Ben-wa balls - vaginal exerciser by Doc Johnson - review by mistressg

Ben-wa balls

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An Awkward Intro to Kegel Exercisers

These 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.
Slightly weighted, easy to insert
No retrieval cord, small, removal is difficult
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


These balls are not really intended for sexual pleasure or masturbation, they are a vaginal exerciser. The idea is to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, which can then help the user have stronger orgasms and better control over the vaginal muscles. I would say these are a product for beginners in the world of Kegel exercising, as there are better products on the market, made from higher quality materials. If you are interested in starting out with something small and not that heavy at ll for Kegel practice, these seem okay - as long as you're okay with the lack of a cord of any kind.

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.
  • Who / How / What
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Solo
  • Where
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
  • Features
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    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly
  • Body / part areas
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    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Kegels

Material / Texture

These balls have no odor at all. They are smooth, aside from the seams that they have down the middle, all the way around each ball. I don't think the seams would really get in the way of cleaning, but who knows down the line, after more than one use. The seams are visible in the product photos, and they are easy to feel without even looking. They are plastic, so they are non-porous. They are very solid and stiff, not at all flexible or squeezable in any way. They are shiny, smooth, typical plastic material.
    • No odor
    • Not porous at all
    • Smooth

Design / Shape / Size

These are very discreet looking, I think. If you just look at them outside of their package, nothing about them says "I got this from a sex store", or "This is a vaginal exerciser". They kind of look almost like gumballs, or marbles. They are light pink, a bubblegum pink color. They have a surprising bit of weight to them. When I saw them sitting in the package, I figured they would be very, very light. They looked smaller than a quarter, and made of plastic. How heavy could they be? But when I took them out of the package, they had a bit of weight to them in my hand. According to the info on the product page, they weight 0.3 lb. They can fit on top of a quarter, they are about the same size.

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.
    • Beginner
    • Discreet look/design


When I fist saw these I thought, "Aren't they a little bit...small?" I've never been face-to-face with any other Kegel strengthening devices, but even then, these seems small to me. The second thing that concerned me was the lack of any sort of cord to make removing them safe and simple. I was worried about even trying them at all, but I got myself to do it. I inserted one of the balls, felt no real weight, and immediately found myself wondering, "How am I going to get this out??" I had to insert a finger and find it, then use my muscles to push to get it to come out some, then pull it out. Awkward, very awkward. You know that ping pong ball trick, that you hear about at bachelor parties? It felt like that, it felt ridiculous. A removal cord would make all of this a lot less stressful and easier to handle. I never saw myself using Kegel exercisers, but I definitely don't see how practical this is, to be using one that you have to push to remove. Unless, that is supposed to be part of the "work out"? Seems a little odd, and like an unneeded difficulty.

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.
    • Easy to use

Care and Maintenance

These are easy to clean, since they are plastic. These Ben-wa balls can be cleaned off with soap and water, or wiped down with toy cleaner. Because of their look, they are discreet, so you could keep them wherever you'd like. This makes them easy to store, and nice for travel. You could keep these with any sex toys that you have, though these don't really give sexual stimulation as a sex toy would; these aren't really a sex toy, per se. Again, they look like gumballs, in size and color, so I would advise that you keep them out of sight if you have children around, as they could definitely present a choking risk.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store


These come in a clean plastic package that is easy to open, no cutting necessary. You can see the balls right through the front, and it has Ben-Wa Balls and "orgasm", etc. on the front. So, this package isn't discreet at all. I don't see a need to keep this package for storing, that would be bulky and not necessary. The packaging could be more minimal, but it is recyclable. It's not informative really, at all. There are no instructions included; you get what you see in these pictures. I kind of had to gather that you put these in and squeeze, and try to hold them in, with strengthens the muscles. Again, a Kegel exerciser is not something I every really would have seen a need in owning, or gotten for myself.

    • Not discreet

Personal comments

I feel that I already have pretty strong pelvic muscles. Without doing these exercises, I am able to squeeze them tightly, and have pretty much always been able to do that.I have not had any children, and have no intention of having children, which I'm sure that makes a big different in the tightness of my muscles and ability to control them. My partner is very much able to feel it when I squeeze him, which I am able to do tightly. I find that practicing squeezing on him while he is inside of me, and seeing how long I can hold for, is probably an all-around better exercise than these could ever be. Though, if I were to decide to get Kegel balls in the future, I'd go for something with a sturdy, comfortable cord.
Follow-up commentary
Of course, I still don't like these! I got rid of them! I don't think these are really worth it at all, and there are other products on the market that seem a lot more practical. If you're looking for Kegel exercisers, pass on this.
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  • Falsepast
    Sorry these weren't better
  • Twitch
    yeah these sound horrendous.
  • sugar&spikes
    thanks for the review!
  • Bignuf
    Thanks for a great, helpful review.
  • molli316
    Great reviews
  • Septimus
    Thanks for the review!
  • Devz
    thanks for the review!
  • purplecoco
    thanks for the review
  • GONE!
    Thanks for the warning!
  • lovebites
    thanks for the review!
  • Rod Ronald
    Thanks for the review
  • Ashleyxx
    Thanks for your review.
  • Kristi :)
    Thank you for your review. I agree!! Squeezing a penis is much more fun than squeezing plastic balls any day!! X-) Only problem is.. the better you get at it, the less he'll hold still for it.
  • musicownsmysoul
    Great review. Thank you.
  • snowminx
    thanks for the review =)
  • Brook4114
    Great review thanks for the info.
  • joolie
    Good info and description of the product. Your review had a tone of mild annoyance that was entertaining
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