Luna Beads Kegel Exerciser
Looking to give your Kegels an extra workout? This fantastic bead system combines pleasure and fitness while offering the benefit of increasing resistance over time as you exercise your kegel and pelvic floor muscles. The beads include four balls that can be individually inserted into the silicone girdle, which allows you to customize your experience as your muscles continue to tighten (starting with one or two pink and moving up to the blues). Exercising your kegel muscles can lead to enhanced sensation and more intense orgasms, but they also increase neuromuscular control and helps restrain and prevent stress incontinence. As with all the items in the LELO line, the Luna Beads are crafted to not only be effective but look great.
Included with the beads are a manual, gift box, satin pouch, and a 1-year LELO warranty.
Girdle is 89 x 35 x 16 mm, petal pink balls are 28 grams, powder blue balls are 37 grams.
The girdle is white medical-grade silicone, and the balls are petal pink and powder blue PC-ABS.
Now, here's what our team of testers has to say...
On the Ball
Let's Get This Ball Rolling
Ok, ok... I've had three children. My pelvic floor may be a little less in "in shape" than I would like it to be. I know I've slacked off a bit on consciously doing kegel exercises, but honestly, I just dont have the time or the patience—or even the sense of self—to take a half hour and concentrate on squeezing my vaginal muscles. When I received my LELO Luna Pleasure Bead System, I re-thought the issue. With regular exercise in the nether regions, you can actually improve your chances of having mind-blowing orgasms, increase control during sex, and also increase the pleasure of your partner during sex. Really, there is nothing better than a nice hug with your PC muscles!
The LELO Luna Pleasure Bead System comes in a discreet black box, complete with instructions and warranty. The box contains a set of four weighted beads complete with a girdle for doubling up on the weights. Two of the plastic beads are a pretty light pink color and two are powder blue (these are heavier). Within the plastic beads are marble-sized weights that roll around when the bead moves. In each set there is a foundation bead with a retraction leash and a crown bead. When starting off with your beads, LELO recommends that you use just one of the lighter pink beads and eventually work your way up to two. As you gain control of your muscles you can graduate to the heavier blue beads.
I started off with one pink bead. It was quite simple—just a dab of lube and pop it in as you would a tampon. The instructions state that your body will be very aware of the bead and it may slip out so I chose to run around in my bedroom for the first few tries. I moved onto two beads pretty quickly, which meant using the girdle. I popped the beads into the plastic girdle and applied lube both to the top crown bead and the lower foundation bead. It was a bit tricky to get them in my vagina as there is a narrow plastic piece between the two beads, but with a little work I got them in. Again, I stayed close to my bathroom in case the beads decided to come shooting out, but with a little effort, I kept control. With each movement the sensation is lovely. As that tiny weighted marble slides around inside the bead, it causes what LELO describes as a "kinetic vibe." I could feel this subtle vibe all along my pelvic floor. It was pleasant, not orgasmic, but it did make me want to move around more. It actually encourages exercise! Finally! Motivation!
I definitely recommend the Luna Bead Pleasure System. Not only does it help firm up your vaginal and pelvic floor muscles, it also feels good and encourages physical activity. Ive cleaned the house using them, walked the dogs using them, and have even used my neglected eliptical machine on a regular basis with them. And my husband is certainly not complaining. He finds it amusing to watch me exaggerate every movement, so I can intensify the sensation of the vibration. And he enjoys my stronger PC muscles.
June ValentineJune Valentine is your typical housewife. Married for 13 years, she has three children and lives in a quiet suburban community. She started her sexual life quite prudishly: missionary style in a hushed manner only to be done in the middle of the night so as not to disturb the children or—God forbid—the neighbors! As she has gotten older, wiser, and more confident, she's come to realize that sex is—dare she say it—phenomenal when had adventurously, wildly, and with the added benefit of toys. June no longer confines herself to the bedroom, and she can't stand missionary style... She craves the outdoors and loves all things vibrating. She started out with one fluorescent orange vibrator and has since moved on to an entire box of toys of various shapes and sizes. Bullets, rabbits, cock rings, handcuffs, dildos, to name only a very few, are all tucked away in her little box of goodies—to be used when the moment strikes. Adding new things to her box will be a pleasure. June eagerly looks forward to experimenting with whatever devices are sent to her.
When I opened up this month’s package to discover a set of balls, I was a happy fag. I will be quite honest, however, in saying that playing with Luna Balls became more tricky than a trick. Well, at least trickier than the tricks I’ve had. Anyway, about the balls…
LELO has truly outshone the competition once again with their innovative kegel exercise balls. Described as a “combined fitness/pleasure system for the vagina and pelvic floor muscles,” this set of balls are doin' more for most women than other sets of balls can even comprehend. While kegel exercises are important for both women and men (strengthening the pubococcygeus or PC muscle increases sexual health and pleasure), the way to achieve PC mastery is different for different bodies. So, while Lelo’s Luna Ball set is a revolutionary toy for female bodies, our male bodied readers will want to research PC exercises elsewhere, as to not be left weak, and alone. The weighted system of the Luna Balls gives female bodied people the ability to take on kegel exercises in a productive and healthy way. Just like working out at the gym, our novice isn’t advised to start at the heaviest weight, but to work up to it. The Luna system allows its user a gradual step-up program. Included are four balls, with two weight settings. The best part about this is that each ball can be substituted in the docking station (medical grade silicone for all you lovelies!). So for checking in with the human body and making a product which simplifies enhancing sexual health, LELO gets a gold star for their Luna Balls. Let the exercises begin!
ThumperHaving a fetish for fetishists, Thumper has explored many titillating aspects of the sexual landscape. As the ultimate observer, the ability to get off on a partner's desires has allowed him to keep his own sexuality as fluid as the field of sexuality itself. Focusing on risk-reduction philosophies, he avidly promotes sexual joy without the cruelty of shame, guilt, or fear. Thumper firmly believes that we are all sexual creatures with the means to explore and asks that you please indulge him with your most kept sexual secrets. He promises you are not alone in your curiosity.
I was very excited about having Kegel weights. What straight/bi woman does not want to hear “Damn you have the tightest pussy!” every time you get fucked. The packaging is awesome; it made me feel so special when I received them. The instructions and satin pouch are under the plastic thing holding the balls. They are not visible; I did not even notice them, until I read on the box that they were included. The Luna user manual looks huge at first, luckily only 9 pages are in English. LELO is the company that makes the Luna Pleasure Bead System. They have an impressive web site and make a wide variety of toys for both men and women.
The instructions say it may take up to 12 weeks of daily 30-minute sessions to achieve noticeable results. A full set includes two 28-gram balls, two 37-gram balls, and the composition girdle that holds two balls together. They are made from body-safe materials and are easy to clean. A one-year LELO warranty is also part of the package. It is very easy to use, you simply insert like you would a tampon. I found I needed to position it a little once it was inside though. While wearing them, I was shaking my butt around trying to feel the inner weights hitting the sides of the balls, sadly I felt no subtle vibrations. The name “pleasure bead system” leads you to believe they will cause a pleasurable feeling when inserted. In my opinion this is not a toy. You would not refer to the “hand exercise squeeze balls” as a toy, it is exercise equipment. Unless you masturbate with a super-size tampon, I highly doubt you will get off on these little balls. I have never used anal beads before, but I would love to watch someone else put these balls in their ass, which could turn out badly. Don't hold me responsible; I just want to watch.
I wore the 28-gram (pink) balls first while doing laundry and going to the video store. There were no problems, but I’m in my early 20’s with no kids. It's good they stayed in because I wore the balls with no panties and it would be so traumatic to have them fall out of my skirt. I did feel a slight vaginal itch while in Blockbuster. It went away after a minute or two. I’ve never literally felt an itch there before, weird. I didn't feel any difference in the weight of the two balls, while holding them or wearing them. I went out walking and danced around naked with the 37-gram (blue) balls, and they also stayed in. Every time I wore it while running errands, I ended up forgetting it was there. If only all exercise was this easy and convenient! Considering the Luna Pleasure Beads are around the same price as a mani/pedi, I think it’s a wonderful thing to do for yourself and your future.
[Editor's Note: These beads are NOT recommended for anal use.]