6 Reasons To Bloom Your Kegels

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Bloom Kegel Balls…. turns a workout into something a little extra. With the We-Vibe Bloom you can work out your Kegels to gain strength by training the muscles that support your pelvic organs as well as having a great time. This is the ultimate mix of business and pleasure.

What Are Pelvic Floor Muscles

The pelvic floor muscle is so important when it comes to the well being and strength of a woman’s vaginal muscles and ability to control bladder weakness along with supporting the muscles inside the vagina. For some women Kegel exercises are a part of their daily routine, but for others it might not even be a thought in the back of their mind. It is so important to use it (and exercise it) before you lose it, because every day you ignore these vital muscles the weaker they will become over time. Adding on the everyday life events that will affect these muscles e.g. Age and giving birth, can dramatically affect the muscles and unless you take action to build up that strength you could be causing permanent damage to your bladder control. After being a personal victim of bladder weakness, due to having two babies and never acknowledging my pelvic floor muscles or the exercises needed to strengthen them, I have decided now before it’s too late, to pick up the weights and work out my vaginal muscles and I couldn’t pick a better product to use, then the We-Vibe Bloom.

What Are Kegel Muscle Exercises

Definition Of A Kegel Muscle Exercise

“Pelvic floor exercise, also known as Kegel exercise, consists of repeatedly contracting and relaxing the muscles that form part of the pelvic floor, now sometimes colloquially referred to as the “Kegel muscles”. Several tools exist to help with these exercises, although various studies debate the relative effectiveness of different tools versus traditional exercises.” ~ Infogalactic, Kegel Exercise

The Importance Of Kegel Balls

So why have Kegel Balls been introduced into adult stores around the world?  Women have discovered that Kegel Balls actually help in a way you may not have thought possible when it comes to sex, by increasing the intensity of orgasms.  When the vaginal muscles are toned, the sensation during sexual intercourse is much greater. In fact, vaginal muscles that are toned also increases the strength of the orgasm because the contraction during the orgasm and the more toned they are, the greater the contraction.  So We-Vibe has come to the market with game changer. Not only are their Kegel Balls vibrating, have interchangeable weights for strength training but with classic We-Vibe style they are also equipped with the ability to be controlled via the We Connect app, this is introducing room to play and have your partner involved in such an intimate “workout”.

 

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Sex Toy: We-Vibe Bloom With We-Connect App

We-Vibe Bloom Features

Some of the key features this design has to offer are:

  1. 100% body safe silicone, free from phthalates and BPA. (NO latex)
  2. 100% waterproof which allows for use in the bath or shower. For some busy women this could be a key feature, because not everyone can find the time to work out but everyone has time for a shower. So why not kill two birds with one stone and bring Bloom into your nighty routine.
  3. 3 progressive weights, so you are able to interchange as needed.
  4. Comfortable to wear with a great hourglass design and soft silicone, these Kegel Balls are easy to insert and comfortable for long term use.
  5. 10+ vibration modes, not only to give you extra stimulation while working the muscles but intelligently design to awaken the muscles and cause more intense tone.
  6. Quick 90 minute charge and its ready to go. Just use the USB cord provided to recharge anywhere and anytime.
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Conclusion

So how about the results? Is it worth the hype to use Kegel Balls or is your natural muscle strengthening technique working for you?

It has been proven that the use of Kegel Balls assists in strengthening the pelvic floor muscles. Although just like any other muscle training you must be consistent with your exercises to truly reap the reward and see the results. Training your pelvic floor muscles can be a slow process but for the sake of your own well being it is something all women should be investing in for the future. The Bloom Kegel Balls bring a bit of life and fun to what can be a long process, so why not enjoy it with a little extra stimulation and even an activity to spice things up in the bedroom with your partner…… but shhhhh he doesn’t need to know you’re doing work while getting off.

Author: Nikki is a consultant from Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle CentresSave

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Every Girl Has A Little Bit Of 50 Shades of Grey In Them!

Okay, I am about to admit to something I am not proud of. In fact, I am completely ashamed of myself and have had trouble when I slept at night because of the weight of this secret. Are you ready? Here it goes… I like 50 Shades of Grey… isn’t that just the worst?

I was captivated by the 50 Shades of Grey books when they first came out and I watched the movie in secret multiple times when no one was home. All my friends dissed it and they laughed about how it is such a horrible movie. I nodded my head in agreement with them while I secretly anticipated the release of the next movie. I have seriously considered the possibility to travel interstate to see the movie in the cinemas due to the fear if I run into someone I know in a Sydney cinema is too much to comprehend.

Many people in the BDSM community are mortified with the representation of the dominant and submissive relationship in 50 Shades of Grey. I agree that this movie does not do the BDSM community justice. A dominant and submissive relationship is dynamic and would be extremely difficult to represent or interpret on the screen. If the movie industry showed a more realistic bondage scene, I don’t know whether it would go down well with a mainstream audience.

I do however think that the 50 Shades of Grey franchise has done some great things for female sexuality and empowerment. I know there are countless people who would disagree with me. They may say that it is misogynistic and has degraded women but from my view, it has put sexuality out in the open. This can be seen when you think about the high number of women of all ages who sat on public transport and have openly read the book. When you see how much women have had to suppress their sexuality and sexual desires in the past, I am amazed at how far we have come when we can read erotic fiction in public and no one bats an eyelid!

The 50 Shades of Grey franchise has caused many individuals to explore and experiment with their sexuality. I have seen these effects when I worked at Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres as over the last few days, I have had multiple men come in who have asked for Ben Wa Balls. Their wives and girlfriends had instructed them to buy them after they saw them featured in the 50 Shades Darker movie.

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Sex Toy: L’Amourose Mya Beads

In the movie, Christian Grey who is a dominant male instructed Anastasia Steele who is the submissive female to insert the Ben Wa Balls into her pussy before a special event. At the end of the night, he gave her a spank on her bottom that shook the balls inside her which provided her with waves of orgasmic pleasure.

In my experience, this is not an exaggeration of the power and pleasure these sex toys provide! This is why they are my all-time favourite sex toy! They provide remarkable pleasure when you go about your day. If you wear them for the sexual play they are great for your pelvic floor muscles. Some of the many great sexual effects of a strong pelvic floor include stronger orgasms, decreased occurrence of urinary incontinence and ease of recovery with childbirth.

I have many beloved brands of Pussy Balls and Kegel Exercisers. My collection includes the Je Jou Ami Kit, Svacom Nova Balls and Nalone Yany exerciser but today I have reviewed the L’Amourose Mya Beads in Pro from their Black Diamonds collection. L’Amourose sex toys are simply incredible and the Mya Beads are no exception.

L’Amourose have perfectly described the Mya Beads as

“Incorporating an elliptical shape, microvibration design, and a responsive, easy to clean exterior, MYA Beads represent a potent combination of practicality and pleasure.”

I couldn’t have said it better myself… but I will at least attempt to.

The L’Amourose Mya Beads are extremely elegant, they are presented in a simple black box with a bow and sturdy black storage case. The L’Amourose Mya Beads in Pro is a plum colour. It has a connection harness made of a super soft silicone and the beads are securely encased in a phthalate-free and FDA approved hard plastic. The L’Amourose Mya Beads include a single setup and a double bead setup. The single bead weighs 39 grams and the double weighs 76 grams.

Unlike other sex toys in the adult market such as the LELO Luna Beads or the Nalone Yany Exerciser, the L’Amourose Mya Beads don’t have changeable weights. I can see that not being able to take the beads out can make it a little bit trickier to thoroughly clean the setup, however, a soft toothbrush or the usage of cotton tips would be able to get into the small spaces easily enough. The Mya Bead’s shaking vibrations are subtle compared with other brands. I see the larger weight size inside the casing could be for that reason. For me, the differences are small however if you were after something that will have a greater shaking vibration, then I think the LELO Luna Beads are the way to go.

An incredible thing about L’Amourose Mya Beads is the superb quality and 18-month warranty with a lifetime guarantee. This means that you are covered for any manufacturing damages for 18 months. After the 18th-month warranty expires, the lifetime guarantee will give you 50% off a replacement.

There are countless cheaper alternatives on the market however if you want a sex toy that has an 18-month warranty with a lifetime guarantee, is luxuriously designed and will elegantly give you the 50 Shades Darker experience you have always fantasised about, then The L’Amourose Mya Beads are the sex toy for you.

About the Author: Sophie is a consultant from Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle CentresSave

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Strengthen That Pelvic Floor!

Can I just say how excited I am to be writing my very first review for Adult Smart!! Having just joined the Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centre team, my mind has been opened up to so many new and incredible sex toys and products, I want to try them all!!! Where to start was a tricky decision, however, I have just purchased a Je Joue AMI Progressive Kegel Trainer Set and have been raving to anyone who will listen about what an amazing product they have created so here goes my virtual rave…

Je Joue is a London based sex positive company, creating award winning sex toys. When I first saw their products on the shelves at Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres, I was immediately impressed by the elegance of their toys. As a fan of more sophisticated looking products, the Je Joue Ami Set is very appealing to the eye. The box alone is sleek black and sits on top of my bookcase at home…I enjoy the thought of being able to almost have my sex toys on display versus hiding them away (I of course still need a bedside drawer with my less discreet looking toys 😉 ).

The Je Joue Ami Set is made from smooth body safe silicone and comes in 3 different sizes, each with heavier weights intended to work up to using. The set is completely waterproof and super easy to clean. As a Nurse trained in Sexual Health, I am all for body cleanliness when using sex toys and have seen my fair share of products that are a harbour for bacteria to grow. The greatest part of these toys is the fact they have been designed in a way that there is no cracks or crevices where body fluids can get caught. They get a big gold star in my books for their streamlined and clean design!!

I was amazed when telling customers about the Je Joue Ami Set how many women had never heard of Kegel exercises before. If you haven’t heard of them, you haven’t been doing them and you need to get to it pronto!! Kegel exercises are intended to strengthen the pelvic floor and muscles in the vagina and are so important for women of any age to complete regularly. A strong pelvic floor has many benefits to a woman’s health and well-being. It is important to avoid urinary incontinence, can lead to greater vaginal lubrication during menopause, can result in stronger and more intense orgasms (the main driving factor as to why I use them and why everyone should!!) and also leads to greater ease and recovery in vaginal childbirth. A guide to discovering the location of your pelvic floor involves squeezing your vagina mid urination to stop the flow.

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Sex Toy: Je Joue AMI Progressive Kegel Set

The muscles you feel contracting during this process are your pelvic floor muscles.

The Je Joue Ami Set includes a simple guide outlining the steps taken to complete Kegel exercises using the toys.  These are super simple exercises involving squeezing and releasing the pelvic floor muscles and one of the reasons I love them is the fact that they can be completed without anyone even knowing…think how much more exciting sitting at an office job all day could be with these beauties!

If you’ve ever heard of Ben Wa or Geisha Balls you’ll understand what I’m talking about but if not this is the simplest way I can explain this next exciting feature. The weights in these toys are loosely enclosed within, kind of like a small ball inside a bigger ball. When shaken, the balls create a subtle vibration which, when worn inside you, can feel extremely pleasurable. If exercise is somewhat of a chore in your life and you’re looking for some new inspiration, I highly recommend buying this set! I have been jogging more than ever and prefer to take the stairs rather than the lift these days (Just try them and you’ll see what I’m talking about).

These Kegel weights can be worn when completing Kegel exercises or really anytime going about your day and are incredibly easy to insert into the vagina, requiring just a dab of lubricant for greater ease.

The only part of these toys I was unsure of was the plastic rope attached to the ends to ensure you can pull them out. The plastic is a bit stiff and I’ve found if it gets in the wrong position, can be slightly uncomfortable. To troubleshoot this I find wearing more snug-fitting underwear and placing it in the right spot prior to wearing it out works great and means I don’t find myself in an awkward place trying to readjust. This small inconvenience is counteracted by the fact that this silicone rope means it is easy to clean unlike some other similar products on the market.

The 1-year warranty on the Je Joue Ami Set is an added bonus on top of an incredible product. This set has the capability of adding greater fulfilment to your sex life (both solo and with a partner) as well as benefiting from the health advantages of completing regular Kegel Exercises. I highly recommend the Je Joue set to all women of any age and any man wanting to get that special someone a beautiful gift that will benefit them both.

Author: Sophie is a consultant from Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres

 

 

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Meet Uno & Duo, All Day Fun With These Balls!

Fun Factory is easily the most eye-catching brand in the store the colourful and quirky designs aren’t easily overlooked but one of their incredible products often is! The Fun Factory B Balls are such an understated product especially since they are extremely unique. It’s obvious that Fun Factory has drawn inspiration from the classic weighted Kegel balls or their own smart balls. The weighted balls sit inside hollow ABS plastic spheres as the wearer moves the balls provide a vibrational like feedback.

The Fun Factory B Balls are quite like the popular bouncer in butt plug form. They come in two sizes the Uno and Duo. So there is a size for every anal enthusiast from beginner to experienced! Fun Factory B Balls are a hybrid of anal beads, jiggle balls and butt plugs! Their design is spectacular as there are limited designs like the Uno available and I’m yet to find any product featuring two orbs like the duo! Uno and Duo Both feature a tapered tip for easy insertion and a semi-flexible neck to make wear more comfortable.

The weighted internal balls are encased in hard plastic spheres which are permanently fixed in Fun Factory’s signature silicone. The silicone casing gives the toy a bit of texture around the weighted ball areas but this is the downfall of an otherwise fantastic sex toy as it does make clean up a bit tedious as special care will need to be taken in the grooves where the ABS plastic is exposed.

The T bar base which is predominant on all of Fun Factory’s anal plugs also featured on the Fun Factory B Balls. The base fits securely and easily between the cheeks providing complete discretion and enough comfort for all-day wear. Both the Uno and duo are safe to wear all day but the Uno’s smaller stature makes for a great all day plug especially if you are just starting out in anal play and feel the length and size of the Duo may be a bit cumbersome for long-term wear.

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Sex Toy: Fun Factory B Balls

 

Fun Factory Uno is a small single orbed version of the Fun Factory B Balls, its small stature makes it more plug like and perfect to use as an anal Kegel work out! The pubococcygeus or pelvic floor stretches out like a hammock from pubic bone to the tailbone supporting the pelvic organs such as the bladder and rectum. The benefits for women are widely publicised but as for men’s pelvic floor health and exercises there is not as much information available. A healthier pelvic floor for men aids in achieving a more erect penis due to the improved blood flow. Erections are bettered and therefore they will be longer lasting, firmer, and they help to indirectly make the penis bigger! Regular pelvic floor exercises can help men gain better control over their orgasms and therefore they have an enhanced sexual stamina. The pelvic floor helps to support and control the bladder so practising Kegel exercises can alleviate urinary incontinence. Those that suffer from an inflammation of the prostate (prostatitis) will have relief from the symptoms when the practice Kegel exercises.

  1. Warm up! Lube up the B Ball and insert it. You can use a premium silicone-based lube like SuperSlyde!
  2. Count to five and contract the muscles in your anus around the base and lift! avoid using your butt, thighs or stomach muscles
  3. Hold and count to five! And finally, relax those muscles!
  4. Repeat 10 times and when you feel yourself getting stronger you can step it up to 20 reps!
  5. Doing 10-20 reps 3-4 times a day you should see results!

Now men can get all the enjoyment of Kegel balls that women do when exercising their pelvic floor muscles!

Duo has two stacked balls the first one being minimally smaller than the second one for easy insertion and maximum stimulation. They are much longer and boast that they will give you an undeniable sense of pleasure and especially fullness during use. Being much longer than the Uno, the Duo is a better length for prostate stimulation with the right hip wiggles a hands free orgasm can be achieved.

Uno and Duo can both be worn during sexual intercourse or masturbation sessions but you can up the stakes by pressing your favourite wand on the base to provide an extremely intense sensation.  Whether it be Uno or Duo these plugs are perfect when providing some extra internal vibrations during a spanking session. The Fun Factory B Balls are great for solo or coupled play!

 

About the Author: Amy is a consultant from Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres

 

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Why We Love Kegel Balls

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What are Kegel Balls or Ben Wa Balls?

Kegel Balls or Ben Wa Balls, are a type of tool you can use to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. We’d go beyond that, however, and even call them a toy because the effects they can have include tons of jiggly orgasmic feelings, and they’re a minimal effort exerciser. Even if going to the gym sounds like a total pain to you, Kegel balls facilitate a kind of exercise that’ll certainly help you gain ground in the bedroom, among other handy health benefits. But first, let’s start with the basics. 

What are Kegels? 

Your Kegel muscle is the muscle found along your pelvic floor, also known by its official name, the pubococcygeneus (PC) muscle. Have you ever had to pee really, really badly, but there isn’t a bathroom or suitable bush in sight? The PC muscle is what you’re clenching in order to stop urination. Bet you never thought you’d learn scientific terminology for “holding it in”! That squeezing motion is also the basis of all Kegel exercises, which rely on repeated contraction and release in order to grow stronger. 

Although Kegel exercisers tend to be marketed primarily toward those with vaginas, everyone can do them, regardless of genitalia. Healthcare professionals recommend Kegel exercises for a variety of different health benefits. Strengthening the Kegel muscle can help treat urinary incontinence, prevent vaginal prolapse, speed up vaginal recovery post-pregnancy, and treat inflammations in the prostate gland. However, even without pre-existing medical conditions, there isn’t a wrong reason to try them out. Try squeezing your pelvic muscles and holding that tension for three seconds, and then relaxing for three seconds. Repeating this exercise 10 to 15 times per session, over three to four sessions a day, is the typical recommendation, and you can multitask by doing your exercises while in class, on the subway, at your desk, or anywhere else, with complete discreetness. 

In addition to medical benefits, Kegel exercises also can have a powerful effect on your sex life! You may notice while doing Kegel exercises that the tightening motion is very similar to contractions that occur in the body during climax: stronger Kegels make for stronger contractions, and often ramp up the explosive potential of orgasms – quite the reward with very little effort required on your part!  Furthermore, while Kegel exercises will not make the vagina tighter, they do allow for greater control of the vaginal muscles.  Strengthening your Kegel muscle can also help give you better control of orgasms and ejaculation, which is why we recommend them as a basic tool to address premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction and difficulties orgasming in general. 

Painless, effortless and incredibly beneficial, these exercises are some of the easiest ways to increase sexual pleasure without tremendous cost or risk. 

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Graph: Kegel Ball & Muscle Guide – PB Muscles

When To Use Kegel Balls

Although you can do Kegel exercises on your own without any tools, Kegel balls are helpful because they don’t require any concentration or forethought – no need to count sets or seconds, much less remember to do them at all. These useful balls directly stimulate the Kegel muscle, which is especially helpful for those who have difficulty isolating their Kegel muscle, which forgoes much of the benefits. Kegel balls are body-safe hollow balls with tiny weights inside of them that are inserted into the vagina and left there. Once they’re resting inside of you, the weights will bounce around, and the kegel muscle will involuntarily contract as a result of this movement. While it may sound daunting, it is actually quite effortless, as the contractions are not uncomfortable, and you might find yourself wanting to wear them out and about all day. They’ll just be your little secret when you hand documents to your boss or stand on an escalator – your jiggly, orgasmic little secret. 

When inserting Kegel balls, particularly for the first time, it helps to lie down with your legs relaxed. Apply an ample amount of lubricant to the balls (preferably water-based, as silicone lubes could break down your Kegel balls if they are also made of silicone), and slide them in one by one at a speed that is comfortable for you. If you feel pain during insertion, but don’t normally have pain during other kinds of penetration, try masturbating for a little bit beforehand to warm yourself up, especially if your Kegel balls are quite sizeable. Push them upward, similarly to how you might push in a tampon, as far as they will go comfortably. Once they’re in, just stand up and go about your business. 

Where To Buy Kegel Balls

There are so many different varieties of Kegel balls out there, it can be overwhelming to choose. Some are sets of balls attached by a string, some are made of metal or glass, and they come in a variety of weights and sizes. This is where the distinction between ‘ben wa balls’ and ‘Kegel balls’ becomes relevant, as ‘Kegel balls’ typically refer to larger balls with a string, encased in hard plastic or medical grade silicone, but both exercisers are effectively the same. 

With all types, your top priority should be making sure they’re body safe, since you’re going to be putting them in and out of yourself on a regular basis. You should ensure the materials are non-porous: avoid rubber and jelly, and lean toward silicone, glass and metal. Make sure the string is not a braided cloth string, which quickly turns into a very nasty bacteria trap. If it has a string, it should be completely silicone coated. 

In terms of size and weights, it comes down to what you feel is the most comfortable for you. Many manufacturers sell sets of Kegel balls with a gradation of different weights, so that you can get used to keeping the lighter ones in before you move to the heavier ones.  The heavier the ball, the more effort is needed to keep it in, and the more of a work-out your vagina will get.  It’s recommended that beginners try wearing Kegel balls for half an hour, three times a week. Like with weights, you can increase the time as your vagina masters your current difficulty JeJoue Ami, Lelo Luna Beads are some great examples. Of those, Luna and The Kegel balls also feature interchangeable ball weights, so that you can use the same basic harness system to mix and match weights until you find what works for you. If you have a shortened vagina, you may find that solo models, which incorporate only a single ball, fit more comfortably. All three of the above sets have solo options. Duo models are also typical. We love Fun Factory’s SmartBallsfor their jiggle factor. While some models are specifically recommended for post-childbirth bodies, the reality is that any of these Kegel sets can be used in any vagina they feel comfortable in, regardless of your childbearing status. 

We’re also excited about the Aneros Peridise, the first unisex Kegel exerciser available for all bodies! This tool is inserted anally and held with the same Kegel movements. (Please note that you should not put Kegel balls into the anus! Vaginal Kegel balls are not anus-friendly, as they lack any kind of flared base, which means that they will get stuck in there … and you will have to wibble-wobble your way to the ER and explain yourself.) 

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It’s not unheard of for people to orgasm just from having their Kegel balls in and moving around because they are just that awesome. Jumping up and down, running and riding a car or bus can all add to that delightful ‘jiggle factor’ that makes your Kegel muscle contract like you’ve just had a quickie instead of a typical work commute. There are lots of things you can do with Kegel balls inserted. Try keeping them in while you stimulate your clitoris, or using the anal exerciser while masturbating. 

Finally, don’t confine your Kegel exercises to pre-coital activities alone. Try actively doing them while having sex, and see how that feels. It’s a great way to spice up one’s genital repertoire. From a tightening, pulsating vagina to a stronger, harder erection, Kegel exercises might be just what the sex doctor ordered.

About The Author:  Terri is a qualified Nursed who works as a consultant at the Oh Zone Store, Penrith.