Kegel exercises have long since been a tried and true method for women to get back into “shape” after giving birth. In fact, the trauma of childbirth can cause incontinence and a decrease in sensitivity during vaginal intercourse. However, the kegel exercise can tighten pelvic muscles and even make sex more pleasurable. Who wouldn’t want to do them? In fact, men also have the ability to contract their kegels and the benefits are just as intriguing (say goodbye to erectile dysfunction!) It turns out, kegels for men are just as great as kegels for women.
How-to: Kegels for Men
The first step in doing kegel exercises is for you to locate the muscles that are in your pelvic floor. If you’re still confused — they are at the base of the penis. They make up a pretty elaborate network, so just trust us, they are there. Kegels are responsible for stopping the flow of urine after using the bathroom. They hold together the bowels and bladder.
If you are still unfamiliar with them and haven’t gotten as intimate with your kegels as you should have, sit in a room where you can concentrate and think about contracting as though you are stopping yourself from urinating. You can also visualize bringing your scrotum upwards. If you stand in front of a mirror, you should see your penis lift up as you contract. Remember to breathe regularly and stay relaxed. Do not contract your abdomen. The muscles that come together are your kegels.
Now practice contracting them until you are aware of them. It shouldn’t hurt or feel strange. In fact, some women have reported that contracted kegel exercises have brought them to climax. As a man, you may not climax, but if you exercise these muscles, you may be find sex more enjoyable. In addition, your kegels aid in sitting and squatting. Keeping any muscle in shape will help you move around and feel better overall.
Try contracting for three seconds and then resting for three seconds. Do this five to ten times a couple times a day. You’ll find that the more you do this, the stronger your contraction will get. As you age, all muscles lose their strength.. So even if you feel that this isn’t something you need to be doing now, one day you’ll be happy you did!
Benefits of Kegels for Men
Kegel exercises will help you as you age with:
Lack of sexual desire
Loose bowels/fecal incontinence
Leaking after urination
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