Is the world ready for the quantified vag? Minna Life, the folks behind the kGoal (get it?) think so. The kGoal is a smart Kegel exercise system and app that is raising money on Kickstarter right now. Kegels are pelvic floor muscle exercises that are great if you pee yourself a little bit too often (I'm not judging) or just want to tighten up because according to kGoal, "strong pelvic floor muscles can enhance arousal and improve sensation, orgasm quality, and general sexual experience." Healthy pelvic floor muscles are also important during and after pregnancy, when they can be stretched out from the extra baby weight.
When inserted, the kGoal will tell you how strong you're squeezing those pelvic floor muscles AND there's real time vibrating feedback to keep you motivated. The vibes are optional, but Minna Life made vibrators before this project so I'm guessing they know what they're doing.
The kGoal, which was featured on Fast Company earlier this week, is now buzzing up a bit of controversy, and not just because it's something you put in your vagina. Today, SFGate reported that some people question whether Minna Life is breaching Kickstarter rules by selling a medical device through the crowdfunding site. But Minna Life and Kickstarter believe the kGoal is not breaking any rules; that it's both an exercise tool and a way to track your progress on your phone like you would track your steps with a pedometer, but not an actual medical device that needs regulatory approval to be sold.
The project is currently one third of the way to its $90,000 goal with 33 days left so if a few more of us stop pinching pennies, we can start squeezing other things in no time.
Photos courtesy of Minna Life