NOT long ago, apps were all about poking friends and planning a safe flight path for an animated Angry Bird.
However, fast-forward a few years, and it turns out people are now using them to strengthen their vaginas.
One smartphone game called Perifit, promises to help improve bladder control, sexual pleasure and core strength – by giving your pelvic floor a workout.
The game has a downloadable app and a pink device fitted with sensors that is inserted into the vagina to play.
It asks users to pick which workout game they want to play: one helps with pregnancy, while the other helps improve incontinence and “intimate well-being”.
Players then have to contract their pelvic floor muscles to allow them to complete certain tasks and move onto higher levels in each game.
For example, in one of the levels, contracting pelvic floor muscles will cause a butterfly to move upwards.
The app then records agility, force, endurance and reflex to track improvement and set higher goals within the app.
Perifit, made by a French company, is currently still in the crowdfunding stage but has already raised over £75,000 on Indiegogo.
Speaking about Perifit, the company says: “Perifit solves a problem most women don’t like to admit they have.
“Whether it’s caused by having had a baby or just simply getting older, one in three women have pelvic floor weakness and problems with incontinence.”
The inventors also promise that the device can train and measure muscles, improve core strength, help bladder control, and “add a little extra something to your sexual enjoyment”.
The company says the app has been tested for two years, with improvements already made to size and shape.
It has received backing from gynaecologists with Dr Eric Guillo saying: “Women can use it at home whenever they want, it’s a good way of taking care of your pelvic floor.”
Author of Female Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Sandrine Galliac-Alanbari added: “In my opinion, Perifit is the future in pelvic floor rehabilitation.”
It is also being tested with therapists and is available for pre-order with a donation to the Indiegogo page.
Deliveries are expected to begin in April of this year.