a review of LELO’s Luna Beads aka. Kegel Balls
Not familiar with kegel balls? Then you’re missing out on a little sexy tool that can help transform your love life, making sex, even better. That may sound like a huge claim, but in fact, kegel exercises are a proven way to do it. And LUNA™ Beads by LELO ($50.00) can help you get the results you want nd they’re kegal balls. The Advice Sisters have reviewed other such adult toys /sexual aids. While LELO calls them Pleasure Beads, and they can deliver discreet pleasure, LUNA™ Beads really are meant to do something else, over time they can help women have longer, stronger orgasms (if they are used regularly along with kegel exercises).
I’m throwing the word “kegel” around a lot and for some leatherandlacespice.com readers, this is something they’re familiar with. For those of you reading this who haven’t a clue, here are some basics: The Kegel muscle is the muscle that is local along the pelvic floor, also known by its official name, the pubococcygeneus (PC) muscle. Think about the times you’ve had to urinate badly but you held it in. It’s the PC muscle that you clench that helps you keep that urine in your bladder when there is no bathroom around. And it’s that same sort of clenching that is the basis of kegel exercises… a repeated set of contractions that help that muscle get stronger.
So what’s the big deal with this? Simply, strengthening this muscle can help you with bladder issues (ever have a bit of a “leak” when you laugh too hard or have a frequent urge to urinate, for example)? and more importantly for your love life, it can help you strengthen the muscles you use during sex. Both women and men can use to kegel exercises to help strengthen their pelvic floor muscles although men use them in different ways. For men, the kegel balls are not inserted in the vagina (because they don’t have one of those, of course), but instead, the kegel balls are inserted into the rectum (lubricant will be necessary). Their movement stimulates the prostate, which can trigger an erection in most men. Some say that if you are a man with erectile dysfunction the kegel balls can help restore erectile function along with kegel exercise. We are not doctors and we can’t comment on this, but well…if you are a man that thinks it might be helpful, we’re not going to discourage you.
LELO claims that their LUNA beads will cause “discreet pleasure.” The sensation is highly personal. I didn’t feel much of anything, at least at first other than a bit of a sensation of fullness , but the more you move the more you will feel them. It’s pleasant, but not intrusive. Some actually claim that they can provide orgasms. You can feel them if you jump up and down, run around, or sometimes even when you’re in a car or feeling the vibrations in a bus or subway sing the Luna Beads internally while walking, running or swimming, creates discreet kinetic vibrations that stimulate the pelvic floor muscles to contract. You can use the beads individually or use the medical-grade silicone girdle to hold two beads at a time. This allows you to find the combination that suits you best and allows you to build up resistance as the PC muscles strengthen.The clenching exercises of kegels are almost effortless. Once they are inserted, you can also masturbate with them inside you, or you can just keep them inserted internally almost as long as you like as long as they are comfortable. There is no sound, so no one knows you’re using them.
Kegel balls come in various sizes and weights, they are usually in couples and trios, and strung on a cord. The LELO Luna Beads are in pairs, available in two sizes – Classic and Mini (*classic generally preferred by women who have experienced childbirth) – they respond to the wearer’s every movement, subtly vibrating when worn internally. To use them, thoroughly clean them and insert them one at a time. Then, just squeeze your pelvic muscles and holding that tension for three seconds, and then relaxing for three seconds. Repeat this exercise 10 to 15 times per session, over three to four sessions a day. You can do this any time and anywhere you want as long as you want and you can find plenty of variations but the main point is clenching and releasing.
Note: Use the restroom before placing the balls in the vagina. *essential, or you’ll feel uncomfortable. Use lube if you need to. Pull the cord gently to remove the balls. Always clean them thoroughly after use. Do NOT share them.
What’s Inside the Box:
- Set: 2 x 28g, 2 x 37g Beads & Silicone Harness
- Rubber-silenced Inner Beads for Discreet Enjoyment
- Body-safe ABS Plastic Beads & Silicone Combination Harness
- 1-Year Warranty & 10-Year Quality Guarantee
- Diameter; LUNA Classic: 35mm, LUNA Mini: 29mm
- User manual and full 1-year LELO warranty.
LELO LUNA BEADS ARE available now at Brookstone. For more information visit the LELO Web Site
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