Introduction to the Kegel Weights system

Are you new to the Joy ON kegel weight system? This is what you should know!

Kegel weights are used in the vagina for strengthening your pelvic floor muscles and can increase your strength more quickly than exercising without them. You may use kegel weights to strengthen your muscles to:

  • help you prepare for pregnancy
  • recover from childbirth
  • prevent or decrease incontinence and regain bladder control
  • prevent or decrease prolapse
  • improve and enhance your sexual pleasure
  • recover from gynecological surgery

Before using Joy ON Kegel Weights be sure to check with your doctor if you:

  • have pain or discomfort
  • are pregnant or recently have given birth
  • are recovering from surgery

The Joy ON Kegel Weights set has seven weights of varying colors from the white weight which is the lightest at 25 g (0.9 oz) to the dark pink which is the heaviest on the market at 150 g (5.3 oz). You will begin by determining the heaviest weight you can hold for 2-3 minutes using only your pelvic floor muscles and NOT your abdominal, buttocks or leg muscles. Start with the white weight and work your way up. You may use a small amount of water-based lubricant (not oil or silicon) to help with insertion.

Once you have determined your ideal weight you can begin to exercise with the weight. Initially you may want to exercise lying down or kneeling on all fours before you begin to stand. When standing be cautious and protect the weight falling out on a hard floor surface by wearing underwear or providing a soft surface like a folded towel to cushion the weight if it falls. You may do your kegel weight exercises in the shower, while working around the house or yard, while working out or when walking or jogging. Your goal should be to use the kegel weight for approximately 15 minutes once to twice per day.

Do not use the kegel weights unless you have your doctor’s permission if you:

  • have pain or bleeding
  • are on your period
  • are pregnant or have recently given birth
  • have had gynecological surgery

Please read and follow the instructions in your Joy ON Complete Guide to Kegel Exercise and those included with the Joy ON App. If you have any questions, contact us at

Lola Rosenbaum

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Elizabeth Bell

Clinical Specialist in Women’s Health