Your Guide to Kegel Exercisers

Sep 16, 2009
Kegel Exercisers are devices meant to maintain the strength of pelvic floor muscles for men and women. Pelvic floor muscles play an important role in supporting the uterus, bladder and bowel. If these muscles are weak, you may face a number of problems such as urinary incontinence or sexual problems. Kegel exercisers are helpful for the following purposes:
  • Treat and prevent urinary incontinence

  • Speed up the recovery after childbirth

  • Increase sexual arousal and sensitivity

  • Strengthen and tighten vaginal muscles

  • Help in achieving orgasm or make orgasms stronger

Types of Kegel Exercisers

There is a variety types of tools designed for Kegel exercises:

Vaginal Cones

Vaginal cones or vaginal weights are special cone-shaped aids, which are inserted inside vagina. They are used primarily for the treatment of urinary incontinence and are also effective for training of the pelvic floor muscles. The vaginal cones usually come in different weights, graduating to heavier ones.

How to use:
  1. Insert the cone and try to hold it for a few minutes repeatedly several times a day. You need to keep the cone in place, which increases the strength of the pelvic floor muscles.

  2. Step by step try to hold the cone for longer time.

  3. You may then choose the heavier cone and do the Kegel exercises with greater weight. Train until you can keep the heaviest cone for up to 15 minutes, several times a day.

Digital Kegel Exercisers

Digital Kegel exercisers like Myself Pelvic Muscle Trainer or TensCare itouch Sure are more sophisticated systems for training pelvic floor muscles, which also give you a visual biofeedback. These kegel exercisers usually have a digital unit and insertable vaginal sensor. The program measures the resistance of the vaginal sensor when pelvic muscles are squeezed and gives information about the strength and the time of the contractions to evaluate your progress in doing Kegel excercises.

How to use:

  1. You need to insert the sensor into vagina and do the pelvic floor muscles exercises according to the different programs, included in the digital system.

  2. The programs are adjusted according to your individual pelvic floor strength.   

Pump-like Kegel Exercisers

Kegel exerciser such as Pelvexiser is a device, which includes an insertable sensor and a manual pump. This type of kegel toners also offers a visual feedback that gives you an opportunity to track your progress in exercises. The device is suitable for the treatment of urinary incontinence and sexual dysfunction for men and women.

How to use:
  1. Insert the sensor into vagina and use manual pump to increase the pressure in the sensor.

  2. The sensor will inflate until the desired size, while you will be able to see the resistance level on the pressure display.

Resistance Kegel Exerciser

Resistance Kegel Exerciser such as Kegel Pro or GyneFlex is anatomically designed device that is easy to use for strengthening pelvic floor muscles. This kegel exerciser allows you to contract your vaginal muscles against a resistance for better effectiveness. This type of devices can be used to prevent occasional leaks or improving sexual performance.

How to use:
  1. Insert the Kegel exerciser into vagina and squeeze your pelvic floor muscles against it, hold for a while and relax. This will help you locate the muscles correctly and have a better control of pelvic floor muscles.

Ben Wa Balls

Ben Wa Balls (Pleasure Balls, Duotone Balls) are small balls that are originally designed for sexual stimulation, but are also very effective in strengthening pelvic floor muscles. Ben Wa Balls can be worn for hours every day for better results. Pelvic floor muscles become stronger because a woman needs to hold the Ben Wa Balls inside.

How to use:
  1. Insert the Ben Wa Balls inside the vagina and try to hold them inside, squeezing pelvic floor muscles.

  2. Try to wear the Ben Wa Balls for an hour or more during usual activities.