Do Kegel Exercises Lead to Better Sex? Yes!

When it comes to Kegels, when you know… you know. And if you don’t know about them yet? Your life is about to change. Kegel exercises have loads of sexual benefits. You can do them in under a minute, and you don’t even have to stand up.

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What are Kegel exercises?

Put simply, Kegels are exercises for your pelvic floor muscles. They’re also known as vagina exercises.

Your pelvic floor, or pubococcygeus muscles, sit at the bottom of your pelvis and support your bladder, uterus, and bowels. They’re the muscles that contract and tighten when you have an orgasm, which is why kegel exercises have loads of sexual benefits.

How do I find my pelvic floor muscles?

If you’ve never thought about these muscles before, you might have no idea where they are.

The next time you go to the toilet, stop the urine mid-flow, hold, then release. This squeezing sensation is you working your pelvic floor muscle. This is the contraction you do and the muscles that are activated when doing Kegels.

How to do Kegels: Breathe, Squeeze, Repeat

Once you’ve located the muscle and are familiar with the feeling, you can start your Kegel journey! To properly strengthen and tone your vagina muscles and get the most sexual benefits, you should do Kegels every day.

  1. Sit down, relax, and focus on the muscles you’re about to work.
  2. Take a deep breath in. As you breathe out, squeeze your pelvic floor muscles.
  3. Breathe in while continuing to hold the contraction for 5 seconds.
  4. Breathe out as you fully release and relax the muscles.
  5. Try to do 10 sets of these 3 times a day. Once they get stronger, increase the amount of time you hold them for. 10 seconds is ideal.
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Make sure you focus on the sensation of having the muscles fully tightened and fully relaxed. The more aware you are of how these feel, the more you’ll be able to be at relaxing and tightening in other situations - like doing Kegels during sex. Get ready for the sexual benefits of kegel exercises!

Remember that Kegels are not the same as squeezing your thighs or your butt. In fact, you shouldn’t see any movement in your body when doing them.

Kegels have short and long-term health benefits

Yes, Kegel exercises have loads of sexual benefits, but they have other health benefits, too. Doing them regularly helps with incontinence problems, bowel and gas control, and supports your pelvic organs, making the whole area stronger.

Kegels during sex is great. But Kegels, like other exercises that benefit sex, will help you in your old age, too.

Kegel exercises will benefit you sexually - in a big way

It’s true - doing regular Kegels improves your sex life, sexual health, and sexual performance. How?

Enhanced arousal and lubrication

You don’t need to do Kegels during sex to feel their benefits.

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A sign of a weak pelvic floor is a lack of sensitivity around the vaginal opening. Vagina exercises like Kegels promote blood flow to the area. This makes the area extra sensitive, so sexual activity feels better, but it also increases arousal and natural vaginal lubrication.

Increased chance of vaginal orgasm

And stronger vaginal orgasms. Why? Because the stronger and more toned these muscles are, the easier it is for your body to use them on the brink of and during orgasm.

Tightened vagina wall

Some women use Kegels to tighten the vagina wall after childbirth or just to tighten it in general. This is beneficial for making the area stronger, and increasing sensation.

More control of opening and relaxing the vagina

As well as tightening the vagina, these vagina exercises increase your ability to fully relax and open the vagina. This can help with painful penetration, childbirth, as well as any kind of uncomfortable pelvic exam.

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Kegels during sex? Absolutely

Once you’ve done regular Kegels for a while, you’ll have more control over how fast you can contract your pelvic floor muscles and for how long.

If you’re having sex with a partner with a penis, doing Kegels (squeezing and releasing) during P in V penetration is an amazing sensation for your partner’s penis. Some men can orgasm from their partner just squeezing and releasing!

Doing Kegels during sex also increases sensation for you as it allows different parts of the vaginal canal to be pleasured. Knowing how to do Kegels during sex is an amazing thing to have in your sex toolkit.

Increased confidence

Good sex is about feeling good about yourself. Doing regular Kegels will make you feel mentally and physically confident. Are you nervous about being on top? Don’t be. Hop on and show off your new skills.

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So, whether you’re at home, at work, or on the bus, you can be benefitting your sex life with Kegels. Just remember: Squeeze, breathe, repeat. It’ll be our sexy secret.