What are Some Kegel Exercise Benefits Sexually?
You must have seen people recommending kegel exercises for a better sexual health– so, does it really help or just a myth is being served everywhere?
Many doctors have recently hinted that kegels as if for women, can also help men with their sexual function through aging. But still, this claim has a lack of specific studies on its practice and beneficial results. So, what do we do now?
It is completely fine if you do not want to put your time in something that you do not even know, will work or not. But, some studies have shown that it can benefit in some specific ways; by strengthening pelvic floor muscles.
Though, what are these kegel exercise benefits? Let’s find out!
What are Kegel exercises?
Kegel exercises are a type of exercises that target pelvic floor muscles also known as pubococcygeal (PC) muscles. Kegel exercises are also known as pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) exercises. These exercises give support to the pelvic organs and strengthening them to promote sexual health. Both men and women have pelvic muscles and kegels simply improves them for better sexual function.
Kegels for men
You must have heard that kegels are for women– but is it also good for men?
Well, yes. Kegels for men also work. Some researchers have suggested that kegels for pelvic floor muscle training can improve bladder control after prostate surgery. And, is also found to help men with erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. But, the real question is, how it could be helpful for one’s sexual health?
Kegels and PC muscles over time
Pubococcygeal (PC) muscles are generally taut and strong while one is young. With aging, PC muscles can become weak and stretched– well, some reasons such as pregnancy, prostate surgery, and bladder problems could also increase chances of poor PC muscles health.
If not concerned, weakening PC muscles could contribute to poor sexual health and overall degrading sexual function. But, with regular kegels exercising, one can strengthen his pelvic floor muscles again– and ensure a good sexual health.
How to do Kegels?
You can start with the most common Kegel exercise. You can start with folding and flexing PC muscles while urinating. The muscles we use to hold back urine while urinating, is the PC muscles. While you are urinating, simply hold it in mid-stream and give it some 5-20 seconds, report 5-10 times. Gradually, but it will begin to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles which could contribute to a healthy sexual function.
Other treatments for male sexual disorders
Well, kegel exercises is not the only way to get rid of common male sexual disorders such as erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation– there are couple of treatments that could help. Some includes;
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved some prescription based oral medications that could help with male sexual disorders like ED. In ED, penile blood arteries become contracted, these medicines work as vasodilator and dilate those contracted arteries to regulate blood flow i.e. improve penile function. Well, if we talk about the recommended medicines and dose, they are; Viagra 100MG, containing sildenafil citrate, which is the most prescribed ED medication by doctors.
On the other hand, there is Cialis 60MG containing Tadalafil. It is known for its long lasting effect and is only prescribed when one is struggling to last longer in bed.
And, last but not the least, Levitra 20 MG containing vardenafil which is strong drug in comparison with others. Even its lower dosages have adequate strength to drive firm erection upon stimulation.
Except oral medications, one best way to prevent and control ED is bringing healthy changes to lifestyle. Some lifestyle changes such as regular exercising, healthy diet, yoga, meditation, and quitting smoking and alcohol could be helpful.
Oral medications and lifestyle changes are two most common ways to treat ED in men. One can get started under a doctor’s assistance, the procedure may be a bit lengthy, but works off.