• Donnington Grove

Yes, that’s right! Men have pelvic floors too.

It’s common knowledge amongst women that if we don’t exercise our pelvic floor muscles they will become weak and can lead to embarrassing leaks as we mature. Standard ante-natal advice tells us to exercise these muscles before and after childbirth to tone our Pubococcygeus (PC) muscle to keep ourselves honeymoon fresh. However, men are rarely given this advice.

Men have the same Pubococcygeus muscle which runs from the tailbone to where the penis attaches to the pubic bone. Because it connects the front, the back and all the important bits inside, it stands to reason that strengthening it will increase control and sensation in the entire genital area.

In 1952, Arnold Kegal devised some simple exercises, which are now named after him, as a method for increasing genital strength to help with incontinence. What Dr Kegal didn’t anticipate was the number of patients who would then report that their vaginal muscles had become stronger resulting in increased sensation during intercourse and better orgasms.

If you don’t use it you lose it, and strength in any muscle that doesn’t get used is no different. Regular Kegal exercises not only prevent the consequences of poor muscle tone, like urinary incontinence, but help to increase vaginal and penile strength. Kegals increase sensitivity and vaginal lubrication, they can intensify orgasms, strengthen erections and assist in delaying ejaculation.

So, guys (and girls) look after your sexual health and get squeezing!

Carol Graham
Psychosexual & Relationship Therapist MBACP
Tel: 07711 875 819