You might already lift weights in the gym, but did you know that you can also use weights in your vagina to give your pelvic floor a workout, too? There are many different kinds of weights and accessories you can use for Kegel exercises. Some of them are simply small balls of different weights, while other devices are so hi-tech you can play a video game by squeezing your vagina.
A recent scientific review of 23 trials found that no clear difference in results for cis women who used vaginal weights for Kegel exercises and those who practiced another form of pelvic floor therapy. However, some people find that using weights can make doing Kegels easier to complete (they can also feel great for some). Discussing the review in the New York Times, Jen Gunter, MD, writes, “If the idea of weights appeals to you (some women love tools and devices), then they are fine to try.”
Interested? Here’s a few options to get you started.