homemade toys - golf ball?

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Registered: 04-29-2008
homemade toys - golf ball?
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Thu, 09-25-2008 - 5:40pm

We all have come up with homemade toys at one point or another and I have heard of ben-wa balls too. So I got to thinking the other day wouldn't a golf ball do the same thing?

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Registered: 03-31-2007
Thu, 09-25-2008 - 11:25pm

I think golf balls would actually be too big. The ben wa balls are usually smaller, and they have movement within them. The movement is what actually causes the stimulation. (Think of a ball rattling around inside of a ball.)

The ben wa balls are also weighted, and with some bearing down, they can be pushed out. The less weight, the more difficult it would be to push them out.

I know we have tons and tons of golf balls around here. Personally, I wouldn't try them, but that's just me.

If she does decide to give them a try, let us know how it goes!





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Registered: 04-29-2008
Fri, 09-26-2008 - 1:13am
Aww you don't want to try them first for us? ;
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Registered: 03-31-2007
Fri, 09-26-2008 - 7:14am
LOL, sometimes I like to be a guinea pig, but this time, I'll let your wife have a turn ;-)




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Registered: 04-29-2008
Fri, 09-26-2008 - 3:43pm
So no one else has tried this?
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Registered: 02-28-2006
Fri, 09-26-2008 - 4:31pm
As Misty said, golf balls are a little on the large side and lack some of the features of balls specifically designed for this purpose. Besides, with purpose built toys, you at least know they're made of materials that are safe for use in 'those' places.


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Registered: 04-29-2008
Fri, 09-26-2008 - 5:09pm

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Registered: 02-28-2006
Fri, 09-26-2008 - 6:43pm
Smart balls are attached together, come with a string to facilitate removal, and are made of silicone. They also have the smaller weighted ball inside them, which is what makes any form of ben wa ball do what they do. Golf balls lack that feature, and would be a lot more difficult to remove.