Exercising Your Pelvic Floor With This App Based Device Is Like Playing A Video Game With Your Vagina

When it comes to strength training, your vagina may be the last body part you think about. And yet, the benefits of a strong pelvic floor are many. That’s why Elvie exists: to help women build vaginal strength, which is helpful during pregnancy, childbirth, impact sports, and sex. This truly unique gizmo, which looks like a cross between a rubber tampon and a giant tadpole, is designed to live inside… read more

When it comes to strength training, your vagina may be the last body part you think about. And yet, the benefits of a strong pelvic floor are many. That’s why Elvie exists: to help women build vaginal strength, which is helpful during pregnancy, childbirth, impact sports, and sex. This truly unique gizmo, which looks like a cross between a rubber tampon and a giant tadpole, is designed to live inside your vagina for five-minute stretches during which you challenge your pelvic muscles.

The high-tech device connects via Bluetooth to your phone. Why? So a special app can track your progress as you perform various Kegel exercises. Once you insert Elvie (and get past the weirdness of participating in a one-woman vaginal aerobics class), easy-to-follow instructions prompt you to squeeze and release for different lengths of time, in different patterns. With every contraction, a digital gem rises higher on your phone’s screen as the app urges you to reach for certain targets. Elvie workouts don’t lead to much sweating, but they do require a fair amount of concentration—and a whole lot of dedication to genital health and wellbeing.