Glass Ben Wa Balls Review
Posted on May 9th, 2008 in Bedroom Bling, I Touch Myself, Reviews, Sex Toy Care
Since buying my Smart Balls over 2 years ago, I hadn’t really given a lot of thought to trying out any other form of Ben Wa Ball. Why bother? I love my Smart Balls, and there just didn’t seem to be any reason to look for anything else. Then I was browsing the Adam&Eve website, looking for potential products to review, when I came across this set of Glass Ben Wa Balls. They caught my eye because of the beautiful glass flower embedded in each ball. I’m drawn to pretty things like this, I enjoy items that are beautifully made, even sex toys!
When they arrived I was surprised at their diminutive size. I suppose I was expecting something a little larger. I wasn’t certain that I’d even be able to move around without one of them slipping out. I mean, I’m not ‘loose’ by any stretch, but these balls are hardly larger than a regular sized marble and I was skeptical that my vagina was that tight.
No matter, I put one, and then the other into my pussy and walked around. If you put them in high enough, you probably won’t be able to feel them. They are designed to strengthen your kegel muscles, not really for sexual pleasure. The only sex-related side effect that I have experienced is that my pussy feels wetter than normal the entire time I am wearing them, which also sort of keeps me semi-horny the whole time. Not a bad result if you ask me
Keeping them up inside seems to require a constant esmi-cleanched state. Knowing that you have them in also serves as a reminder to do your kegel exercises. After 2 hours of wearing them, I can certainly tell that my muscles have been working, LOL.
Eventually you become accustomed to wearing them, and because they are glass and therefore non-irritating, you can wear them for up to 12 hours at a time, although I don’t recommend doing so. Three hours is plenty of time to wear them in a day, and you can do this consistently every day if you wish and it shouldn’t cause any problems. Keeping anything in your vagina for long periods of time can irritate some people, so listen to your body. Glass will also NOT give you Toxic Shock Syndrome, although please take care to wash your hands and the ben wa bells thoroughly with gentle anti-bacterial soap before you insert them. This will also help prevent other irritation or yeast infections.
Speaking of cleaning, that’s one of the best characteristics of glass toys. You can sterilize them quickly and easily using the above mentioned anti-bacterial soap, or boiling. Please never leave a toy unattended in hot water, even glass. Bring the pot to a rolling boil, allow the balls (or other glass toys) to boil for about 5 minutes, then remove from heat, scoop them out carefully with tongs or a slotted spoon and leave to dry on a paper towel or clean cloth.
These balls come with a lovely case, although it will not keep them totally clean between uses. Always wash your toys before and after every use.
Please note that ben wa balls are NOT suitable for anal use. Please do not ever put anything in your ass unless it has a string for retrieval, or a wide base to prevent it from getting lost. Certainly you could argue that these balls could be pushed back out from whence they came, but it’s not a theory I would advise anyone to test. Do you really want to be visiting the good Dr to have him retrieve flowery balls from your back end?
Another somewhat precarious situation is trying to go to the bathroom with these in. My best advice is to take them out for sure if you need to have a bowel movement. Having them drop into the toilet would be very bad for the enamel on the bowl itself, it could possibly (although unlikely) crack or chip the balls themselves, not to mention having to SCOOP THEM OUT so as not to damage your plumbing when you had to flush. You can master the art of peeing with them inside you, although it will take a little practice. You have to unclench the muscles required to allow urine to pass out of your bladder, at the same time not bearing down which could push them out. So I would suggest either removing them before you empty your bladder, OR (and this is going to seem kind of gross) peeing into a container or through a strainer until you are confident you can manage it.
If you are a person who is fond of ice play (particularly ice inserted into the vagina, which is fun but not the best idea) these are ideal for such uses. Leave them in the fridge (not the freezer, they can frost bite your insides) for a few hours or overnight and then try using them during masturbation or sexual play for extra fun! Please do NOT leave them in during intercourse.
Inserting them and then gently inserting a vibrator so that it buzzes against them can also result in some very pleasurable sensations. Don’t worry about them getting ‘lost’ up inside you. Your cervix would certainly let you know, LOUD AND CLEAR, if you tried pushing them up too far.
I am so glad I decided to give these balls a chance. They are much less intimidating than the Smart Balls if you have a narrow vagina, although large enough to be effective for the intended purpose. If you’ve never given ben wa balls much thought, I encourage you to give these a try.
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