Kegels are a type of pelvic floor exercise that strengthen the muscles that help prevent urinary incontinence (peeing when you don’t want to) in both sexes. The pelvic floor is like a sling that holds the pelvic organs in place. As we age it starts to sag and can cause problems with the bladder, uterus, and bowels. Childbirth and obesity can also cause a weak pelvic floor.
The main complaints from people who experience symptoms related to this issue are urinary incontinence, pelvic pressure, and some difficulty reaching orgasm. Kegels can help strengthen the pelvic muscles and may prevent these issues from occurring – or at least help them from getting worse. Some people swear by them and state that they improve the intensity of their orgasms.
Your next question is probably, “How do I perform these miracle exercises?” Well I am glad you asked! You first want to become familiar with the feeling of contracting and releasing the pelvic muscles by stopping and starting the flow of your urine or inserting a finger inside your vagina and squeezing the vaginal muscles around it. For specific instructions for males, please visit this site. Once you locate these muscles you can perform these exercises anytime and anywhere.
You can do them while your are at your computer reading the latest Feronia post, watching TV, brushing your teeth, or any time you have a few extra minutes. You could even make waiting at red lights more productive by doing them while you wait! No one knows what you are doing, unless you tell them.
To receive the benefits of the exercise, you will want to do it at least a few times a day. Start off by squeezing the muscles for at least 3 seconds and work up to 10 seconds at a time. You will want to perform 3-4 sets of 10-15 repetitions per day. Just like the exercise routine you perform during your day or week, the more you do, the better the results. Happy Kegeling, beautiful people!