Kegel balls have been used for centuries to strengthen the muscles of the vagina and pelvic floor. Of course, they are better known for enhancing sexual pleasure. Small, weighted balls come in a variety of different weights and sizes.

How to enter them

Make sure you apply lubricant to your vaginal opening, this will help prevent discomfort as you guide the Kegel balls in.

Push the balls into your vagina until you feel comfortable. If they have a string or removal loop, they should hang outside your vagina.

Tighten your pelvic floor muscles to hold the Kegel balls in and get on with your day.


Once you're comfortable with the attached Kegel balls, you can take things up a notch by investing in a set of individual Kegel balls.

For pelvic floor exercise

Once you're comfortable with traditional Kegels, you can add heavier Kegel balls. They will enhance your workout by adding an extra challenge.

Tighten your pelvic floor muscles to lift and squeeze the balls.

Hold the contraction for 5 seconds, then relax for another 5 seconds.

Repeat this step 5 times in a row to complete a set.

You can perform up to three sets per day.

For solo sexual pleasure

Kegel balls are usually not used in the same way as traditional sex toys. While moving them in and out of your vagina is certainly an option, you'll find that it's more intense to leave them in. They'll enhance the sensation no matter what you're doing, whether you're rubbing your clit or exploring your erogenous zones.

With your partner

If you want to increase your sensitivity during vaginal sex, Kegel balls can help you and your partner heat things up.

You can put them on before going out on your date or make the introduction the first part of an intense round of foreplay. The longer the balls are in, the more excited you'll be when it's time for the main event. Just be sure to pull the balls out before your partner or another toy slides in.

Kegel balls can also make anal sex more enjoyable. Anal penetration can push the balls into your G-spot, sending intense sensations throughout your body.

When to remove them

You can leave the Kegel balls in for up to six hours, depending on the balls you use.

How to choose the right Kegel balls

Start with a lightweight plastic or silicone set. Make sure the balls have a draw string. Although some sets contain three or more, two is the standard. You should always start with two and increase or decrease the number as you become more familiar with the practice.

Once you're comfortable, you can take things to the next level by exchanging:

Bigger balls for smaller balls

Lighter materials, such as plastic or silicone, for something heavier, such as metal or glass

Linked sets for individual balls