Yeah, you've read that right, if you've ever heard the word/term used, then you probably heard women talking about them so you just automatically tuned out right? Well maybe you shouldn't have.
What is a Kegel and Do you want one?
Kegel exercises were created in 1940 by Dr. Arnold Kegel to help women control incontinence (weakened bladder control) post childbirth. As research evolved it was found that Kegel exercises serve a number of benefits for women - but we're talking about men right?
Kegel exercises focus on the pubococcygeus (PC for short)/pelvic floor muscles, and both men and women have those muscles. So what does that have to do with you and why the hellz should you be worried about doing Kegels anyway?
MAN KEGELS actually improve your sexual libido. Putting those PCs to work can benefit you and your significant other quite a bit:
- Working those muscles regularly also improves erectile dysfunction,
- Improves performance post prostate operative procedures,
- Help improve bladder control/continence
How to do a Kegel exercise?
The technique is the same for both men and women, since you can't see or feel your PC muscles externally, you can "sense" them internally. You can sense them by stop urinating mid-stream, when you stop urinating mid-stream - you've found them, those are your PC muscles. When you contract them, your testicles will tighten - that should tell you that you've found them. Ladies, your lips will tighten/contract when you've found yours if you're reading (yeah, I just said that).
Hold the urine for 5-15 seconds then release it, do this multiple times per day (several times during a pee session) 4-5 days per week, don't strain yourself and don't overdo it. Breathe, relax, focus, and just go with the flow---ahhhhh. Isn't that better?
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Davon McCormick, Health and Wellness Expert, CH HC, AADP