Over the last year, I have been testing the Kegel 8 Tight and Tone
The idea was to see if it could make any difference to some symptoms that I have noticed as a result of my impending Menopause.
The experts recommend that: “It is used for 12 weeks daily to get the initial strength. A woman can tell she is stronger because she regains control, or doesn’t need to go to the loo as often, or doesn’t get up in the middle of the night for a wee. If she is sexually active she will find her partner will notice before she does, she will also notice stronger orgasms too. So really it is win win!
“If you want to get really strong, I mean ping-pong shooting out, milking-him variety, then daily use, but also with manual exercises – that means NOT stopping mid stream – this is no indicator of strength and can cause bladder infections/problems. You must perfect the squeeze and pull up technique, you can also do with this when your Kegel8 is giving you a muscle contraction too. If you are really focused, go the French way – yes our French sisters have no qualms about the anal probe, and use the anal and vaginal together, this gets to all layers of the muscle (primarily used here in the UK for women with rectal prolapse).
“The pelvic floor can tire very easily – that’s why we go looser into a long love making session…….so you need to build up your endurance, there is a programme for that too!
“Use it or lose it”
The Kegel 8 is an electronic device that stimulates your pelvic floor muscles to keep them in tip-top condition.
Basically, you apply the special gel to the probe, paying particular attention to the metal panels. Insert it until the probe part is inside your vagina but the handle is still exposed, ensuring that the panels face your hip bones and the wire is at the top. Connect to the A Channel on the main device and then turn it on. Using the ‘Prog’ button, select your programme and press the + and – keys on that channel to regulate the intensity of the mAs.
Because I can access my muscles but would like to work on extending the strength/length of their contraction, I chose Programme 9 but, if time permits, I have also used the full pelvic work-out of Programme 8, which has higher power frequencies and lasts for an hour.
I have also found Programme 7 very effective. This helps if you have a lack of sensitivity within the muscles due to nerve damage following pregnancy and I have definitely suffered with this as a result of more than one Caesarean section.
The other programmes are aimed at the pain relief of vulvadynia, and helping to control persistent ‘urge’ and/or frequency to pass urine and stress incontinence. I have found that Programme 2 is particularly effective for problems with ‘urge’ related to interstitial cystitis.
Programme 5 is specifically aimed at new mothers who want to get back into shape after childbirth and the device can be used after your six week check up when your health care professional says it’s OK to do so. After 12 weeks, you can progress onto the thorough Pelvic Floor Workout of Programme 8 a couple of times a week.
Initially, I chose Programme 1 but couldn’t feel anything when I switched it on to only 1 or 2 mAs. Confused, I asked my partner to give me a hand. I really should have known better. He stepped in and pushed the power up to 30 – which caused me to squeal.
It was the most peculiar sensation. A bit like having pins and needles inside your vagina. It stayed on for a few seconds and then switched off for a few. On/off, on/off, with him whacking it up to 35 and down to 25 to gauge how effective I was finding it.
The worst moment came when he suddenly whacked the power up to 40 without any warning, causing me to sit up and yell with surprise. The involuntary upwards movement caused my pelvic muscles to force the probe out so that it stimulated any and all the hair follicles around my outer labia – which felt like having them all epilated simultaneously. Imagine the ‘tssssss’ of static electricity when someone touches you after walking over a nylon carpet… on your pubes. I’m afraid I may have used some very unladylike expletives as a result.
Once I’d got used to it, we selected Programme 9 and I settled at 30 for the power before lying on the bed and reading for the 20 minutes duration. My partner spent about ten minutes of that knelt between my legs giggling at the contractions of my nether regions as the muscles sucked the probe in and out.
The programmes take you through various levels of intensity and speeds of pulsation. It’s actually very relaxing, especially as it has the added bonus of doing you good.
The following day, I sat on the sofa with my feet up and watched tv. I realised afterwards that I could have chosen the hour-long Programme 8 instead.
Within a few days and with the assistance of underwear, I got used to having it there sufficiently to sit at the computer or stand up, clip the main device to my waistband and do the ironing (which is when I would often have done my manual Kegel exercises anyway). It really is a very unobtrusive device.
It’s perfectly fine to lie back and let the Kegel8 do all the work but, for the best and quickest results, you should attempt to tighten your pelvic floor in time with the application of the electrical stimulant.
Of course, the real thing you want to know is ‘has it made any difference?’
Oh, my goodness, yes! The tightness of my vagina was never very much in doubt before the advent of the hormonal effects of my Menopause but my partner has commented on the difference since I began using the device. The stimulation counteracts the effects of any reduction in elasticity due to the aging process.
But, more than that, I notice how much more sensitive I am there. This was a problem that had really begun to trouble me since I began my Menopause. It just took so much longer to achieve an orgasm… and sometimes it didn’t happen at all.
Since I began using the Kegel 8 regularly, my vagina is just so much more responsive to internal stimulation. My G Spot has sprung to life and, whilst I cannot squirt like some of the ladies on the internet, it has gained the ability to emit fluid like a waterfall when it is particularly happy.
I cannot recommend this particularly device highly enough.
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I really hope this helps you as much as it has improved my sexual performance and enjoyment.
Originally posted 2010-02-20 20:39:17. Republished by Blog Post Promoter