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thatgirl
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Just curious...
If kegel exercises stregthen the muscles...by contracting them...
Would it be the same if you used a vibrator on your clitoris while masturbating?
Would that have the same effect?

Sorry, really random question. I know. Curiosity is just..wandering..?

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Heather
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Think about it: if you used a vibrator on your bicep, would it do the same thing as working that muscle?

Nope.

Your kegel or PC muscles are not located on your clitoris, to boot. But you certainly could do Kegels while stimulating your clitoris if you like. But stimulus alone isn't necessarily going to make those muscles rhythmically contract.

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logic_grrl
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Nope, using a vibrator won't automatically cause your vaginal muscles to contract.

They will contract several times involuntarily when you have an orgasm (regardless of whether that's from vibrator use, or masturbation by hand, or any other sort of sexual stimulation).

However, you'd have to be having a lot of orgasms every day to get the same effect as, say, doing 200 Kegels .


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thatgirl
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Haha..my curiosity is very odd sometimes. Thank you.

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somewhatanonymous
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The packaging on some "beng-wa balls" at a local sex store advertised their product as strengthening kegel muscles. Thoughts on that?
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Milke
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That'd be because they're basically just weights that can be held in place using vaginal muscles. Similar therapies have been used to treat incontinence, actually.

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