When we got our first customer looking for Ben Wa balls after reading Fifty Shade of Grey, we were a little confused.
…not that Ben Wa Balls cannot be used in a sexy way, you can use just about anything in a sexy way…just that you would have to be quite resourceful to make two ball bearings into a sex toy.
And Ben Wa Balls are just that; two heavy ball bearings!
They are inserted into the vagina to help strengthen the pubococcygeus muscles of the pelvic floor. When you insert these balls, you would do what are called Kegal exercises. These exercises are great for ladies who are preparing the pelvic floor for childbirth, suffering from urinary incontinence or for vaginal prolapse. These balls are usually ¾” in diameter and don’t normally have the texture or the circumference to offer much stimulation.
That’s where Duotone balls come in.
Duotone balls are two of the same ball bearings as Ben Wa Balls but they are encased in another larger ball, usually made of plastic, latex, or silicone. These balls are attached by a string or cord which makes it easy to remove the balls when needed.
The larger ball that covers the ball bearings allow them to roll around creating delicious sensations. Sources say that if you leave one of the balls out, while inserting the other one, it feels pretty fantastic.