If you’re just like me, a die hard Sex and The City fan, the first time you probably heard about Kegels was in the episode were Samantha was reading an article in a magazine about vagina weights. I had no idea what she was talking about, but I was curious enough to do some research.
Kegels are basically workouts for your vagina, and just like any exercise out there, it has its benefits; It helps to strengthen your pelvic floor and also increases your sexual wellness and libido. Kegels affect the muscles that support your uterus, bladder, small intestine and rectum. The best part? it can also improve your orgasms.
For the sole purpose of this article (and for my pleasure of course) I tried doing Kegels while my boyfriend was inside me, and although it was extremely hard to concentrate on squeezing my muscles while being penetrated, when I got the hang of it, I just couldn’t stop. My boyfriend also seemed to be having a good time, and it ended with an intense orgasm. So, will I say doing Kegels while having sex resulted in a better sexual experience for me? It seemed to increase my pleasure, but I will definitely try it again.
How Do I Do Kegel Exercises?
Step 1: The first thing you want to do is, try to pee. Immediately you feel urine starting to flow, squeeze your muscles and hold it in. The muscle you use to stop yourself from peeing is the muscle that gets exercised when you do Kegel exercises. You will definitely feel your muscles lift. Afterwards, relax your muscles and then do it again. Please, don’t actually try Kegels when you want to pee because it can cause other problems, like UTI’s. The idea is to tighten your muscles like you’re trying to stop yourself from peeing, not to actually do it.
I know you’re probably attempting to do it while reading this, you go girl.
KEGEL CHECK! Pt2
Step 2: You definitely want to start slowly. Try squeezing your pelvic floor muscles for about 3 seconds and then release for 3 seconds. You can try doing this a few times in a row to make one set. Squeeze your pelvic floor muscles for 10 seconds and then release for 10 seconds, that’s one rep. You can make them a part of your regular ‘down there’ exercise routine, especially if you have weak pelvic floor muscles. Kegels aren’t harmful and can literally be done anywhere. In the shower, at home, during a meeting, and as I have already established, during sex.
So, Anyone Can Do Kegels?
Anyone can do Kegel exercises to boost their sexual and reproductive health. Most especially people who suffer from urinary incontinence. However, according to Web MD, If your pelvic muscles are always tight, you don’t really need to be doing Kegels as they could cause more harm than good.
How Exactly Do Kegel Exercises Produce Better Orgasms?
According to Sex Therapist, Dr Ruth Westheimer, “the benefit of doing Kegels occurs in the pelvic floor muscle, the one you used when you stopped the flow of urine, and over time it will become stronger. By squeezing that muscle during intercourse, your male partner should feel some added sensation and that might make sex better for him.”
I don’t strongly believe that Kegel exercises will make you achieve orgasm faster or better, but I do believe it’s worth trying, because you just never know. I mean, I had a good experience the first time, so why not try it yourself and see what happens?
Do you do Kegel exercises already, or will you be trying them? Let us know in the comments!