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.