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Have You Heard of Vaginal Weightlifting?

Did you know that you can lift objects with your vagina?

Did you know that you can lift objects with your vagina?

Tatyana Kozhevnikova, a Russian gymnast and mom, can lift nearly 31 pounds with her crotch muscles, earning her the unofficial title of World’s Strongest Vagina. She has even made it to the Guinness Book of World Records.

Kim Anami is a holistic sex and relationships expert who practices and teaches the art of vaginal weightlifting. Kim comments that vaginal weightlifting, “...is based on “ancient Taoist practices women used 5,000 years ago to strengthen the pelvic floor and increase sexual pleasure.”

Kim has been pictured practising vaginal weightlifting with fruit, doughnuts, a chandelier, and a surfboard.

If you’d like to practice vaginal weightlifting, it’s important to check with your doctor first. There are varying thoughts on the benefits and safety of vaginal weightlifting, so always seek medical advice.

As tempting as it may be to tie a pineapple to your vagina and lift, it’s important to work your way up to heavier items. Just as you’d train other muscles in your body, your vagina is no different.

Vaginal weights, such as cones (tampon-shaped weight) or Jade (Yoni) eggs, can be bought online. There are often 6 weights in a pack, ranging from 20-100g.

Tips when using :  

Always wash your hands and weight before use
Start with the lightest weight and increase the weight over time
Tie string to the weight
The string should remain outside of your vagina
Insert the weight as you would a tampon
Once inserted, squeeze your pelvic floor together to hold the weight in place for a few seconds before releasing, and then repeat
Remove the string and weight and wash

It’s up to you how many times a week you practice, although if you contract your muscles for too long, this could lead to pelvic floor problems.

Why Practice Vaginal Weightlifting?

During vaginal weight lifting, a woman is increasing the blood flow to her vagina. Women practice lifting weights from their vaginas in order to,

  • Strengthen their pelvic floor muscles
  • Spice up their sex life
  • Enhance arousal
  • Gain a stronger grip during sex, which could boost their partner’s orgasm
  • Lead to intense contractions during penetration

A study to determine the effectiveness of weighted vaginal cones in the management of female urinary stress incontinence found some evidence that using weight vaginal cones improved the condition. However, larger trials and more studies are needed to fully understand the practice of vaginal weightlifting.

When vagina muscles are tighter it can help,

  • Ease symptoms of urinary stress incontinence
  • Prevent and treat uterine prolapse
  • Prevent leakage
  • Improve your core after birth, our WUKA Heavy are also great for postpartum bleeding.

Risks of Vaginal Weightlifting

There is still limited research into how safe or effective it is to practise vaginal weightlifting.

There is the potential to cause,

  • Pain and discomfort
  • Tearing
  • Overexertion

If you’re practising vaginal weightlifting due to having a health problem, such as incontinence, prolapse, or issues after birth, it’s important to speak to your doctor, as there may be other therapies and treatments that may be better suited to address your issue. Or there may be other treatments you can do alongside vaginal lifting.

Don’t use vaginal weights if you’re recovering from gynaecological surgery, pregnant, or experiencing pelvic pain, or a pelvic infection.

Wise Advices

Jen Gunter MD, a San Francisco-based ob-gyn, told CNN Health that using a jade egg could hurt you. "The stones are really porous, so I'm not sure how it could be cleaned or sterilized between uses," she says. Jen goes on to say that, “...nasty bacteria (like the kind that cause toxic shock syndrome or bacterial vaginosis) could get lodged in the nooks and crannies, and then get reintroduced into the vagina every time the egg is used.”

If you wish to improve your pelvic floor, Dr. Gunter recommends sticking with exercises that have been proven to work, like Kegels. Kegels exercises are when you tighten and release your pelvic floor muscles to make your pelvic floor stronger. To do them you squeeze your pelvic muscle as though you are stopping the flow of urine. I bet you are squeezing at this very moment, am I right?!

In Conclusion

Vaginal weightlifting is a pelvic floor exercise which is done using a weight that is inserted into the vagina, an object is tied onto the other end, and then the item is lifted.

Women practice vaginal weightlifting for a range of reasons, including to tighten their pelvic floor muscles, enhance their sexual experiences, and improve their core following giving birth.

If you fancy lifting vaginal weights then please ask your doctor about it first.

Watch this short video to see three women try vaginal weightlifting for the first time with Kim Anmai.


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