Doing Kegels Can Give You a Stronger Core and Better Orgasms
Kegels exercise is the next big ‘K thing’ after the ‘K sisters’! This exercise, which works on the pelvic floor muscles is gaining popularity for all good reasons. Yo, it could help you achieve those Big-Os.
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According to a study published in the Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research, where the effects of Kegels were examined in an 8-week program for post-partum women. It was discovered that 8-week pelvic muscle exercises increase the sexual self-efficacy in women after delivery.
However, Kegels isn’t just for women who’ve delivered babies. It’s for every woman who wants to strengthen her pelvic muscles.
The simple squeezes could tone and tighten up your vajayjay muscles. Like all muscles in your bodies, your vagina’s muscles also need toning. For better sex life and for your overall vaginal wellness. Sounds exotic, no? Vaginal wellness? Well, coming to the point.
Kegels, if done properly, can make your life aah-aah-mazing! It can improve the quality of your orgasms and even strengthen your core. But, remember, you need to do it the RIGHT WAY.
Here are some tips to ensure you never make any mistakes while doing this easy-peasy-squeezy exercise:
First of all, you need to find the right muscles. While pelvic muscles aren’t hard to locate, the trick to find them is slightly weird. To locate them, you will have to go to the bathroom and pee. Yes, pee. And then hold it. The squeeze you feel. There lies your pelvic muscle. You need to squeeze this muscle while performing the exercise.
Now, that you know the muscles, you need to ace the technique. Kegels is about squeezing. To make sure you are actually squeezing, insert a finger in your vagina and practice Kegels like you usually do, if you feel your vagina tighten and move up and down around your finger, you’re squeezing it right.
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Once you know your Kegels, do this exercise twice a day, every day. Here is an easy way to practice them.
- Before you begin to do Kegels, make sure your bladder is empty.
- Once that’s sorted, choose a position. You could do it by lying down, sitting, or standing.
- Now comes the contracting and relaxing part. Contract your pelvic floor muscles for about 3 to 5 seconds. Now, relax.
- After 3 to 5 seconds, repeat the contraction again.
- Repeat the contract/relax cycle 10 times.
While the Kegels exercise is completely safe to practice, here are some precautions you should take:
Once you learn how to do them, do not practice Kegel exercises at the time you are urinating. Doing Kegels while you are urinating can weaken your pelvic floor muscles over time or cause damage to bladder and kidneys.
Also, remember to not go overboard with the exercise. Applying excessive force or practising this exercise too often may cause vaginal muscles to tighten too much. This can cause pain during sexual intercourse.
By encouraging to you practice Kegels and tone your vag, you no way mean to tell you that your vagina is ‘loose’ or not desirable. There is nothing as a ‘loose’ or ‘tight’ vagina. There is nothing as a perfect or imperfect vagina, all vaginas created equal, but not similar. Embrace what you are bestowed with. It’s one and only!