An Awkward Intro to Kegel ExercisersThese were my intro into Kegel exercisers. The fact that they have no retrieval cord is an issue for me, and makes removal difficult. I wasn't even really able to feel the weight of these when inserted, they didn't do much of anything for me.
I am entirely new to kegel products and would probably never have gotten this for myself, but I received it as a gift, so I figured I'd give them a shot. One cool thing about these is that you can wear them anywhere, while doing anything. So, in theory, you could strengthen your pelvic muscles while running errands. Because of their small size, these are travel friendly.
Again, these are intended for vaginal insertion. DO NOT insert these anally, that would be a very big mistake, you would have to go to a doctor to have them removed. Do not insert them into any other body cavity.
I had never really seen a need into looking too deeply into Kegel exercising, but I've done a bit of research. I knew that Kegel could be exercised by squeezing the muscles that you use when you pee, stopping the flow of urine. Apparently, Kegel help women who have had children with rebuilding muscle tone and preventing incontinence. They are not exclusively for those who have had children; Kegel can help anyone with a vagina by giving them the ability to squeeze their partner during penetrative sex and can also help intensity of your orgasm. I guess working your Kegel can help you receive more pleasure during sex, and make orgasm stronger; they can also allegedly make you tighter. So, there are sexual benefits to doing Kegel exercises, even though Kegel exercisers aren't really sex toys that stimulate in the same way a vibrator or something might.
One flaw in the design, that made me nervous just looking at them in the package, is that they have no retrieval cord of any kind. I understand that things can't really get "lost" in the vagina, but I didn't want to have any issues with a little weighted plastic ball (or two) getting stuck there. I think it would probably be safer, and less disconcerting for beginners and users of all kinds, if this had some sort of a cord attached.
Size should not be a concern with inserting these, they are not big at all. If you have some issues with vaginal lubrication, then you could probably add a little tiny bit of water-based lubricant to these to make insertion easier.
After that, I decided to bite the bullet and insert both of them, for the sake of reviewing purposes. I cautiously inserted one. It was close to my vaginally opening, to the point of where it could pop out on its own. I nervously pushed it in a bit further, then inserted the other. I could just slightly feel the weight of them, but almost not at all. The weight wasn't anything that I felt could really strengthen anything, or cause any sort of tension to hold them in. Again, I had to do the ping pong parlor trick to get them out. These are not very practical at all; they are a bit worrisome, and make me feel ridiculous trying to get them out. In terms of size and shape, they are comfortable, but I don't feel comfortable moving around with them in at all, or inserting/removing them, because of worrying the entire time about getting them out. I am aware things cannot get "lost", but these are small, and I could definitely see having a hell of a time removing them if they went too far. Not something I want to deal with.