“Tools are partly used to locate the [pelvic-floor] muscles and partly for pleasure,” says Jansen. “Your clitoris is sandwiched between those muscles, which is why some people have an orgasm from squeezing them.”
Here are two of the most popular vaginal exercisers on the market:
Betty’s Vaginal Barbell (pictured)
Recommended by Jansen, this barbell-like exerciser is inserted into the vagina and allows the user to squeeze her pelvic-floor muscles around a large or small ball attached to either end.
Ben wah balls: Each of these two hollow metal balls, attached together by a string, contains a small weight inside that rolls around to create a rolling sensation. Brotto recommends this tool for women who are disconnected from their bodies. “When [a woman] puts the weights inside her vagina and stands up, it focuses her attention there and she needs to force a contraction in order for the balls not to fall out,” she says.