9:36 am - 09/25/2007

Ben-Wa Ball Blues

I have a bit of a quandry.

Last night i puchased my very first set of Ben-Wa balls, brought them home, and gleefully inserted them imagining my kegels getting tighter and tighter. One ball kept slipping out so after 20 minutes i decided to give it a rest for the night. Out came the first ball without a hitch. The second ball, though i could feel it, was too far back for me to pull out with my finger and no amount of jumping, squatting, pushing, orgasming, or fretting would get it to come out. My husband and I even had sex in hopes we could dislodge the little bugger.

So now, the next morning, it's still cosily ensconced in my vagina. I'm not too concerned except that i'm getting on a plane on Thursday and I really don't want to have to explain to the TSA that i have a metal ball lodged in my cooter. Anyone have any advice as to how i might get this little guy out without having to visit my local emergency room?

EDIT (3:30 pm) I got the errant ball out! Thank you for all the wonderful suggestions. I squatted, scissored, bathed, spooned and still that little ball stayed where it was. Inspiration finally struck in the form of my Instead Menstrual Cups! I insterted an Instead, waited about an hour while jumping around trying to shake things up a bit and then pulled out the cup. Voila! Nestled in the cup was a glittering golden ben-wa ball. I put it back in it's faux crystal box along with it's brother where it will stay forever and ever.

violet_tigress1 25th-Sep-2007 04:40 pm (UTC)
Things work their way down a little as you walk.
leaksgeek 25th-Sep-2007 04:45 pm (UTC)
How did you get the other ball out?
Push down like you are having a bowel movement.
autumnbottom 25th-Sep-2007 04:48 pm (UTC)
The other ball wasn't in as far so it just took one little squeeze and out it came. I've been pushing like a bowel movement since last night! I think it's very happy in my vag.
tacofordinner 26th-Sep-2007 08:34 am (UTC)
Hilarity! I'm glad you managed to get it out! ;)
mari_mac1109 25th-Sep-2007 04:53 pm (UTC)
I agree with violet_tigress1. Do something active and it'll probably work its way out. Maybe try going for a quick jog or something. As it works itself out, it'll probably feel pretty swell, too. :D
arseaboutface 25th-Sep-2007 07:34 pm (UTC)

Also--*giggles uncontrollably* the bit about the plane is hilarious.
lokarina 25th-Sep-2007 04:59 pm (UTC)
Quote from a Yahoo Answers post:
"put them away. they aren't very safe. My mother is an RN and has had to go in and get them out of women when they get stuck. You leave them in there and you could get an infection. I really wouldn't try again."
( http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20061030190507AAjqKmt )

Might I suggest trashing those and buying a new pair w/ the string?
margareta87 25th-Sep-2007 05:06 pm (UTC)
A spoon, maybe?

Chewing gum on a string?

Or a snake bite kit with the little suction pump?

Good luck...
margareta87 25th-Sep-2007 05:17 pm (UTC)
Or kitchen tongs...
lokarina 25th-Sep-2007 05:26 pm (UTC)
Ouch. =x

But rofl @ "Chewing gum on a string?"
margareta87 25th-Sep-2007 05:54 pm (UTC)
What kind of kitchen tongs do you have? Mine are nice, smooth loops of metal...
lokarina 25th-Sep-2007 06:21 pm (UTC)
The kinds w/ the ridges for barbecuing lol.
stillthefairest 25th-Sep-2007 07:36 pm (UTC)
frecklestars 25th-Sep-2007 05:35 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry, I have to have a laugh at your phrasing "cosily ensconced in my vagina": *giggle*

Ok, that's done. I've always gotten mine out fine, and I'm very curvy/twisty vagina trail (seriously! my cervix tips back when I'm aroused but after the sex is done it tips forward again, making a little wall between the front and back of my vagina, and one of my balls has gotten caught there before): just, like everyone else said, bear down. I've been helped by getting aroused again, and/or inserting a finger up to see if I can't touch the little bugger.

I think they're pretty safe, as much so as other sex toys. At least in my own experiences. Never heard of anyone getting them stuck, so I'm sure it will come out.
paraxeni 25th-Sep-2007 05:38 pm (UTC)
Oh my. What a predicament!

a) squirt loads of lube up there, in the hope it'll slide out

b) get your husband to pull it out

c) send a little gerbil in with some mini salad-tongs and a headlamp go to the ER or Urgent Care. They've seen it all before, I promise! I once had to triage a guy who'd pulled his vibe out too quickly and 'lost' the battery cover and one of the batteries.

A really good idea is to put anything without a rip-cord inside a knotted condom before putting in it your hoo-ha. Much easier to tug out!

Good luck :)
margareta87 25th-Sep-2007 05:56 pm (UTC)
"and 'lost' the battery cover and one of the batteries"

paraxeni 25th-Sep-2007 06:01 pm (UTC)
He was a tad panicky. This was phone triage, so i told him he had to go to A&E (ER) immediately, but he was too embarrassed because this wasn't the first time. Poor bloke, I don't know what he thought we'd be able to do over the phone!
daddysaysto 25th-Sep-2007 06:58 pm (UTC)
I second B. That's what a husband is for, among other things-- sticking parts of him into you to achieve a satisfactory result.
syducingfate 25th-Sep-2007 08:56 pm (UTC)
sexy_napolde 27th-Sep-2007 07:36 am (UTC)
I've heard this one before. Excellent suggestion, knotted condom, excellent... I'm glad you got it out Aut. I hope you know you gave me a bit of a good laugh with this one :) Take care, my friend.

rose_yuille 6th-Oct-2007 12:04 pm (UTC)
Eee, I'm giggling like a loon, picturing that industrious little gerbil going to work....heheheheh, ah, great mental image :D
shrewlaura 25th-Sep-2007 06:15 pm (UTC)
Maybe try taking a hot bath. That might help relax some internal muscles and maybe it'll slide low enough to remove it. Good luck!
autumnbottom 25th-Sep-2007 06:46 pm (UTC)
And i like hot baths anyway, so everyone wins!
meshisseky Random26th-Sep-2007 06:35 am (UTC)
shrewlaura Re: Random26th-Sep-2007 09:25 pm (UTC)
paprthindream 25th-Sep-2007 06:54 pm (UTC)
If you can't get it out, just suck it up and go to the doctor. They deal with WAY weirder stuff than this all the time.
mumblestutter 25th-Sep-2007 07:56 pm (UTC)
so_much_udder 25th-Sep-2007 09:08 pm (UTC)
Oh please do this!
autumnbottom 25th-Sep-2007 09:11 pm (UTC)
I actually went right out to my fridge and started testing magnet strength. My next step was to figure out how to attach it to something so i didn't have two objects rattling around in my cooch. I was able to get it out using other means though!
minxieone 25th-Sep-2007 08:04 pm (UTC)
Squat/stand like you would if you were out camping and had to pee in the bushes or whatever, reach up (or have your hubby do this) and insert two fingers into your vagina and scissor them open (letting air up there and breaking the vacuum). It should work like a charm and the thing will just drop free. Good luck. =)

... not that I've had this happen or anything. *cough*
ticktockman 25th-Sep-2007 08:50 pm (UTC)
Try using an ear syringe (like the one here: http://www.drugstore.com/qxp77706_333181_sespider/goodhealth/faultless_ear_syringe.htm
)to break the seal and pump a little air on the backside of the ball. You could also try pumping in lube or saline.


syducingfate 25th-Sep-2007 08:55 pm (UTC)
Might I recommend the Isis? It won't get lost or stuck. Ben Wa balls aren't so good because they can and do get lost/stuck. And the ones with the strings are great for bacteria breeding! (Just like anal beads with strings... ick!)

I love mine, it's wonderful!
applegoddess 25th-Sep-2007 09:36 pm (UTC)
Erm, what do you mean by that?

I have smartballs from fun factory and they have a silicone string. i don't see why they're great for bacteria breeding if the whole toy is silicone and elastomer.

For what it's worth, I have another fun factory toy that's all silicone anal beads (http://www.freddyandeddy.com/productreviews/Funfactory/flexifelixproductreview.htm). Cheaper than buying the cheapo flimsy plastic+string beads that you end up throwing away after one use or something. Plus this one's cute :)
syducingfate 25th-Sep-2007 10:13 pm (UTC)
Ack! I swore I'd specified "cloth" string, apparently my fingers didn't keep time with my head! Silicone/non-porous strings are fine, they clean easy. They are still available with cotton strings, which don't tend to clean well.

My apologies!
applegoddess 26th-Sep-2007 12:22 am (UTC)
Yep, knew that :)

Unfortunately the non-cloth-ish-type are sort of hard to find, or people just don't want to spend the extra money to buy the better one.

But in the end, it does save you money..silicone is easily cleaned (and shared, I suppose), so you don't have to buy a new one every once in a while.
hecatemacbeth 26th-Sep-2007 03:23 am (UTC)
I think she means the nylon cord they're knotted between....
whitneythegreat 25th-Sep-2007 11:42 pm (UTC)
If you wanted to keep using them in the future, maybe you could put them in a condom for use so that they are more easily removable?
savedbyfaith 25th-Sep-2007 11:54 pm (UTC)
Can I just say that this was one of the most hilarious posts I've ever read? I'm glad you were able to get that happy little ball out of there.
kimith 26th-Sep-2007 04:27 am (UTC)
Aut, I am sorry. I am laughing my way into hysteria now that I know you are safely ball-less
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