kegel is the name of a pelvic floor exercise, named after
Dr. Kegel who discovered the exercise in 1948. I call them the
invisible exercise, since you can do them when no
one else can tell. Kegels are a series of exercises which
can help tighten up the pubococcygeal muscles (PC muscles).
These originate from your pubic bone, go under your genitals
and attach to your tailbone. Both men and women have them.
pelvic surgery, pregnancy, or even as we age, these muscles
lose their tone. This can result in a loss of bladder control,
also called incontinence, a loose vagina, (especially after
having a child), an inability to control ejaculation in
guys, and a reduction of sexual pleasure for both men and
are several ways to do kegel exercises. One method requires
you to have a full bladder, sit on the toilet and start
to urinate, then suddenly clamp down and stop the flow.
Start and stop several times in a row. If you cant
cut off the flow of urine, but dribble on, you need to start
kegel exercises for sure. From now on, every time you urinate
start and stop all the way. This is often called the
faucet and is a good indicator of your progress.
can also do kegels right at your desk, even right now. Tighten
your PC muscles and hold for a count of eight, then slowly
release and repeat eight times. Yes, you can do these sitting
at the computer or at your desk at work or school. (But
dont let that distract you from your teacher or boss). If you cant make it to eight or ten in
the beginning, use a lower number and do those until you
build up to ten.
good time to do kegels, is when you are the passenger in
a car. Every time you stop at a red light, do some, who
will know but you.
only does this improve bladder control, but doing kegels
regularly will improve your sex life. After doing kegel
exercises, a woman will be able to clamp down and grip her
partners penis increasing both their sexual pleasures.
You men should notice an improvement in the 'intensity'
of your erections and ejaculations. These exercises are
also recommended for guys who experience premature
ejaculation. While the penis is not a muscle, the increased
muscle tone will improve blood supply resulting in firmer
erections and also help a man to delay ejaculation. Kegels
can also help prevent leaking urine when you sneeze or cough!
any other muscle group, you either use it or lose
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