Luna pleasure bead system - sex toy by LELO - review by Philia

Love these even more than expected

The Luna Beads have had an amazing impact on my kegels and my sexual health. Both the “health” part (avoiding incontinence) and the “sex” part (better orgasms and enhanced arousal overall). Yep, they’re pleasure beads.
Cute, customizable, easy care, effective for both muscle toning and libido.
Weird string, but no other cons.
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review
Other than the ones you do situps on, these are the first “exercise balls” I’ve used, so I’m just commenting on these and not comparing them to others.

The Luna Pleasure Bead System is supposed to strengthen your kegel muscles, which helps you orgasm harder, and also prevents those pee when you cough accidents. But they may also provide pleasure while you’re wearing them, as well as more general pleasure/libido benefits. They did for me.

The system consists of 4 balls, 2 pink lighter ones, and 2 blue heavier ones, and a “girdle” that holds the balls. You can mix and match to develop your kegels gradually. Each ball contains a weight that has room to jiggle inside the ball, creating a vibrating sensation and encouraging your muscles to contract.

I’ve been using them for about 3 weeks now, and my pelvic floor does feel stronger. I’m no longer aware of the urge to clench when I cough to avoid small pee leaks, which tells me that I’m more toned. I’ve also noticed increased clenching during orgasms, and those definitely feel more powerful, like I’ve not “twitching” (noticing my muscles moving) but “clenching” (noticing that there’s force behind that movement). I’ve also tried pulling the balls out by the string while resisting with my kegels, and I was, frankly, astonished by how hard I could pull.

On the second count, I didn’t expect them to feel pleasurable in any significant way. There’s a big mystique around ben-wa/geisha balls, where women wearing them are supposedly secretly having uncontrollable orgasms all the time. I was pretty sure THAT wasn’t going to happen. Also, I noticed that on the Lelo site, they don’t claim that the beads are fun to wear. But it seemed like others had the expectation and experience of pleasure while wearing, so I was curious.

They haven’t caused me to lose focus on anything I’ve been doing while wearing them, but I do find them totally fun to wear. The first couple of days, I’d feel them bonking around at unexpected times, mostly when standing up, sitting down, or pivoting, and I did a lot of random chuckling at the sensations. I still feel that, but it’s not so unexpected. But it’s still fun.

More importantly, I think that wearing them has cranked up my overall desire levels considerably, in a cumulative way. They definitely draw attention to the area; one thought I remember having early on was “so THIS is what they mean when they say that guys think about sex 50 times every hour, or whatever that number is.” Plus, even when I don’t feel like I’ve actively noticed wearing them, at the end of a day when I’ve worn them, I have sex on the brain more than when I haven’t. I’m also more lubricated.

So the exercise part and the libido part are the main things I love about them. Here are some other observations:

--They’re really cute. The packaging is awesome, and I’m not someone who usually has a packaging fetish. I store the whole thing in the box it came in, and the balls I’m not using in the included drawstring bag. When traveling, I’ll probably just pick one set and take that in the bag.
--When they’re not in me, I can hear the weights rattling in the balls, but I haven’t heard anything at all when they’re actually inserted.
--To clean them, I take them out in the bathroom, take the whole contraption apart, and wash everything with soap and water. It integrates pretty seamlessly into my nighttime routine.
--They never bother me to insert. The silicone girdle is a little draggy, so I use a tiny bit of water based lube. On removal, I’ve observed that after the “pop” of the first ball coming out, there’s a weird spacing between the first pop and the second one. But it’s still not a problem at all.
--As other reviewers have mentioned, the string (nylon? plastic?) is kind of weird. I’m just going to trust Lelo’s claim that it’s hygienic. Here’s the weirdness; when inserting, I push the string up into the entrance of my vagina so I don’t pee on it. After thorough washing and drying, the string gets stuck in its pushed-up shape; it looks kind of like a frizzy piece of hair. It’s not a big deal to me, but it does disrupt the overall totally cute thing.
Here’s my “use diary” for my first couple of weeks, just so you can see what my experience has been.

Day 1: Used 2 pink balls, a drop or two of lube. No problem with insertion (much easier than, say, a diva cup.) Enjoyed having them in. Felt hornier than usual. At the end of the day though, wondered what the big “kegel exercise” deal was, and noted to myself that I’d try the heavier ones tomorrow.

Day 2: Used 2 blue balls. Same insertion experience as Day 1. After having them in for maybe 15 minutes, suddenly felt like I had something huge and pokey in my vagina that was causing me to cramp up. Removed the Luna beads and switched to using just one blue bead. Had no more pain. Realized later on that what I’d been feeling was muscle soreness from overdoing it by putting the heavier beads into my already tired but not complaining yet coochie. (Had expected any muscle soreness to be more on the surface than it was) Apologized to coochie.

Day 3: Went back to the 2 pink balls. Did great.

Day 4: Got period. Removed and cleaned Luna Beads, then put them away for a week.

Day 11: Went back to 2 pink balls.

Day 14 or so: Moved to 1 pink and 1 blue ball. Had no problems. Will try 2 blue balls again soon.

And finally, re: peeing and pooping. Some people may not even notice that they’re there when they go to the bathroom. I found that I wanted myself a little extra time in the bathroom. I take them out before pooping to avoid the possibility of expelling them into the toilet. If you’re a dash off to the bathroom kind of person like me, you may want to dash off a moment earlier so that you don’t have to be removing balls from your vagina when what you really want to be doing is pooping. It’s not a problem, just a little awkward feeling. With peeing, like I said above, I push the retrieval string into my vagina when I first insert the Luna Beads so as not to pee on it. Then I leave the Luna Beads in when I pee. If I’m in a hurry and bear down in order to pee harder, I sometimes feel like I might expel the balls, so I find myself peeing more gently and slowly. Not by a whole lot, though.

Hope this helps!
Follow-up commentary
I still really like these. I've gotten to where I'll always wear the heavier, blue ones, and I can wear them all day. I go through phases of wearing them and not, and when I start wearing them again I'm always glad I did. They still give me a bit of a low simmer effect during the day (as opposed to arousal), which is just about perfect for me.

Despite the fact that I don't feel at all like I'm exercising while wearing them, I'm pretty sure that my muscles have gotten significantly stronger. I'm not sure what the next level would be in this kind of product — "wearable" exercisers as opposed to other kinds of kegel exercises — and I'd totally entertain suggestions, but clearly I don't have a particularly strong desire to upgrade given that I haven't even looked into it.

Since writing this, I've also come to appreciate more the uses of these as an actual sex toy. They enhance solo play by giving you something to grab onto with your PC muscles, and I find tug-of-war to be really pleasurable. While using something like my Salsa, I'll pull on the Luna Beads' string like I'm trying to remove them while using my kegels to hold them in. It feels really good, and the last time I did it, I was like "Wow, have I always been this strong?" When I contract my kegel muscles now, I have a lot more control over how they're contracting, like I can pull more strongly upward as opposed to just inward, and I feel like more like they're "real muscles" (like biceps) as opposed to "incidental muscles" (like the muscles you use, say, to swallow, which of course requires muscle contraction, but ones doesn't usually think of it as using muscles).

I totally recommend these. In fact, I have recommended them to a number of friends, and some of my closest friends will be getting them as gifts from me if they don't get around to buying their own soon.

Hope that helps!
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My Luna pleasure bead system tags
  • 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?
    • Can be worn during masturbation
    • Can be worn under clothing
    • Mood enhancer
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
    • Campus/roommate living
    • Tub/shower/pool
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • G-spot
    • Kegels
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  • mirajah
    Philia, thank you for your review. I have been debating on getting these and your review helped me decide. I've hard three children and thus, the need to strengthen my pelvic floor. I intend to follow your schedule at first to see how I do. Thank you again for such a great review!
  • MK434
    Great review!
  • sexytileena / absolutely love sex
    thanks for the great review!
  • shorejen9
    Thank you for a great review and the wonderful schedule!
  • Nacht Stern
    Thank you for reviewing!
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