Guest post by Elvie.
Although the pelvic floor may not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think about sex, kegel exercises could actually be the secret weapon you’ve been neglecting. Whether you are looking for stronger orgasms or more confidence in the bedroom, a strong pelvic floor can work wonders. But hang on a second, what is it?
Pelvic Floor 101
The pelvic floor is a layer of muscles that sits like a hammock between your pubic bone and your coccyx, supporting your core and keeping all of your pelvic organs where you want them.
A strong pelvic floor through kegel exercises is important for core strength, bladder control and postnatal recovery, but the less discussed, and arguably most exciting, function is the role it plays on a satisfying sex life.
Strong Pelvic Floor = Better Sex
So, how can working out your pelvic floor contribute to better sex? Let’s break it down.
Kegels are targeted exercises for your pelvic floor that help build muscle strength and tone. Your pelvic floor muscles are the very same muscles that contract when you orgasm – hello stronger orgasms!
By doing kegel exercises you will also improve your coordination and control, meaning that you can vary the tension during sex for you and your partner’s pleasure.
Exercising the pelvic floor boosts blood flow to the vagina, which improves lubrication and heightens sensitivity. And, as if that’s not enough, research has also found that women who regularly exercise their pelvic floors experience greater arousal, sexual desire and overall satisfaction!
Now that we’ve convinced you that a strong pelvic floor can lead to better sex you’re probably wondering exactly how you can work it out to get the desired result.
How To Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor
First, you need to identify the right muscles. You can do this by stopping your pee mid-flow next time you visit the bathroom. Once you’ve done this successfully you can do Kegels by repeatedly contracting and relaxing your pelvic floor in a series of 10 second holds.
Just like any muscle, you need to train your pelvic floor muscles regularly to see the benefits. But standard Kegel exercises can be boring and many women lose motivation because it’s hard to exercise muscles you can’t see.
Designed to cut out all of the guesswork, Elvie Trainer is an easy, fun and effective way to strengthen and tone your pelvic floor anytime, anywhere. The small pebble-shaped pod is inserted like a tampon and connects to an app that guides you through fun, five-minute Kegel exercise workouts while visualising and correcting your technique in response to your muscle movements.
Elvie Trainer provides real-time feedback and viewable workout history to keep you motivated. It can even detect and alert you if, like 30% of women, you are pushing down instead of lifting up, which can damage your pelvic floor.
Exercise your pelvic floor for five minutes just three times a week to help strengthen your orgasms and your core, keep leaks to a minimum and help ensure a healthy pelvic floor for life.
An Intimate Education in Kegel Training
Using a Kegel exercise tool such as Elvie Trainer is also a great way to get to know your body more intimately. Many women have reported how much more confident they feel in the bedroom now that they have a better understanding of their own bodies.
Mind blowing-orgasms are likely on most women’s wish lists but body awareness is perhaps the most valuable thing you can take from Kegel exercises.
This guest post was written by Elvie. Elvie’s mission is to create extraordinary products that improve women’s lives. They combine research and innovation to transform the way people think and feel about themselves.