Kegel exercise devices (Pelvic Floor Exercisers)
What is a Pelvic Floor Device? (Kegel Exerciser)
The simple answer is any device that is designed to help you do a more effective Kegel Exercise.
But what is a Kegel Exercise? It is an exercise named after Dr. Arnold Kegel, a gynocologist who discovered, through observing thousands of female patients, that you could rehab the muscles of the Pelvic Floor area even after years of being weakened.
He published his findings in 1942, and his success rate was over 80%.
But here’s the problem…The Kegel Myth…
The “kegel” exercise you have seen described on many websites and told to do is nothing like what Dr. Kegel did in his almost 2 decades of research with thousands of women.
Dr. Kegel had his patients do roughly 20 minutes of exercise 3 times a day, specifically against a resistance device that he built. He had his patients insert a device that they would squeeze against to provide the muscles resistance. This is the effective exercise he developed, not what you are being told today, to squeeze 10 times or so against nothing but air.
Think about it, how could that possibly be effective? It isn’t.
- That is why you are here.
- That is why there is an epidemic of Female Urinary Incontinence.
- That is why Billions of dollars of incontinence products are being sold, every year.
But since you’re here, you have a chance to not be part of that.
There is only one FDA Cleared kegel exercise device today that allows you to do a Kegel Exercise the way Dr. Arnold Kegel himself designed. And you are in the right place to get it.
Please read the information here, watch the videos and decide to take control back.
The physical effects of weak pelvic floor muscles usually starts with urinary incontinence (leaking urine) during muscle stress such as exercise, running, even coughing, laughing or sneezing. This can also appear as lack of control, or having to rush urgently to the bathroom, often.
It will also usually cause a loss of sensation in the vagina, making sex less pleasurable (for both partners). The Pelvic Floor Muscles are also connected to the nerves in the Clitorus. (Weak muscles resulting in less sensation and a reduced ability to orgasm)
The later stages of this weakening can result in Prolapse, where pelvic organs can fall into the vaginal canal and literally out of the body if allowed to progress.
Listen to Dr. Danielle West, ND in the video below tell you her personal experience of trying a Kegelmaster for only a couple weeks.
3 Main reasons a Kegel Exercise Device can help.
- Being internal, it is difficult for most women to isolate these specific muscles and, more often than not, you will end up tightening your abdominal or anal muscles instead. Besides not being effective, it can make incontinence issues worse. Recently, the Senior Therapist at a Major hospital network was quoted, saying “75% of all women doing Kegel Exercises are doing them wrong.” She continued, “With the Kegelmaster, you can’t do them wrong.”
- Even if you are able to isolate the correct muscles, you just end up squeezing the muscle with no resistance. Kind of like doing a bicep curl with no weight in your hand. Resistance is the Key to reconditioning these muscles
- Without a device you have no feedback. It’s very difficult to tell if you are progressing.
Kegel Exercise devices
Learn more about the choices you have in Kegel Exercise Devices
The Kegel Exercise for women is truly an important and vital aspect of female reproductive health. Effective Kegel Exercises are crucial to the prevention of many common female reproductive health related issues including, but not limited to:
- urinary stress incontinence
- pelvic organ prolapse (uterine, bowel or bladder)
- painful intercourse
- loss of vaginal sensation
- loss of clitoral sensation
Since Dr. Kegel discovered the importance of exercising the pelvic floor muscles products have been developed and even some sex toys have been labeled as Kegel Exercisers. Read on to find out more about some of these.
Kegel Balls (Ben Wa Balls, Duo Tone Balls, etc…)
These balls come in many sizes, usually in pairs. They are made from many materials, plastic, metal, jade, glass and others. They come in different weights and diameters. Sometimes they are hollow with weight inside them or have a string to keep them from getting lost inside you.
There is no official knowledge of exactly when or why these were first used. The generally accepted story is that somewhere in Asia, women used these to either please themselves or increase pleasure for the man during intercourse. They were NEVER created as a kegel exercise device. Over the years somebody in marketing decided that if a woman had these in her vaginal canal and attempted to move them around with her muscles that it would be a kegel exercise.
- Some have a string attached, which can help keep the balls from getting “lost” or stuck once inserted.
- Like using no exerciser at all, the efficiency of the balls depends heavily on the user’s ability to identify and isolate the proper muscles.
- There is no resistance involved.
- They are not approved by the FDA for Kegel exercise use.
Kegel Weights (Vaginal Cones, Vaginal Eggs, etc…)
Similar to the kegel balls, the difference here is that they are not round. They come shaped like a cone, oval or egg, with or without strings attached.
The different weights would give you the impression that they provide progressive resistance. That is NOT the case.
The way you use these is to insert one into your vaginal canal and then stand up and attempt to hold it in. While this can cause you to contract your pelvic floor muscles, it does not isolate those specific muscles and more importantly, holding that weight does not provide any resistance against the muscle group itself.
You can illustrate this by holding out your hand and making a fist as if you were holding a broom. Now imagine an egg shaped weight sitting on top of that fist and you’re trying to keep it from falling through. You are not going to increase your grip strength that way. That is the type of exercise you get with kegel weights.
To increase grip strength you are going to need to squeeze and release your grip around something that is providing resistance such as a spring loaded exercise device. You need resistance to that specific muscle group. That is why they have devices to increase your grip strength and those devices usually use springs to provide specific resistance.
It’s also important to know that keeping something inside your vagina like that for extended period is likely to cause infections. In addition, the pelvic floor muscles are designed to relax and contract on a regular basis. If you are continually contracting, or even contracting them for an extended period, that is not good for those muscles.
Bulb or Air pressure devices
You use these devices by inserting them into your vagina and then just squeeze and release. Some of these allow you to inflate the bulb end that is inside you. There is very little resistance provided by these air powered devices.
- Bulb devices can provide biofeedback, which means you can tell something is happening as you do the exercise.
- There is some resistance involved, though not as much as you need for significant pelvic muscle strengthening.
- Some, but not all, of these devices are cleared by the FDA.
Electrical Stimulation Pelvic Floor Devices (TENS)
You need to be especially cautious with any device that offers electric stimulation in order to bring on a contraction.
When used in a physicians office with the intent of giving you an idea what an actual kegel contraction feels like, this is perfectly safe.
The problem is if you are using this in a home device you can actually cause damage and lower sensitivity to the area if you overuse this kind of device. Keep in mind also, that these electric contractions are also being done against little to no resistance and as such are far less effective.
Some of these devices “inflate“. Don’t confuse that air with progressive resistance. The air pressure only provides a minimal resistance against the muscles.
Progressive Resistance Kegel Exerciser
Variable resistance is the only way to ensure a proper workout.
Exercising your pelvic floor muscles is like exercising any other muscle in your body: you will get sore at first. But you’ll also get stronger the more you work out.
When you exercise your arms, you start with lighter weights—say, 3 pounders, right? And as you keep with it, you eventually move up to 5- and then 10- and then 15-pound weights.
The Kegelmaster 2000 works the same way, and that’s why it’s so effective. It offers a number of progressive strengths so you can increase your resistance the stronger you get—unlike the other devices listed here.
We’ve found that most women typically don’t need to go beyond the Kegelmaster’s maximum 15 strengths in order to correct urinary incontinence or leaking. You can start at a beginner weight of just one pound of tension and move through the first 15 settings all the way up to 6.95 pounds of tension.
But for those who want to take the strengthening even further, we offer the Kegelmaster 2000 Advanced Model, which resistance settings up to 9.5 pounds!
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Why is the Kegelmaster
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When the Kegelmaster 2000 was being designed, we consulted many doctors, therapists and engineers to come up with the most effective, efficient design possible. Below, we will explain the parts and their purpose.