Pelvic Floor Exercises That Will Improve Your Sex Life
Veronica Torras, Founder of Bwom and Women's Health Specialist | My Body
Do you know what the pelvic floor is? We are generally unaware of what it is exactly, what its function is and the vital role it plays in our sex lives. Luckily, it is easy to keep it in shape by just regularly exercising for a few minutes. If you have ever experienced discomfort during sex and want to eliminate or simply want to enhance your sexual experience and increase pleasure, read on!
What is the pelvic floor?
The pelvic floor is a web of muscles and tissues found in the lower part of the pelvis that supports the pelvic organs (uterus, bladder and intestines). It is responsible to keep continence and presents resistance to sudden increases of abdominal pressure during activities such as coughing, lifting heavy objects or laughing -Yes, this is the reason why you feel like you are going to pee your panties when laughing hard!-. Additionally, science has proved that pelvic floor exercises (Kegels mainly) have another sweet consequence: they improve sensations during sex.
Pelvic Floor Exercises for Better Sex
Having a toned pelvic floor will increase the intensity of our sensations during sexual intercourse, and even help experience more intense orgasms.
Many women experience discomfort during sexual intercourse at some point in their lives and this can put a strain in a relationship. Pelvic floor workouts are an effective solution if you experience some pain during sex. The pelvic floor can be damaged due to many causes, such as pregnancy, childbirth the practice of impact sports such as running, or chronic constipation. These factors weaken the pelvic floor and, as a result sex can become less pleasurable, even painful. Training you intimate muscles will help you strengthen and tone your vagina and inner muscles to ease penetration, increase blood circulation and prepare the area for intercourse.
There are also psychological and emotional benefits that come as a result of improved satisfaction during sex, such as an increase in self-esteem from feeling in control of your own body and sexuality. Sex is also mindfulness.
And how to train your pelvic floor?
Kegels are the key! In a nutshell, Kegel exercises are voluntary contractions of the pelvic floor muscles, while in different positions and with different durations and relaxation patterns.
Every woman is unique, that’s why it’s important for pelvic floor training and care, to be adapted to fit a woman’s current life stage and needs. Some women experience discomfort during sex due to a lack of tone in the pelvic floor, but sometimes it is the opposite: an overly tight pelvic floor can cause pain. So the training must be different.
Bwom app offers a free test and pelvic floor evaluation and then creates personalized training and care plans that fit the life stage and symptoms of each woman. These plans include not only different sets of exercises, but also recommendations, habits and tips. With just 10 minutes a day you can vastly improve your sex life and wellbeing!
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