For many years women have been using Kegel exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, which can improve bladder control but they can also be used to improve your sex life. The pelvic muscles are responsible for the contractions you feel during climax and, even though they will not make your vagina tighter, they will strengthen your vaginal muscles and allow you to have a tighter grip during sex, resulting in increased pleasure for you and your partner.
In 1948 Dr Arnold Kegel, a gynaecologist from the USA, published a paper describing the health benefits of pelvic floor exercise and techniques to improve the pelvic floor muscles. His name has now become synonymous with these exercises.
Can I find my Kegel Muscles?
Yes. The best way to understand how these exercises can improve your sex life is to find the targeted muscles yourself. One of the easiest way of doing this is to quickly stop and start your urinary flow whilst on the toilet, you will begin to feel your Kegel muscles using this technique. You can also fine them using your finger. Simple lie on your back, insert a clean finder into your vagina and try to squeeze it with your vagina. Once you feel a grip on your finger you are using your Kegel muscles.
Now you understand what you are working with you can start exercising to improve them.
How Can I Improve my Pelvic Muscles?
There are many techniques that are designed to improve you Kegel muscles and can easily be done with only 5-10 minuets of exercise a day. You can do them with or without the use of Kegel Sex Toys.
Using Ben Wa Balls (also called Geisha Balls, Venus Balls and Jiggle Balls) you can work out your pelvic floor muscles. The Romantic novel 50 Shades of Grey brought Ben Wa Balls into the spotlight but hundreds of years ago Geisha Balls were used in Japan to increase sexual pleasure. Sex Toys 123 sell a large variety of Ben Wa Balls designed to bring you pleasure and make Kegel Exercises easy and enjoyable.
The first stage is to safely insert them into your vagina, using lube if desired, then you will need to try and hold them using your vaginal muscles. After a short while you will get better at doing this and will be able to hold them in place while standing up. Once you have become good at holding them in standing up you can try other positions such as squatting, sitting etc.
When you first start using Jiggle Balls you might not be able to hold them in for more then 30 seconds but as your Kegel muscles improve you will be able to hold them easier and for longer. When you do reach a more advanced stage many women like to hold them in while going about their normal routine such as washing up, walking or sitting watching television.
Natural contours have come out with a different kind of exerciser the Energie Kegel Exerciser. This toy is designed to be held by the vagina and is ergonomically shaped for ultimate comfort. To use this toy lie back on your bed, bend your knees with both feed flat, relax all your muscles and insert the Energie, placing it just inside the vaginal opening (you can use either end depending on which is more comfortable for you (inserting the larger end is better for beginners as the smaller weight will hang out provide less resistance). Once inserted as you breath out, you need to try and pull the Energie up, as if you are trying to pull it in, for 10 reps at a time.
How Often Should I Work Out my Kegel Muscles?
Like exercising any muscle to begin with you will need to build up your pelvic floor muscles. You should exercise for up to 10 minuets every day for 2 weeks. After that you can used the exercises for 5 minutes every other day to maintain your Kegel muscles.
I hope that this guide can convince you of the benefits of Kegel Exercises and help you improve you pelvic floor work out. If you are looking for a starter set or Ben Wa Balls we suggest DUOBALLS (£5.40) or the King Sized Balls (£19.55) which come with retrieval string attached. The NATURAL CONTOURS ENERGIE KEGEL EXERCISER is available for £40.50 and Free Delivery.