weights. Other Kegel exerciser blogs may tell that women should be doing Kegels all the time, every day. That isn’t necessarily true. If you already have strong P.C. muscles, you may be over doing it. Yes, it is possible to make your vagina too tight however, if you’ve had kids or occasionally “sneeze pee” you should follow a Kegel exercise regiment. It’s also important to do your Kegels with something inserted to give you resistance. This is how you can maximize the benefits you can get from doing Kegel exercises.