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Weights for your vaginal muscles? Who knew?! I am one of those who can’t make it past a day or two without working out, so I know the importance of keeping up a good muscle tone. But never did I realize that keeping up with the muscles of the vagina were important too!
So this all came about when I was talking with my girlfriend about lasers. Apparently there are lasers out there that can tighten the vaginal area, inside and out. This got me thinking, maybe I need to do that! After all, a tighter area down there is not only good for a better sex life (for both partners) but also to help treat/prevent a leaky bladder. So after some research, I realized that before I spend thousands, I should probably see if there’s something I can do physically at home (for free). And what do you know? There is.
Kegals. Everyone’s heard of them. I told myself, “Set your alarm once an hour and do some”. Did it happen? Well, I did like 5 then it dwindled down to next to nothing. I figured, there has to be a way to make this more effective and easier.
Strengthen Those Pelvic Floor Muscles With Weights!
I stumbled upon an article that explained how to use vaginal weights as opposed to doing kegals. This made SO much more sense to me! After all, if I’m going to strengthen my bicep muscles, bending and flexing my arm ain’t gonna get me anywhere. Give me some weights baby!
I hopped on the idea and once again researched what kind to purchase. There are a ton of options out there – and I wanted the best bang for my buck. Plus I wanted more of a “program” vs. just getting some stainless steel balls sent from China.
I found Intimate Rose Kegal Exercise Graduated Weight System founded and created by a physical therapist here in the USA. (By the way, I have no affiliation to this company specifically.) There are 5 silicone covered weights that increase in heaviness. You’re to begin with the lightest weight and keep it suspended in your vagina for 15 minutes a day. You can walk, do chores, sit… whatever you choose. When you’e mastered the light weight, you move up and do the same thing.
My Full Experience Using Kegal Weights
Eagerly, I awaited the little brown Amazon box so I could get this thing going! Since my body is strong from workouts, of course I figured I’d need to begin at a higher weight than others, but being the rule follower that I am, I inserted the lightest one to begin. As I stood there in the bathroom, I attempted to “hold tight” onto the weight buried inside me, only to feel it slowly slip out.
What? Are you joking me!? I can’t even use the beginner weight? To be frank, this made me extremely frustrated and a little angry. Meh emoji: what a little weakling I am down there. My thoughts began racing, thinking of many things… all I knew was that I was going to work my as* off to get to bodybuilder status asap.
I have documented my journey to help others in reaching their “strength” training goals” to give you some support in an otherwise private matter.
No matter where you begin, just know, you can only go up from here!
How to do the Most Effective Kegal
After experimenting with the weights, I have found the BEST and most effective way to do a kegal. You visualize that your vaginal canal is a telescope and you need to pull it up and open. That’s it. Keep pulling up until you can’t pull up any further, HOLD IT, then let go. Repeat each minute or so. Just like regular weight lifting, if you do them quickly, your muscles don’t get fatigued and worked as hard as they could if you were lifting heavy and slow.
As explained above, I was mortified, angry, frustrated and therefore determined after seeing that that beginner ivory weight was too much for me. After some research, I found that to “work up” to holding in the ivory weight, you just need to wear it sitting down. So that’s what I did! I wore it 4 times the first day for 30 minutes each time. While sitting, I would do some strong kegals throughout the time. By the 3rd go, I was able to quickly walk from one place to another without the head of the weight popping out.
The last round I wore them during the kid’s bedtime routine. So I was laying in bed most of the time. I did lots of kegals and wore it for about 40 minutes. To my delight, I was able to walk down the stairs and walk around the house for a good 10 minutes before it came sliding out. Progress. Progress, indeed!
Since the end of day 1 allowed me to walk with the weight, I was hoping the progress gained was not lost. To my surprise, it was not! I was able to insert and wear the ivory, beginner weight around the house for 15 minutes the first go.
I wore the beginner weight around the house, sitting and standing, doing kegals throughout the process 2 more times. I was completely able to keep the weight in for a long period of time. Then, it would literally, just begin to fall out.
My last attempt of the day, I went big and decided to step it up a notch. I inserted the next weight and surprisingly, I was able to hold it and walk with it. It was bedtime for the girls, so I wore it standing, sitting and lying down for about 30 minutes.
Today was a bit of a letdown. After the progress and motivation I had the last two days, I found that I couldn’t hold in the heavier weight and walk anymore. Maybe it had to do with the night before’s activities? Regardless, I was downgraded to good ol’ ivory for the day. For part of the day, I was able to walk around, and for part, I needed to sit to keep it in.
My bodybuilder goal has not gone as planned. It seems like each day changes with what I can do. Some days it’s 5 minutes, some it’s 10, some it’s not even happening at all and I need to sit with it. The mornings are usually best, I’m able to keep the weight in the longest then.
I’ve accepted the fact that I’m at a beginner weight for now and may need to stay here for quite some time.
The End Result from Kegal Weights
Post a few months, I can honestly say that my muscles have gotten much stronger. Although I don’t use the weights on a consistent basis, when I do, I can certainly start with a higher weight than when I began.
Consistency is key here, like anything for that matter.
The biggest effect I’ve seen is actually in my daily workouts. I used to avoid workouts that consisted of jumping in any form. I just really didn’t enjoy working out with a wet crotch area! But thankfully, now I can happily say that I’ve incorporated jumping into my routines and my pants remain as dry as a bone.
Is sex better? I can’t say I’ve noticed a huge difference, but perhaps that comes with the big boy weights….
So now that it is a new year, I will need to make a new goal… make it to the biggest weight by December!
All in all, I would recommend these to any mom out there looking for a little extra strength in an area that is definitely overlooked!
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