Elvie Pelvic Floor Trainer — Test & Review

Isabelle Uren
by Isabelle UrenUpdated:
3.9/5

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3.9/5

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4/5

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Isabelle Uren

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3.7/5

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My Verdict

I have mixed feelings about the Elvie. I think it could be very useful for those who have been diagnosed with a pelvic floor problem that requires this type of exercise as the visualisation and ability to track your sessions does make it more fun and motivating. I also think it's useful for getting more in touch with your pelvic floor, but I would say it's too expensive purely for that purpose, especially if you don't have any need to perform pelvic floor exercises.

Buy, if you...

  1. Have been given a training program by a medical professional
  2. Want to develop a better connection to your pelvic floor
  3. Love being able to track your exercise progress

Don't buy, if you...

  1. Have pelvic floor related issues but have not seen a medical professional
  2. Are unlikely to stick to using it
  3. Are on a budget
  4. Don't know if you need to pelvic floor exercises
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About The Elvie Trainer

The Elvie Trainer is an app-enabled pelvic floor trainer that lets you play games by flexing your pelvic floor muscles. As well as being a fun way to improve pelvic floor health, the app is designed to help you learn how to actually perform the exercises the correct way by giving you feedback. It also comes up with a training plan and tracks your progress as you develop your strength.

Pros

  • More fun than regular pelvic floor exercises
  • Able to track progress
  • Range of different exercises
  • Easy to use
  • Discreet, stylish charging case

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Doesn't always pick up incorrect movements

Personal Experience

My Personal Experiences with Elvie Trainer

Elvie do recommend checking with a healthcare professional first if you have any pelvic floor or related issues and I would highly recommend doing that before jumping in with pelvic floor exercises as they can exacerbate some problems, especially if you aren’t doing them correctly.

Getting Set Up

The Elvie was incredibly easy to connect to my phone, and the device itself is very small and easy to insert. To begin with, you get some trial exercises to see if you can successfully relax and contract your pelvic floor muscles. I was a little disappointed that there wasn’t more educational content or guidance on how to actually engage your pelvic floor here, as it’s easy to mistake tensing other muscles for pelvic floor activation. There are instructions for how to do a correct tense and release sequence but you have to hunt them out in help section of the app.

The Games

The games themselves are moderately entertaining, much more entertaining than simply doing Kegels, anyway, and the visual feedback is very useful. I have to say I found it quite amusing in the beginning. However, not quite amusing enough to keep it up long term. For the most part, the app registered my movements quite well. One thing I did find that was a bit disappointing is that I could also squeezing other muscles aside from just my pelvic floor and it was registered as a successful exercise. This shows how important it is to learn how to properly engage and relax your pelvic floor muscles before using a device like this.

The Gains

Pilates for your pussy, CrossFit for your coochie, whatever you want to call it, the big question is did it make any difference? I did see some improvements on my scores, and I did notice I was getting more used to performing the pulse actions. Aside from that, the other benefit I noticed was more general awareness of my pelvic floor muscles. I have a tendency to squeeze my butt checks and pelvic floor (thanks anxiety), so it was helpful to be more aware of when I was doing this! I also experienced my first coregasm around the time I was using the Elvie, but I had also started working out more, so I can’t say if that’s causation or correlation!

Design

Elvie Trainer Design

I love the design of the Elvie! It's cute, minimalistic and non-intimidating, which is exactly what you would want in a pelvic floor trainer! The device itself is pretty small and solid but covered in lovely soft silicone. The tail sits nicely outside of your body and didn't feel uncomfortable at all for me. It also makes removing the Elvie Trainer really easy. You also get a small silicone cover for the device to make it a little larger and easier to grip. I also really love the charging/storage case as you can leave it out to charge while still being discreet and keeping the device from getting dusty.

Ease of Use

Elvie Trainer Ease of Use

The Elvie Trainer was incredibly easy to connect to the app and it took just a few minutes to get started with the training exercises. Once in the app, you have the option to put in some more information to customise the training to your needs. You can select your age, whether you have children, and your reasons for using the Elvie Trainer — I selected better sex because what better reason to do anything! I would have liked more information and instruction about pelvic floor exercises though.

Quality

Elvie Trainer Quality

I would say this is a quality device that performs very well and picks up the movements quite well. You do have to keep your phone relatively close to maintain bluetooth connection but that's not really a problem as you are holding to see the screen anyway. The device feels very well-made as does the charging case.

Price

Elvie Trainer Price

The Elvie is quite the investment, and as such, I would only recommend it to those who have been advised to do pelvic floor exercises for a specific purpose and have been given a training plan.

Performance

Elvie Trainer Performance

I would say the Elvie overall lived up to my expectations, the only thing that really lets it down is that it sometimes cannot tell if you are performing the exercise correctly. I would say it does a better job than just using kegel balls but you can still end up doing a whole lot of work using the wrong muscles if you don't know what you are doing.

Packaging

Elvie Trainer Packaging

The Elvie Trainer packaging was very clean, fresh and elegant, with just the name and a picture on the front. It's a nice sturdy box and the product is presented nicely inside. It would make a great storage box if you want to keep all the bits together.

Materials and care

Elvie Trainer Materials and care

The Elvie Trainer is completely waterproof and covered in body safe silicone, so it's nice and easy to clean! Simply use some warm water and fragrance-free soap to give it a thorough clean before and after each use. You should only use water-based lube with the Elvie Trainer to protect the silicone.

Special feature

Elvie Trainer Special feature

The main draw of the Elvie is that it connects to an app and allows to visualise your workout by playing games. As you tense your pelvic floor muscles, you move a gem up on the screen, and you relax them, it moves down. In each game you must hit certain targets that focus on 6 different skills to train your pelvic floor: strength, lift, pulse, hold, speed, and step. You can choose between three different goals: maintain fitness, build strength, or challenge yourself, and this dictates whether you train once, three times, or five times a week. You also have the option to set yourself reminders to train. It also allows to track your progress across sessions and see where you are making improvements and areas to work on.

Specifications and features

Length3 inches
Diameter1.3 inches
WaterproofYes 
MaterialsSilicone 
RechargeableYes 
Remote ControlsApp 
Storage Bag IncludedCharging case 

Comparing Elvie Trainer with alternatives

Compare Elvie TrainerElvie Trainer
Overall score3.9 / 5.0 4.5 / 5.0 NaN / 5.0 5.0 / 5.0 4.7 / 5.0 4.6 / 5.0
Bedbible rating4.0 / 5.0 4.9 / 5.0 5.0 / 5.0 4.9 / 5.0 4.5 / 5.0 4.4 / 5.0
User rating3.7 / 5.0
from 9 users
4.1 / 5.0
from 186 users
NaN / 5.0
from 0 users
5 / 5.0
from 1 users
4.9 / 5.0
from 15 users
4.8 / 5.0
from 70 users
PricePremium Affordable Pricey Moderate Moderate Pricey
Design100 / 100 100 / 100 100 / 100 98 / 100 100 / 100 80 / 100
Ease of use80 / 100 100 / 100 100 / 100 75 / 100 75 / 100 90 / 100
Quality90 / 100 100 / 100 100 / 100 100 / 100 100 / 100 90 / 100
Sound------
Power------
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Length3 inches-1,77 inches2.6 inches6.3 inches19 inches
Diameter1.3 inches---2 inches-
WaterproofYes null -Attachment: Yes, Wand: No Yes -
MaterialsSilicone Coconut and Almond Oil, Aloe Vera and Vitamin E Oil Rose Quartz, Silicone Silicone 100% Platinum silicone Foam: Polyurethane, Liner: Polyester, Cover: Micro-velvet (Polyester)
RechargeableYes -----
Remote ControlsApp -----
Storage Bag IncludedCharging case -Yes No Yes No
Width--1.18 inches2.7 inches-13 inches
Weight--0.011 lbs---
Colors Available---Pink Ultra Violet, Bronze, Pink Sugar, Graphite Black, Gray, Pink, Red, Teal
Insertable length----6 inches-
Height-----6 inches
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Author
Isabelle Uren
Isabelle Uren

Site Manager | Aiming to empower people to embrace sexual pleasure one sex toy at a time or two, whatever takes your fancy! As well researching and writing about all things sex, I have studied Tantra and am currently studying towards becoming a psychosexual therapist. My life philosophy is the three Ms approach — meditation, masturbation, and mmm a good cup of tea!

Age: 32
Gender: Female
Sexual orientation: Heterosexual
Sex toy experience: Experienced
All-time favorite sex toy: Doxy Die Cast
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