The Best Kegel Balls: A Ladies’ Guide

Best Kegel Balls
Emma Hewitt
Written by Emma Hewitt

As a woman, you have probably heard about the importance of doing your Kegel exercises right? Maybe you have even gone online or into a store, seen how many options there are and freaked out a little? Yeah, I did that too.

There are so many to choose from! And that’s because there is actually a lot to consider when it comes to getting the right set. But the right Kegel balls do exist, it’s just that the right one is entirely personal and will differ between women.

The Best Kegel Balls

Product

Details

Our Rating

Kegel Balls: Kegel Exercise Kit

Pros

  • This is an Inexpensive set that comes with instructions for how to use this set specifically.
  • You can start with the single ball and work up to the double balls when you like your body is strong enough.
  • These ones are really easy to insert and remove as there is a retrieval cord attached.
  • You get a free resistance band so you can work other parts of your body at the same time and tone up all over. Yes, please!

Cons

  • The size may look intimidating initially, but remember that the bigger the ball, the easier it is to keep in your body.
  • This is actually quite a heavy set, even just using the single ball. It may be too much for some women. So if you are an ultimate beginner you might be better off with a lighter set.

Our #1 Rated

5 out of 5
In the Kegel Balls category

Duotone Balls: LELO Luna Beads​

Pros

  • The set comes with 4 interchangeable balls so you determine the starting weight to suit you and can build up your strength with this one kit.
  • The balls can be used separately or connected with the silicone casing.
  • Duotone balls have extra stimulation when you move which can be pretty arousing and even pleasurable for some women.

Cons

  • This set is designed for women under thirty, without children. Other women may struggle with this set.
  • You cannot use silicone lube with this product as it will degrade the silicone casing over time.
  • Stimulation from the internal balls is small and should be considered a bonus, not the main event. You might be a little disappointed if you are after a strong pleasurable sensation from these.

Our #2 Rated

4 out of 5
In the Kegel Balls category

Yoni Egg: Traditional Nephrite Jade Egg​

Pros

  • This is the most natural option for your body. The egg shape is more in tune with the vaginal muscles and with the string, it is easy to remove.
  • Nephrite Jade has beneficial properties beyond regular Kegel exercisers or benwa balls as it also promotes healthy skin and good blood circulation.
  • Increased blood flow results in increased sensation! Yup, by increasing blood flow to your vagina, you will become more sensitized and responsive when you play by yourself or with a partner.

Cons

  • The no-drilled version is easier to clean but requires more muscles control to remove it easily.
  • The drilled version needs more care when cleaning, but is easier to remove.
  • Nephrite Jade can also break if it falls onto a hard surface, however, it is stronger than black obsidian.

Our #3 Rated

4 out of 5
In the Kegel Balls category

App Controlled Kegel Balls: Elvie Kegel Trainer​

Pros

  • With the Elvie, you can set personalized goals and receive instant feedback.
  • It also ensures you are working the correct muscles and will tell you if you are not.
  • There is a training program to follow.
  • It’s a great way to stay motivated seeing your progress in real time and being able to set alerts on your phone. We all need help from time to time right?
  • The Elvie itself is a good size for all levels of experience.

Cons

  • It is much more expensive than the other options.
  • You are reliant on an app and data connection or Wi-Fi to keep track. And, as with all things tech, there may be issues with connectivity.
  • You can not wear it out and about as there is an external portion which may get in your way and make day to day activities uncomfortable.

Our #4 Rated

3 out of 5
In the Kegel Balls category

Benwa Balls: Black Obsidian Gemstone Balls​

Pros

  • They are made from 100% natural obsidian gemstone.
  • The material is not only beautiful; it is also body-safe.
  • The balls are undrilled, meaning there is no hole through the middle and they are super easy to clean.
  • You have to admit it is pretty damn cool to be using a product made from volcanic glass!

Cons

  • These are not really ideal for beginners as they can be more difficult to remove than other styles.
  • Crystal is cold. You will need to warm them up in your hands or in hot water before you insert them or it will be very chilly!
  • These balls require more care when in use. Don’t let them slip out on a hard surface! If they hit the ground hard, they may crack. If they crack, they are no longer body safe and shouldn’t be used.

Our #5 Rated

3 out of 5
In the Kegel Balls category

Let’s Make Things a Little Easier

When it comes to finding the best set of Kegel balls for you, you should start by understanding the different styles available. Although there are some styles more suited to beginners and others to advanced users, there are no strict rules around this.

1. Kegel Balls

I’m sure you recognize this name right? Kegel balls is the term that is now used to describe Kegel exercises as a group but it is also a specific type of ball. These are a great starting point for beginners as they are generally coated with a layer of silicone that connects the balls.

As a loose rule, these are usually larger in size and less heavy than other styles too. Always check out the specific measurements and size before you buy. You can also find sets that come with different weighted balls. This means you can swap out to the heavier options as you get stronger.

2. Benwa Balls

This is another classic style and is likely what most women think of when they hear the term Kegel balls. Benwa balls are two individual balls that can be inserted separately or together and do not have anything connecting them.

They are more difficult to keep in the body as they are usually on the heavy side and made from smooth, slippery materials like stainless steel, glass or some sort of gemstone. While this makes them durable and easy to clean, I would not recommend them for beginners.

They are a great option to progress to once you have some experience under your belt. Pun absolutely intended! These bad boys are also more difficult to remove and may require some fishing around inside your body to get a good grip on them. But, they will seriously work your pelvic floor!

3. Duotone Balls

Duotone balls are basically Kegel balls with some added stimulation to make the workout a bit more exciting. They are hollow balls with smaller weighted balls inside them. These roll around and stimulate your vagina as you move.

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The outer ball is typically made from silicone or plastic, while the inside ball is metal to give it more weight. Most duotone balls will be connected like Kegel balls and have a string that hangs outside of the body which makes removal nice and easy.

If you are looking for some stimulation along with your pelvic floor strengthening, then this will be your best bet. Don’t expect too much of these little babes, as although there will be some sensation, it’s not super intense.

4. Yoni Eggs

Now, I know you have heard of this one! Yoni eggs are all the rage right now and honestly, for good reason. Yoni eggs are known for not only strengthening the PC muscles and pelvic floor but also helping to heal our bodies from the inside out.

They also create a deeper connection with our bodies and our own sexual energy.

Where do I sign up? Yoni eggs are made from smooth cut crystal and are a single egg-shaped ball. This is a more natural option for women that like to really connect with their body while they exercise.

5. App-controlled Exercisers

Forming a habit is hard work, but using an app to track your progress can make the process a bit easier. Ah, technology you wonderful thing! App-controlled exercisers are exactly what they sound like.

They are a set of Kegel balls, or a single ball, that connects with an app to understand your progress as you train. These balls tend to be made from silicone and they measure the amount of pressure that your PC muscles apply to the ball when you squeeze.

These are perfect for people that need a little encouragement when it comes to exercising. Plus, they give you all sorts of amazing benefits and information that a regular Kegel ball can’t.

That’s Not All You Need to Think About

It’s not only the type of Kegel balls you use that is important. There are a bunch of other factors to consider before you buy too. While the type of Kegel ball that you want may determine some of the following for you, it’s important to still keep them in mind.

Size & Weight

Most of the complaints from females I know tend to be based around not getting it right the first time. They start out with balls that literally fall out straight away. This means that the balls are too small or too heavy.

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Remember that the smaller, heavier balls are the most difficult to keep up. If you are a beginner, then look for a medium to a large ball that is nice and light. However, if you haven’t had children, then its recommended that you start with a smaller ball. Just make sure it’s not too heavy.

Material

Kegel balls come in all sorts of materials but each style tends to have specific types that they use.

Kegel balls and duotone balls will usually have a silicone outer and plastic balls, Benwa balls are made from harder materials like glass, stainless steel or gemstone, Yoni Eggs are made from crystal or gemstone and app-controlled toys will generally be made from silicone.

The most important thing is to pick a material that is body safe and non-porous.

Consider a Training Kit

If you feel that you have some real work to do down there, then a training kit may be the best option for you. These will generally come with interchangeable weights so you can build your strength and work your way up to the heavier balls.

How to Care for Your Kegel Balls

As with anything else that goes inside your body, you need to ensure that you take good care of your balls to keep them body safe.

Don’t use them without cleaning them! They can harbor bacteria if left uncleaned causing issues down the track.

Clean them before and after each use with a body safe antibacterial cleaner and warm water. They may gather dust and other floaties while they are not in use so you are better to be on the safe side.

Always Play Safe

As well as thoroughly cleaning the balls and storing them properly there are a few other things to keep in mind while they are in use. Make sure you urinate beforehand so you don’t need to worry about needing to go and accidentally dropping a ball in.

And, if you are exercising while you have them in, make sure that you don’t do anything too vigorous. Be gentle and do what feels good for your body without overdoing it.

Let’s Take a Look at the Balls Themselves!

Now that you know about what is out there, let’s take a look at some of the best Kegel balls from each of these styles and what makes them so awesome.

Kegel Balls: Kegel Exercise Kit

Best Kegel Balls

  • Quality
  • Price
  • Our Rating

Pros

  • This is an Inexpensive set that comes with instructions for how to use this set specifically.
  • You can start with the single ball and work up to the double balls when you like your body is strong enough.
  • These ones are really easy to insert and remove as there is a retrieval cord attached.
  • You get a free resistance band so you can work other parts of your body at the same time and tone up all over. Yes, please!

Cons

  • The size may look intimidating initially, but remember that the bigger the ball, the easier it is to keep in your body.
  • This is actually quite a heavy set, even just using the single ball. It may be too much for some women. So if you are an ultimate beginner you might be better off with a lighter set.

Duotone Balls: LELO Luna Beads

Best Kegel Balls

  • Quality
  • Price
  • Our Rating

Pros

  • The set comes with 4 interchangeable balls so you determine the starting weight to suit you and can build up your strength with this one kit.
  • The balls can be used separately or connected with the silicone casing.
  • Duotone balls have extra stimulation when you move which can be pretty arousing and even pleasurable for some women.

Cons

  • This set is designed for women under thirty, without children. Other women may struggle with this set.
  • You cannot use silicone lube with this product as it will degrade the silicone casing over time. forh
  • Stimulation from the internal balls is small and should be considered a bonus, not the main event. You might be a little disappointed if you are after a strong pleasurable sensation from these.

Yoni Egg: Traditional Nephrite Jade Egg

Best Kegel Balls

  • Quality
  • Price
  • Our Rating

Pros

  • This is the most natural option for your body. The egg shape is more in tune with the vaginal muscles and with the string, it is easy to remove.
  • Nephrite Jade has beneficial properties beyond regular Kegel exercisers or benwa balls as it also promotes healthy skin and good blood circulation.
  • Increased blood flow results in increased sensation! Yup, by increasing blood flow to your vagina, you will become more sensitized and responsive when you play by yourself or with a partner.

Cons

  • The no-drilled version is easier to clean but requires more muscles control to remove it easily.
  • The drilled version needs more care when cleaning, but is easier to remove.
  • Nephrite Jade can also break if it falls onto a hard surface, however, it is stronger than black obsidian.

App Controlled Kegel Balls: Elvie Kegel Trainer

Best Kegel Balls

  • Quality
  • Price
  • Our Rating

Pros

  • With the Elvie, you can set personalized goals and receive instant feedback.
  • It also ensures you are working the correct muscles and will tell you if you are not.
  • There is a training program to follow.
  • It’s a great way to stay motivated seeing your progress in real time and being able to set alerts on your phone. We all need help from time to time right?
  • The Elvie itself is a good size for all levels of experience.

Cons

  • It is much more expensive than the other options.
  • You are reliant on an app and data connection or Wi-Fi to keep track. And, as with all things tech, there may be issues with connectivity.
  • You can not wear it out and about as there is an external portion which may get in your way and make day to day activities uncomfortable.

Benwa Balls: Black Obsidian Gemstone Balls

Best Kegel Balls

  • Quality
  • Price
  • Our Rating

Pros

  • They are made from 100% natural obsidian gemstone.
  • The material is not only beautiful; it is also body-safe.
  • The balls are undrilled, meaning there is no hole through the middle and they are super easy to clean.
  • You have to admit it is pretty damn cool to be using a product made from volcanic glass!

Cons

  • These are not really ideal for beginners as they can be more difficult to remove than other styles.
  • Crystal is cold. You will need to warm them up in your hands or in hot water before you insert them or it will be very chilly!
  • These balls require more care when in use. Don’t let them slip out on a hard surface! If they hit the ground hard, they may crack. If they crack, they are no longer body safe and shouldn’t be used.

So… Which Is Best?

Honestly, there is no real answer to this. As I stated earlier, these are a very personal product and it all comes down to what you need from your Kegel exercises. If you want feedback and help to stay on track, then the Elvie is perfect.

You want something natural with extra benefits for your bod? Try a Yoni Egg. And if you want interchangeable weights and extra stimulation while you wear them, go for duotone balls.

And, if you want a set that is easy to use, with no fuss then the Kegel exercise kit might suit you best. Of course, if you are more experienced, then the gemstone Benwa balls might be perfect, but ultimately, what your body needs is up to you.

About the author

Emma Hewitt

Emma Hewitt

Emma is a writer from Wellington, New Zealand that writes about the good things in life. Be it sex, relationships, sex toys, cats or glitter. She considers herself a pleasure activist promoting sex positivity through her writing. She also talks about it in person every chance she gets.

She has a Bachelor of Communications with majors in Journalism and Expressive Arts. Following university, she fell into an internship at Adulttoymegastore – New Zealand’s largest online retailer of adult toys. Here she fell in love with sex toys and sex education and stayed with the company for four years. She took on the role of Marketing & Content Executive where she learnt about, talked about and wrote about all things pleasure.

Now, she lives in sunny Barcelona and shares her knowledge of all things pleasurable as a freelance writer. Emma has also written for Axotca, Condomania and Lovestop and is (slowly) building a website with her beautiful boyfriend Jay to talk all things sex.

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