Don't forget to do your kegals!

It seems the interest in Kegal Excercises just keeps rising. Here is a quick run down on the many reasons keeping your PC muscles strong is beneficial and the various tools we can use to keep those muscles working.

The PC muscles are under voluntary control and can be strengthened by exercise, the most common method being Kegel exercises. PC muscles are responsible for holding urine and contracting rhythmically during orgasm.

The main benefit of Kegal excercises is that they are known to help in rejuvenating the size and elasticity of the vagina. Stong Kegals have been proven to reduce urinary incontience and can help reduce the risk of a prolapsed uterus. Strong Kegels can also heighten your arousal during sex, enhance your orgasms, improve blood circulation to the genitals, and increase vaginal tone and lubrication. How's that for motivation?

Kegel ball exercises strengthen the muscles surrounding vagina, giving a tighter feel and of course great sexual performance as well. When inserted into the vagina, the balls are also known to stimulate the walls of the vagina continuously, thus giving the woman a feeling of sexual arousal.


One very early design of kegal balls were Ben Wa Balls. In their earliest forms they were a hollow ball with mercury inside, so that as a woman walked and changed position, the mercury would move inside the ball and produce a very small movement that stimulated the muscle to contract. Unfortunately, mercury poisoning was an undesirable consequence, so the design has changed to just weighted balls. There is still contraction necessary to keep these from falling out of the vagina, so they still remain an effective tool to strengthen your PC muscles. Another increasingly popular kegal ball is the "Jade Egg", which works similarly to the solid Ben Wa Balls.

A wonderful improvement to this design is to have one ball inside of another, like you can find with the LELO "Luna Beads" and "SmartBalls" by Fun Factory. The small inner ball moves inside of the larger hollow one creating a tingly vibration that stimulates the muscle to squeeze. This contraction improves the tone of the PC muscles, but can also be pleasurable at the same time. Many women also like this design because the inner vibration is more stimulating than just the weighted ball. It increases blood flow to the area as the muscles are worked and feels good too. Better yet, it reminds your brain to think about sex every time you feel a tingle. All of these work together to improve a woman’s sexual response and enjoyment.

To find out more or to purchase, view our selection of Kegal Balls online here:

Ben Wa Balls: http://www.artofloving.ca/sexercise/pc-muscle-toys/ben-wa-balls

Jade Egg: http://www.artofloving.ca/sexercise/pc-muscle-toys/jade-egg

LELO Luna Beads: http://www.artofloving.ca/sexercise/pc-muscle-toys/luna-bead-noir-lelo

Fun Factory Smart Balls: http://www.artofloving.ca/sexercise/pc-muscle-toys/smart-balls