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It's more common than you might think.
We just returned from a 10 day
trip to Disneyworld to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. It
was great, but my sneezing really put a damper on my trip.
You see, ever since my son was
born (almost 11 years ago), I've had those "little leaks" when I
cough or laugh or - sneeze. It might only happen a few times a week, but
on this particular trip, all that beautiful greenery played havoc with my
allergies, and I began sneezing several times an hour. Well, if I'm
sitting, it's no big deal - but you don't sit much in Disneyworld - you're
on your feet all day.
Each time I'd sneeze, I'd have
to stop, cross my legs until I was done (I usually sneeze twice in a row),
then I could catch up to my family. Each time I'd wonder, "Do
people think I'm weird doing this?" or "What if they know why
I'm doing this?". The problem that had been a bit of an
irritating nuisance to me up to now, had become miserable and frustrating
I had read about Kegel
exercises while I was pregnant in one of those books about
childbirth and had recently seen some Kegel exercise devices on the
internet. I began to wonder if this might help me and be good for
our customers as well.
I'd never talked to ANYONE
about this before. But after I began my research, I began talking to
my girlfriends about the fact that so many women suffer from this - like
me. Then they'd say - "And me."
A wonderful woman very close
to me has suffered from stress incontinence for years, and she eventually
developed prolapse of the cervix. She'd share with me about how
unpleasant (I think she used a more colorful word) it was to have to push
her cervix back up numerous times a day. She recently had to have
surgery to (as the doctors put it) "tighten everything up in
there". Her situation is not uncommon.
women suffer from similar
challenges due to weak pelvic floor muscles (often referred to as PC
muscles or Kegel muscles). There are a variety of causes for these
weakened muscles - childbirth and the aging process are the most
common. I don't know about you, but most women I know have had
children AND are aging!
exercises to tighten the PC (Kegel) Muscles
Effective Kegel exercise devices
can help millions of women worldwide who
silently suffer from the maladies associated with weakened Kegel muscles.
In our research, we learned
that though Kegel exercises can help these conditions, but most women
won't do them, or they're doing them incorrectly. However, using
a Kegel exercise device with resistance drastically improves the
effectiveness of the Kegel exercises because it helps isolate the correct
muscles (and lets them know it) while providing the added benefit of
So, we purchased
and studied 3 of the most popular Kegel exercise devices.
One of our goals at
HerAnswer.com, is to offer products to our customers that we truly believe
will help them - products we believe in. In keeping with that
goal, we purchased three of the most popular Kegel exercise devices
in three different price ranges to check them out - the KegelMaster
was the most expensive. We wanted to know which one was the best
product and the best value. Once
we received them, the comparison was interesting:
higher the price, the higher the quality.
The least expensive
product was obviously a cheap attempt to make some quick money
capitalizing on the success of the more expensive units.
The mid priced exerciser
appeared to be made of a moderate grade material and, in my opinion,
did not feel that solid. The spring area is exposed and there is nothing to hold
it closed on its own. The edges are somewhat angular.
The KegelMaster is built
well and is very solid. The spring area is enclosed. There
is a safety/adjustment knob that holds it closed (when you want it to) and allows
you to gently open the unit - reducing the potential for
accidents. All of the edges are rounded and smooth.
I always wonder when a company cuts corners in one area, where else
might they do the same? Is the manufacturer more concerned about
offering a quality product or making money?
the price, the greater the range of flexibility.
cheapest model had only one tension level with one scissor type of
range model uses up to two springs at once with 6 levels of
resistance. The highest level of resistance seemed to be equal
to about level 3 or 4 of the KegelMaster.
KegelMaster has 15 levels of resistance using 4 springs. I'm
sure not all women need all 15 levels. However, all women are
different - different sizes with different needs. You may only
need up to level 3, but you may need up to level 9 or 15 to achieve and
maintain the results you desire. When considering that this
purchase is meant to last a lifetime, it only makes sense to have more
See chart below showing the resistance strengths
To be quite
honest, we could make more money if we chose either of the less expensive
products. However, in our opinion, we would be offering our
customers either an inferior product or one that would have limited
I began using
the KegelMaster at level 3 just a few days ago. I can already notice
a difference. Eliminating those "accidents" was my goal -
but both my husband and I have noticed the wonderful side benefit; those
tightened muscles definitely enhance our most intimate moments.
the KegelMaster Vaginal Exercise Device:
the best value for our customers.
the greatest potential benefit to women.
benefit the largest number of women.
We chose the
KegelMaster - we believe you should too!