Why Should You Do Kegels?
Pilates, yoga, kickboxing or running- there are many different ways to work out and strengthen your body. But what about strengthening your vagina?
Kegels are exercises for your pelvic floor muscles, which support the uterus, bladder and rectum/bowels. These are important muscles for sex and for control over bodily fluid functions like frequency of urine. These muscles also support your organs during childbirth and many women find that their pelvic floor muscles are weaker after giving birth. Age, constipation and being overweight can also affect your pelvic floor, and when these muscles are looser it can result in bladder leakage, incontinence and passing gas at some embarrassing times. Kegel exercises are an easy way to improve these muscles, but also maintain them (and also have better sex with more orgasms), and anyone can do them!
To do a kegel, simply contract and release your pelvic floor muscles. To get the feel of it, first sit on the toilet and try to urinate. Once it starts to flow, squeeze to hold the urine in, the muscles you contract in to stop the flow are your pelvic floor muscles. Contracting and relaxing these muscles is a kegel exercise! Try to hold each action (contracting and releasing) for 3 seconds each.
You can do this anywhere, no gym required. And the thing we said about better orgasms.. you can do kegels during sex (specifically penetrative P in V sex), for a new sensation you and your partner are both sure to enjoy. For more ways to up your pleasure, check out our post on female orgasm tips!
As you can see, there are lots of benefits of kegel exercises! Keeping your vaginal walls healthy takes less than 5 minutes every day. Work your way up to holding each action for 10 seconds and repeat for up to ten minutes to keep your honeypot in its best shape. We hope you enjoyed these kegel tips… have fun!