Product Review: The Intimina Laselle Kegel Routine
Everyone who has a vulva and the capability to do kegels should totally do them. As with any form of muscles, the muscles surrounding the vagina (known as the pelvic floor muscles) can weaken over time if not properly exercised. These muscles are responsible not just for the vaginal canal but also the uterus, bowel, and bladder so keeping them in tip-top shape is a high priority.
But how does one go about doing so?
Pelvic floor exercises (kegels) feel very much like when you try to stop the flow of urine during a trip to the loo. These are essentially the muscles you’re aiming to target with pretty much the exact muscle clenching you’ll be hoping to achieve. Clenching these muscles during every bladder movement would be extremely unhelpful (not to mention very unhealthy) but trying to engage these muscles without some form of physical indicator of success and progress is frustrating.
This is where systems such as the Intimina Laselle Kegel Routine come in handy.
The Intimina Laselle Kegel Routine
The Intimina Laselle Kegel Routine is a comprehensive kegel kit intended to help guide users through a routine of kegel exercises. These exercises will ultimately improve or aid in avoiding incontinence, strengthen sensitivity during sex, and help avoid prolapses. Chances are at least one of those things will be of interest to most of my vulva-owning readers and so giving the low down on a broad array of kegel exercisers has always been a priority of mine.
In terms of design, the Intimina Laselle Kegel Routine very much seeks to emulate the ‘kegel balls’ style of exerciser—in which small balls are inserted in to the vagina and then provide a natural clenching while also allowing you to engage in active kegel exercises if you wish.
In terms of measurements to the Intimina Laselle Kegel Routine’s balls are 1.4 inches in diameter, making them easy to insert and accessible for complete beginners. Each of the three balls also comes with a retraction cord which is 2.7 inches in length and feels very comfortable during use. Not once have I ever felt irritated or inconvenienced by these retraction cords during personal use and I’ve actually found them to be some of the most comfortable to date (a welcome reprieve after the FSoG Kegel Exerciser).
In addition to adopting this circular design, Intimina have opted to go for the ‘jiggle ball’ approach to their routine’s exercisers—essentially placing a smaller ball inside of their kegel exercisers which creates a jiggling effect when moving. The benefit of this (in both instances) is immediate feedback in real time without the use of finicky apps or the risk of holding your pee one too many times.
When these balls jiggle—and, indeed, when you actively clench around them—they give a very clear visual indicator of exactly what muscles need to be engaged and the moment in which you have done so. This is the brilliance of kegel exercisers, which provide feedback where there may otherwise be uncertainty.
From a practical standpoint these internal balls can also be given a certain amount of weight to them, which helps users progressively develop their kegel muscles, as they work to hold in increasingly heavier balls. The three balls provided in the Intimina system can be used either solo or in conjunction with each other, providing a total of 6 different weight combinations using the following 3 as a starting point:
Light Resistance (28g/1oz) is ideal for women with a weaker pelvic floor or for beginners.
Moderate Resistance (38g/1.3oz) is best for women who have experience in weight-free exercising.
Higher Resistance (48g/1.7oz) is perfect for women experienced in weighted exercising.
These combinations are achieved by an incredibly clever yet wonderfully simple system in which you can thread the weights together and link them for a combination of weights. Having tried this myself I can attest for just how easy this is to execute and how stand-out it is in terms of kegel design. I’ve honestly never encountered something quite like it and yet now that I’ve seen it done I really can’t imagine why.
Perhaps the biggest hindrance for some companies has been hygiene. My initial concern when seeing the loop that the retrieval cord must be threaded through was that it may gather gunk and fluids that are difficult to clean. However I’ve yet to encounter such an issue and Intimina are very diligent in making sure that users know how to properly sanitize their Laselle kit.
This is made even simpler by the fact that the Laselle exercisers are made from 100% body-safe, phthalate-free, non-porous, hypoallergenic silicone, making them incredibly easy to clean and safe to use. This silicone does have a matte surface but responds well to water-based lubricant and is very simple to insert. It stays in place well and has just the right amount of grab to feel like you can grip around it without it trying to slip out. Perfect for a kegel exerciser kit.
As much as I’d like to say this entire kit is ‘perfect’ we all know that no adult product can ever truly achieve such a status, albeit many of the issues with the Intimina Laselle Kegel Routine are objective.
In terms of personal preference the biggest hindrance for many people will be just how gentle these balls are when it comes to the jiggle. Because the Intimina Laselle Kegel Routine is geared towards active exercise more than passive pleasure, I personally found that these kegel exercisers provided some of the most gentle jiggling sensations of any that I had encountered before.
This certainly wasn’t a downside in-and-of itself. In fact I actually found it to be rather soothing and very in-keeping with the approach of the product. However if you’re looking for kegel exercisers with a bit more oomph in terms of feedback then the gentle approach taken by the Intimina Laselle Kegel Routine may not appeal.
Secondly, although the Intimina Laselle Kegel Routine is easy enough to clean those extra looping sections do require a bit more attention and this may prove to be just too much for some.
Those with muscle movement or mobility issues may also find threading and looping the cords to be too much of a task.
From an aesthetic stand point some may also object to the conventionally gentle pink coloration of these three balls. Again, personal preference.
Overall I think it’s how kegel exercisers perform that matters the most and the Intimina Laselle Kegel Routine was easy to insert, easy to use, easy to customize, and seemed to provide noticeable results for me. Essentially it ticks all of the boxes, even if its approach is a bit tenderer than some.
Overall I consider the Intimina Laselle Kegel Routine to be a highly comprehensive and very reassuring kegel kit which is perfect for anyone that wants to stay ‘on task’ and take a sexual well-being approach to kegel exercises rather than focusing too much on the purely clinical or prevalently pleasure-centric approaches that currently dominate the market.
It’s a sensible piece of kit, which is well-designed and made with the utmost consideration and I would recommend it to anyone who values a slightly different approach to kegel exercisers.