Increase your pelvic and vaginal health with a Kegel ball! Check out these vibrating Ben Wa balls and see if they suit you. Read more on our We-Vibe Bloom review.
More and more, sex is coming out of the closet. And with a greater understanding of our sexual pleasure comes a greater understanding of our sexual health.
For those equipped with a vagina, this often means strengthening the pelvic floor and the vaginal muscles through Kegel exercises. That’s where Kegel balls (or Ben Wa balls), such as the We-Vibe Bloom, come in!
But We-Vibe Bloom is not just your run-off-the-mill Kegel balls. It VIBRATES—supporting your vaginal workout AND enhancing sexual pleasure for more intense orgasms.
Is this the next sex toy for you? Let’s find out.
Kegel balls have been proven to help with many pelvic issues such as difficulty with orgasm, pre-baby and post-baby vaginal strengthening, and even peeing when you sneeze! These Kegel balls have the added fun benefit of delivering POWERFUL, electric-driven rumbling vibrations deep into your tunnel of love and are easy to remove with the flexible silicone safety rod.
The Not So Good
We-Vibe Bloom is quite loud on higher settings for public play.
It also lacks the pleasant jiggly feeling of traditional Kegel balls, as the weighted tip is pretty solid, and the base only vibrates when it’s turned on. Also, there can be connectivity issues when the Bloom is inserted, making it difficult to control.
The Bottom Line
Whether you’re new to Kegel balls, or looking to expand your collection by upgrading to a vibrating set, then the We-Vibe Bloom is definitely worth a closer look!
We-Vibe Bloom for you if…
- You are concerned with your pelvic and vaginal muscle strength.
- You don’t know if you’re “doing it right” when you do your Kegel squeezes.
- You enjoy deep, powerful, rumbly vaginal vibrations.
We-Vibe Bloom is NOT for you if…
- You plan to use it anally.
- You need a discreet toy for public use (it’s quite loud).
- Your doctor recommended against doing vaginal exercises.
We-Vibe Bloom First Impressions & Packaging
We-Vibe’s design department is always on the ball, Kegel or not, when designing their toys and their packages.
Their plain shipping package preserves your privacy, and the image on the front of the box is sexy and life-sized, so there are no surprises when you see the toy itself.
We-Vibe Bloom’s color is a LOVELY shade of peachy coral, making it stand out in my mostly standard pinks, purples, and black collection.
It’s completely covered in silicone, except for a metallic bead at the end of the removal rod.
Included in the package are:
- The Bloom vibrating base (1.23 oz.)
- 3 interchangeable weights (0.35, 1.05, and 1.58 oz.)
- Illustrated quick-start guide
- 2 mL packet of water-based pjur We-Vibe Lube
- White satin draw-string storage pouch
- USB charging cable
We-Vibe Bloom Tech Specs
How Does the We-Vibe Bloom Look & Feel?
One of the things I always appreciate about the We-Vibe experience is how CUTE their toys are!
Sure, they are meant to be felt, but they are also meant to be seen. That’s clear with the unique coral color of the Bloom, but the shape is also just darling!
It’s vaguely mouse-like in shape with the long silicone removal rod and the wasp-waisted design.
The curves are gentle and sexy, and the whole thing just looks adorable and fun. (I may have spent a little too long having fun flicking the rod end and saying bud-duh-duh-duh-duh to myself. 😀 )
Even knowing that the purpose of Kegel balls is to serve as a weight for your vagina, I was still a bit surprised at the weight of this toy!
We-Vibe Bloom Key Functionality
We-Vibe certainly seems committed to delivering products that go above and beyond the traditional sex toy, and the Bloom is NO EXCEPTION. Whether this is your first or fortieth set of Kegel balls, the Bloom is poised to provide a workout like no other.
Powerful, Rumbly Vibrations
Unlike most traditional Kegel balls, the base of the Bloom is equipped with a powerful vibrator, which can deliver up to 90 minutes of powerful, rumbly vibrations deep into your core.
And your workout will never be boring with 10 pre-programmed patterns to cycle through.
Or, for even more fun, connect to the WeConnect App and experience everything you – or your partner – can imagine!
Speaking of the WeConnect App…
This is always one of the most fun features of any We-Vibe Bluetooth toy! The WeConnect App not only functions as a wireless remote for your Bloom but through the App, you can give control of your Bloom to your partner or even to a complete stranger!
Yes, queens, bath time is on! Fully submersible and easy to clean, you can wear your Bloom anywhere: in the tub, hot tub, shower, or pool. Revel in the power of portable pleasure!
The Bloom’s rechargeable lithium-ion battery gives a good 90 minutes (or so) of run time when fully charged and totally eliminates that “oh, shit, I don’t have the right size batteries!” situation when it’s time to “exercise.” (Is THAT what the kids are calling it these days? 😉 )
Low Power Alert
Ok, this is low-key one of my favorite things. More than once, I’ve been in the middle of an intense play session, working my way to that satisfying O, when all of a sudden, my toy just dies.
Not with the We-Vibe Bloom!
A little light near the power button blinks slowly when my Bloom needs a charge. With this alert, you can ensure to charge your Bloom before getting in action.
How to Use Your We-Vibe Bloom
On the base of your Bloom (that’s the end with the retrieval stem), you’ll find a little divot, almost like a belly button. That’s the power button!
But it does more than just turn your Bloom on/off with a long press. It also cycles through the 10 pre-programmed vibration patterns with a short press.
Choose the ball attachment you’ll use on your bloom before getting started!
I always recommend starting with the lightest weight if you are new to Kegel exercises.
Like any other muscle, your vag can easily be overworked and get exhausted. This can lead to discomfort or even ache, just like over-exercising at the gym!
When you’re ready for more, just unscrew the top of the Bloom and replace it with the weight of your choice. They are conveniently numbered 1, 2, and 3 to make it easy to tell which is which.
You can insert your Bloom while it is vibrating or not, as you please.
But do make sure to apply some water-based lube to the leading edge for comfort and to help them slide into your love shack without rusting your tin roof.
Because Bloom is made of silicone, make sure to use only water-based lube to avoid degrading the material.
Kegel balls like to follow your curves and may often end up sitting near your G-spot. That’s why We-Vibe Bloom’s flexible silicone retrieval stem is there to make it easy to remove your Bloom after your workout is over.
Grab and pull with slow, steady pressure, just like removing a tampon.
Your Bloom can be worn as-is. You don’t have to turn it on to benefit from wearing it.
The weights sitting snugly inside you will encourage your vaginal muscles to clench gently to keep it in place, with no real focus on your part. If only my core workout were this easy! (Planks, am I right?!)
Connecting your Bloom to the WeConnect App is just as simple as connecting your earbuds, and the app guides you every step of the way.
Simply long-press the power button to put the Bloom in Pairing Mode (about 5 seconds).
It’s just as easy to add your partner and share control with your partner, whether you’re in the same room or on the other side of the world, making this an EXCELLENT CHOICE to stay connected in a long-distance relationship.
Both partners need an internet connection and the WeControl App.
It’s always important to give your toys a good charge before their first use.
Here’s how: Unscrew the top weight from the toy’s base (the end with the “tail”). Next, plug the USB charging cable into the port at the bottom of your Bloom.
A light near the power button will blink quickly while it charges.
The light turns solid when it’s done.
If the light doesn’t come on at all, check that you’ve got the plug inserted all the way.
My Experience With the We-Vibe Bloom
I’ve made Kegel exercises a part of my regular exercise routine for a while now, and I’ve experienced real benefits to my menstrual health.
For me, it’s helped to reduce the severity of cramps associated with PMS. (That’s just my body, your results may vary.)
The Bloom is my first set of VIBRATING Kegel balls.
Usually, Kegel – or Ben Wa – balls are smooth and round on the outside and have a weight on the inside that rolls around. This gentle motion encourages the contraction of the vaginal walls, which leads to toning and strengthening.
The Bloom is not at all jiggly in this traditional way. The only way to get any vibration is by turning it on.
Also, unless you are using the App, you cannot easily change between vibration patterns during use because the button is deep inside your vagina.
I usually wear my Kegel balls during my post-yoga shower, which I did with my Bloom.
Part of the fun of having the built-in vibrator is that I can use this toy on any pleasure hotspots I enjoy a vibrating sensation! I spent a few minutes playing the low vibrations against my clit before gently sliding the weights into my waiting vag.
When I was finished with my shower, I found that the flexible silicone rod made it easy to remove my Bloom, even when my vaginal muscles were still gently clenching to keep it in place.
Cleaning Your We-Vibe Bloom
We-Vibe knows that a CLEAN vag is a HAPPY vag, which means keeping your toys safe and sanitary!
Because it’s waterproof, Bloom is super easy to clean.
Just rinse it with some warm water and mild cleaner, or wipe it down with your favorite sex toy wipes.
How To Get Your Own Bloom
If your local sex toy boutique isn’t currently carrying the We-Vibe Bloom, then you can get your own right here for the low price of $113.05 with free U.S. shipping!
Don’t Just Take My Word For It…
What is the buzz around Bloom on Reddit?
As someone with a pretty strong vagina, I didn’t see much of a difference in use, although I did like its remote control vibration feature!
The biggest flaw with this toy is connectivity issues – the unit disconnects by itself while it’s inside me and requires me to able remove some of it so I can power it off. Considering the toy isn’t the most discreet with noise levels – it can create some awkward situations.
Alternatives To the We-Vibe Bloom
If you’re still wondering if the We-Vibe Bloom is the proper exercise assistant for your vaginal health, here’s how I think it measures up to some of the popular alternatives.
We-Vibe Bloom vs. OhMiBod Lovelife Krush
If you’re super-serious about measurable results, the OhMiBod Lovelife Krush offers a more robust fitness experience via its TASL App.
It has a built-in sensor that measures the strength of your pelvic floor muscles. It also includes several options for actual pelvic floor workouts, goal setting, and rewards. It’s basically a Fitbit for your vag.
On the other hand, it lacks the interchangeable weights included with the We-Vibe Bloom and has a considerably higher price point ($149).
We-Vibe Bloom vs. CalExotics Impulse Intimate E-Stimulator
If e-stim is your thing, then definitely check out the Impulse Intimate from CalExotics.
It’s the only one on our list that offers a strategically placed zinc-alloy pad to deliver your choice of 5 different electro-pulse sensations ON TOP OF the 7 programmed vibration functions!
This Kegel weight also has a wireless remote instead of app connectivity. And it’s considerably lower in price than the others ($75.99).
However, it also lacks interchangeable weights, has a significantly lower battery life (45-70 minutes depending on speed), and is not waterproof.
We-Vibe Bloom vs. LELO Beads
If you are a fan of that friendly, jiggly feeling of traditional Kegel balls, then the LELO Beads might be a better option. While they completely lack any sort of electric or electronic power, they are still amazingly versatile.
Available in 3 sizes and can be worn singly or in pairs, you can customize your workout from as light as 0.98 oz. (Mini) to as heavy as 4.23 oz. (Plus).
Also, they are made from body-safe ABS plastic and latex-free silicone for hygiene and comfort. Plus, they are 100% waterproof.
Unlike Bloom, these balls don’t vibrate. However, it offers a different kind of tingly, jiggling sensation in your vag. Naturally, they also lack any sort of connectivity or sharing options.
You can check out our compilation of the best female sex toys if you’re interested in other options.
My Final Thoughts
If you are on a mission to increase your pelvic and vaginal health, then Kegel balls might be right for you, and the We-Vibe Bloom is definitely worth a try. With its waterproof design, WeConnect App control, and interchangeable weights, muscle strengthening has never been so fun!