Research has shown that a strong and toned pelvic floor enhances sexual sensation.
Several clinical studies show that strong pelvic floor muscles improve many aspects of women’s sexual life. Among them stand out: excitement, sensitivity during intercourse and capacity to reach more frequent and intense orgasms. (Beji NK, Yalcin O, Erkan HA).
Many women do not know that pelvic floor muscles are responsible for the sexual pleasure they experiment during intercourse. The more toned and firm a woman’s pelvic muscles are, the more intense sexual sensation will be. This is true for both woman and woman's partner.
It is not difficult to understand that the insertion of an erect penis in a firm and toned vagina provides better sexual sensations than if it were inserted in a vagina in which weakened muscles hardly apply any pressure on the penis. This is true for both, women and men.
Strong and firm pelvic floor muscles have more nerve endings and that represents more and better sensations during sex. In addition, it facilitates pelvic floor rhythmical contractions which increase female excitement even reaching easier and more intense orgasms as we have previously mentioned.
Kegel exercises (designed to strengthen pelvic floor muscles) activate the perineum circulation and this is particularly relevant for the pelvic floor smaller muscles which are responsible for facilitating clitorial arousal.
All this has contributed to the main muscle of the pelvic floor, pubococcygeus, be known as “the love muscle” in countries as the US where the awareness of pelvic exercises is quite high.
As explained in the “Kegel exercises” section, exercising the pelvic floor muscles with the aid of a vaginal device as PELVIMAX or PELVIMAX MINI has greater effectiveness than doing these exercises in an empty vagina. (Arvonen T, Fianu-Jonasson A, Tyni-Lenné R). What is more, many women who try to practice Kegel exercises with an empty vagina end up worsening their pelvic muscle tone, as it is difficult to locate the pubcoccygeus muscle and exercise it correctly without the aid of a vaginal device.
Recent clinical studies have shown that there is a close connection among urinary incontinence, pelvic prolapse and risk of enduring sexual dysfunctions. (Özel B, White T, Urwitz-Lane R, Minaglia S).
Reinforcing pelvic floor muscles, identifying the muscles which it is composed of, learning to use them and keeping them firm, not only helps to prevent medical problems like urinary incontinence or pelvic organs prolapse, but it will also be essential to improve sexual response. Spending part of our time exercising these muscles will have its reward in the sexual field.