Kegel (KAY-gul or KEY-gul) exercises strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, which support the uterus, bladder and bowel. If you do Kegel exercises regularly and keep your pelvic floor muscles toned, you may reduce your risk of incontinence and similar problems as you get older. Kegel exercises can also help you control urinary incontinence.
I’ve been hearing about this since my first pregnancy and it’s one of those topics, as you get into your 30’s and on, that women nod and smile and laugh about. Do we do them?? Well, I know that often forget. Without getting too clinical, strengthening your kegels will help you to not ‘pee when you sneeze’- which is unfortunately something that happens to lots of women, after having kids, or just as we get older. The exercises are relatively easy to do, tighten, hold release, repeat.
Kegel exercisers, are like ‘resistance’ training. Gripping down against something. This exerciser from VibeReview is made with this in mind. I read the instructions and thought…what the??
The Energie from Natural Contours is pretty, non threatening and effective. Basically, you lay on your back and insert the end, using your hands only to support the weight of this ‘barbell’. With each tighten, pull the barbell in, resting between each time. Repeat until it’s fully inserted. Repeat. I imagine after time, you no longer need to use your hands for support. The metal barbell weighs about a pound, can be washed and sterilized.
Lets not forget that besides the medical benefits of these exercises, there’s the sexual benefits. In a nutshell, more control, tighter pussy. Like any muscle, toning it will improve it’s ‘appearance’ at rest as well as in use right?? The article above claims that you will start to notice results in 8-12 weeks- so after 8-12 weeks of kegels, your partner will also reap the rewards of your hard work.
My thought is, once you can hold this sucker in, while standing… you deserve a theme song.