You may have heard of the Kegel exercises that women usually do to tighten the birth canal to prepare for childbirth. These exercises strengthen all the muscles in the pelvic area and work for men as well to improve their sexual functions. So what is so special about the Kegel exercise for men?
What are Kegels?
Kegels are a set of exercises, named Kegel exercises after Dr. Arnold Kegel, which consists of contracting and relaxing the pubococcygeus muscles (PC) of the pelvic floor. The objective of these exercises is to strengthen the PC muscle and other muscles of the pelvic diaphragm.
Kegel exercises are commonly used by women to prepare the pelvic floor for physiological stresses of the later stages of pregnancy and natural childbirth. They are also used to treat urinary incontinence and improve sexual function in both men and women. So what are the benefits of Kegel exercises for men?
Benefit of Kegel exercises for men
The PC muscles are so important to your sexual function and therefore keeping them in good shape is highly beneficial to your sex life. Kegels have many benefits that are the results of strengthening the pelvic floor muscles.
Research studies have demonstrated that the pelvic floor exercises can help men get harder erections and gain more control over their ejaculation. It was also shown that the Kegel exercise could help men with erectile dysfunctions.
Strengthening the PC muscles may also allow men with the problem premature ejaculation, and help them achieve multiple orgasms during sex.
How to locate your PC muscles?
It's important to ensure that you are exercising the correct muscle when doing Kegel exercises. The best method to find your PC muscles is to insert your finger into your anus and try to squeeze down; when you contract the PC muscles, your anus will tighten around your finger.
Another way to locate your PC muscles is to stop the flow of urine while you're urinating. The muscles you are using in this case are part of the pubococcygeus muscle group.
When and where can you do the Kegels?
The great thing about Kegel exercises is that you can do them anywhere and anytime and nobody will even notice you are doing them. For example, you can do Kegels in your car, at work, and while you are watching television. It doesn’t matter where, or when, you do them as long as you do them correctly and every day.
However, it is not recommended to do the Kegel exercise while urinating as this may cause a urinary tract infection. It is also recommended not do too many Kegels and allow regular resting time between each Kegel session to allow the PC muscles to heal between sessions.
Keep in mind that it might take a few weeks of doing the Kegel exercise to build up some strength. Keep at it, and you will definitely see the results you want to achieve.
Kegels are a great set of exercises that can help you get firmer and stronger erections, gain greater control over your ejaculation and allow you to achieve multiple orgasms and even help with erectile dysfunctions. So if you want an easy penile exercise to improve your sexual life than try the Kegel exercise for men.