Step 1: Decide if You Want a Single Ball or Double Ball
Kegel balls are generally built in one of two ways: with a single ball, or with two balls attached together by some type of material (in rare cases they aren't attached). Some people prefer the sensation of two Kegel balls, while others find that two balls tend to slip out more easily. Beginners should start with a single Kegel ball if you're split between the two options as the single ball tends to be more beginner-friendly. (Check out a review of LELO's HULA Beads, a vibrating pelvic floor exerciser.)
Step 2: Know Your Size
While there isn't much variance in Kegel ball sizes, there are some guidelines for getting the right fit. Smaller, lighter Kegel balls are going to be easier to use and much more beginner friendly. If you've found that regular Kegel balls are starting to feel too easy, you may want to consider a a heavier set for your next purchase. As a general rule of thumb, larger sizes are recommended for women who've had children while smaller ones are recommended for those who have never given birth.
Step 3: Contemplate the Ability to Upgrade
In order to make it easier to get the perfect weight, manufacturers have designed an interchangeable Kegel ball system. With this system, the Kegel balls sit in a silicone "shell." Each Kegel ball is entirely removable. This allows you to customize your Kegel exercise with various weights to get the perfect pelvic workout for you. Start with the lighter ones and pop in heavier weights as you progress with your training. If you'd like an "all-in-one" system to avoid purchasing Kegel balls again for a while, these interchangeable sets are your best bet. However, since it's possible for bacteria and bodily fluids to get "underneath" the silicone shell, these types of Kegel balls do require a bit more cleaning attention.
Step 4: Choose the Weight
As a general rule, the heavier a Kegel ball is, the more advanced you should be to use it. As a beginner, you should stick to lighter weights. Not all sex toy retailers are going to include the weight of the Kegel ball in the description. You may have to do a bit of digging to find out the weight of your potential toys. The best way to do this is to start your research online before you go shopping. Some Kegel ball weights are listed in ounces while others are listed in grams. You may need to do some calculations to find a way to judge their weights in similar measurements.
Step 5: Give Thought to Kegel Ball Materials
Vaginal exercisers are available in a variety of materials. You'll want to consider how easy it will be to keep the toys your choose clean and how much friction the material will provide. Kegel balls made of glass will slip out more easily and require more muscle strength than a Kegel ball made from silicone. Don't only consider the material of the Kegel balls; make sure you also consider the material of the retrieval string as well. As a general rule, look for materials that are easily cleaned and are body safe, such as silicone. Avoid Kegel balls held together with porous materials, and these can hold bacteria.
Step 6: Pick Your Favorite Color
When everything else is equal, choose your favorite color. Kegel balls are available in a lot of colors. LELO's version comes in blue, pink an sexy black. When choosing a color, the only thing to consider is what looks good to you. It's an easy choice!
In order to receive the most benefits from your Kegel balls, you'll need to use them on a regular basis just like any other type of strength training. With the help of this guide, you'll find a set that makes you look forward to your daily pelvic exercise - and your next orgasm.