Just train, that love muscle!
The pelvic floor muscle is often referred to as the "love muscle," but is the nickname actually true? And what exactly do the pelvic floor muscles have to do with orgasm intensity? Let's find out.
Abs and glutes get a lot of attention in our self-optimization society, but there's a lesser-known muscle just below the pelvis that's just as exciting. According to sex experts, the pelvic floor muscle can increase sexual arousal and facilitate a more intense sexual experience. However, that's only true if the muscle is designed for it.
Why the Pelvic Floor Muscle Increases Orgasm Intensity
A well-trained love muscle leads to increased blood flow to the genitals, and this in turn increases sensitivity during sex. Orgasms can be achieved in less time, but are also said to be felt more intensely. There are even scientific studies confirming the interrelationship of the pelvic floor muscle and orgasm frequency. According to a study of 176 female participants in 2010 (Lowenstein), women with stronger pelvic floor muscles climaxed more often than women with weaker love muscles.
But it's not just getting better for women. Men can also benefit from a partner with strong pelvic floor muscles during lovemaking. A trained muscle can tighten the vagina and increase the intensity of the penetration. Besides, it can be just as helpful for men to train their own pelvic floor muscles, as more strength can give them more control over their climax.
Of course, the primary role of the pelvic floor muscles is not to increase our appetite, but the optimal positioning of the internal organs, such as the bowl, uterus and bladder. Many also mistakenly assume that pelvic floor training is only for older women or women who have recently given birth. Granted, weak pelvic floor muscles can lead to incontinence. However, training is easy to integrate into everyday life and the effects are positive. Indeed, it would be a missed opportunity not to train the love muscle!
Training the pelvic floor muscle: this is how you do it
You can train your pelvic floor muscles with or without the use of accessories. For example, yoga is an excellent way to strengthen the pelvic floor area. Similarly, Pilates can produce positive results. But training the love muscle is easy, even when you're standing at the grocery store checkout or brushing your teeth.
First of all, you need to locate the muscle. If you are sitting on the toilet and trying to interrupt your urine flow, you are using your pelvic floor muscle.
Now, hold on tight, count to three (slowly) and then release. Repeat 10 times. Increase the number with each repetition of the exercise. Alternatively, you can try to contract the muscles for as long as possible, maybe 1 minute. If you are sitting at work, sit up straight. Leaning on a backrest may be more comfortable, but it gradually weakens the muscles. Sitting upright is therefore not only better for your back, but also for your love muscle.
How can you train your pelvic floor muscles?
Finding out how important your pelvic floor muscles are can be an eye opening. Whether you're post-pregnant or struggling with incontinence, training these muscles to make them stronger can provide untold health benefits. So aside from the basic workouts, how can you take pelvic floor training to the next level?
Which tools train your pelvic floor?
There are a number of products with which you can train your pelvic floor muscles as a woman:
- Kegel trainers with weights – a set designed for Kegel exercises. The trainers make the vaginal wall stronger. Click here for more information about the use and the product.
- Vibrating Egg - A vibrating egg that allows you to perform Kegel exercises. The vibration provides extra relaxation.
- Dilator set - designed to help relax the pelvic floor muscles and support and maintain the depth of the vaginal canal.
Does a strong pelvic floor have other benefits?
Aside from the more intense orgasms and muscle control, having a strong pelvic floor is also helpful prior to delivery. If you are planning to give birth vaginally and the better the pelvic floor is trained, the less likely you are to suffer damage.
Can you use kegel balls and pelvic floor toys during pregnancy?
Some kegel balls are said to be good to use during the early stages of pregnancy, but each person should check with their doctor first. Only proceed with the approval of your medical professional.
After pregnancy, it is recommended not to insert a toy vaginally for at least 6 weeks after delivery. This means that women can then do pelvic floor exercises better without aids. Women can consult a pelvic floor therapist or other specialist for this.