Love Balls are weighted spheres, sometimes just a single ball but more commonly two, designed to designed to slip inside the vagina.
The weights inside the balls cause them to move around as you do, twirling around inside, in response to your movements, providing teasing and massaging sensations as well as a constant reminder of their presence.
Also known as ‘Love Eggs’ ‘Geisha Balls’ ‘Ben Wa Balls’ ‘Orgasm Balls and ‘Duotone Balls’, Love Balls seem to have a long history, rooted in Eastern/Taoist sexuality. They are believed to have originated in Japan to give men extra sensations during intercourse.
But women soon realised the sensual and exercising benefits of wearing them on their own…
More recently, Love Balls became famous in 2012 when they featured in Fifty Shades of Grey, and certainly the heroine Anastasia Steele loved them.
In terms of pleasure and stimulation, Love Balls seem to have fans and critics in equal measure. Some women swear to climaxing whilst dashing for the bus, whereas others tell us they found Love Balls about as stimulating as a tampon, ie they couldn’t really feel anything. Choosing the right size is key to getting a balance between having their massaging presence felt and prompting your body’s natural response to squeeze to keep them inside.
The most important thing to remember about Love Balls is that they require your movements be stimulating – they are not a toy to simply lie back and do nothing!
The 3 main of effects of Love Balls
- Their constant small movements build a slow-burning arousal.
- Your PC Muscles naturally contract to keep a grip, making them stronger – and a strong PC means stronger, longer, easier orgasms.
- Worn during penetrative sex, love balls can deliver extra sensations & stimulation for both partners.
Which Love Balls should you choose?
Beginners should start with larger size balls, as these are the easiest to keep hold on to.
Their larger size also means their presence is most likely to be felt – larger balls are hardest to ignore!
As your PC Muscle develops and becomes stronger, you can move onto smaller, heavier balls, such as the Sh! Silicone Love Balls. Smaller and heavier means your PC muscle has to work harder to keep a grip.
The massaging sensations of Love Balls are usually enjoyed solo but you can use them during partner sex to add extra stimulation during penetration.
Our advice is to start with small balls, such as Ben Wa Balls, for intercourse, unless you and your partner are very different in size. Ben Wa balls are a lot smaller and heavier than most Love Balls.
In term of PC muscle exercise, these are the hardest to keep a grip upon.
Ben Wa Balls are not joined together by a cord, but don’t worry – non-corded Ben Wa Balls are designed to be so heavy that they will not “get lost” – to remove them, simply loosen your grip and gravity will take it’s course.
How to Insert Love Balls
Coating your Love Balls in water-based lube makes inserting them easier. Remember though, that the easier and slipperier they are to insert, the more they will be inclined to slide out!
Start by lying down, crooking one leg up and popping each Love Ball inside your vagina one at a time.
You could just try squeezing your PC Muscle against them, in this position ( perhaps adding a clitoral vibrator, if their presence has prompted a solo-sex mood!)
Once you’ve become accustomed to the feeling of Love Balls, it’s time to stand up and start moving around…
As you become more confident, you can try ‘wearing’ Love balls can during the day to spice up everyday tasks – the constant reminder of them inside can build and prolong arousal as well as be a thrilling secret only you know about…
…we’ll never forget the 3 female executives who came to Sh! to buy Love Balls to liven up their afternoon meetings!
However, you will want to be uber confident you can keep a grip on your balls, if you decide to step into the outside world whilst wearing them.
Love Balls for Kegals/PC muscle exercise
Having the balls inside makes you more aware of the squeezing action that is required to strengthen your PC and a well-toned PC can give you stronger, longer orgasms.
Simply ‘gripping’ action will help with kegal toning. For a more boot camp regime, please see our PC Muscle Exercise Guide
Thousands of women have explored the sensations love balls offer, gained a stronger PC muscle whilst they’ve been at it and subsequently experienced stronger or easier orgasms – a win-win situation if ever there was one.