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Bladder, Kegels and Orgasm
What do the bladder, kegel exercises and orgasm have in common? To begin with, a Kegel is a contraction of the pelvic floor muscles. You can do this purposefully by imagining that you are stopping the flow of urine. Kegel exercises are discreet; no one will know that you are doing it. They are easy to do and can be done anytime, anywhere. The pelvic floor muscles are three layers of muscles that support the pelvic organs and provide a hammock-like support to the pelvic organs at the bottom of the pelvis. In women, the pelvic organs are the bladder, bowel and uterus. These internal organs are lifted whenever the pelvic floor muscles are contracted. When the pelvic floor is relaxed, the body allows the passage of urine and feces. During pregnancy, the pelvic floor muscles support the baby. It also relaxes and assists in the birthing process. The pelvic floor muscles are also important in sexual function. The voluntary contractions or squeezing of the pelvic floor contribute to sexual arousal and orgasm.
Bladder and Pelvic Floor Muscles
The bladder allows urine to be stored. During urination, the bladder contracts and two sphincters open up thereby allowing urine to come out of the body. Strong pelvic floor muscles give us control over the bladder and bowel by providing closure around the base of the bladder for when we do not wish to urinate. When the pelvic floor muscles are weak, it cannot support the bladder which can result in leaking urine unexpectedly when coughing, sneezing, or laughing.
Kegels, Orgasm and Pelvic Floor Muscles
Kegel exercises strengthen the pelvic floor muscles to help control the urine flow and hold the pelvic organs in place. They are usually prescribed for stress incontinence (leaking urine when laughing, coughing, running, or lifting heavy objects), urge incontinence (the sudden urge to urinate, or the need to urinate frequently) and pelvic floor weakness.
When it comes to sex, kegel exercises make the vagina tight and may help improve the strength of the orgasm. The pelvic floor muscles are vital when it comes to orgasm as they are responsible for the pleasurable contractions felt in the genitals when an orgasm is happening. When the pelvic floor muscles are healthy, orgasms are stronger and can last longer. Women who have difficulty achieving orgasm may be able to trace the root of their problem to weak pelvic floor muscles. Exercising the pelvic floor muscles results in increased blood flow to the pelvic region. Improved blood circulation increases sexual arousal, improves lubrication and improves a woman’s ability to orgasm.
What damages the Pelvic Floor Muscles?
There are many factors that compromise pelvic floor muscle health. Some of these are things we do to our body while some are beyond are control. These are:
- Pregnancy and childbirth
- Straining on the toilet when voiding
- Forceful and chronic coughing
- Heavy lifting
- Excessive high impact exercises
Sexual satisfaction is important to a woman’s confidence and her relationship. Relationship issues sometimes happen when the partners are not in sync sexually. Some women do not feel comfortable during penetration and some do not enjoy the act due to the absence of orgasm. One of these problems could be pelvic floor muscle dysfunction. Age, habits and life experiences change us sometimes without us being aware of it. This problem is not the end of the world. There is no reason to just grin and bear it because there are solutions available to us. There are exercises that can be done and products that can help. Our Premium Kegel Exercise System can help you improve your pelvic floor muscle health. Talk to one of our discrete representatives because you should not deny yourself of sexual pleasure that you truly deserve.