- Silicone/Waterproof/Insertable Length: 3 inches Circumference: 3.75 inches
So far I’ve tried a couple of sets of kegel balls but not really made an discernible progress with them without getting horribly bored. The novelty of having something in my vagina that I can sometimes feel doing… something wore off pretty quick.
The LELO Luna Noirs are really small which has its plus points but overall they just weren’t stimulating enough. The L’Amourose Mya Beads were definitely better, but still not all that interesting. Both of these products are at the pricier end of the scale but probably not worth it if I’m going to be brutally honest.
Enter the Loving Joy Silicone Pleasure Balls. These are some of the cheapest body safe kegel balls I’ve come across so far, so how would they compare against products double or triple their pricetag?
The Loving Joy Pleasure Balls arrive in a sleek black and silver cardboard box. It’s a pretty simple affair with a few words on pelvic floor exercise and tips on how to use the balls, such as warming or cooling for temperature play, on the back.
The balls themselves are also extremely simple. They are a sealed silicone unit – these are not the style where you can switch out the balls for different weights. There is a slight seam (which doesn’t surprise me at this price) but the silicone is soft and tactile albeit a dust magnet. The removal cord is quite stretchy whereas I’d have preferred it to be rigid, but hey-ho.
Compared to my other two sets, these pleasure balls are quite noisy when shaken, and I was actually quite concerned that they’d be very audible once inserted. Thankfully, that turned out not to be the case. Unfortunately, I couldn’t feel a whole lot either!
Sensation wise, these are the worst kegel balls I’ve tried. I’d like to think I have quite a discerning vagina, but I really cannot feel anything with these in even while doing some vigorous hip thrusting (much to the amusement of my partner!) As they’re pretty tiny and smooth, they are really easy to insert and comfortable to wear, but what’s the point if they’re not going to do their job?!
To reiterate, I was not expecting an orgasm or even a sensation that might turn me on from these balls. That’s not how this sort of toy works. Kegel balls are designed to stimulate the vaginal muscles in such a way that they clench, which in turn strengthens them. If the balls can’t stimulate my vag in that way, I’m afraid they’re useless. These are not “pleasure” balls. They’re just balls.
One thing about these vag balls did still have me curious though. Both on the packaging and the product page of every online retailer I can find that stocks them, the internal balls are described as “clay balls”. What the fuck does that mean? Are there little balls of dried clay jostling around in there? Is that why I can’t feel anything?
So… I did what any devoted sex toy reviewer would do.
And this is what I found:
Nope. Not clay at all – just a standard ball bearing inside a plastic shell. So I don’t know what the hell this “clay” claim is all about.
However, it did suddenly make sense why I couldn’t feel shit.
1. The silicone skin is really thick. It’s also quite uneven but at the thickest part it’s close to 5mm thick. And given these balls are small, that’s really freakin’ thick. This would dull any sensation I might have otherwise felt.
2. The plastic shell is just too form fitting for that ball bearing. The ball bearing is actually a decent weight, but in that shell it has maybe 2mm max to shuffle round in and that just ain’t enough room. The poor things don’t stand a chance of working, bless.
In the more effective kegel balls (I believe the original LELO Luna Beads are a good example), the weighted balls have more room to shake their thang, and that is why they work.
The Loving Joy Silicone Pleasure Balls look promising from the outside and are lovely quality for their price, but ultimately their inner workings have been so poorly designed that they’re not even worth taking a chance on in my opinion.
The search for the fairly priced yet effective kegel exerciser continues…
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A selection of kegel balls are available at Belle de Soir
I was send the Loving Joy Silicone Pleasure Balls by Belle de Soir free of charge in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
When she's not writing she can be found frequenting cocktail bars with her wonderful other half, cuddling with her pet parrots or on stage performing burlesque.