Throughout time, “stimulating devices” have been used to treat everything from “hysteria” to diabetes. Now, thanks to the InControl InTone, you can add “constantly having to pee” to the list. Yup, this friendly purple device has just been cleared by the FDA as an effective way to strengthen the pelvic wall and stop incontinence. Which it really will do! Of course, regular, no-vibrator-needed kegel exercises work just fine on their own…but we don’t have to tell anybody that. Because this thing looks pretty cool.
The InTone, says inventor Herschel “Buzz” Peddicord (Buzz!), is “a true medical breakthrough, and welcome news for the millions of women who have incontinence issues.” According to InControl’s website, it is not a vibrator, per se (it doesn’t vibrate–it pulses, and takes just 10 minutes of use per day. But, I mean, you could use it for longer if you wanted to, I imagine.
Here’s what the website has to say about it:
InTone’s patented technology combines the benefits of gentle muscle stimulation to exercise and strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, with guided biofeedback so you can see proof of your progress. InTone actually treats female bladder leakage at its root cause.
The “insertable muscle stimulator” has a hand-held controller, and is rechargeable for your convenience. It is also purple, which is nice. But here’s where it gets way cooler than every other incontinence cure (or insertable muscle stimulator) ever–it talks to you! Yup, the controller, which senses your muscle tone, walks you through your “session,” and help you get the best kegel workout of all time. Basically, it’s like a Zumba instructor for your vaginal muscles. It is not, however, waterproof.
You can watch the instructional video here. Caution: it’s similarly NSFW, due to hand gestures and the use of the word “vagina.”
Oh, and because it’s been cleared by the FDA for use in treating incontinence, and is already being marketed to medical professionals, there’s a pretty decent chance that your insurance might cover some or even all of the cost of the device. Hooray!