Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Why Everyone Should Do Kegel Exercises
Displayed with permission from Sultry Dish
Kegel exercises, or Kegels, were originally prescribed to mitigate certain medical maladies. However, a beneficial side-effect would propel the status of Kegel exercises to the de facto treatment of choice for healthy individuals seeking increased genital sensation and sexual satisfaction.
Kegel Exercises – A Brief History
Dr. Arnold Kegel, a well regarded gynecologist and inventor of the perineometer, discovered that women's pelvic floor muscles were significantly weakened by childbirth. He noted that the weakened muscles were responsible for urinary and fecal incontinence (peeing or pooping when you don't want to) experienced by new mothers. He also discovered that women with weak pelvic floor muscles were at greater risk to suffer uterine prolapse. A uterine prolapse is when your uterus literally falls out of your vagina.
To counteract these medical issues, he developed an exercise to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles; the Kegel Exercise.
To Kegel's surprise, and to his patients' utter delight I imagine, the treatment not only aided with incontinence, but also contributed to easier, more frequent, and more intense orgasms.
What are Kegel Exercises?
Kegel exercises consist of repeatedly contracting and relaxing the pelvic floor muscles. The repeated contraction of these muscles will make them stronger, just like muscle building. Also, like muscle building, it's recommended that you continue doing the exercise indefinitely to realize its maximum benefits.
More good news; Kegel exercises offer similar benefits to men. Often prescribed for bladder control, Kegels can help improve erections, contribute to more intense orgasms, and aid in reducing the incidence of premature ejaculations.
This is Great! Now, How do I do Kegels?
First you need to find your pelvic floor muscles. They're easiest to find during urination. Halfway through urination, stop or slow down your urine flow. The muscles responsible for stopping your urine are your pelvic floor muscles.
Once you identify your pelvic floor muscles, contract the muscles for 5 seconds, then release for 5 seconds and repeat ten times. You will want to repeat this regimen three times per day.
After a few weeks, increase the count to 10 seconds, three times per day.
Don't tense your legs, rear or stomach when performing the exercise, and don't hold your breath.
If you continue the daily routine, you should feel the benefits within a few weeks. Orgasms are great, and for anyone looking for more intense orgasms, or more orgasms in general, Kegal exercises should be a required routine in any health based regimen.