The Luna Pleasure Bead System by Lelo.

Don’t get me wrong – I love trying out new sex toys but every so often, I get in the mood to try something “different” other than a vibrator.

I was excited and intrigued to try the Luna Pleasure Bead system by Lelo. I’m sure some of you are looking at the photos below and wondering “What the hell are those?!” Let me explain:

Luna Beads are these neat little contraptions designed to help you with your Kegel exercises. When placed delicately inside you, each bead creates a subtle movement induced vibe that helps strengthen the vaginal wall and PC muscles. If not exercised regularly, these muscles can become weakened over time due to factors such as childbirth, aging & heavy lifting. By exercising and strengthening these muscles you get a variety of general health benefits including a greater sense of control over your own body and my favorite…. stronger and more intense orgasms!

(If you’re already doing all kinds of self-improvement for the New Year anyways, why not exercise this part of your body too?!)

 One of the many reasons I love Lelo’s line of adult toys for women is because their products are beautifully packaged so it feels like you are opening a special gift. The Luna Bead Pleasure System includes four beads of different weights (the pink are lighter and the blue are slightly heavier) with one white silicone “girdle”. The beads come in a black box and include a satin carrying case. The pleasure beads are made of food grade, body safe materials and are hypoallergenic, latex free and phthalates free.

Made of a nonporous plastic, the beads slide into the silicone girdle. Simply insert the girdle inside you once your selected beads are in place. Movement will cause the inner balls to spin, producing a teasing sensation while at the same time helping to the strengthen your PC muscles. The two pink beads each weigh approximately one ounce, the blue beads are one and a third ounces each. Make a combination that is heavier on the top or bottom, use only one bead, or start with two of the lighter and move to the heavier when you are more advanced. It’s really up to you how you want to combine them!

I started off by trying the light weight pink balls and then moved on to the heavier blue balls (ha!). I would suggest using a bit of lube but not too much or you’ll have some very slippery balls on your hands!

My biggest fear was that I’d put these beads in, start moving around and then have to deal with tiny plastic balls literally falling out of my hoo-ha with every step. In preparation for this scenario, I even made sure I wore loose pajama pants so that I could catch the balls quickly before my cat started to chase them. However, I am happy to report that my worrying was all for nothing.

Both sets of balls inserted easily and were super comfortable. To my initial disappointment, the pink balls were so comfortable that I didn’t really feel any kind of sensation once they were inside. The blue balls were still really comfortable but I could definitely feel the inner bead circulating inside. This wasn’t enough of a sensation to bring me to orgasm (this isn’t the intention of the beads) however, it did feel good in a weird way.

I walked around my house, I jumped up and down, I did my pilates and the balls stayed perfectly in place. Of course this could only mean one thing:


Actually, I’m not sure whether this is true. Perhaps if I keep using the Luna Beads on a regular basis I will develop a death grip vagina. Like working out other parts of your body, results aren’t instantaneous. Only time (and the men I date in the future) will tell! Either way, these beads give me something productive to do while I watch back to back episodes of Homeland.

Has anyone else tried a similar product? What are you interested in seeing reviewed on Skinny Dip?

*The Luna Pleasure Bead System by Lelo was provided to me free of charge by Eden Fantasys in exchange for my honest assessment of the product.

  • Oh man, the Luna Beads are great.  I use mine all the time.  I’ve tried Fun Factory’s Smart Balls and the Je Joue Ami balls, but the Luna Beads are my favorite by far… I’m pretty sure it’s because these have a string and the other two have a thicker silicone pull which I end up finding irritating.

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for the comment! I was actually looking at some of the other high end brands online and wondering how they measure up. This is the first time I’ve tried anything like this so it’s interesting to know how the Lelo beads measure up. I’ve been quite happy with mine too 🙂

      • You’re welcome!

        Also, I forgot to mention… the boy and I will do penetration with them in sometimes (it totally amplifies the experience).  From our experimentation, the Lelos feel the best on my end, but you can’t leave them in too long or else they end up rubbing the boy bits raw… but that wasn’t a problem with the Smart Balls or the Ami.  The Ami were the best on the boy bits because they don’t have any protrusions.

        • Anonymous

          Thanks for sharing! I’ve never thought of using them while actually in the act…it’s interesting to know this is actually possible. I’ve heard that they are nice to use when doing oral too.

          • Jroberto5150

            Help! I just recieved my lelo balls and can’t hold them inside me. I keep trying to contract my muscles but it’s not working. Any suggestions? or will this take time and lots of practice?

          • Anonymous

            I’m not an expert, but it might take some practice. The point of the balls is to strengthen those muscles, so I would just keep trying! To start, maybe try using them in a way where they won’t easily fall out, ie. while you’re sitting watching TV or using the computer. Once you get a hold on them, you can then attempt moving around more. Good luck!!

          • CraftyA

            I just got some as well and found that I couldn’t keep 2 of them inside at once. I am starting out with just a single pink one then I’ll move up to the blue and then try both pink. I actually noticed a difference after the first day with just a single pink one. I left it in quite a while because it felt pretty good 😉 When I was lying in bed that night I could tell that those muscles had “done something”. Hopefully I’ll be able to work up to 2 pretty quick because for the short time I was able to keep them in – WOW it felt great!

          • Anonymous

            They do take a bit of practice! I find that my muscles are pretty strong, so I was able to put them both in at once & keep them in. However, this isn’t the case with everyone. Keep at it! It does take a bit of practice…but the results are totally worth it 🙂

      • Rosilyn Akana

        What if u leave them in longer then 2 hrs

        • skinny_dip

          I’m not really sure what would happen, however I’ve heard of some people who leave them in for 4+ hours with no problems. However, if you’re concerned you might want to check with the manufacturer or a health care professional.

  • You’re too funny!  This post is great.  I could totally see myself having similar concerns as yours and preparing accordingly!!  lol  I too like seeing reviews of something other than a vibrator.  But unfortunately can’t ever come up with any suggestions.

    • Anonymous

      Thanks Laura! I’m glad you liked the review! I’m trying to review different things so people don’t get bored, haha. If you ever think of anything that you’re curious about, drop me a line.

  • Kate

    Ha! Love it!

    • Anonymous


  • Carly

    Hilarious!  I am fully convinced that your vajay jay is made of steel.

    • Anonymous

      Me too. I’m convinced it is has a Chuck Norris like vice grip.

  • gippstick

    Hey, I know this is an old post but I have just got myself some of these and in the “manual” it says about leaving them in for half an hour if you want the exercise .. I don’t really want to use them just for exercise if you get my drift… How long do you leave them in for??

    • skinny_dip

      Hi there! I left them in for about 2+ hours or so. However, you might want to email Lelo directly to check on what they recommend.

  • staciejayne123

    I have been using these Luna Beads for a couple of years now. And I have noticed that by using these beads, I have found, and am having a close and richly-rewarding relationship with, my G-spot. Oh, my HEAVENS!!! If you haven’t discovered, yet, about this precious bit of femininity, you MUST take the time to learn and find this for yourself!

    I DO leave these in for a couple of hours. But by the time I’m ready to pull these babies out, I have a very full and ripe spot that is just waiting to be milked. And no, this isn’t urine, like the male scientists believe. For me, it’s a clear and milky substance that comes gushing out as I press against that soft mound inside of me. Ohhhh, I’m getting steamy just thinking about it, and I just did this last night!! Haha!

    I love these Luna Beads!!

    • skinny_dip

      Thanks for the great comment! That’s great to know 🙂

  • Sher

    Just a quick question, how do you remove it?

    • skinny_dip

      Easy: you just pull the string!

      • Sher

        hi, im talking about the two balls

        • skinny_dip

          Gotcha. The silicone “harness” holds them in place but is stretchy, so when you’re ready to remove the balls you just push them out of the white harness. Does that answer your question?

  • Noreen McMurtry

    I know this is an old post and I’m late to the discussion, but I was on the Lelo website and look at the LUNA Beads but wanted to check out some reviews on them first. I came across your page; and your review and the comments below are great, but I have one silly question…how to you pee with them in and not have them fall out? I think that is my fear of using them, that and them falling out. I have a pair from a different brand, and they don’t have strings, so when I use them it’s hard to get them out. I have to push them out and sometimes I can’t get myself to relax enough for them to come out; so I do like the idea of the LUNA Beads having a string on them, that I can grab to pull them out if I have to. So, back to my original question, how do you pee with them in? How long do you wear them for? Do you wear them to work? Thank you in advance and looking forward to reading more of your posts.

    • skinny_dip

      That’s a good question! I think I left them in for about 4 hours, but I’m sure you could leave them in for your workday. As for peeing with them in them, I don’t remember having to do that while I wore them. I imagine it’s similar to peeing with a tampon in. I think it’s totally possible to keep them in when you pee, but it’s probably best if you take them out to prevent bacteria issues. I hope that helps!