You’ve no doubt heard that doing your Kegels is your ticket to a more intense orgasm, but who actually does Kegels on a consistent basis? And if you are doing them, how do you know if you’re doing them right?
Kegel exercises are so crucial for women to have good pelvic floor health, but most women don’t do them (or don’t do them correctly). Keeping those pelvic floor muscles strong can decrease the chances of urinary incontinence, and just as importantly, it can heighten sensations during sex.
The fix? Try to start thinking about your vagina as another important muscle that needs your attention on a daily basis. These simple, unobtrusive exercises will strengthen and tone your vaginal muscles, which boosts your arousal both before and during sex.
How To Perform Kegel Exercises
To get started:
- Find the right muscles. To identify your pelvic floor muscles, stop urination in midstream. If you succeed, you’ve got the right muscles. Once you’ve identified your pelvic floor muscles, you can do the exercises in any position, although you might find it easiest to do them lying down at first.
- Perfect your technique. Tighten your pelvic floor muscles, hold the contraction for five seconds, and then relax for five seconds. Try it four or five times in a row. Work up to keeping the muscles contracted for 10 seconds at a time, relaxing for 10 seconds between contractions.
- Maintain your focus. For best results, focus on tightening only your pelvic floor muscles. Be careful not to flex the muscles in your abdomen, thighs or buttocks. Avoid holding your breath. Instead, breathe freely during the exercises.
- Repeat three times a day. Aim for at least three sets of 10 repetitions a day.
Note: Don’t make a habit of using Kegel exercises to start and stop your urine stream, because performing Kegel exercises while emptying your bladder can actually lead to incomplete emptying of the bladder, which increases the risk of a urinary tract infection.
Are There Adult Toys That Can Help?
Yes! Ben Wa balls – also known as Kegel balls – help you train your Kegel muscles while pleasuring yourself at the same time.
Originally introduced in Asia hundreds of years ago, Ben Wa balls have been used and loved by women all over the world. Though they have evolved over time, the basic concept has remained the same.
Simply insert the balls inside your vagina and hold them there, tightening and toning your Kegel muscles. Ben Wa balls not only enhance a woman’s sensual pleasure – you can use them during everyday activities or with a partner for an added level of pleasure during sex.
Many who practice Kegels are able to climax in positions where they couldn’t before, and some report being able to achieve multiple orgasms.
Regularly exercising your vagina will also help you experience more intense contractions during orgasm due to more blood being sent to your pelvic region.
Your partner will benefit, too: Kegels will help you get a better grip during intercourse so you can really hold tight onto your partner’s penis.
When Is the Best Time To Do Your Kegels?
Make Kegel exercises part of your daily routine. You can do Kegel exercises discreetly just about anytime, whether you’re sitting at your desk or relaxing on the couch.
Remember: Stronger Kegels = stronger orgasms!
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