How Do You Do Kegels? 5 Sex Toys That'll Give Your Vagina A Workout

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When you think about working out, your vagina probably isn't one of the body parts you consider. But there's a lot to be said for exercising your pelvic floor muscles, and fortunately, there are a lot of toys to help you do it. Exercise can be fun!

Toning your pelvic floor muscles has lots of benefits for your sex life and your health. Brent Reider, an author and referee for medical and scientific peer review journals and designer of several FDA-cleared medical devices including the Yarlap, tells Bustle that a strong pelvic floor can even help you have spiritual experiences during sex. Mastering kegel exercises can allow you to achieve a "physiological excitatory response capable of inciting a meditative-like state," he says. "The exciting aspect of the role of muscle memory is that is suggests this type of experience is a potential for almost every woman."

To do your kegels, you squeeze your vagina as if you're holding in pee and unsqueeze it rhythmically. If doing this on your own doesn't sound like fun to you, doing it with the aid of a sex toy might. Here are some sex toys that promote vaginal fitness and pleasure at the same time.

1The Yarlap

Yarlap

The Yarlap, $299

This kegel exerciser is unique in that unlike most, you don't have to squeeze your muscles around it. It does the work for you. The electric pulses it delivers make your vagina contract on its own — which also feels really good. Because you don't have to focus on contracting around this, it allows you to multitask. I often wear it while I work.

2KGoal

Minna Life

KGoal, $149, Minna Life

Kegel exercises have been gamified! With the KGoal, you can play a game called "Bricks" that's a lot like the computer game "breakout": You move a bar around a screen so that it propels a ball toward a wall and knocks the bricks down. Except instead of using your computer mouse or keyboard, you use your vagina to make the bar move. And instead of just moving on to the next level, you get rewarded through a handle that vibrates on your clit. Genius.

3Lovelife Krush

Lovelife

Lovelife Krush, $149, Lovelife

This one acts as both a kegel exerciser and a vibrator. If you put it in "pleasure mode," it'll act solely as the latter. In the exercise mode, it's a little bit of both: It vibrates when you squeeze it, which gives you a strong motivation to exercise. It kind of has a mind of its own, though, and may spontaneously start vibrating, so don't wear this one out of the house.

4Bloom

We-Vibe

Bloom, $119, We-Vibe

We-Vibe's take on kegel balls have 10g, 30g, and 45g weights you can take in and out to change the intensity of your exercises. It's also got a vibration mode to reward yourself after a tough workout.

5Elvie

Elvie

Elvie, $199

Elvie, which markets itself as the personal trainer for your vagina, has some very challenging exercises that involve making things move on a screen by squeezing your vagina. It's similar to the KGoal, though it's smaller and doesn't vibrate, making it a bit easier to travel with or even use in public without anyone noticing.

These won't just give your vagina good workout; they're also a ton of fun to use. In my humble opinion, they're a lot more enjoyable than gym equipment.