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Q&A: Using Ben Wa Balls - Are They Safe, Will They Get Lost or Set Off Alarms?

Q&A: Using Ben Wa Balls - Are They Safe, Will They Get Lost or Set Off Alarms? - Sh! Women's Store

Hi Sh!

I've been visiting your shop for many years and I have to say, it's great! I'm writing to request some advice about using Ben Wa Balls. I bought some from you a little while back and have tried to use them. However, I'm worried about them getting lost inside me! Is it easy to get Ben Wa balls out again?

I've also heard a couple of stories about metal love balls setting off alarms at supermarkets - please tell me if that's possible? Thanks in advance.

Can Ben Wa Balls get lost inside the vagina?

Hi there,

Thanks for getting in touch!

The Ben Wa Balls must only ever be used vaginally (they're not safe for anal play). They can't get lost inside and are usually very easy to get out - because they're quite small and heavy, we always say it's keeping them in you need to worry about!

There's literally nowhere for Ben Wa Balls to go - the cervix, which sits at the top of the vagina, is a closed ring of muscle and has only just enough room for sperm to sneak through it - the only time it's open at all is during and right after giving birth. There's nowhere something the size of a Ben Wa Ball could go to, just as it's impossible to 'lose' a tampon in the vagina (though, unlike Ben Wa Balls, it is possible to forget a tampon).

Instructions for how to use Ben Wa love balls

Ben Wa Balls are very safe to use and are quite easy to get out.

Ben Wa Balls are made from unreactive metal and have nothing toxic in them. Because they're heavy, they will sit near the bottom of the vagina if you're sitting or standing up, though they may be a little deeper in if you lie down.

It's very easy to get them out by just relaxing the pelvic floor muscles a little. It can help to take a deep breath and relax the muscles as you exhale. It's also possible to dip a finger inside and hook them out, or to bear down slightly, like when having a pee, and push them out.

It's highly unlikely that Ben Wa Balls will set off alarms or security metal detectors.

Anything inside the body tends not to be picked up on those scanners - metal hip-replacement joints and metal fillings in people's teeth, for example, don't set off the alarms, so you should be fine with Ben Wa Balls.

We'd suggest not wearing them to go through airports, where they'll be a little more concerned about metal objects within the body (and nobody needs a cavity search, do they?) but otherwise you should be fine.

If you're nervous about putting your Ben Wa balls in, we'd suggest setting aside a while to relax and take your time over it. Switch off the mobile and have a nice bath or a glass of wine or whatever helps you to relax. This time is all for you, so you don't have to rush or do anything uncomfortable. It's also worth using a little bit of lubricant to help them slip in easily.

Relaxation is absolutely key to pleasure, so if you still feel a bit worried about having unconnected pleasure balls inside of you, we suggest a Smart Ball - a little bit larger than Ben Wa balls. The Smart Ball is small and heavy, completely coated in body-safe silicone and with a retrieval cord for peace of mind.

a smart ball in purple and white

Hope all this helps - please do give us a shout if you have any more questions :)

Best Wishes,

Team Sh! xx

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