Lifting weights is essential for toned muscles – triceps, biceps, pecs, vagina…
“Wait, what? Vagina? I must’ve read that wrong.”
Nope – you read it right!
Many people don’t know that you can actually tone and strengthen your vaginal muscles. This can be done by simply flexing those muscles on your own or with the help of Kegel weights.
Kegel weights are to your vagina what dumbbells are to your biceps.
If you’re unfamiliar with Kegel weights, inserting small weights into your vagina to strengthen it may sound crazy. Which means the idea of sleeping with these little weights inside of you probably sounds even crazier.
But once you know a little bit about Kegel weights, you probably won’t think they’re so crazy after all.
Sleeping with them inside of you is a different story, though…
Kegel Weights 101
Before we figure out if you should sleep with your Kegel weights in, let’s cover some Kegel weight basics.
There’s a good chance you’ve never even considered the need to strengthen your vaginal muscles – let alone using or sleeping with Kegel weights up your hoo-ha.
But you might want to.
At least in terms of using Kegel weights – not so much the sleeping with them inside of you.
Strengthening your vaginal muscles (sometimes called your pelvic floor) with Kegel weights has many benefits.
- Increased bladder control
- Easier birthing process
- Increased pleasure for your male sexual partners
- More intense & easier orgasms for you
- Sexual stimulation and arousal
Those are some pretty great benefits!
Which brought me to the idea of sleeping with my Kegel weights in. Using the weights while sleeping would eliminate this risk of total embarrassment.
But is it safe? Or even worthwhile?
Let’s find out…
When it comes to sticking anything up your nether regions, especially overnight, you probably have some concerns.
Which is funny considering that many of us sleep with tampons in and never think twice about it. How much more dangerous could it be to sleep with a few little weights inside of you?
Short answer – not that dangerous.
Of course, that’s assuming you’re using a product made from high-quality materials.
If you’re planning to sleep with Kegel weights inside of you – or use them at all really – make sure you know what they’re made out of.
High-quality Kegel weights can be made from a variety of materials.
- Stainless Steel
If you go with plastic Kegel weights, you need to be extra cautious about the quality. Plastic weights that are manufactured with body-safe PC ABS/silicone and are Phthalate free are what you want.
Phthalates are a group of toxic chemicals that can get released into your body if you’re Kegel weights erode.
Another common safety concern with Kegel weights is that they will somehow get lost inside of you. (This was another genuine concern of mine)
But don’t worry, no matter how long you keep your Kegel weights in, they won’t go missing.It’s normal to have a moment where you think they may have disappeared inside of you – but I assure you, they haven’t.
Eventually they’ll come rolling on out. Your cervix is closed at the top and won’t allow anything to pass through into your body – even during long hours of sleep.
Keep in mind, however, that most Kegel weights advise starting off slow. That means trying them out for 15 minute increments and increasing the duration from there.
Try them out for an hour, or several, before heading to bed with your weights in. Everyone’s body is different and your vagina might not love the idea of little balls rolling around inside of it all night.
All in all though, there doesn’t appear to be any real safety concerns when it comes to sleeping with Kegel weights in. And many downstairs-muscle builders report that they have fallen asleep with kegel balls in (either deliberately or by mistake) and suffered no side effects whatsoever.4
Can You Strengthen in Your Sleep?
Sleeping with Kegel weights in is safe, but is there any point to it?
The majority of people use Kegel weights to strengthen their lady parts. Though some people use them just for the pleasure and arousal that they can offer.
Unfortunately, neither of these things can really be accomplished while you’re asleep.
Kegel weights stimulate your vaginal muscles to contract with their weight. Sometimes the minor vibrations that occur as they shift around inside of you when you move will also cause a muscle contraction.
But the real vag-workout happens from squeezing with all your might to keep those little weights from falling right out. 5
And thanks to gravity (or especially weak muscles down there), it can take a whole lot of squeezing to prevent this.
It kind of feels like holding your pee when your bladder is about to burst.
No matter how strong or small your lady parts are, there’s a fair amount of clenching that must happen to keep those Kegel weights inside of you.
And you can’t really do that in your sleep. When we sleep, all of our muscles naturally relax – even our vaginal muscles.
If the whole point of these Kegel weights is to strengthen via clenching – something you don’t do in your sleep – there’s really no point in keeping them in when you head to bed.
Even if there’s a small amount of unconscious clenching that happens in your sleep, it’s probably not enough to really give your vagina a meaningful workout.
And if you’re using Kegel weights for pleasure rather than strength training, there’s even less of a point to sleeping with them in.
You want to be awake to enjoy all that pleasure they offer!
Which brings me to my conclusion on sleeping with Kegel weights in – you can do it. I’m just not sure why you would want to.
But, if you happen to be enjoying your Kegel weights so much that you fall asleep with them inside of you – don’t panic.
Since they’re generally safe to keep in for extended periods of time, there’s nothing to worry about.
Do you sleep with Kegel weights in? Let me know in the comments below!