Exercise equipment for those hard to reach musclesThe Eclipse balls are made of high quality medical grade silicone. Weights inside provide subtle movement as you wear them. Performing kegel exercises while wearing them can strengthen your pelvic floor muscles and might even arouse you. The Eclipse balls are a nice way to add variety to your pelvic floor exercise routine, although they didn't provide the boost in sensation I was expecting.
I've used the Eclipse balls while walking around, while on an exercise bicycle, while dancing, while jogging and while lying down. You can feel the balls moving only when engaged in vigorous activity. If the movement of the balls is intended to help trigger vaginal contractions without conscious effort, I wasn't able to detect that. I find I'm most aware of their presence while in a vertical position.
I'm not convinced that they offer an advantage over performing kegel exercises with nothing inserted. When I squeeze with nothing inside me, I can feel contractions strongly. It feels like I have to squeeze harder with Eclipse inserted to achieve the same level of tightening sensation. You would think it would be the opposite. Perhaps this is part of their purpose.
Perhaps the best feature of this product is that their presence will serve as a reminder throughout the time you're wearing them, to do the kegel exercises. As a side benefit, you might find that you're somewhat aroused in the process. I only occasionally felt aroused while squeezing on them.
The silicone parts are premium Japanese medical grade silicone. The silicone areas do attract lint, like other silicone toys. There is a slight seam running along the length of it on each side, although it is too subtle to be felt. You can hear and feel the weighted balls inside moving when you shake this product.
Mine arrived with a crosswise cut more than halfway through the thinnest part of the cord. So far it hasn't broken but I fear that will happen eventually. That may not be such a bad thing because the bulbous end of the retrieval cord can be irritating if it isn't positioned just right - forward and a little to the side. Probably the end of the cord was enlarged to give you something to hold on to when removing the balls, but its quite firm and can press against you uncomfortably if its positioned against any sensitive area.
I'm small inside and this product didn't feel too big so it likely will fit everyone. It is comfortable to wear even for extended periods of time. I don't know whether the flexible section between the balls is bent when the Eclipse is inside me, but nothing pinches after its inserted.
I like to insert the balls 3/4 of the way in and squeeze to pull them all the way in. Lube makes insertion easier.
You will find as you move about with the Eclipse balls inside you that you'll feel the urge to do kegels frequently. However, the thick retrieval cord is more likely to be what reminds you of its presence than the balls themselves.
I store it in the box it came in to keep lint and cat hair off it. Its easy to keep the Eclipse clean using just soap and water.
A few days after I began using Eclipse, for the first time ever my man commented on how tight I felt. Coincidence? I can't say. I purposely haven't told him of my kegel regimen, waiting for him to notice.
I was hoping that kegel exercises would feel stronger, or that I would have sore pelvic floor muscles after using Eclipse. Neither of these has happened.