Pelvic Floor Weights
When your muscles are tight and your body is fit, you tend to perform better sexually; having more stamina with increased blood flow and flexibility. This applies to both men and women!
We’ve all heard that women should do pelvic floor exercises (also referred to as kegel exercises) to strengthen their pelvic muscles, right? Men can do kegel exercises too. Kegel exercises improve sexual performance, promote increased blood flow, urinary health and prostate health. Here are some exercises you can do at home on your own.
To begin, “feel” where your pelvic muscle is located. If you’ve ever stopped your flow of urine before, you’ve used your pelvic muscle. This diagram shows were the pelvic floor muscle is located. You can see how it cradles the bladder and more.
1. Start by squeezing the muscle for 5 seconds at a time and relaxing it for 5 seconds. Do 5-8 repetitions, or whatever you can handle, 3-10 times a day.
As you master the first step, hold the contractions for longer periods of time.
It’s sometimes easier and certainly not uncommon to do these kegel exercises with the help of some vaginal or penis weights. Weights would provide resistance against muscle contractions. Some kegel aids such as “The Private Gym”, the first FDA registered kegel exercise program for men, is an excellent resource. It includes resistance weights, instructional and guided DVD, and storage case. The Lovelife Krush Kegel Exerciser measures the pressure, control, endurance and grip with it’s sensor. Combined with the personalized app, that provides voice-guided training and feedback, it’s like having a motivational workout partner. The Sibari Cherry Kegel Balls are a system of five graduated weights to help strengthen the pelvic floor.
These suggestions are preventative measures. However, if you are currently experiencing incontinence or erectile dysfunction (ED), it’s not too late to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles reducing your symptoms. It’s a muscle like any other; it can grow stronger over time!