Luna mini pleasure bead system - vaginal balls by LELO - review by Pumpk1nPatch

Best beads of the bunch.

LELO does not disappoint with the Luna mini. I've been using Kegel exercisers for about 5 years, and these are by far the best. They're comfortable, and I love the interchangeable weights. With body-safe materials and versatility, beginners and advanced users can love this set. If you've found Teneo Uno, Duo or the classic Luna set to be too big, these could be a fit for you! I feel like I get an actual workout with these. The amount of movement never lets me forget that they're there!
Great quality, body safe, good size, versatile weights, suitable for beginners and advanced users
retrieval cord could be just a bit longer
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


The Luna mini pleasure bead system by LELO is an alternative version of the classic Luna beads. The only difference between the mini and the classic set is the size. Everything else is the same. They're a great option for those who find the original set to be too large or uncomfortable. They can be worn for a matter of minutes or hours.

The pleasure beads are designed for arousal, and most of all, Kegel exercises. Kegel exercisers are also known as pelvic floor exercisers. Kegel exercises consists of repeatedly contracting the pelvic floor muscles; it's the same as any other weight lifting, except it's in your vagina! Kegel exercising can help prevent urinary incontinence, as well as the prolapse of the pelvic organs. One of the best benefits of Kegel exercises is the sexual function. Using them can create arousal while you're wearing them, but it can also help you achieve better orgasms through long term use. Also, they can help you feel tighter to your partner.

These are meant to be inserted vaginally. When you move about, the motion causes the inner balls to move, creating a vibrating sensation that stimulates the vaginal muscles. While they're in there, you have to squeeze those muscles to prevent them from falling out. Some people might not have any trouble keeping them in, but the high amount of rumble to the beads will surely remind you to start squeezing. There's a cord on this set, which helps you take them out easily. These shouldn't be used anally, however, because they can easily get lost in there!

In the 50's, Dr. Kegel reported that the women doing his exercises were orgasming more frequently, intensely, and more easily! Imagine if they were using weights like Luna beads!
  • 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
    • Travel friendly
  • Where
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
  • 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

With the Luna Beads, we're working with a few different materials; silicone, plastic and nylon.

The white harness that the beads rest in is made out of high quality silicone. Silicone rates as a 10 on the safety scale. The harness is extremely flexible and velvety. It's easy to slip the beads in and out of the harness, but it's still extremely secure. The beads won't pop out of it due to how secure it is.

Each bead is made of ABS plastic, which rates as an 8 on the safety scale. The beads are very hard and smooth, except where there is a seam. There are weights inside of each ball. It seems like the balls encased inside the plastic are metal. I think that they're surrounded by a rubber-like material.

The white retrieval cord is made from nylon. Nylon is hypoallergenic, and it offers a good resistance to oils, greases, and solvents. The cord is extremely strong; it's secured very well to the beads.

The Luna Beads have no smell or taste to them.
    • Flexible
    • No odor
    • Smooth

Design / Shape / Size

I love the design and versatility of these beads. The fact that you can adjust the weights makes it a winner over many other sets of Kegel balls. I'm completely okay with the beads being made of plastic rather than silicone, because it's clearly effective with what it's supposed to do. The thin plastic shell is what makes the difference with these. Some of my other sets are just too big or too thick, and the rumble of the inner ball is just lost through the material. Knock on a piece of rubber, then a piece of plastic. Same thing.

Each bead is the same size. 29mm(1 inch) in diameter. 3.5 inches in circumference.
The retrieval cord is 2.25 inches.
The harness is 3 inches in length.
Length from end of harness to cord is 5 inches.
Pink beads are 28 grams(1 oz)each.
Blue beads are 37 grams(1.3 oz) each.

So, two pinks together make a weight of 2 ounces, two blues together makes 2.6 ounces, and one blue and one pink makes 2.2 ounces. Since one ball of each color has a cord, you have the option to only wear one ball without the harness.

They are quite discreet and can be worn anywhere. I've read lots of reviews about some people not wearing them out because they were so rumbly that they could be heard. While they are louder than other sets I've worn, the only time anyone has heard them was when I was in a quiet room making someone listen. I wear them to work every day, and no one has heard them. My co-workers and I have quite an open relationship, so it's quite likely that they'd tell me if they heard sounds coming from my vagina! I have noticed that the farther they travel upward, the more muffled the sound becomes. So, in my opinion, the sound is nothing to worry about.
    • Beginner
    • Discreet look/design


The Luna beads system is not the heaviest set that I own, but it's surely the rumbliest. I've never had any trouble keeping any set in, so the rumble factor is very important to me. I can feel these ones with even minimal movement.

I never need lube to insert these; they have no drag whatsoever for me. That might not be the case with everyone, so a dab water-based lube should do the trick. LELO advises against using silicone in their manual, as it can make the harness permanently tacky. However, if you are only using the beads without the harness, silicone lube would be fine. Be sure to insert the crown bead first, allowing the string hang out. It should be inserted so that it rests in the same area that a tampon would.

These beads are just awesome. They're the only ones that I don't forget are inside me after an hour. Every movement I make, I can feel them moving around. I have no trouble removing and inserting the beads from the harness, and they line up easily. Really, the only grievance I have (a minor one at that) with them is that I feel the cord should be a 1/2 inch to an inch longer. At the end of the day, when I take them out, only about 1/2 of an inch is sticking out.

As far as the arousal factor, it's minimal. However, my previous sets gave me zero arousal, so minimal is a good thing!
    • Discreet
    • Easy to use

Care and Maintenance

The harness can be fully sterilized by boiling it, but the rest of the set can't be boiled. The set can be cleaned with a mild soap and water, or with a toy cleaner. I use my favorite California Exotics toy cleaner on these. The beads should be separated from the harness, so that everything can be cleaned individually. I saturate it in a cleaner and let it sit for about 30 seconds, then I rinse them with warm water before air drying or patting them dry with a chamois towel. Never use cleansers that contain alcohol, petrol, or acetone! They can be stored in the great box they came in. The box has a foam insert, so they can lay nestled inside. The box is only 6 3/4 x 3.5 x 2, so it's small enough to fit most anywhere. The box is solid white with no wording on it, so it goes unnoticed.

If you don't want to use the box, or if you're traveling, LELO supplies our beads with a little 3x5 black pouch! I think that this is awesome; it allows me to just toss them in the pouch if I want to remove them while I'm out and about, rather than carrying around a box. They should never be stored in direct sunlight or extreme heat.

Overall, the Luna beads are very low maintenance.

    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store

Personal comments

One of my favorite things about LELO is that you can register the product and get a warranty on it for a year. After the first year, if something happens to them, they can be replaced for 50% off the cost.
I'd like to compare the Luna beads to a few other products, so that the size and shape can really be grasped.

We've got the First Time Love balls, classic metal Ben Wa balls, Luna beads, and the Teneo Uno. (From left to right.)

Love balls: 3.2oz/8 inches length/4 inch circumference
Metal BenWa: 1.6oz each/2.25 circumference
Luna: 2oz,2.2oz,2.6oz/3 inches length/3.74 circumference
Teneo Uno: 0.4lb/5 inches length/4.75 circumference

I'm extremely satisfied with my Luna beads. I get no discomfort at all with these. I'd recommend them to beginners because of the smaller size, and advanced for their weight and the amount of movement. If you've ever had pain or any issues with larger balls, these are the way to go. I'm easily giving these 5 stars because of their performance, size, and safe materials. I feel like my muscles get an actual workout with these. I've been using Kegel exercisers for about 5 years now, and I've had so many different ones. I'll continue to be faithful to these. Also, if anything ever happens to them, I will surely replace them with the same ones.

Remember, to really see results with these, you have to keep up with it. It's important to incorporate it into your daily routine and stick to a regular program. I recommend using them for at least 30 minutes a day. I wear mine for about 10 hours, though.
Follow-up commentary
I use these almost every day. When I'm not wearing these I'm using the classic set or the noir. The Luna Beads series are my favorite kegel exercisers and I highly recommend them. The only grievance that I have is that the cord becomes slightly discolored.
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  • GONE!
    Great review and pics!
  • married with children
    great review, thanks for sharing.
  • Pumpk1nPatch
    Thanks for reading!
  • js250
    Excellent review--I found the comparison picture with other exercisers very helpful.
  • PeaceToTheMiddleEast
    These beads are so neat. Great review, thanks for sharing!
  • Jordan B
    Great review and pics! Thanks
  • Rossie
    Thank you for the extremely detailed review and nice pictures.
  • PropertyOfPotter
    Thanks for the review! It was very helpful!
  • Robespierrethecat
    Thank you for the excellent and thorough review!
  • oftheunicorn
    Thanks so much for the review! The comparison photos really helped me make my decision
  • Pumpk1nPatch
    Thanks for reading! Glad you found it helpful.
  • RavingSockMonkey
    Thanks for the follow up! I've got another set of kegal balls that I enjoy, but was considering either these or the regular Luna beads since I've read you can feel them more during the day.
  • The Vixen
    Nice review, I have the Noir set and I've thought about getting the regular minis as well. Thanks for the info and nice photos!
  • Sean58
    Great job! I have Luna beads and will defiantly get more use out of them now
  • Nikcunt
    Nice review
  • Kodie
    Love the depth of focus on your pictures.
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