If you have read some of my previous articles, you may have noticed that in about 90% of my posts I mention Kegel exercises. This is for a very important reason! If there’s one thing that I get excited about selling in the Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres, it’s these products so you can imagine how thrilled I was to see the incredible Elvie come into the store.
Elvie The Award Winning Kegel Exerciser
Anyone who is serious about pelvic floor training needs to know about the Elvie because, quite simply, it is the greatest Kegel trainer on the market! Kegel exercises are so important for all women to complete, with genetics, high-impact sport, aging, pregnancy and childbirth contributing to weak pelvic floor muscles. Weak pelvic floor muscles can result in urinary incontinence, vaginal prolapse, poor core strength and difficulties post-childbirth. Strong pelvic floor muscles can mean these issues are avoided or even resolved, with also more intense and powerful orgasms achievable when completing regular Kegel exercises. So if your physical health is not enough of a reason to get going with Kegels then think about the pleasure that can be reached from committing to them.
Kegel exercises can be completed without a product however from my personal experience and from what I have come to understand about women, it is so easy to forget to do them. Investing in a Kegel training product means that you keep yourself accountable to complete them, with no toy more easy and exciting to use than the Elvie!
Elvie Measures The Strength Of Your Pelvic Floor Muscles
Bluetooth technology has been a fairly recent addition to the sex toy industry, with most of the toys equipped with this feature used to control vibrations. The Elvie is a Kegel trainer that, when inserted into the vagina, measures the strength of your pelvic floor muscle contractions by connecting to the smartphone application. This app includes a range of 5 minute workouts and indicates whether you are completing the exercises correctly. These app workouts are interactive, with the gem on the screen rising to allow you to visualise the muscle contractions. The app keeps a record of the strength of your muscle contractions which allows you to track your progress as time goes on.
Elvie’s Ergonomical Shape
The shape of the Elvie is reminiscent of a tadpole (Ok sperm if you want my honest first thoughts) with the larger end being inserted into the vagina with or without the changeable cover and the tail kept outside of the body. The cover is included for those who like a firmer, more comfortable fit in the body. It is important that the Elvie is not inserted too far into the vagina, with the app able to tell you if any adjustments are needed.
Other Features Of The Elvie
Elvie is made from high quality medical grade silicone that is very easy to keep clean. It is waterproof so using a mild soap and washing it under warm water will keep it spick and span. I am also thrilled that with the enormous range of pink and purple sex toys on the market, the Elvie is a beautiful mint green colour.
The Elvie includes a discrete and sleek carry case that also works as the charger. The battery life of the Elvie can last up to one month, with the USB charger easy to use.
To cover against any manufacturing faults, the Elvie includes a 2 year warranty. This will give you the peace of mind that you are making a worthy investment for a product that will last.
I am certainly not surprised to hear the rave reviews Elvie has received since its debut. As well as featuring in countless women’s magazines, the Elvie is recommended by physiotherapists, obstetricians and personal trainers worldwide.
I have mentioned much about the physical benefits of Kegel exercises however what I feel most passionate about are the psychological effects achieved from connecting to our bodies and vaginas. There are many women in the world who are completely disconnected from their bodies, with feelings of shame or embarrassment when it comes to their genitals. Using a Kegel trainer like the Elvie not only leads to greater physical health but can mean that women can become more connected to and accepting of their genitals. Committing to the exercise a couple of times throughout the day – For example: upon waking in the morning, on your lunchtime break and before going to sleep at night – means that you are taking time for yourself, your pleasure and your health. It is crucial for women to take time to fill up their own cups and do something for themselves so that they can be more alive, loving and energised in their lives. I believe that the Elvie can be a gateway to a more embodied, connected, healthier and pleasurable life for women so for this reason it gets a huge thumbs up from me.
Author: Stephanie Curtis, Sexologist, BA Nursing
Meet the newest member to our team of experts. Stephanie Curtis is a sexologist with a huge capacity to care. Involved in spirituality and tantra her articles are professional, articulate and interesting. Enjoy Steph’s writings at the adultsmart sexual wellness and health blog.