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Review: Dr. Laura Berman’s “Veronica” Pelvic Exerciser

We all know what Kegel exercises are, or at least we’ve heard what they are supposed to “do”.

Many of us who’ve given birth or have had an issue with urinary incontinence have been taught that the best way to “tighten up below the belt” is to do these exercises that involve strengthening the pelvic floor.

And yet, how many of us remember to squueezze your area while doing the dishes, or clench and hold in the car whilst waiting at a stoplight?

Or how about when you’re standing in line at the supermarket?

Are you more engrossed in magazine cover lines on “How to Save Your Sex Life” than taking moments to muscle up the walls supporting your uterus, bladder, small intestine and rectum? Of course you are!

That’s why I was intrigued at the opportunity to review the “Veronica” from California Exotic Novelties. Designed by sex expert Dr. Laura Berman, this weighted pelvic exerciser is designed to strengthen your pelvic floor and doubles as a toy that can be used when the lights go down.

Two-in-one-fun? Yes, please!

The Veronica is made of a strong, clear resin, with three internal stainless steel balls, which initially made me nervous because it looks and feels like pure glass. I was afraid if I squeezed too hard it would shatter into pieces inside of me. But, I took a breath and thought my imagination was getting away from me. Ultimately, I discovered the Veronica is shatter-proof.
The objective is to perform traditional Kegel exercises, but using the instrument, ie, tightening your pelvic floor muscles, holding the contraction for five seconds, and then relaxing for five seconds. You repeat this for four or five times in a row, aiming to keep the contraction for around 10 seconds and relaxing for 10 seconds in between sets. The goal? Stronger pelvic muscles, which helps achieve stronger orgasms and prevents urinary incontinence.

There was one issue—no directions in the box, so I had to go online, look up the device and figure out how to work the apparatus. The outside packaging said there were “2 unique pleasure tips”, one being a “curved tip for G-spot” sexual pleasure.

I can co-sign that the curved tip works if you’re using the “Veronica” as a regular toy.

Still, without official instructions provided, I had to look up traditional Kegel exercises, and make up my own routine in order to work out the Veronica’s internal stainless steel balls, which act as vaginal weights. I tried to walk with it, stand with it, and it was very awkward. Ultimately I just laid back and held it and it worked wonders.

Still, it would be nice to get the “official” instructions.

The “Veronica” retails for $42.99 and can be ordered through California Exotic Novelties.

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'Review: Dr. Laura Berman’s “Veronica” Pelvic Exerciser' have 8 comments

  1. November 19, 2012 @ 9:09 am Mitch

    That’s a pretty expensive item to leave the customer clueless on how to use it. Not good marketing!

  2. November 19, 2012 @ 10:57 am Chanize

    I did think I had lost the instructions, initially, but doing some research, I found out that others had experienced the same thing. :-(

  3. November 20, 2012 @ 10:46 am Laurie

    I actually do remember to do the exercises….. lol. but the above sounds interesting. I still haven’t ventured into the toy area yet.. working up the nerve!

  4. November 20, 2012 @ 10:58 am Mitch

    Doing it during sex has a few nice bonuses that go with it. Also, you can learn to eject the tampon without touching it. That’s another good, practical way to work on kegels that does not involve walking around with a massive, heavy, slippery glass phallus and praying you don’t sneeze!

  5. November 20, 2012 @ 11:05 am Mitch

    Adding…

    Laurie, the thing I noticed the first time I ventured into a *toy store was that nobody was shocked to see me, nobody was interested in what I was looking at, and in general, nobody cared that I was there. It’s no different than walking into a store where they sell totally innocuous things: you can pick things up to look at them, smell the smell-able stuff and ask the clerks questions about the merchandise.

    They’ve seen/heard it all, and if they’ve worked there for any length of time, they’ve got tons of customer reviews on everything and will happily pass that info along if you just ask. A lot of toy stores also sell lingerie, shoes, hosiery and even swim suits; you can go in pretending to look for patterned stockings and get a feel for the whole place.

  6. November 20, 2012 @ 11:34 am Laurie

    oh i’m not worried about what “others” think… I just haven’t necessarily needed to.. and although the idea intrigues me, I just haven’t. There are a few some what nearby – i just haven’t… yet lol

  7. November 20, 2012 @ 11:47 am Chanize

    It’s not about “need”, Laurie. It’s about fun and want! You’d be surprised at the variety of things that are out there. And, you can always order online if you don’t want to go in a store.

  8. November 20, 2012 @ 1:47 pm Laurie

    oh I know… I’ve checked out a few things on line.. i don’t know what my hold up is really… it’s not nerves or anything… it’s just me lol


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