I first heard of Ben Wa balls when I was a teenager, reading Xaviera Hollander's "The Best Part of a Man." The idea aroused and intrigued me then, and always has, although I'd never tried them until fairly recently. They tend to get mixed reviews. Apparently, a lot of women don't find them stimulating at all, but a few do. So, when I was pondering writing them into my novel, I realized I needed to find out once and for all. I wouldn't be able to describe how they felt without feeling them myself, and if they didn't do anything, I would scrap the idea. I found some in the form of "Pleasure Pearls" at my favorite toy store. When I got them home, and opened the little seashell-shaped case they came in, I was really surprised by how small they were! They were heavy in my hand, but I was a bit dubious...how could something so small possibly be stimulating? Being a true scientist, though, I put them in, just inside my entrance (which is the recommended positioning). Then I took a few steps. OH. MY. GOD!!!! I had never felt anything like it. Seriously. There was a delicious, pleasurable feeling with every step I took, and it was totally unique. It didn't feel the same as being fucked, or fingered...it was its own, new thing. Well, I kept them in for a while longer, while doing laundry, etc., and by the time TM got home (about 1/2 hour later) I was soaking wet and feeling very good. We discussed it, and agreed that I probably shouldn't wear them out in public (unless I'm on a date with him LOL). Even though the gentle, continuous massage they give me hasn't ever made me orgasm, it could be very distracting at work. I've heard that some women keep them in all day, though. They have other uses as well: I often sit at my computer with them in, legs crossed, gently rocking the upper leg. This provides a constant, pleasurable feeling. It makes writing more fun, it makes looking at cocks on LPSG more fun; it makes just about everything more fun. :smile: Also, due to their small size, we're able to have intercourse while they're still in me, which TM enjoys immensely. :biggrin1: Anyway, this is what I want to know: How many women have actually tried real Ben Wa balls (not some of the bigger, ball-within-ball contraptions you can get in sex shops), and how many women found them stimulating? All the info I've found is anecdotal, and being me, I'd love to have some real facts and data (as well as comments). So women, please chime in and increase our understanding of these ancient pleasure tools... And men, if you have (or have had) a S.O. with a Ben Wa experience, please feel free to comment as well (and to vote in the poll, on the woman's behalf). :smile: I'm including 2 photos of mine, so that people unfamiliar with them can see the size. They have a combined weight of 50 grams, so they're much heavier than the plastic they appear to be. Also, click these links if you want to know more about them or what some of the varieties look like.