Getting in shape is one of the top new year’s resolutions. But if you want to get some of your most important muscles in shape, there’s no need to go to a pricey gym or engage a personal trainer. Exercising your sexual muscles is easy, fun, and will give you life long benefits.
Ladies, we’ve all heard of kegels but do you know why this muscle is so important? Kegel exercises help strengthen the muscles that support the uterus, the bladder and bowels. Doing kegel exercises can help you prevent or manage problems such as incontinence which is the inability to control the leakage of pee or poop. So unless you don’t want to end up in an adult diaper some day, kegel exercises are highly recommended! And the best benefit? Kegel exercises can improve your sexual health and pleasure by improving blood circulation to your vagina and pelvic floor – this can increase sexual arousal. They also increase vaginal lubrication and make it easier for you to reach orgasm. So kegels can arouse you, get you wet, and help get you off?! Why aren’t you doing these daily?!
You can do kegels anywhere – even while typing a blog! Simply breathe in, breathe out, contract your pelvic muscles and hold for 3-5 seconds. Wait 10 seconds and do it again. Aim for 10 reps – 2/3 times a day. If you’re unsure where your pelvic muscles are, they are the muscle that allows you to stop the flow of urine.
If you want to shake up your kegel routine, try kegel balls. Anyone familiar with Fifty Shades of Grey remembers the kegel balls! The scene where Ana wears them to a fancy party at Christian’s house and was brought to orgasm by them made us sell out of kegel balls for months! And while you may not achieve the same mind blowing results, much like using weights kegel balls will help improve and strengthen your pelvic muscles.
And guys, before you think kegel exercises are just for women, think again. Male urinary incontinence is a very real problem, particularly as men age. Men can easily do kegels much like women. One of the easiest ways to locate your muscles during urination. Here’s how:
- Halfway through urination, try to stop or slow down the flow of urine.
- Don’t tense the muscles in your buttocks, legs, or abdomen, and don’t hold your breath.
- When you can slow or stop the flow of urine, you’ve successfully located these muscles
Then, just like women repeat these exercises and aim for 10 repetitions, 2 – 3 times a day.
Focus on your sexual health this year and you will reap the benefits for a lifetime!