To tell the truth, in women, the muscles of the pelvic floor are more likely to weaken. This is due to childbirth, but in men over the years, these muscles inevitably grow old. In addition to natural processes that will sooner or later befall everyone, the causes of weak pelvic floor muscles in men can be operations on the digestive tract, bladder or prostate. The aforementioned muscles can also be weakened due to constant coughing – for example, if a man has asthma.
Regardless of the causes, the consequences can be the most unpleasant. Weakening of the pelvic floor muscles is almost always associated with urinary incontinence and, in men, problems in bed. But there is good news: yes, men can also strengthen and “pump up” them, like any other muscles in our body. It’s nice that you don’t have to go to the gym to do it. Yes, and to impress a girl, playing with the muscles of the pelvic floor, is unlikely to succeed.
How it works? Strong pelvic floor muscles support the bladder and intestines, so that nothing “leaks” after urination.
Even if you do not have such problems in a couple and are not expected, Kegel exercises will help improve your sex life. Strengthening the pelvic floor muscles increases blood flow to the penis and those muscles that support it during an erection. A British study found that approximately 40% of men with erectile dysfunction completely resolved their erectile dysfunction after three months of regular Kegel exercises, and 35% saw significant improvement.
In addition, Kegel exercises reduce the risk of premature ejaculation.
In general, from all sides the benefit. How to fulfill them? In fact, it’s easier than ever, men don’t even need any additional devices for this. All it takes is tensing your pelvic floor muscles, like when you feel like going to the toilet but you’re holding back. By the way, if you really want to go to the toilet, oddly enough, it is better not to perform these exercises. You need to exercise sitting or standing. Each “compression” must be held for three seconds, perform a set of 3 sets of 10 compressions daily. No need to hold your breath, and the rest of the body should be relaxed.