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Balls To The Wall: How Kegel Balls Can Improve Your Vaginal Health As Well As Your Sex Life

Modern sex toys come in all shapes and sizes, but most fulfil a single, simple function: giving you pleasure, then going back in the underwear drawer. However, there is one sex toy that can provide real health benefits as well as an intense sexual experience—kegel balls.

What are kegel balls, and how do they work?

Kegel balls have been used for well over a thousand years and are disarmingly simple devices, consisting of either a single, small ball or multiple balls connected by cords. These balls can be made of a wide variety of materials, such as glass, latex, or even polished stone, and they are completely inserted into the vagina during use, providing pleasurable stimulation to the walls of the vagina in the same way as a dildo.

You may have also heard of Ben-Wa balls. While these balls are very similar to standard kegel balls, they tend to be hollow, with another, smaller ball contained within the main ball. They are used in the same way as kegel balls, but the movement of this inner ball provides an extra degree of stimulation, as it causes the weight of the outer ball to shift while you move.

How can kegel balls improve your sex life?

Once you have inserted a kegel ball, you hold it in place by contracting the pubococcygeus muscle, also known as the pelvic floor muscle or PC muscle. This muscle is hammock shaped, and it stretches from the pubic bone at the front of your pelvis to the coccyx (or tailbone) at the back of the pelvis. Contracting this muscle to hold the ball in place comes naturally to some, but takes a little practise for others; if you are having trouble, emulate the muscle clenching you would use to halt urination mid-stream.

Like any other muscle in the body, the PC muscle becomes stronger and firmer with regular exercise, and using kegel balls can significantly strengthen your PC muscle. A strong PC muscle can benefit your sex life in numerous ways; it can tighten vaginas loosened by childbirth or age, heighten the sensations you feel during penetrative sex, make your orgasms more intense and easier to reach and even allow you to deliberately, rhythmically contract your vagina during sex to provide extra stimulation for your partner.

How can kegel balls improve your vaginal health?

The benefits of regularly using kegal balls don't stop at the bedroom door, as a strong PC muscle can also provide tangible benefits for your overall vaginal health. Kegel balls are particularly useful for women who suffer from either urinary or fecal incontinence, as many incontinence problems are caused or exacerbated by a weak pelvic floor. Strengthening your PC muscle can give you tighter control over your bladder and/or bowels, particularly if you suffer from stress-induced incontinence that occurs when you laugh, cough or sneeze.

Regular kegel ball use is particularly beneficial for mothers, as delivering a child naturally places a great deal of strain on the PC muscle and can cause it to weaken. Using kegel balls after childbirth (with the blessing of your gynaecologist and/or obstetrician) can help reverse the damage caused by this strain, helping to rectify common postpartum problems such as bladder weakness, loss of sensation and inhibited pelvic blood flow.

To learn more, contact a company like Club X.