The Kegel-Sex Connection

November 2, 2021 in Health and Wellbeing

Let’s talk about sex, baby! Actually, let’s talk about lack of sex. The sad fact is that up to 68% of women dealing with urinary incontinence avoid sexual intercourse.

Sacrificing a healthy sex life? So not okay. That’s where Kegels come in. Not only can they help with pee problems, they can help boost sexual pleasure. Yes, please!

Keep reading to learn more.

How Kegels Improve Your Sex Life

Before we dive into Kegels, you need to know a little more about Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). If you leak when you cough, laugh, sneeze or workout, you likely have Stress Urinary Incontinence. SUI occurs when simple movements put pressure on your bladder, and your pelvic floor is too weak or slow to respond.

Pregnancy and childbirth, menopause and repeated exercise can lead to the weakening of the pelvic floor muscles (aka, the muscles that support the bladder!). Pelvic floor exercises (also known as Kegels) can help. They strengthen your pelvic floor, so your bladder is more supported and leakage stops.

If you’re not leaking (or worried about leaking) in the middle of sex, your intimate life is automatically improved.

But there’s more. A study in The Journal of Sexual Medicine looked at `145 postmenopausal women and found that doing Kegel exercises regularly boosted arousal, chance of orgasm, and overall sexual satisfaction. Why is this? Well, sexual arousal and orgasm involves contracting muscles. If your pelvic floor muscles are weakened, you won’t feel the same types of pleasurable sensations as those muscles contract. By strengthening your pelvic floor muscles, you’ll be able to feel pleasure from sex more intensely.

How to Do Kegels

No leaking and better sex? We’re guessing you’re pretty much sold on the benefits of Kegels. So, now you just need to know how to do them.

One way is to do them manually by gently tightening the muscles like you’re sitting on a blueberry and lifting it, until you feel your muscles rise. Hold for 10 seconds and then relax and release. A word of warning: Nearly 50% of women do these incorrectly, which can make things worse.

Then, there’s INNOVO

It’s an all-in-one treatment to conveniently strengthen your pelvic floor from home and eliminate bladder leaks. In just 30 minutes you’ll get 180 perfect Kegels delivered right to your pelvic floor muscles. Use INNOVO for 30 minutes a day, five days a week for 12 weeks as a proven way to treat bladder weakness. 87% of women are dry in 12 weeks or less and 80% see significant improvement in just 4 weeks.

Use a solution proven by science

FDA-cleared, non-invasive pelvic floor exerciser that strengthens your pelvic floor to treat the root cause of incontinence. Results in as little as 4 weeks.

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