Long before they catapulted into the public eye thanks to a certain titillating appearance in the ultra erotic Fifty Shades trilogy, ben wa balls have held a place in history, both sexually and in health-related scenarios. In Japan, elite courtesans were thought to wear the balls constantly as a way to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, giving the courtesan's 'pleasure quarters' a very literal meaning. Today, this type of sexual tool is still used in a variety of ways, but most often, the balls are used as kegel weights for vaginal strengthening and to increase sexual awareness. The weighted balls help you exercise the muscles in the pelvic floor responsible for sexual pleasure, while keeping the vaginal walls elastic and responsive to stimulation and pleasure.
Luna Beads consist of a double, interchangeable set of slick, smooth weighted plastic balls and a silky silicone girdle. Absolutely perfect for general beginners to pelvic weight systems, Lelo also recommends the Original Luna for women over 30, mothers-to-be, women who have already given birth and those with pelvic floor disorders or incontinence.
These beads are ideally designed for customized use and enjoyment, while they're meant to be worn in the soft silicone girdle, they can certainly be used alone as well. If you're a beginner, you may want to start out with a single bead, the pink beads are the lightest, at 28 grams each, while the blue set is 74 grams combined, with each bead weighing in at 37 grams. Each set has a foundation bead, featuring a retrieval cord at one end, so if you'll be using just one, it's a good idea to use the foundation bead to help with easy removal. When placed in the girdle, you'll be able to mix and match the beads to achieve the perfect weight, they slip easily in and out of the supple silicone. Once you have the Luna inside you, in whichever combination of weight and bead you desire, it will naturally pinpoint the muscles needed to create a stronger pelvic floor, as you'll need to contract these muscles to keep the bead(s) in place.
Aside from the practical applications of this fantastic system, the Beads are also a way to gain increased sexual awareness, as our friend Anastasia Steele discovers in the Fifty Shades scenario. Moving around while wearing the beads creates a pleasant, subtle feeling of pleasure, as the free form weights within the balls gently vibrate and jiggle, naturally stimulating the vaginal area. Many women love the feeling of the beads inside them, and find that it increases desire, making the Luna Beads a great way to get ready for sex. Since the Luna set is so incredibly discreet, you'll be able to wear the beads unbeknownst to anyone, letting you get your workout (or simple pleasure) secretly and enjoyably.
Both the beads and girdle are completely body safe, phthalate free and extremely hygienic, not to mention hypoallergenic and perfect for users with sensitive skin. Detailed instructions and tips for use are included, along with a soft satin storage bag and some personal moisturizer, which can help with insertion.
Specifications (pink beads in girdle)
- Length - 3 1/2"
- Girth - 4 1/2"
- Width - 1.4"
- Weight - 28g x 2 (pink), 37g x 2 (blue)
- Material - Silicone, ABS plastic
- Special Features - Discreet, hygienic, hypoallergeninc
- Color - Light blue, light pink, white