The ElectraStim Lula Kegel Ball Diaries – An Impartial Review

posted26th July 2016

As creators of innovative electrostim tech, we take our product design and testing very seriously.

Our ElectraStim Lula Kegel Balls were the fifth release in the ElectraStim Silicone Noir range, arriving several months after the premiere of the first four electrodes. The complex design incorporates bi-polar conductive contacts in the lower ball and a free-roaming weight in the upper, combining the perceived benefits of traditional Ben Wa balls (now better known as jiggle balls) with those of pelvic floor electrostimulation devices.


ElectraStim’s CEO Andy Smith is the mind behind Lula. He obtained a bachelors degree in engineering from Hertfordshire University in 1999 after spending 15 years working for a medical company manufacturing electro-stimulation therapy devices. His experience saw him move into the design and development of programmable e-stim pelvic floor muscle stimulators before breaking out with his own electrostimulation business in 2001 – the result of which is the ElectraStim brand.

When Andy created the Lula electro pelvic floor exerciser, he had both pleasure and practicality in mind. He wanted to fuse the pleasure of his electrosex toys with the practicality of his prior work in estim pelvic floor muscle exercises. Although Lula has been widely reviewed as a sex toy, there haven’t been many opinions offered on how it works as a pelvic floor toner.

One of ElectraStim’s silent testers was able to offer more insight into why women can benefit from using Lula as their Kegel exerciser. She confided that she was suffering from a weak pelvic floor during our discussions about different electrode, and we told her she could use Lula for pelvic floor exercises to help train her PC muscles. We offered her the opportunity to review our Lula Kegel Exerciser and what follows is her 8-week diary documenting her findings.

Our anonymous tester was given our How to do Kegel Exercises with Lula guide to teach her how she can use the kit and provided with our Lula Kegel Balls to review impartially with her ElectraStim EM32 Stimulator.


ElectraStim Lula – Estim Kegel Exercise Diary

Before I start…

“When I was first told about ElectraStim products, the thought of using them slightly terrified me. The phrase ‘electro sex toy’ and knowing that some form of electric current was involved didn’t do much to inspire desire. Not many people find the idea of ‘electrocuting’ their delicate bits alluring and I especially didn’t want to put anything near my lady parts if it was going to hurt me. Electrostimulation sounded more like the stuff of torture than sexual pleasure and retrospectively this seems pretty hilarious; How little I knew!

The first time I experienced electrostim was with the Flick EM60 stimulator, at a friend’s house. EM32She placed a couple of  sticky pads on my arm to try out the sensations and instead of the spiky, electrocution feeling I expected – I got ticklish tingles that felt reaallly rather nice. It’s safe to say my curiosity was piqued. So when I was offered the opportunity to take on her ElectraStim EM32 stimulator; I gratefully accepted.

Moving on to using estim attachments other than pads solidified my initial affinity with ElectraStim toys. I’m no stranger to vibrating sex toys, but the internal sensations I felt using a vaginal estim toys was something else entirely. It makes the muscles in your vagina tense and relax in time with stimulation, giving an almost orgasm-feel to the stimulation patterns. When combined with clitoral stimulation, it is a powerful sexual experience and one I suggest any woman tries. Far from scary, ElectraStim has taken me from a vibrating toy fan to an estim sex toy fan with a big side of vibration.

As well as being an ElectraStim convert, I have a health-related reason for being here; I have been suffering with mild urinary incontinence for the past 2 years. I had tried using tense-and-relax pelvic floor exercises without using any devices, e-stim or otherwise, and found I easily forgot to do them. To be honest, it didn’t feel like I was getting anywhere. After a while ‘forgetting’ became ‘didn’t see the point’ and I gave up trying to do anything about it.

Then came Lula… Amazing Lula.”


Week One

Frequency: Once a day

Duration: 30 – 60 minutes

Max Power Level: 4

How I Used Lula: Mainly level 3 for 20-30 minutes then level 4 for 10-30 minutes. Clenching and relaxing in time with stimulation patterns.

How Did it Go? It was rather difficult! I feel like I barely have any strength to do this, so I’m consciously clenching as much as I can but not all of the time – so a few clenches in one go and then break for 30 seconds or so and then do a few more clenches.

Rate your perceived vaginal strength 1 – 10 (1 is poor):

2/10 – I feel quite weak and not as tight as I used to be.

Rate you urinary incontinence 1-10 (10 is severe):

7/10 – I’m wearing a panty liner everyday as I’m leaking quite a bit. I’m very conscious of smelling and always change my knickers/panty liners if going out after work. I found even the day after using Lula for the first time, I didn’t seem to have leaked as much as normal – I wonder if this is because my muscles are swollen for having a long session with Lula the night before.

Rate your orgasms 1-10 (1 is poor):

8/10 –  They’ve always been very intense. I usually use a vibrator and sometimes a dildo during masturbation and am generally rewarded with a satisfying climax. When it comes to using Lula during sex toy play, it’s an orgasm rating of 9/10. They are very, very intense. I’ve been having fun in my bedroom for most of each night this week! Been very aroused and Lula seems to have played a key role in this.

First impressions – I feel like this is working already. Slightly less damp and much more aroused a lot of the time.


Week 2

Frequency: Once a day. I missed a couple of nights.

Duration: 10 – 35 minutes

Max Power Level: 6

How I Used Lula: Using pattern 4 mainly, with some time on patterns 3, 5 and 6.

How Did it Go?  It’s getting easier to do the exercises but I still feel too weak to do it continuously. EM3103 LulaA slight improvement since last week.

I’m enjoying experimenting with different positions and tilting my body in different ways. It’s possible to feel the electricity in different areas in the vagina. It’s great because I can use Lula for any amount of time – so if I’m busy or out in the evening and I only want to use it for 5 minutes, I can do this but it’s still helping me. It’s possible to fit this in, usually no matter what I have going on in the evening. Conversely, if I’m free and want to use it for much longer, I can, and I feel like I’ve had a really good session.

Rate your perceived vaginal strength 1 – 10 (1 is poor):

2-3

Rate you urinary incontinence 1-10 (10 is severe):

7/10

Rate your orgasms 1-10 (1 is poor).

8 without Lula, 9 with.


Week 3

Frequency: Daily

Duration: 20-60 minutes daily

Max Power Level: 6

How I Used Lula: 50/50 split with patterns 3 and 4

How Did it Go?  This week is easier again. I can do this for longer periods at a time.

Rate your perceived vaginal strength 1 – 10 (1 is poor):
4/10

Rate you urinary incontinence 1-10 (10 is severe):

5/10 – I feel dryer than usual and am better able to avoid leaks but still have some way to go.

Rate your orgasms 1-10 (1 is poor).

No real change, it’s still 8 without and 9 with Lula.


Week 4

Frequency: Daily

Duration:  20 –60 minutes

Max Power Level: 6

How I Used Lula: Majority on pattern 4 but also using 1 (continuous) and clenching for longer periods of time as I

have gained a lot of strength now.

How Did it Go? Easier to do this again. Experimenting more with the quicker pulses but it’s still quite hard to clench and relax that quickly.

I’ve become a lot more aware of my pelvic floor  – before, I could barely feel it. It feels good to be more aware of it. Even when I don’t have Lula in, I’m conscious that I am tensing my pelvic floor muscles – for example, when I am sat at my desk at work. Sometimes I do this by purposely and other times I find myself doing it. It has definitely made it easier to remember to do my exercises.

Rate your perceived vaginal strength 1 – 10 (1 is poor):
4 – 5 / 10

Rate you urinary incontinence 1-10 (10 is severe):

4/10 – A definite improvement on week 1

Rate your orgasms 1-10 (1 is poor).

Same as always!


Week 5

Frequency: Daily

Duration: 10 –90 minutes

Max Power Level: 6

How I Used Lula: Mixing it up with patterns 3, 4, 6 with a mostly equal amount of time on each. Using 1 occasionally for longer clenching times.

How Did it Go? Similar to week 4

Rate your perceived vaginal strength 1 – 10 (1 is poor):
4 – 5 / 10

Rate you urinary incontinence 1-10 (10 is severe):

Feeling more confident now. I don’t need to wear a panty liner each day – something I was doing for a couple of years. The longer I use Lula, the more value for money I think it is. I’m still wearing pantiliners when I go on a

night out and whilst dancing as I still don’t have complete control. I think because I’ve had incontinence for so long, it’s almost hard/scary breaking fully out of using panty liners in case I do get damp knickers.

Rate your orgasms 1-10 (1 is poor).

Same as always!


Week 6

Frequency: Daily

Duration: 20 –90 minutes

Max Power Level: 6

How I Used Lula: Mainly pattern 4, some 3

How Did it Go? I’m really happy with how it’s going. Feeling much happier and relaxed about everything.

Rate your perceived vaginal strength 1 – 10 (1 is poor):
6.5/ 10

Rate you urinary incontinence 1-10 (10 is severe):

2/10.  Now not wearing a panty liner on nights out or while dancing. 

Rate your orgasms 1-10 (1 is poor).

*Confetti* I have hit a 10/10 while using Lula.


Week 7

Frequency: Daily

Duration: 10 –90 minutes

Max Power Level: 6

How I Used Lula: Mainly pattern 4, some 3. Some time on 1 to keep practising the longer clenches

How Did it Go? A slight improvement in the ease of use since last week.

Rate your perceived vaginal strength 1 – 10 (1 is poor):
7/ 10

Rate you urinary incontinence 1-10 (10 is severe):

1-2/10.

Rate your orgasms 1-10 (1 is poor).

9-10


Week 8

Frequency: Most days – I missed a couple of nights as I’m more confident in the strength of my pelvic floor muscles.Lula-SN-1

Duration: 20 –90 minutes

Max Power Level: 6

How I Used Lula: Mixture of all of them but mainly 4

How Did it Go? Again, a little easier. Overall, much easier to do the exercises when I first started using Lula. I feel much more in control of it.

Rate your perceived vaginal strength 1 – 10 (1 is poor):
7/ 10 –  A definite improvement from where I was but I’d still like to get it tighter.

Rate you urinary incontinence 1-10 (10 is severe):

0-1/10.

Rate your orgasms 1-10 (1 is poor).

9-10. The rating stayed mostly the same throughout my first 8 weeks as my orgasms have always been very intense/strong (as mentioned earlier in the document). The orgasms I have when using an ElectraStim toy are always better than orgasms without a toy. Absolutely incredible!

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Final Thoughts

“By having the kegel balls to clench with and also the electrical pulses to enhance the clench, I feel much more motivated to keep up my exercises. I also find that I do exercises without Lula both consciously and subconsciously throughout the day, something I wouldn’t have done before.

My only regret is not doing this earlier! I never really believed that my muscles could improve but understanding more about pelvic floor muscles and their role within the body (and using Lula to help strengthen them) has shown me that it really is possible.

It’s worth mentioning that I find when I’m busier, it’s hard to be able to use Lula every night. When I couldn’t use it for extended periods of time, eg when I was at Glastonbury festival and then ill for a week after, I felt like I lost a bit of control so it is important for me to keep it up consistently to benefit from the results.

Throughout the whole process, I’ve also felt that my libido has increased. This is amazing as I’ve always enjoyed sex but it makes me more inclined to be intimate with my partner. I’m also feeling more confident about my vagina which makes sex even more appealing. All in all, it’s a virtuous circle

I want to thank ElectraStim for suggesting Lula could help  – I would never have thought about it otherwise. The more women that know about this the better.”


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