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Ben Wa Balls are not appealing to some women and primarily the reasons given have to do with them being subtle in sensation. Ben Wa Balls are placed in the vagina like a tampon and are often marketed to provide women with multiple orgasms while doing daily activities. The truth is that women's vaginas envelop the balls, and you have to leap up and down to get them to move around in any dramatic way. They typically move around in a subtle manner and are not for intense stimulation. Also, one would want to be aware that laughing and sneezing can "pop" them out and make for interesting conversation if you were in public.
While being a disappointment for those women who expect incredible ecstasy when trying them, it should be pointed out that the culture of their origin prizes the subtle and understated, not intense, quick excitement. "Vaginal neglect" is common in our culture as most women focus on their clitoris for sexual stimulation. Ben Wa Balls are designed to teach women to learn more about subtle stimulation in their vagina.
Tantra enthusiasts, Taoist sex practitioners, yoga and meditation advocates and other endorsers of spiritual sex feel that a woman would benefit by learning to enjoy life's subtler pleasures. It's rumored that the orgasms achieved from using Ben Wa Balls are worth the wait. It is also said that they help increase orgasmic pleasure by increasing the strength of the Kegel muscles and that when used during sexual intercourse they create additional stimulation.
Insert Ben Wa balls into the vagina one at a time. Use lube and lie down if necessary. Then stand up and move around actively for at least 10 minutes. For example, many women use Ben Wa balls while cleaning the house, during their beauty routine in the morning, or during exercise.
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As mentioned, Ben Wa Balls can provide one very good benefit: with proper use, they can help to tighten and strengthen your Pubococcygeus (PC) muscle, which not only gives you a more desirable grip during intercourse and also helps to control your bladder and prevent incontinence as you age.
To find your PC muscle, stop the flow next time you urinate. The muscle you tighten to do this is your PC. Hold the Ben Wall Balls or Duotone Balls in place for about 15 minutes a day to strengthen them. Also, pushing and pulling them in through your vagina over and over will give your vagina a good work out.
Because of the weight, they won't get permanently stuck. However, if you are really clenched up they may be a challenge to get out right away so try a couple of deep breaths, then gently bear down as if having a bowel movement. If needed insert some lubricant and theyll slide right out.
If your PC muscles are not very strong or if you have recently given birth or been playing with very large sex toys than you may find it more challenging to hold Ben Wa Balls inside your vagina. Plastic balls may be easier to start out with, as the Ben Was are quite heavy in comparison. You may also opt for Duotone balls that have a string or connector to help them stay inside.
What this really comes down to is your own sexuality and preference for pleasure inducing toys. There's no right or wrong answer here, and no medical, health or scientific reason why you would want to avoid them. They aren't particularly expensive, but if you do purchase them be prepared to spend some time perfecting your technique and understand that they are not meant to be used for that intense, quick orgasm that vibrators provide.