Je Joue Ami is a set of 3 Kegel exercisers made of smooth, waterproof silicone that has very little drag. I recommend using a lubricant if you are on the dryer side, but use a water-based lubricant only. Since the Ami balls are silicone, silicone lubricant will damage them.
If you are new to Kegel exercises, you start with Ami 1 and progress slowly through the course of several weeks to Ami 2 then Ami 3. If you are intermediate or advanced, you can skip Ami 1 and move right to Ami 2 or Ami 3. Ami 1, 2, and 3 are all included, along with some instructions on how to begin working your Kegels.
Ami 1: Single ball and weighs 47g. Roughly 5 inches in circumference at the widest point.
Ami 2: Large double ball. Weighs 78g. Each ball is roughly 4.25 inches in circumference.
Ami 3: Small double ball. Weighs 106 g. Each ball is roughly 3.5 inches in circumference. That's not a typo. Ami 3 is smaller but heavier than the Ami 2.
What I loved: I love being able to step up or down depending on where I am in my pelvic strength. That is a huge attraction for me. There have been times when I tried other Kegel exercisers that didn't work for me, but there was nothing I could do.
Typically, when I use Kegel balls I just put them in and go about my business, relying on my muscles to keep them in. When I tried this with Ami 1, it took no effort to keep it in. It was too light and too big. The size alone kept it in place. I moved on to the Ami 2, which did take a little more work. It wasn't particularly difficult, but it certainly wasn't easy. The next day I tried the Ami 3. Now that one took some effort to keep in place! I'm delighted to say that I will actually have to work up to that one! I wore it for a little while and then I sneezed and lost it. You post-childbirth moms know exactly what I'm talking about.
What I didn't: I'm hard pressed to find something I didn't like. I guess if I had to pick something it would be that Ami 1 wasn't enough of a workout, but that's why there's Ami 2 and Ami 3.
I think I should note here two things that weren't bothersome to me, but might annoy others. First, I can not feel the inner balls rattling around. In case you didn't know, each Ami ball has a smaller ball inside it that rolls around. Many people love this sensation. Some claim it actually helps them get a better workout. I simply can't feel it with the Ami the way I can with Smartballs, but that really doesn't bother me.
|Smartballs comparison shot|
Second, if you are used to something like Smartballs with a very flexible neck between the balls, you need to know that the necks on the Ami balls are much stiffer. It's not really a problem, but I didn't think to check the stiffness and accidentally jammed my cervix. Ow. Again, I only did that once just because I wasn't paying attention. Now that I know, it's not a problem.
Final thought: Worth it. Worth it. WORTH IT. Being able to step up or down in size? Awesome. Velvety silicone? Also awesome. And guess what? They are reasonably priced! They cost around $50, which is not that much considering how long they will last you. Do you know how much I've spent on Kegel balls I didn't like as much?
~This product was given to me by Eden Fantasys in exchange for an honest review.~
Eden Fantasys has generously given me a second Je Joue Ami set to give to you! And guess what else? I know many of my readers have been in contact with me privately because they don't want to leave a public record of them being on a sex blog. Hey, I get that. Really, I do. It's a legitimate concern for many of us Clark Kent types. So guess what? The first entry on the list is for my private readers so you can enter the giveaway, too! Yes, you! All you'll have to do is sign in to the giveaway with your email, then shoot me an email from the contact tab at the top of the page, then click the button in the giveaway widget saying you sent me an email. That's it! This option is only for those that won't be using the other entry options. For everyone else that doesn't mind leaving comments and likes social media, move on to the the second option.
Now, I hate to do this, but this is my first giveaway and I want to keep it simple, so I'm opening it to US residents only. I know, I know, it's mean and I have so many UK readers. Cut me some slack while I'm learning the ropes, OK? I'll make it up to you later.