Gvibe Gjay Real Feel Bioskin Vibrator

Revolutionary Bioskin  material – Impossible to believe how realistic this toy’s material is.

Gvibe has reached new heights in the evolution of toys’ materials when they created BIOSKIN, a skin-soft material that’s as close to the human body as possible.

The ecologically safe, hypoallergenic, premium Bioskin coats an inner layer that some say feels like memory foam, which in turn covers a firm inner core, giving Gvibe Gjay its true-to-life feeling.

A silky-smooth shaft ends in a realistic head with pronounced corona that’s slightly tapered to aid in insertion. The curved open loop handle makes Gvibe Gjay easy to hold and maneuver and allows for easy control of the six vibration modes via the simple 3 button interface.

The magnetic USB rechargeable Gvibe Gjay is waterproof for fun in & out of the water and easy cleanup.

Features:

  • Real feel vibrator
  • Ergonomic design
  • Smooth shaft
  • Realistic head
  • Powerful yet quiet motor
  • Six vibration modes with changeable intensity – from light tremors to intense vibration
  • Intuitive controls
  • Made of Revolutionary Bioskin material
  • Odorless
  • Waterproof
  • USB Rechargeable – charging cable included
  • Drawstring storage bag included
  • 2 Hour charge provides up to 4 hours playtime
  • 3 Year warranty provided by Gvibe/ FT London

In the Box:

  • Gjay
  • USB charging cable
  • Storage bag
  • User manual

Boiskin and ABS

8.66″ x 1.46″

Turbo Stroker Self-Warming Vibrating and Pulsing Masturbator by Private from CalExotics

Embrace new level pleasure and indulge in a one-of-a-kind pleasure experience with the Turbo Stroker from Private.

The sensually textured, totally seamless silicone stroker sleeve has powerful Turbo Boost Pulse Technology that rises and falls in three intensity levels to create extra pressure, friction, and pleasure.

A unique sensuous heating function can be activated to create a wonderland of stroking pleasure.

The powerful motor provides six modes of vibration, pulsation, and escalation that resonate throughout the textured open-sided chamber to sensually stimulate.

The magnetic USB rechargeable Private Turbo Stroker is waterproof for fun in & out of the water and easy cleanup.

Features:

  • Powerful automated masturbator with Turbo Pulse Technology
  • 6 intense functions of vibration
  • 3 Turbo Pulse functions
  • Turbo boost feature for instant maximum vibration and Turbo Pulse
  • Unique warming function for stroking satisfaction
  • Textured design for added sensation
  • Comfortable ergonomic grip
  • Easy push-button control – hold for 3 seconds to turn on or off
  • Waterproof
  • USB rechargeable – magnetic charging cord included
  • Instructions included
  • 1 Year warranty provided by CalExotics
  • Silicone and ABS (sleeve)
  • 5.1” x 2.4”

Happy Rabbit Remote Control Collection by Lovehoney

Lovehoney knows that giving someone remote control of the intensity and patterns of one’s sex toy is a thrilling experience for a lot of people and it creates a novel experience to enjoy.

That’s why they added 3 new Happy Rabbit Remote control toys to the beloved collection:

The Remote Control Egg is a traditional egg shaped vibrator with 33 vibration combinations

The Vibrating Panties Set includes a slim bullet, remote, and adorable black lace panties complete with a fluffy bunny tail

The Vibrating Ring adds the well-known Happy Rabbit ears to a super stretchy ring that both partners can enjoy

All 3 models include a remote controller that features the exclamation point buttons we all know and love. Use the long button to access the 10 vibration modes, and the small button to enjoy the 3 intensities.

 

Happy Rabbit Remote Control Egg

Offering satisfaction that’s leaps and bounds ahead of the rest, the Happy Rabbit Remote Control Egg is designed with couples in mind.

Explore 30 thrilling vibration modes, at home or roaming free with the remote control.

The sleek, smooth egg slips inside with ease, and delivers discreet vibrations to awaiting internal hotspots.

Hand the remote to your lover and let them tease and surprise you with 10 different vibration patterns, each boasting 3 exciting intensity levels.

The USB rechargeable Happy Rabbit Remote Control Egg is waterproof for fun in & out of the water and easy cleanup.

Features:

  • Silky smooth love egg vibrator with remote control for boundless pleasure at your fingertips
  • 10 thrilling vibration modes, each with 3 intensity levels
  • Smooth-coated plastic egg is easy to insert and comfortable to wear
  • Egg is waterproof for easy cleaning and aquatic pleasure sessions (remote control is not waterproof)
  • USB rechargeable – charging cable included
  • Charges in 2 hours
  • 1 Year warranty provided by Lovehoney
  • ABS with PU coat
  • 2.5” x 1.35”

 

Happy Rabbit Remote Control Panties Set

Combining sexy lingerie with incredible remote-control power, the Happy Rabbit Remote Control Panties Set offers 30 blissful vibration functions at the tough of a button on the included remote.

Fastened with a ribbon tie and featuring a removable cotton bunny tail, the totally tail-orable black stretch lace briefs have a special pocket in the gusset to slip the bullet vibrator into.

The slim bullet offers 10 thrilling modes of vibration, each with 3 intensity levels, for a totally customizable experience. Use the long button on the included remote to click through the modes, and the small button to change the intensity.

The USB rechargeable bullet in the Happy Rabbit Remote Control Panties Set is waterproof for fun in & out or the water and easy cleanup, but the remote should be kept dry.

Features:

  • Remote control knicker vibrator with multi-size briefs for boundless pleasure at your fingertips
  • Adjustable panty designed to fit either US sizes 4-12 or 14-20
  • 10 thrilling vibration modes, each with 3 intensity levels
  • Remote control for ease of use
  • Ribbon-tie briefs with cotton bunny tail add to the appeal
  • Bullet is 100% waterproof
  • Remote control is not waterproof
  • USB rechargeable – charging cable included
  • Charges in 2 hours
  • 1 Year warranty provided by Lovehoney
  • ABS (bullet)
  • 3” x 0.8”

 

Happy Rabbit Remote Control Ring

The iconic happy rabbit ears have been added to this sleek, stretchy silicone cock ring, and given it a w-hopping 30 remote-operated vibration modes, for boundless hands-free pleasure.

The ring fits snugly around the shaft, potentially strengthening erections and delaying ejaculation. At the same time, the soft, flexible bunny ears nestle against external sweet spots during penetration, delivering amazing stimulation.

The slim bullet offers 10 thrilling modes of vibration, each with 3 intensity levels, for a totally customizable experience. Use the long button on the included remote to click through the modes, and the small button to change the intensity.

The USB rechargeable bullet in the Happy Rabbit Remote Control Ring is waterproof for fun in & out or the water and easy cleanup, but the remote should be kept dry.

Features:

  • Stretchy vibrating cock ring
  • Rabbit ears and remote control for boundless pleasure at your fingertips
  • 10 thrilling vibration patterns, each with 3 intensity levels
  • Ring stretches to fit most penises with a snug-but-comfortable squeeze
  • May help strengthen erections and delay ejaculation
  • Explore hands-free shared orgasms with the easy-to-use remote control
  • Bullet is 100% waterproof
  • Remote control is not waterproof
  • USB rechargeable – charging cable included
  • Charges in 2 hours
  • 1 Year warranty provided by Lovehoney
  • Silicone (ring) and ABS (bullet)
  • Resting diameter 1.5”, and stretches to 2.75”

Nöje C Rings by Blush

Nöje is the Swedish word for pleasure, and the new C series of vibrating rings live up to that name.

Modern, fun, and anatomically targeted, Noje C Rings feature smooth silicone and an included versatile bullet vibe that provides the 5 speeds and 5 pulse patterns of vibration.

Each ring offers a little something different:

  • C1. Has a single ring design with a broad, multi-textured stimulation pad.
  • C2. Features a double ring design and a vertical clitoral stimulator.
  • C.3 Is a double ring with ever-popular bunny ears to tickle and tease.

Like all Nöje items, the C Rings offer quality silicone construction, value pricing, are rechargeable, and come backed by a 1-Year manufacturer’s warranty.

 

Noje C1. Rechargeable Vibrating Ring with Clitoral Stimulation Pad

The Noje C1.’s smooth silicone, ridged stimulator, and strong vibes are a delicious addition to your playtime!

Stimulating textures on the broad surface of the ring’s stimulator pad will provide extra sensation to one partner, while both will enjoy the deep and rumbly vibrations.

Noje C1 is a perfect toy to try in a multitude of positions! Both sides of the angled vertical stimulator pad have raised ridges, enabling you to wear the ring facing either direction. Additionally, it can be worn up for maximum clitoral contact or down to please the wearer.

An included versatile bullet vibe provides the 5 speeds and 5 pulse patterns of vibration and can be removed from the ring for solo use.

The USB rechargeable Noje C1. Ring is splashproof for easy care and cleanup.

Features:

  • Versatile wear vibrating couples ring
  • Single ring design
  • Comfortably snug yet stretchy with just the right amount of tension
  • Vertical stimulator pad offers multiple ways to wear
  • 10 vibrating functions – 5 speeds + 5 unique patterns
  • Removeable bullet vibe can be used with or without the ring
  • Splashproof for easy care
  • USB rechargeable – charging cable included
  • 1 Year warranty provided by Blush Novelties
  • Silicone (ring) and ABS (bullet)
  • Bullet 2.5” x 0.7”
  • Ring 3.5” overall x 2” wide x 1.25” inner diameter

 

Noje C2. Rechargeable Vibrating Double Ring with Vertical Bullet

The Noje C2.’s smooth silicone, vertical stimulator, and strong vibes are a delicious addition to your playtime!

The stimulator’s vertically positioned bullet gently presses up against the clitoris for targeted stimulation. Both partners will enjoy the 10 modes of deep and rumbly vibrations available in 5 speeds before launching into 5 pulse patterns.

The double ring design helps keep the vibrator in just the right place and also boosts package appearance with one band for the base of the penis shaft and one for the balls.

An included versatile bullet vibe provides the power and can be removed from the ring for independent use.

The USB rechargeable Noje C2. Ring is splashproof for easy care and cleanup.

Features:

  • Versatile wear vibrating couples ring
  • Double ring design to boost package appearance
  • Comfortably snug yet stretchy with just the right amount of tension
  • Vertically positioned bullet for targeted clitoral stimulation
  • 10 vibrating functions – 5 speeds + 5 unique patterns
  • Removeable bullet vibe can be used with or without the ring
  • Splashproof for easy care
  • USB rechargeable – charging cable included
  • 1 Year warranty provided by Blush Novelties
  • Silicone (ring) and ABS (bullet)
  • Bullet 2.5” x 0.7”
  • Ring 3.75” overall x 2.25” wide x 1.25” inner diameter

 

Noje C3. Rechargeable Vibrating Double Ring with Rabbit Ears

The Noje C3.’s smooth silicone, vertical stimulator, and strong vibes are a delicious addition to your playtime!

The stimulator’s horizontal bullet position activates the rabbit ears for teasing clitoral stimulation. Both partners will enjoy the 10 modes of deep and rumbly vibrations available in 5 speeds before launching into 5 pulse patterns.

The double ring design helps keep the vibrator in just the right place and also boosts package appearance with one band for the base of the penis shaft and one for the balls.

An included versatile bullet vibe provides the power and can be removed from the ring for independent use.

The USB rechargeable Noje C3. Ring is splashproof for easy care and cleanup.

Features:

  • Versatile wear vibrating couples ring
  • Double ring design to boost package appearance
  • Comfortably snug yet stretchy with just the right amount of tension
  • Rabbit ears provide teasing and pleasing clitoral stimulation
  • 10 vibrating functions – 5 speeds + 5 unique patterns
  • Removeable bullet vibe can be used with or without the ring
  • Splashproof for easy care
  • USB rechargeable – charging cable included
  • 1 Year warranty provided by Blush Novelties
  • Silicone (ring) and ABS (bullet)
  • Bullet 2.5” x 0.7”
  • Ring 4” overall x 2.5” wide x 1.25” inner diameter

Gvibe³ Anatomical Massager

A Revolutionary Engineering Design!

Gvibe³ boasts 3 powerful motors – 2 in the tips and 1 in the shaft – that provides 100% more power than previous generation models.

Gvibe³ is not only beautiful but features a revolutionary design. Its shape adapts to each anatomy individually, and the 3 motors with 6 modes of vibration provide simultaneous stimulation of 3 sensitive spots – the G‑Spot, the opposite wall of vagina and the entrance of vagina and clitoris.

Environmentally friendly, hypoallergenic, patented, medical-grade silicone is extra silky and offers extra flexibility.

The unique ergonomic design and flexible, pliable tips allows for so many uses: Stimulate internally and externally at the same time by inserting only one tip; Enjoy a feeling of fullness and complete internal stimulation by inserting both tips; close the tips together on either side of the clitoris; use as a penis stroker; prostate massager – The possibilities are endless!

The USB rechargeable Gvibe³ features a quick 2-hour charge time via magnetic charger and is waterproof for fun in & out of the water and easy cleanup.

Features:

  • Revolutionary engineering design
  • 3rd Generation design offers 100% more power over previous models
  • Shape adapts to each anatomy individually
  • Simultaneous stimulation of 3 sensitive spots
  • Creates a sensation of fullness without stretching entrance tissues
  • Ergonomic design
  • Three powerful yet quiet motors
  • Six vibration modes with changeable intensity – from light tremors to intense vibration
  • Intuitive controls
  • 100% waterproof
  • 2 Hour charge provides up to 4 hours of playtime
  • Magnetic charger
  • 1‑Year Warranty supplied by GVibe

In the Box:

  • Gvibe³
  • Charging cord
  • User manual
  • Storage Pouch

Silicone and ABS

7″ x 1.3″

Optimum Power Masturwand Vibrating Stroker by CalExotics

Maximize every stroke with the Optimum Power Masturwand Vibrating Stroker.

This one-of-a-kind open sleeve design and intense vibration functions allow for maximum stroking action.

The unique flexible head with sensual ridges puts out 7 functions of rumbling vibrations for mind-blowing sensations.

An easy-grip handle and easy push-button control makes it easy to take pleasure into your own hands.

The USB rechargeable Optimum Power Masturwand Vibrating Stroker is waterproof for fun in & out of the water and easy cleanup.

Features:

  • Vibrating penis stroker
  • Unique open-sleeve design allows for maximum stroking action
  • Flexible head with sensual ridges for mind-blowing sensation
  • 7 functions of rumbling vibration, pulsation and escalation
  • Easy-grip handle
  • Easy push-button control – hold for 3 seconds to turn on or off
  • Waterproof
  • USB rechargeable – charging cord included
  • 2.5 Hour charge provides up to 2 hours of playtime
  • 1 Year warranty provided by CalExotics
  • Silicone (massager) ABS (décor)
  • 1.75” x 3” (head)
  • 8” x 3” (overall)

Noje V1. G-Spot Vibrator by Blush

Nöje is the Swedish word for pleasure. The Nöje V1. lives up to that name.

The Noje V1. Iris is perfectly tailored for G-spot stimulation, and it’s ideal for external play too.

You’ll love its satin smooth silicone touch! Noje V1.’s elegant shape conceals 10 intense and rumbly vibration modes that give you a range of 5 steady speeds and 5 pulse patterns.

The firm body combined with a dramatic curve and broad, squoval-shaped head make finding and massaging the G-spot a breeze.

The USB rechargeable Noje V1. is waterproof for fun in & out of the water and easy cleanup.

Features:

  • Vibrator with dramatic G-Spot curve
  • Perfectly shaped for g-spot stimulation and powerful clitoral sensation
  • Firm body
  • Dramatic curve
  • Broad squoval head
  • 10 Deep, strong vibration modes: 5 speeds & 5 patterns
  • IPX7 waterproof
  • USB rechargeable – charging cable included
  • 2 Hours of playtime per charge
  • Contains no fragrances, phthalates, paraffins, or latex
  • 1 Year warranty provided by Blush Novelties
  • Satin smooth, body safe silicone
  • 7” (5” insertable) x 1.25”

How to Perfect Your Retail Sales Staff Training

Sales consultants working in adult stores have more responsibility than we might imagine. They are tasked with making people feel comfortable from the very moment they enter a store. The consultant is usually a stranger to the customer, which makes it even more difficult for the client to immediately open up and reveal the intimate secrets and aspects of their lives. If a salesperson sells the customer on an item that is wrong for them, it can lead to a bad experience that can turn a customer against a retail store and these kinds of products in general.

There are many types of business in this industry with different hiring systems and methods of employee training, and there are some businesses that don’t provide any training at all. So, what does the ideal training process look like when a new salesperson is hired?

First of all, you need a system. It doesn’t matter if a company has 50 salespeople or five, the learning and information given has to be structured. Even if a person has experience in the field, it doesn’t mean that they can deliver the right message to the customer.

The first thing to start with is planning the educational process. I highly recommend making some time for education before starting to work alone on a shift. Five days of lectures can be enough if there is a group of new employees for multiple locations — a whole week of training courses with a group like that is necessary. During this time it will become clear who is good at the job and who needs more experience.

In the first few days, the new employees should be introduced to the industry and adult store assortment. The topics on the first day can vary, but for example a good program for the first day contains topics like: What are sex toys? Why do people use them? How does physiology work? Which zones can be stimulated with sex toys? In addition, cover some basic information: how to clean them, how to use them and store them, what kind of materials toys are made of and other “do’s and don’ts.” For each toy, offer a demo covering the material and its qualities such as smell, texture and compatibility with lubes.

The second day, start looking into groups of products, but repeat the material information from the first day. Give a demo to each salesperson and ask to describe the material and its specification. Then cover all products and pay careful attention to group classification. When discussing products for intimate health like kegel balls, penis extenders, pumps and hydropumps, it should be explained how they work from a physiological point of view, because just rattling off some slogans is really not enough to sell the extender to someone who has little sexual wellness knowledge. It’s useful to show videos about some of the more complex products, for example how to use a Bathmate pump or how to set up an extender.

Every day, start a class by giving each sales team member a toy and ask for a short presentation: ask staff to name the product, describe the material, how to use it and which lubricant it is compatible with. Then it will be understandable which areas need more clarification.

Next, it’s useful to describe the history of the first vibrator and how the industry has developed over the past decades. Then, vibrators can be classified by type and feature, covering the main brands and introducing them to the bestsellers. When describing interactive products, always demonstrate apps and the connection process.

The next class can be dedicated to creams, gels and pills, how aphrodisiacs work, what are the natural aphrodisiacs, allergies and possible reactions. The last topic in terms of sex toys is BDSM where you can discuss the most common vocabulary, fetishes and the types of gear that exist. It’s important to be able to talk the same language with kinky customers, as this kind of clients can be better educated than the sales staff.

The last part of the educational process is to explain sales techniques. It should be pointed out what kind of additional sales can be made to complement every type of product. By the end of the week, all employees are given a test, for example part A can be multiple choice questions, part B can quiz on the types of toys, their material and compatible lube and part C contains written questions. Besides testing, there should also be an oral exam in-store.

Continued education is critical to the success of the sales team, even for the more experienced members of staff, so training should be provided as often as possible for existing employees.

After the training from sales reps, it’s good to set up a sales contest to encourage sales teams to use their knowledge to push a new product. Vendors often offer prizes such as cash, free product or a credit note.

Rewarding employees with free product means that they will have experience using the gift they have received from the company and sales should skyrocket as a result, because the staff will be able to talk more about the product based on their personal user experience.

Another good tool is to have a corporate forum where company news and announcements can be found and where you can post training videos, new product descriptions and industry news. It can be part of a daily routine — at the beginning of a shift, sales personnel read the forum and confirm that they’ve viewed the news of the day.

Apart from that, let employees learn from proven leaders and get a pulse on what’s trending in the market by visiting an industry event/exhibition in your city. Conferences also present the opportunity to engage the entire team; and big chains can consider an internal conference for employees. Invite vendors and create a schedule with one training session after another, so employees get a lot of information in a short time. Furthermore, for store buyers, it’s an opportunity to have business meetings with vendors and socialize. To summarize, educating an adult retail sales team is necessary to gain loyal consumers.

In order to achieve this, it is fundamentally important to set up proper training programs, even for experienced staff that may still need to expand their knowledge and sales techniques. To reinforce these ideas, a testing system will help to highlight any weak areas in understanding and provide a reference point for employees. Finally, there are a range of marketing tools, which staff should be directly involved in: they include setting up forums and communication channels, internal company events, sales training and the dissemination of promotional materials and information to customers.

 

How to Perfect Your Retail Sales Staff Training by Kate Kozlova originally appeared on XBIZ.com

They-ology 5-Piece Wearable Anal Training Set by CalExotics

Ease yourself into the sensational world of anal stimulation with the They-Ology 5-Piece Wearable Anal Training Set.

This unique set includes a set of 5 wearable anal training probes meant to let you safely and comfortably increase pleasure with every use.

To enjoy everything the exhilarating world of anal play has to offer, training is in order to ensure total safety and satisfaction.

Each probe in They-ology’s kit gradually increases in length and girth for superb pleasure at any level of pleasure play.

With unique wearable design, each probe is finished with a flexible flanged base for comfort, easy of mobility and ease of use.

The flexible probes are made from a smooth, seamless premium silicone. This body safe material is unscented and phthalate free to keep your most sensitive spots happy and healthy.

Features:

  • Designed for easy training and comfortable daily wear
  • 5-piece Silicone anal dilator set for gradual dilation
  • Unique, wearable design for easy mobility
  • Pliable and durable for comfortable, safe insertion
  • Anal training guide from Dr. Sherry included
  • 1 Year warranty provided by CalExotics
  • Silicone
  • 2.6” x .54” (dilator 1)
  • 2.83” x .7” (dilator 2)
  • 3.03” x .87” (dilator 3)
  • 3.15” x 1.03” (dilator 4)
  • 3.54” x 1.19” (dilator 5)

 

How to Use:

Getting Started with Anal Dilators

Begin by washing your plug with a non-fragrant soap and warm water. Using a water-based lubricant, lubricate the dilator well, as the rectum does not have the ability to self-lubricate.

Find a quiet time and place where you can be comfortable, either alone or with your partner. Lie on your side with your knees bent toward your chest. Use your dominant hand to reach around to your anus to insert the dilator. Once you’ve applied enough lube, you want to relax, take some deep breaths, and gently insert the anal dilator.

Inserting the Anal Dilator

Start with the smallest size dilator in your kit. Slowly insert a well-lubricated dilator into your anus. If you feel some resistance, which is entirely normal, gently remove the dilator, apply lubrication, and begin again. If you have any bleeding or discomfort during insertion, don’t force it. Forcing the dilator will cause your anus to tighten. Once inside, gently move the dilator in a circular motion or back and forth in a thrusting motion to gently stretch your muscles. Be sure to reapply with lube each time you remove the dilator and start again.

Increasing Your Dilator Size

The goal of using an anal dilator is to increase the size of the dilator slowly and comfortably to train, expand, and gently stretch the muscles for additional comfort and pleasure. When you can insert one dilator size entirely without any discomfort, then you should start using the next size up. The goal is to insert the largest size dilator without any discomfort.

When removing the dilator, be gentle on the withdrawal, just like on the insertion. Relax, take your time, breath, and gently tug. You may feel your body resisting, which is normal, just continue slowly and carefully pull the dilator out.

When to Practice with Anal Dilators

It is recommended to use a dilator 2 to 4 times per week for 5 to 30 minutes as needed, depending on your comfort level.

 * If you experience any rectal bleeding, tearing, swelling, or rash, discontinue use and contact your physician.

Kegel Exercises: An Expert’s Guide to Kegel Do’s and Don’ts

No need to hang tight any longer (pun intended!): Here’s everything that you need to know about Kegel exercises.

What Are Kegel Exercises?

Kegel exercises are the most widely practiced type of pelvic floor exercises that help with a myriad of symptoms (but more on that later!).

Who Invented Kegel Exercises?

In 1948, American Gynecologist Dr. Arnold Kegel designed the first program of strength activities for the pelvic floor muscles. Named after Dr. Arnold himself, Kegel exercises involve repetitions of both prolonged or rapid voluntary contractions of these muscles – also known as clench and release.

What Are the Benefits of Kegel Exercises?

Dr. Arnold’s program was created to help with urinary incontinence (UI) in women. Strengthening the pelvic floor muscles helps to improve the function of the urinary and rectal sphincter.

Kegel exercises are designed to help women with urinary incontinence

Kegels tone the entire hammock-shaped muscle infrastructure that holds your pelvic organs in place and ensures their adequate functioning. However, Kegel exercises bring many other benefits besides helping with and preventing UI.

Kegel Exercises Improve Sex

By allowing you to get acquainted with your pleasure center, Kegels intensify your orgasms and sensations. Improving the tone of your pelvic floor muscles also increases how much of the vagina gets stimulated during penetration.

Practicing Kegels have also been shown to help experience the elusive female ejaculation a.k.a. squirting.

What Causes Pelvic Floor Dysfunction?

The main factors that impact the health of the pelvic floor and lead to dysfunctions are:

– Pregnancy and childbirth
– Excessive impact sports i.e. running, jumping, etc.
– Chronic cough
– Chronic constipation
– Age
– Excessive weight
– Genetic predispositions to connective tissue weakness

Now, this isn’t to say that you shouldn’t go running! It’s just important to get acquainted with these factors so that we can take preventive actions. A little bit of running, a little bit of kegeling 😉

How to Get Started with Kegel Exercises

Before we begin, let’s keep the following 3 things in mind:

1. If you’re experiencing symptoms such as discomfort during sex or urine leakage, check with a pelvic floor physical therapist before you start squeezing! The therapist will evaluate and provide recommendations on how you should exercise your pelvic floor.

2. Be very mindful of your breath during your Kegel session. It’s easy to hold our breaths without noticing while concentrating on what’s going on down there.

3. Make sure you are contracting the right muscles. Pay special attention and check that you are not contracting your lower abdomen or your glutes.

Now, let’s get our Kegel on and practice some exercises!

Kegel Exercises for Beginners

Lay down on a yoga mat and take a few deep breaths. Make sure that your back isn’t arched and is well supported.

Place one hand on your lower belly and the other over your vulva. Doing so will help you identify if you are doing your exercises correctly.

Now, exhale all the air, and as you inhale, think as if you are stopping your pee and contract your pelvic floor muscles.

Kegel exercises for women and beginners

Count 3, 2, 1. Then release and breathe out.

Repeat this 10 times and notice if you can feel an increased sensitivity in the pelvic and vulvar area.

The Seated Kegel a.k.a Train Kegel

This type of Kegel exercise is discreet yet effective. Seated Kegels are perfect for people that have to sit at the office for long hours or during a boring commute. Nobody will know, and you are making yourself more productive 😉

First of all, sit upright with your back supported on your seat. Make sure your hips and knees are aligned and become aware of your pelvic floor.

Kegel exercises can also be performed at work or during your daily commute

Next, imagine that you want to close the vagina or stop your pee – that’s what a Kegel feels like. This exercise will cause the pelvic floor muscles to contract.

Contract slowly and count 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

Now release and relax for 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

Repeat this 10 times. Be mindful of your breath. If contracting for 5 seconds initially feels like a bit of a stretch, feel free to bring it down to 3 seconds, ad work your way up to 5 with time and practice. (And please, don’t count out loud as it might confuse people lol!).

Observe and feel what happens to your pelvic area during the contraction and relaxation. The most important part is to gain the proprioception of these internal muscles.

Kegel Exercises with Toys

While Kegel exercises are incredibly beneficial to work on your pelvic floor’s voluntary muscle fibers consciously, toys can help activate involuntary fibers. Involuntary fibers are those that go into action without us giving them orders to do so, such as when we cough or sneeze – thank goodness they intervene, am I right?

Do Kegel Toys Work?

There’s been a lot of conversation around the prolonged use of Kegel balls and Jade eggs. These examples include articles recommending women just to run errands or walk around with a device inside.

It’s important to keep in mind that the vagina is not meant to be carrying extra weight inside while walking around or running. Relaxation, flexibility, and lengthening are needed when we move.

Seriously. The woman that used to walk around town with her yoni in for 10 hours and then had the most intense orgasm ever is a myth. Let’s focus on what’s healthy for you!

Benefits of Using Kegel Toys

In the initial learning phases, it helps to use devices to practice kegeling.

Kegel toys  can help you gain proprioception, learning to identify the spectrum from total pelvic floor relaxation to your maximum contraction. They offer additional support when exercising your pelvic muscles, and they come in 3 different levels that vary in size, shape, and weight.

Ben wa balls allow you to choose what’s best for you depending on baseline strength level and what feels comfortable.

The secret with kegel toys is not to wear them for too long. A 15-minute session here and there can be very beneficial… and kind of hot!

With Kegel exercises, it’s all about finding the right balance for yourself, and to turn it into a fun element of your self-care routine.

Kegel Exercises: An Expert’s Guide to Kegel Do’s and Don’ts originally appeared on Rumble & Buzz