Before we answer this question let us first explain what the pelvic floor is. The pelvic floor muscle is located underneath the abdomen, the bladder, uterus, rectum, and spine; and is attached to the bony pelvis. You can find your pelvic floor muscles by trying to stop the flow of urine when you are using the toilet. Please do not do this regularly as it can harm the bladder.
So, what are pelvic floor exercises? Pelvic floor exercises are a way of strengthening the pelvic floor muscles naturally. You can do them with or without weights. If you are interested in finding out more information about how to do these exercises without a weight please refer to our guide here, if you want to give these exercises a go with a kegel ball or weight, then please refer to our guide here.
Both men and women can benefit form pelvic floor exercises. By strengthening your pelvic floor muscles you can help to prevent incontinence, treat prolapse, and also make sex better. Women who have a strong pelvic floor can experience increased sensitivity during sexual activity, as well as stronger orgasms. Men who carry out pelvic floor exercises can experience reduced symptoms of erectile dysfunction.
Should I do pelvic floor exercises?
In short, yes. There are many benefits to continued pelvic floor exercises which we outline in another guide here. Some women may also suffer from pelvic floor dysfunction which can lead to various problems.
How do you know if you suffer from a weak pelvic floor?
There are many signs of a weak pelvic floor, these include; accidentally leaking urine whilst exercising, laughing, coughing, or sneezing; needing to get to the toilet very quickly; the constant need to go to the toilet; finding it difficult to empty your bladder; losing control of your bladder; accidentally passing wind; a prolapse; painful sexual intercourse; or pain in your pelvic area. These problems can be caused by hormonal changes during pregnancy, childbirth, or menopause.
Thankfully these problems can be easily treated and done so naturally. Even if you do not experience any of these symptoms we strongly recommend that you still exercise your pelvic floor muscles regularly in order to keep these muscles healthy!
If you want to improve your pelvic floor muscles, but don’t know how, then take a look at our guide on how to do pelvic floor exercises here. If you are still unsure about Kegel exercises, then take a look at the benefits of pelvic floor exercises here.
Remember if you have any more questions please feel free to contact us, and one of our specialists will be more than happy to get back to you!