Think your sex game is strong enough? Love Potion #9 ain't got nothing on this. What if we told you that you there was a muscle group that could make you last longer in bed, have more frequent (and more intense) orgasms, and have your partner totally quaking after lovemaking? You can do it at work, in an airplane - in fact, we're doing it while we're writing this.
We're talking kegels: the unsexy-sounding pelvic floor exercises that lead to very sexy results. Kegel exercises aren't talked about nearly enough. Kegels also aren't just for ladies, and they do a lot more than keep coochies tight. Ready to discover the incredible benefits of kegel exercises? Keep reading, it's time to tighten up.
What is a Kegel?
A kegel or, kegel exercise, is the repeated contracting and relaxing of pelvic floor muscles – specifically, the unpronounceable pubococcygeus. While you may have never thought of your pelvic floor muscles before (try and say that times fast), you actually use them every day. Have you ever really had to use the bathroom and by a miracle you were able to hold it until you got to the safety of a toilet (long road trips, mean school teachers, that meeting at work that just will not end)? It wasn't your bathroom dance that saved you – those were your pelvic floor muscles.
The discovery that a series of exercises could isolate and strengthen this region was made by Dr. Arnold Kegel (hence the name), an American gynecologist in the 1940s. He also went on the invent the perineometer, an instrument that measures the strength of vaginal contractions. Having vaginas squeeze a metal rod was way more than just a fun way to spend an afternoon. Through his research, Dr. Kegel noted many distinct health correlations between women with weak versus strong contractions (a.k.a. powerful, man-crushing vaginas).
Who Needs To Do Kegel Exercises?
If you like orgasms as much as you like not peeing on yourself, then you should be doing kegels. Think you don't need them? Try this scenario on for size: if you're using the bathroom and we ask you to stop on a dime, would you be able to? Could you start and then stop five more times? (Go ahead, we'll wait...) If you thought just reading that was stressful, you could probably use some pelvic strengthening in your life – both men and women alike.
Whether you can or you can't, the ability to stop urine flow is a pretty solid indicator of the strength of your kegel muscles. If you can, congratulations! Find the nearest pee-holding competition and win some medals. But for the others who struggle with starting and stopping or find themselves always “just barely” making it to the toilet in time, you absolutely need kegels.
The Benefits of Kegel Exercises
The health impact of kegel exercises is their ability to put you in full control of your bathroom breaks - no more tinkles every time you sneeze. By repeatedly clenching and releasing your pelvic floor, you strengthen the muscles that support the bladder, small intestine, rectum, and uterus. Kegels are also often suggested to pregnant women to better prepare them to push 8 pounds and 6 ounces of joy out of their hoo-ha’s.
But let’s not forget why we’re all here: the sex benefits of kegels are kickass. Namely, orgasms – lots and lots of them. Strengthening these muscles can transform an average vag into a hyper-sensitive pleasure palace where orgasms are like Lays potato chips (bet you can’t have just one). By making them stronger, you make them more sensitive which means more orgasms more often, and they happen more quickly. Even though “tight” vaginas are a total myth, strong pelvic muscles are what create that illusion of tightness.
Women can greatly improve their sex game by regularly employing what they’ve practiced through Kegels on an actual penis. The next time you get dicked down, clamp down on that bad boy (with your vagina, sweet Lord, keep your teeth away) like it’s falling over a cliff and your strong as hell vagina is the only thing saving your partner from death. We bet you our secret stash of vibrators that he’ll climax harder than he ever has before. Mission accomplished.
Not only can Kegels enhance orgasms for both guys and girls, their sexual benefits for men are astounding - most notably their ability to help cure premature ejaculation in men. Edging, a popular starting-and-stopping method used to combat P.E. and help guys last longer in bed and uses these same muscles as Kegels do. Erectile dysfunction? That’s so 2017.
Kegel Exercises for Men & Women
Becoming a sex legend requires a strict regimen of, well, squeezing your genitals (okay, so it’s not actually that complicated). Simply doing 10 minutes of kegel exercises consistently every day could show results in as little as a few months. However, proper form is key, as doing kegels incorrectly could actually hurt you.
There are two types of kegel exercises: short contractions and long contractions. Short contractions involve the fast twitch muscles that can stop the flow of urine to prevent leakage. While this is an easy way to find your pelvic muscles and ensure you’re not cheating by actually squeezing your glutes or abs, constantly interrupting urine flow can be harmful to your bladder.
Long contractions involve squeezing your pelvic muscles together and holding them together, usually for up to 10 seconds at a time. Think of short contractions as pulsing while long contractions are like a deep squat – you know, but for your cooch.
If you’re a beginner to kegel exercises, start on your back to better isolate your pelvic muscles. Contract the muscles for 3-5 seconds and relax for 3-5 seconds. Repeat this 10 times. As your muscles get stronger, hold the contractions for longer periods of time, working your way up to 10 seconds. You’ll be a #KegelKween in no time at all.
Once you graduate to more advanced pelvic control, you can move on to doing these exercises unbeknownst to the public while sitting and standing by friends, family, and coworkers. (“You must be really concentrating on that report your writing!” Oh, if you only knew…). The absolute best part of kegel exercises? No gym necessary.
If you’re satisfied with subpar orgasms, fine leaving lovers unsatisfied, or hate being referred to as “the almighty sex legend” then by all means, disregard this article. Continue making your way through the world with weak pelvic floor muscles – do you. The benefits of Kegel exercises are straightforward: if you’re trying to ruin your partner for any sexual experiences after yours, we guarantee you’ll f*ck them up (in the best way) after trying these sex-enhancing exercises. Check out HUSTLER Hollywood’s Kegel & Ben Wa Balls for the most effective kegel training to start having the earth-shattering orgasms you deserve.