Kegel, Ben Wa, Benoit Balls Everything you need to know about Kegel Ball Exercises!
Jiggle balls, Ben Wa Balls, Benoit or Kegel Balls - whatever you call them, just know that you don’t have to be a sports fan to reap the benefits of their strengthening powers.
Since you’re here, there’s a good chance you know—or have at least heard—of Ben Wa balls. These little Insertable spheres make appearances in erotic books, sexy shows, and steamy movies and are basically a sex shop staple. But while Ben Wa balls might seem simple, there’s much more to them what you saw in Fifty Shades of Grey. (Read: the iconic scene where Anastasia Steele, wide-eyed with panic, asks Christian if he’s going to put the Ben Wa balls in her butt. Relatable!)
Ben Wa balls are insertable weights that go inside the vagina to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles (also called PC muscles). When you insert Ben Wa balls into your vagina, your pelvic muscles work to hold them in place. And while they were originally designed to rebuild strength and support lost in PC muscles over time, more and more people started using them as sex toys due to the stimulation they provide on the anterior vaginal wall, which is full of sensitive nerve endings.
How do Kegel Balls work?
With regular use, Kegel balls work to strengthen and tone your pelvic floor muscles.
Just like using weights at the gym, the weight of the Kegel balls adds an extra degree of difficulty to pelvic floor exercises, which will build strength in these oh-so-important internal muscles over time.
You can perform Kegel exercises without ben wa balls. However, you’ll be stuck doing a lot more of them. Using Kegel balls adds a little extra difficulty, meaning you get the same benefits with less time and work.
If you’re thinking “Okay, if that’s what Kegel balls are for, what do ben wa balls do and what the heck are jiggle balls?” The answer: exactly the same. Kegel balls, ben wa balls and jiggle balls are all used interchangeably throughout this article, as they’re different names for the same thing.