11:17 pm - 12/19/2009

ben wa / "kegel" balls

Hey all!
I checked the tags & tried to do some research online but here I am hoping for a quick answer.

I am interested in using ben wa balls for strengthening & fun purposes!

Question: Where can I purchase cheap, appropriate balls for this purpose, NOT online?

(my credit card is tied to my mom's, i don't have a huge budget & i want to make sure i get ones that are meant for this purpose, not decorative as i know some are.)

Also, I'm 21, never had a baby, one partner.. just want to double check this is safe & can only do good? my research so far says it's all good.

frolicnaked 20th-Dec-2009 05:35 pm (UTC)
Smart Balls, the kind that are 1 1/2" inches, aren't meant to be used in the same way that Ben Wa balls are. This has a reasonably good explanation, but it's basically the shifting smaller balls inside the elastomer balls that tones the pelvic floor muscles. Additionally, Smart Balls can be used in the same way a stone egg or other pelvic floor exerciser can.

For their intended purpose, 1 1/2" is not "gigantic" at all.
kuradi8 20th-Dec-2009 06:08 pm (UTC)
Exactly! :o)

My point, which you illustrated much better than I could convey, was that those Smart Balls from the link are not really Ben Wa Balls. They're "different."
frolicnaked 21st-Dec-2009 01:40 am (UTC)
They're not Ben Wa Balls, no, but Smart Balls are kegel exercisers too.
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