For most women, a “personal relaxation device” (aka. vibrator) is an intimate sex toy and a matter of personal preference. Snicker all you want, but vibrator use is on the rise in all age groups, and not just among singles without partners. Women, couples and men who are comfortable with their bodies and take good care of themselves are probably the majority of users, while some may use a vibrator less for personal pleasure, and more to aid with some sort of sexual dysfunction. But the point is, there is a “whole lot a shakin going on” out there in the world, with new types of devices hitting the market all the tie.
One of the newest and perhaps, most unique, is a device for women called Intensity by Jopen. It is so new that there really isn’t all that much out there yet about it. What makes Intensity different is that it does good things for your PC muscle (pubococcygeus muscle) as well as make you feel happy.
The PC is a muscle that is essential to sexual health. It is shaped like a hammock and found in both women and men, stretching from the pubic bone to the tail bone, forming the floor of the pelvic cavity. It performs the very important task of supporting the pelvic organs. Alas, this muscle can weaken for a number of reasons, including childbirth, low estrogen levels, menopause and even lack of use. A strong PC muscle enhances sexual pleasure, but a weak one means you might find yourself “leaking” urine when you sneeze, cough or laugh. Needless to say, no one wants this to happen, but it’s actually quite common. One way to combat this is to strengthen the PC muscle with an exercise known as a “Kegel.” Intensity functions as a personal gym for your pelvic muscles. When activated, Intensity automatically targets your PC muscle (the silver stimulation pads are designed to make contact when you inflate Intensity to the desired size). With use, Kegels can do a world of good. For example, women use kegel exercises to help with childbirth and then, after the baby arrives, or for women who are post menopausal, kegels can help tighten up the muscles to help with mild urinary incontinence. Intensity was created for pleasure, first and foremost, but who doesn’t love a multi-tasker?!
Intensity’s design allows you to literally “pump up” the shaft to suit your personal size, and as you enjoy its five levels of vibration and ten levels of stimulation. When activated, Intensity automatically targets your PC muscle via stimulation pads designed to make contact when you inflate Intensity to the desired size. Start at the first setting and with an simple touch of a button increase until you’re where you want to be. Intensity has internal and external vibrations and settings, covering a lot more erogenous zones at one time than any other product (according to Jopen). There are vibrating ticklers for external stimulation, while a raised nodule massages the G-spot. Every Intensity comes with a 2 oz. tube of Electrode Gel which helps increase stimulation, should you want to use it.
Intensity looks awkward out of the box, but you quickly realize it is designed by women to suit a woman’s body. The lighted, soft-touch keypad is easy to use at any angle. Squeeze the handle and the shaft inflates, helping the stimulator pads to target your PC muscle. The quick release valve on the back of the handle deflates Intensity when your “pleasure workout” is done.
In an effort to build excitement and awareness for this unique product, Jopen launched the Intensity™ Insider Program:, which the company calls: “a positive online resource to empower and educate women about aspects of sexual wellness people sometimes don’t openly discuss, ” and to acquaint people with Intensity. The Intensity Insider Program is a simple, free sign-up that will send members missives about the product and special offers from Jopen. Not everyone wants to give away personal information online, but with the sign up is the potential to win an Intensity. For those not willing to test their luck by signing up as an Intensity Insider, or for those who have generous friends or lovers, send a hint (or forward/tweet/facebook) this review, that the Intensity would make unique and sexy gift for Valentines’ Day. Of course, if you’re on your own, you might get one and rest assured that you will get through Valentine’s Day and go to sleep, smiling. Go to the Jopen Web Site and find all sorts of information there, including videos, the operating booklet, information about all the Jopen products, kegel information, and more.