A Beginner’s Guide to Ben Wa Balls

Ben Wa balls have been around for thousands of years, but many women still have not tried them. This may be because they aren’t convinced that Ben Wa balls actually work, or it may be they are too timid or shy to give them a shot.

In any case, Ben Wa balls serve many purposes because they not only help women get more pleasure in the bedroom, but they are also great for strengthening the pelvic floor and easing problems such as incontinence and the ability to reach an orgasm. Ben Wa balls are simple to use and relatively inexpensive, and once you learn about their many advantages, you’ll likely wonder why you haven’t tried them before now.

Just What Are Ben Wa Balls?

Ben Wa balls are usually sold in pairs, and they are marble-like balls that are made out of stainless steel, glass, or even plastic. The steel ones are weighted to make it easier for them to remain in the vagina, and the plastic ones have weighted steel balls inside the plastic part. To use them, you simply lay down and gently insert them into the vagina, and they can be worn while doing almost anything, although you’ll want to ease into the length of time you use them at first.

If you’ve never used Ben Wa balls before, you should start out by keeping them in only around 15 minutes twice a day, for a total of 30 minutes per day until you get used to them. You can gradually increase the time you use them until you get to a timeframe that’s comfortable for you.

And speaking of keeping them inside your vagina, you can keep your Ben Wa balls in while walking, doing housework, and yes, even having sex. In fact, most couples agree that when the woman is wearing Ben Wa balls, the entire sexual experience is better for both partners.

Many decades ago, women used to wear them while they rocked back and forth to achieve orgasm, and nowadays they can increase the intensity of your orgasms and even make those orgasms come a lot quicker.

Of course, although Ben Wa balls are specifically designed for sexual pleasure, this is not the only thing they are good for, because if you use Ben Wa balls while doing your Kegel exercises, it will increase the effectiveness of the exercises – much like free weights do when you’re in the gym trying to strengthen your muscles by using weights.

Ben Wa balls also come in two main varieties – a standard type and a vibrating type. The vibrating Ben Wa balls can be wireless or come with a cord, and they are extra-stimulating and are best used by people who have already used Ben Wa balls in the past.

Standard Type

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Vubrating Type

One of the most important aspects of the vibrating Ben Wa balls is that they can be used anally, as well as vaginally, which is not the case with regular Ben Wa balls. In fact, regular Ben Wa balls cannot ever be used anally because they are not meant for that purpose. Vibrating Ben Wa balls, however, usually can be used both vaginally and anally, which is one of the reasons so many people love them.

There is also another characteristic not found in all Ben Wa balls, and that is a string that is attached to the balls and makes them much easier to remove. These strings are usually attached to the plastic Ben Wa balls only, as the steel ones tend to come without the string, although this is not a hard-and-fast rule.

For beginners, the balls made with a string attached can be more of a confidence builder, because you’ll know that you can easily remove them whenever you feel like it. The string remains on the outside of your body, much like the string attached to a tampon, and you can remove the Ben Wa balls whenever you’re ready. It’s simple and painless.

How Do Ben Wa Balls Work?

Often called Geisha balls or orgasm balls, Ben Wa balls can be thought of as vaginal exercise weights, because once they’re inserted, the pelvic floor muscles naturally work to hold them in place. Ben Wa balls are not uncomfortable or painful, although they may have a little different feel than anything you’re used to.

One of the concerns for beginners is that the Ben Wa balls will fall out of the vagina, and although this does happen, the more Kegels you do and the stronger your pelvic floor muscles become, the less likely an occurrence it is. Ben Wa balls are also too large to fit through the cervix and the uterus, which means you also don’t have to worry about them getting “lost” while they’re in the vagina. They may move around some, but they will not get lost.

To get the most out of your Ben Wa balls, practicing your Kegel exercises with them inside is a double advantage, because the balls increase the level of intensity of the exercises and make them much more productive. Again, you’ll want to start off with only 5 or 10 Kegels at a time if you’re new to Ben Wa balls, then slowly build up until you’re doing many more. Over time, they strengthen the muscles in your pelvic floor, which produces some amazing results.

If you’ve suffered any type of pelvic trauma, have just given birth, or if you’re in the throes of menopause, doing Kegel exercises with Ben Wa balls can produce results such as less incontinence, reduced risk of cystitis, less vaginal dryness, less pain during intercourse, and best of all, more intense and frequent orgasms.

Are Ben Wa Balls Ever Dangerous for You?

When you’re exercising your vaginal muscles, it is similar to working on any other muscle group and therefore, it is possible to overdo it. However, this is an extremely rare problem that should go away quickly because like other exercises, all you have to do is give your pelvic floor muscles a rest afterwards. In fact, some doctors recommend that every time you do your Kegel exercises using Ben Wa balls, you should spend some time after doing the exercises simply relaxing your vaginal muscles for a while.

In addition, if you ever notice any irritation or infection occurring, know that this is usually caused by one of two problems – either the quality of the balls is substandard, which can be avoided by making sure you purchase your Ben Wa balls only from a reputable store; or the Ben Wa balls weren’t cleaned properly.

To make sure they are clean, you should use either mild soap and water or a cleaner specifically made for sex toys – or whatever the instructions on the package tell you to use. Moreover, Ben Wa balls should be cleaned both before and after you use them, every time, to make sure they stay clean and safe for a very long time.

The ABCs of Using Ben Wa Balls

If you’ve never before used Ben Wa balls, there is no need to be nervous. The process is simpler than you think, and it can be described in the following steps.

  1. In a quiet place, such as your bed, get as comfortable as possible and lay down. 
  2. If you’re more dry than usual, you may want to use a lubricant so the balls will glide in a lot easier. 
  3. While still laying in a prone position, insert the Ben Wa balls into your vagina very gently. 
  4. For a few minutes, practice your Kegel exercises or tense your leg muscles so that you can get your bearings, so to speak, and become more comfortable with the Ben Wa balls being inside of you.

A lubricant is not always necessary for Ben Wa balls to slide in there properly, but since you may be nervous your first time using them and, therefore, a little on the dry side, it is a good idea to use some. After a few minutes, or as soon as you feel comfortable, you can get up and walk around but again, only do this for a short period of time at first.

To remove the Ben Wa balls – at least the ones without a string attached – simply stand up, spread your legs slightly, and push down like you are trying to have a bowel movement. The beads should simply fall out! It may sound complicated, but it isn’t. In fact, over time you should be able to expel your Ben Wa beads very quickly without even thinking about it, even though at first it might be a little awkward.

One of the most important things to remember if you are new to Ben Wa balls is to limit the amount of time you wear them at first. After all, the last thing you want to do is go to the mall when you’re not used to your Ben Wa balls and feel them falling out into your panties while you’re out shopping. The best way to avoid this is to gradually increase the amount of time you keep your Ben Wa balls in, and don’t go out in public until you are used to them and you know what you’re doing.

How to Choose the Perfect Ben Wa Ball

Choosing a Ben Wa ball can be complex because there are so many types available, but once you decide on some basics, you can easily choose the right one for your needs. Again, Ben Wa balls can be made of plastic, metal, and even glass, and they come with or without a string. They also come in various sizes and in many different weights, so it may be confusing the first time you purchase your Ben Wa balls.

For most beginners, choosing a medium to large-sized ball is best, because the smaller balls are a lot more difficult to control once they’re inside your vagina. As far as the weights are concerned, try the lower ones first, because the heavier ones might be more difficult to maneuver once you insert them. Once again, the plastic Ben Wa balls with a string attached are perfect for beginners, and if you start with lower weights and larger balls, the rest should take care of itself.

Vibrating Ben Wa balls are definitely not recommended for beginners, because there are just too many things going on at one time for you to be able to concentrate on all of them. Although some beginners are comfortable with vibrating Ben Wa balls, most are not, which is why it is usually recommended that you start with the standard type before moving up to the vibrating ones.

How to Get Started Finding Your Ben Wa Balls

Even with some research, you’ll likely want additional information on Ben Wa balls before you rush out to purchase a set. For this, the Internet is a great resource (and we have many articles covering everything you might need to know!), both for learning more about Ben Wa balls and for purchasing a set. Here are a few reminders if you’re ready to get down to business but are still unsure how to start.

  • Only purchase Ben Wa balls from a reputable store, and just because the prices are high doesn’t necessarily mean those are the best ones to buy. The opposite is also true. Just make sure you read as many reviews as you can, and check them out through other online resources as well. The last thing you want is to receive a substandard set of Ben Wa balls that cause vaginal problems later on.

  • If you do choose the metal balls, make sure they are a surgical-grade stainless steel, and not some inexpensive type of metal that may wreak havoc on your entire body once you start using them.

  • Remember, pay attention to two main areas – the weight of the balls and the size of the balls, because both are especially important when you’re a beginner.

Ben Wa balls are not likely to disappear anytime soon, and are likely to be around for many more centuries. Once you try them, you’ll understand their popularity, and getting some tips when you’re a beginner is a lot easier than you think.

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