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Ahead of the Curve: Ben Wa Balls & Beads for Better Pleasure

To the average person, a first glance a Ben Wa Ball or Kegel Ball may leave you with a lot of questions. There’s no need to scratch your head, the functionality and purpose of Ben Wa Balls is actually quite simple-they’re mini intimacy trainers. They can be used during foreplay, for orgasm strength training, or both. 

To break it down, Ben Wa Balls and Kegel Balls contain smaller balls within their shell which vibrate with the movement of your body and cause the vaginal muscles to engage. If you’ve ever heard of Kegel exercises, Ben Wa Balls hit the nail on the head, but with a sexy twist. Many women find using Ben Wa Balls, Beads and Bullets an arousing way to practice Kegels. Confused yet? Let’s take a look at the differences through LELO products. 

LELO Beads

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LELO Beads are the classic example of  Kegel Balls. Not only are they gorgeously designed, they are also extremely practical for exploring different weighted combinations and finding the one that works best for your current pelvic floor strength level. LELO Beads comes in three different models: LELO Beads Classic, LELO Beads Mini and LELO Beads Plus. Differences noted below!


  • Materials: ABS Plastic / Silicone
  • Finish: Glossy
  • Diameter Mini: 29mm / 1.1in 
  • Diameter Classic & Plus: 36mm / 1.4in
  • Girdle Size Mini: 75 x 30 x 10mm / 3.0 x 1.2 x 0.4in. 
  • Girdle Size Classic & Plus: 89 x 35 x 16mm / 3.5 x 1.3 x 0.6in.
  • Weight: 2 x 28g (0.06lb); 2 x 37g (0.08lb)
  • Additional Weights in Plus Set: 2 x 60g (0.13lb) 

LELO Beads Noir

Luna Beads Noir review

If you’re looking for a simpler and more discreet set, LELO Beads Noir comes with 2 of the most commonly weighted balls. They are easy to insert, give you the control over your orgasms that you deserve, and come in the queen of colors—black.


  • Materials: ABS Plastic / Silicone
  • Finish: Glossy / Matte
  • Girdle Size: 75 x 30 x 10mm / 3.0 x 1.2 x 0.4in.
  • Bead Size: 29mm / 1.1in.
  • Weight: 2 x 37g / 2 x 1.3oz.



We couldn’t call ourselves a luxury sex toy brand if we didn’t add some 24k gold into the mix! LELO Beads LUXE is for those who seek only the most indulgent pleasure. Imagine wearing this lavish little love-maker in public. Pleasure this decadent is the ultimate ritual of self-love.


  • Materials: 20-karat Gold / Stainless Steel
  • Finish: Glossy
  • Materials (Girdle): Body-safe Silicone
  • Finish: Matte
  • Diameter: 29mm / 1.1in.
  • Girdle Size: 75 x 30 x 10mm / 3.0 x 1.2 x 0.4in.
  • Weight: 2 x 47g / 1.7oz.

LELO Smart Bead

LELO Smart Bead Review

If you want to take it one step further into the latest and greatest inventions in sextech, the LELO Smart Bead is a personal trainer with a built-in program. Work your way up through the 5 vibration strength settings that aid you in flexing the correct muscles. Unlike the Ben Wa Balls, LELO Smart Bead has a preset vibration pattern to guide you to stronger, better and more frequent orgasms. 


  • Materials: ABS Plastic / Silicon 
  • Finish: Matte
  • Size: 31 x 34 x 82mm / 1.2 x 1.3 x 3.2in
  • Weight: 50g / 1.8oz
  • Battery:1 x AAA battery (up to 200 uses per battery change)
  • Standby: 30 days
  • Interface: 1 button

HULA Beads

HULA Beads review

If you thought sextech couldn’t take it another step further, we did. HULA Beads are similar to LELO Smart Beads when it comes to the vibration sensation, however it moves in a different way. The two connected bulbs move opposite of one another, hence the “hula” name. It’s also completely remote-controlled for thrilling hands-free pleasure. Control it yourself during a solo sesh or let your partner take your arousal into their hands. You’ll feel something incredibly deep, powerful, and unlike anything you’ve experienced before.


  • Materials: ABS Plastic / Silicone
  • Finish: Glossy / Matte
  • Size: 98 X 38 X 37 mm / 3.9 x 1.5 x 1.5in.
  • Insertable Length: 80mm / 3.1in.
  • Weight: 67g / 2.4oz.
  • Charging Time: 2hrs
  • User Time: 1.5hrs
  • Standby: Up to 90 days 
  • Wireless Range: 12 meters
  • Interface: 1 Button

If you have any more questions about Ben Wa Balls, Kegel Balls or Beads, please leave us a comment below!