A New Pelvic Floor Strengthener for Men Is Available for Pre-Order
Six years after a failed crowdfunding effort, the kGoal ‘Boost' kegel exerciser and app have an official release date.
The portable kegel trainer kGoal Boost officially launches on November 29, a company representative has confirmed to FutureofSex.net.
The product includes a Bluetooth device and a companion app that guides users through exercises.
The release comes six years after Minna Life, the company behind the kGoal Boost, hosted a successful crowdfunding campaign for its original kegel product, the kGoal for women. Months later, Minna Life unsuccessfully attempted to raise funds for the kGoal Boost, and the product was never released — until now.
Kegels aren’t just for women
The kGoal Boost is specifically designed to measure movement in the male pelvic floor — unlike the original kGoal, which is inserted into the vagina, the kGoal boost is used fully clothed.
To measure their pelvic floor activities, users simply sit on the powered-on device and follow along with the guided activities and games on the compatible app.
Gender and crowdfunded kegels
In 2015, the sex tech company Minna Life created a crowdfunding campaign for the original kGoal, an “an interactive training system for pelvic floor exercise” for women.
Despite questions about the ethics of the campaign, backers eventually pledged over $266,000 — nearly three times the company’s original goal.
Before the end of the year, Minna Life unrolled a second crowdfunding campaign — this time for the kGoal Boost, a pelvic floor training system for men. Unlike the original kGoal, the Boost project failed to reach its funding goal of $100,000.
Interest continued after failed campaign
In the years since, the kGoal projects split from Minna Life Inc. and launched as Therapy Holdings Inc. While Minna Life continues to carry products for sexual pleasure, kGoal’s new parent company keeps pelvic floor health at its center.
Although the kGoal Boost never met its crowdfunding goal, the kGoal went on to become a well-known product in the sexual health and wellness space.
kGoal never attempted to raise funds for the Boost project again, but the company’s website accepted “reservations” for the product.
“The reservations for Boost kept trickling in,” Brian Krieger, a developer of the kGoal Boost, told FutureofSex.net. “That was an incredibly strong signal that a lot of people were interested in this idea, and that there wasn't anything out there that was meeting that need.”
“Eventually, our business with kGoal reached a point where we were able to get Boost over the hump with manufacturing and the other things needed to bring it to market,” said Krieger.
Games and workouts designed to make kegels fun
The kGoal boost is designed to be used with an app that includes games and guided workouts. The device synchronizes with iOS and Android devices to monitor the user’s kegels.
According to the company’s website, “Each workout is designed so that it forces you to work on multiple different aspects of your pelvic floor muscle function, such as strength, endurance, muscle motor control, muscle relaxation, and quick-twitch muscle response.”
Image source: kGoal