What Are Ben Wa Balls?
Ben wa balls are also known as the following:
- Geisha balls
- Orgasm balls
- Love balls
- Kegel balls
- Venus balls, among others
For many users, these are often confused with anal beads, but they are different, and they serve a very different purpose.
Ben wa balls were found as far back as 500 AD, so they are a tried and tested device, and then they were used to deliver a little extra pleasure to men during intercourse too.
These balls can start off as small as a child’s marbles and go up to around an inch in diameter. While there are stories of women bringing themselves to orgasm while wearing ben wa balls, there are plenty of women who are finding stimulation because of wearing these balls.
Ben wa balls are balls which you slide inside the vagina, and their primary purpose is to exercise and strengthen a woman’s pelvic floor muscles, and this, in turn, can aid in increasing sexual pleasure.
As well as this, there are bladder control problems and a myriad of other medical issues that can be helped using ben wa balls too.
Different Types & Styles
You might think that a ball is a ball and there isn’t that much difference. However, ben wa balls do come in plenty of variations in aid of delivering the ultimate orgasm.
Here is a rundown of the ben wa ball types you can find:
- Conventional – These are the standard balls that are similar to marbles in size.
- Weighted – These are much heavier than regular balls. Some allow users to adjust the weight so they can offer versatility.
- Duotone – These are hollow inside. On occasion, you might find them with smaller balls inside which make a noise as they move.
- Magnetic – The name says it all, these are steel and are magnetic.
- Vibrating – These come with built-in vibrating motors and are often remotely controlled.
- Corded – These come with a cord connecting them together in the same way as anal beads do. This makes it easier to remove.
- Without cords – These are just balls and are better to use during intercourse.
Materials used have also changed, and you can now get steel, glass, silicone, abs plastic, and some come in jade too.
How to Choose Kegel Balls for You
Choosing kegel balls isn’t like selecting any other sex toy because there are very minor differences. However, there are enough things you do need to consider when looking for the best kegel balls for you.
Price is one consideration, and just because they can be expensive, it doesn’t mean they will be any better than the more affordable options. It is much better to check reviews of popular sellers and brand names and stick to these.
Customer reviews for sex toys are quite honest because they quickly point out any point of failure for kegel balls and other sex toys.
Two of the more common areas you can choose that could make a difference are noted below:
Size can make a difference, but for new users, they are better starting off with the larger ones because they are easier to keep in place. New users should also choose ones without weights as these can also be hard to hold in position.
Ben wa balls can come in sizes of just under an inch and reach up to larger sizes of about 4 inches. The secret for kegel balls is comfort more than feeling them rock around too much. With the ball size, there are differences in the cords that connect them together too. These can be from a couple of inches to over 4 inches in length.
The material will be the second largest choice as they come in a variety of materials. Kegel balls now come in steel, glass, silicone, plastic, and a few others. However, it is advisable to stick to stainless steel and some glass models if they will be inserted for extended periods, as these are the most body safe materials for most people.
Silicone models can be ideal for new users who only wear them for limited periods, and they can be easier to hold in because they are often lighter.
What Are the Benefits
There are plenty of health benefits of ben wa balls, as well as those that can lead to sexual pleasure. Here are a few health benefits they can deliver…
Ben wa balls can help to build and strengthen the pelvic floor muscles in women. This can help women of all ages as these are muscles which are used to stop or hold the flow of urine.
There are also benefits which support the bladder, uterus and even the rectum after regular kegel ball exercises are performed well.
When it comes to sexual pleasure, this is down to the condition of the kegel muscles. In intimate moments when a woman squeezes, this can help with her pleasure, and it can also give pleasure to her partner as well.
As a side note to this, orgasms can become more intense after regular use of kegel balls. During use, the vagina is continually flexing to keep the balls in position, so this helps the muscles to get exercise.
One last benefit is; if you leave the balls inside the vagina during intercourse, these deliver additional stimulation to the wearer and also the male partner as the balls move around inside.
Some Safety Considerations
Just from looking at kegel balls, you would expect them to slide too far inside the vagina and get lost. However, it isn’t possible for these balls to go too far, and that problem is more common with the rectum and anal beads, as an example.
One safety consideration is overuse. If the pelvic floor muscles are overworked too much, they should be rested afterward. These are the same as any other muscle, so they do need recovery time after a workout.
It’s also known that many women wear their kegel balls for extended periods, and this can lead to stress of the pelvic floor muscles and lead to vaginal infections. This is one reason why either steel or glass kegel balls are used, because they are better materials to be left inside the vagina for these extended periods of time. Don’t overdo it though.
Additionally, if you are new to using kegel balls, you should follow the recommendations before thinking you can pop them in and walk around, hoping to have orgasms.
Recommendations for the first few uses are:
- Use a good lube
- Lay down and insert the kegel balls inside once you are relaxed
- Tense your leg muscles to hold the balls inside
- Once you are used to this, you can then sit and try to walk around
- With more experience, you can insert them without having to lie down
When you use kegel balls as a sexual stimulation aid, they should not remain inside the vagina for more than six hours. This can place the urethra under unnecessary stress.
Although cordless, kegel balls won't vanish in the vagina, they might remain there longer than expected, and there is no cord. The newer, lightweight silicone ones do come with a silicone cord, so ease of removal is guaranteed here.
Where Can You Use Your Ben Wa Balls?
Ben wa balls can be used in a couple of scenarios. These are for doing kegel exercises as they are primarily intended, or they can be used for sexual stimulation while wearing for extended periods. Additionally, in some cases, they can be worn while having sexual intercourse too.
There are a few types of ben wa balls, but the more traditional ones are slightly different in how they operate. Here is how you would use this ancient technique…
You insert the empty ball first and make sure it is toward the back of the cervix. You then insert the second heavier ball until they make contact with each other. Once these are in position, they can make small vibrations with the slightest of body movements. There are a few women who do this before sitting in a rocking chair or swing, and they get the benefit while gently rocking backward and forward.
It is possible to have sex with ben wa balls inserted, however, the varieties that come with a cord for easy removal might be off-putting, or it could snag and cause pain to you or your partner. The cordless variety is often better for use during intercourse.
Cleaning & Storage Tips
Ben wa balls can be really easy to keep clean. Because they should never be used in the anus, they will never face any of the bacteria which comes from anal contact.
If you stick to the three recommended materials of steel, glass or silicone, then cleaning can be very straightforward. Glass and steel will be cordless varieties, so there is no cord to keep clean. The balls themselves can be washed under warm water with a good antibacterial soap. You can then place them in a dishwashing machine to sterilize. Just remember to put them inside something so they don’t fall off the top shelf.
After this, you can wipe them dry with a lint-free cloth and place them in their original packaging. Ben wa balls from more reputable suppliers might supply a storage box too. Use this!
If you opt for the silicone variety, then these can be washed in the same way, but you do need to check the surface in case there are any scratches or gouges in the silicone. Once you have washed them, these can also be run through a dishwashing cycle, but once they are dry, they might feel sticky to the touch. Use renewal powder here. You can also boil your ben wa balls in hot water for a few minutes. With glass, just be careful that it is stated by the manufacturer to be sterilized in this way. If unsure, check the guidelines and follow those to the letter.
Even though glass and steel are not affected by high heat as much as silicone, all ben wa balls should be stored in a cool and dry location.
When you follow the given recommendations for the care of ben wa balls, these can give years of service before you need to even consider replacing them. They’re brilliant, really!
Common Questions People Ask
Will I reach an orgasm using ben wa balls?
While many companies might market the fact that they deliver intense orgasms, not all women can reach the point of orgasm while wearing them, but all this depends on the woman wearing them. It is a fact, some do and some don’t. The use of these toys is not unpleasant, and for any woman over 30, they can deliver plenty of benefits, and although you might not orgasm from wearing them, you may find you have better orgasms afterward. That’s a plus! They also feel really good inside the vagina.
How long do I need to use ben wa balls before I see a difference?
This depends on the condition of your kegel muscles when you begin using them. For the average woman, she can start to see a difference at around two weeks of regular daily use from just a few minutes per day.
Can I go to the bathroom while kegel balls are inside me?
In theory, it is possible, but it isn’t something you really want to try. If you let one slip, you could be fishing around in the toilet bowl, and this will lead to a whole host of cleaning necessities and sterilizing in hot water. It is worth noting, they can be worn during a period, and if they are the corded variety, then this will be the only part that may be stained. They’re pretty adaptable and most women absolutely love them!