By Mistress Kay Of DiskretAdultLife, Nov. 5th, 2018
Welcome to the fun world of pleasure balls! Pleasure balls (which may also be known as kegel balls, kegal balls, ben wa balls, geisha balls, or jiggle balls) are small, round-like sex toys designed to be inserted into the vagina. Pleasure balls come with all sorts of different base designs, but they all have one thing in common: they’re safe to slide into the vagina and are designed to stay there once inserted.
Why Use Pleasure Balls?!
The most common reason people use pleasure balls is for sexual enjoyment. While most pleasure balls don’t vibrate or have any over-the-top features, the fact that they’re inserted can be pleasurable for some people. The balls move around while inserted, and this constant movement can draw blood (and your attention!) to the area. Even without much physical stimulation, having constant mental attention on your pleasure zones can help your brain stay aroused.
Just as common, there are a lot of people who use pleasure balls for their sexual health. Pleasure balls can be used as a tool to help vagina-owning people do “kegel exercises“. These exercises, which involve tightening the vaginal muscles and pelvic floor on a regular basis, help strengthen this network of muscles. These muscles can greatly impact urinary continence. On the “fun” side of things, stronger pelvic floor muscles can also allow for a tighter feel during penetration as well as more powerful orgasms. Strengthening your kegel and pelvic floor muscles is recommended for almost every person – regardless of your genitalia. Pleasure balls are just designed to help vagina-owners with this exercise.
Choosing Your Pleasure Balls:
Now that you have a basic idea of what pleasure balls are, it’s time to think about purchasing a set of your own. You’ll quickly find that there are hundreds of pleasure balls options on the market. Almost every sex toy company seems to make a version of their own, and it can quickly get overwhelming. We don’t want you to feel overwhelmed, though, so when you go about selecting your new pleasure balls, keep these things in mind.
Pleasure Balls Material:
First on the list is “material”. Pleasure balls are made out of a wide variety of materials. Most commonly, you’ll see them made from glass, steel, and silicone. All of those are legitimate ways to explore your first set of pleasure balls. However, keep something in mind: glass and steel can weigh a decent amount – and when these two balls touch one another, it’s very possible that skin can get pinched between the balls. In fact, along with the fact that the slippery surface of glass and steel tend to slip out easily, the pinching is one of the most common complaints about glass and steel. Silicone, on the other hand, tends to be more expensive, but it has a tackier material (to allow for more grip), and silicone items don’t tend to weigh or move around nearly as much as glass or steel items. On that note, however, some people complain that silicone options don’t provide as much sexual sensation as glass and steel options. It all depends on what you plan on using your pleasure balls for. If you’re looking for the most sensation possible, you might enjoy the metal and glass options. If you’re looking for vaginal strength training or want to wear your pleasure balls out in public, silicone might be a better choice for you.
Pleasure Balls Weight:
Next on the list, we need to talk about weight. Weight is your next deciding pleasure balls factor. Depending on the material and the included weights of your item, your pleasure balls can weigh more or less. Weight is important because it’ll change how you interact with the balls. Heavier weights can feel more stimulating – but if you’re unable to retain them inside your body, they can slide out too easily. Weights that are too light won’t challenge your pelvic floor muscles. The weight you need will vary upon a bunch of factors including whether you’ve previously given birth, your age, how strong your current pelvic floor muscles are, and other things. As a general rule, weaker pelvic floors should stick around weights of 28g to 60g. Strong pelvic floor muscles might require a heavier weight from 60g all the way to over 140g. If you find your first purchase is too light or too heavy, consider a different weight for your next purchase.
Pleasure Balls Design:
Pleasure Balls tend to come in two designs: a single ball design or a double ball design. Each design has its own pros and cons. A single ball design tends to stay in the body better, but you’ll be missing some of the sensations of the movement of two balls. A double ball design can add more sensation, but they also tend to weigh more and may be larger in size. The design that will be best for you depends on your body and what you’re looking to do with your pleasure balls.
Using your Pleasure Balls:
Now that you have your pleasure balls, it’s time to enjoy the purchase! Using your pleasure balls is pretty simple, but it can seem a bit confusing if you haven’t used pleasure balls before. What are you supposed to do? How do you insert them? How do you get them back out? Is it safe to wear them for long periods of time?
First off, you’ll want to relax and calm down. Just like most muscles of your body, the vaginal muscles can tighten up when you’re nervous – which makes inserting anything more difficult and can even make it painful. Find a time where you’re comfortable and relaxed. Once you’re there, you can slide to the edge of a chair or couch (or lay down on a bed) and find a comfortable place where you can slide things into the vagina. Thoroughly lubricate the pleasure balls with a water-based lubricant, and then slide them into the vagina, one by one (if you have a double set). Having short or cut fingernails really helps with this process (and the removal process), but it’s definitely not necessary.
Once Your Pleasure Balls Are In:
Now that the pleasure balls are in your body, it’s time to enjoy them. Try walking around with the balls in. Notice how much you need to clench your muscles in order to keep the balls in. Is it effortless? You might want a heavier weight. Do you feel like you’re constantly fighting a losing battle? A lighter weight might be good. If everything feels good – like it’s a regular reminder but not impossible – then you’re probably at the right size! Try squeezing your vaginal muscles around the pleasure balls. Notice how they feel. Let your brain focus on that area as you do small pulses around the balls.
Once you bore of that, you can definitely remove the pleasure balls. If you’re up for a bit more fun, though, there’s a lot more you can do with your pleasure balls. You can continue to wear them as you do more cleaning around the house. You can wear the pleasure balls as you masturbate to an orgasm. You can enjoy the pleasure balls as you use an anal dildo for pleasure. It’s really up to you how you’d like to use these pleasure balls around your home.
Spice Up Your Pleasure Ball Experience:
If you’re adventurous, you can wear these pleasure balls out in public as you hit the bank, shop for groceries, or run other errands. If you want to play it safe, you can even just wear the pleasure balls as you hop into the car and go through a drive-thru for some coffee. Enjoy the thrill of playing with a “sex toy” in public while nobody else is any the wiser. As a tip from the experienced, however, if you’re going to head into public while wearing your pleasure balls, make sure to make an “emergency kit”.
This kit should include a sealable sandwich baggie, a small travel-sized bottle of lube, and a bag to hide of that. When you’re still new to wearing pleasure balls, if you encounter some annoyance or fatigued muscles, you’ll likely just remove the pleasure balls into the plastic bag and be set. However, if you have a goal in mind – and once you’re familiar with wearing kegel balls – you might want to extend your wear. That’s what the water-based lubricant is for. The pleasure balls, without proper lubricant, can begin to come irritating to the skin – and it’s not pleasant. Removing the balls, relubricating them, and popping them back in will solve that problem quickly.
Pleasure Ball Removal:
For the final bit of advice, you’ll want to know how to remove your pleasure balls after you’re done playing with them. Some balls come with an attached removal string, so you can remove the set of balls just as simply as you’d remove a tampon: relax the muscles and tug the balls out of your body. Other pleasure balls are just that: balls. While not complicated, you’ll need to put a bit more effort to removing those types of pleasure balls. If your body is dry, lubricate your fingers before inserting them into the vagina. Once there, use your fingers in a curved manner to “pull” the balls out of your body. It’ll take a bit of practice to get the motion down perfectly, but once you do, you’ll find that removal of your pleasure balls takes less than a minute.
For safety information: pleasure balls should never be inserted into the butt. They can easily become “lost” there – and nearly impossible to even retrieve again. As the vagina has a “closed” system, that isn’t the case with vaginal use. It might get pushed up pretty far if you accidentally freak out, but it won’t go anywhere dangerous.
Fun Ways to use Pleasure Balls in Public:
Now that you know about pleasure balls, their basics, and how to use them, it’s time to start thinking about being a bit more adventurous – that is, if you want to! Pleasure balls are one of the few “sex toys” that can be used in public without anyone being any the wiser. It doesn’t require any concerns about batteries or remote-controls, and they can stay in for as long as it’s comfortable. Of course, you shouldn’t take that to the extreme (with multiple straight days of wear), but you can definitely get away with a full day’s wear.
If you’d like practical application out of your pleasure balls, consider wearing your sex toy to the office. While you may not be looking to be aroused at work, the constant pressure of the balls can remind you to regularly work your kegel muscles – which can be pretty easy to do while you’re sitting at your office desk. Anytime you get bored, the pleasure balls can serve as a reminder to exercise your pelvic floor muscles instead of staring into space. Especially when you’re at the office, though, don’t forget your “emergency bag” we talked about earlier!
Want more fun? Why not take wear your pleasure balls to something you find sensual or erotic already? Whether that’s a local sexuality class, a first date with someone, or hitting the clubs or bars, having your pleasure balls inserted while you’re already thinking thoughts of arousal can heighten your entire experience.