So you’ve been scratching your head for months now, wondering just what the @#7*! is this ‘core’ that your hot, bouncy Pilates instructor has been enthusing about ...so buckle up kids and let’s find out a little bit more about the pelvic floor! Your pelvic floor (PF) is the group of muscles that supports your spine, bladder and bowel and, for women, it also holds in some important lady bits, like the uterus (womb). That’s right; both men and women have a big, fat PF. Awesome!
But, what’s even more awesome about your PF, is that if you spend time maintaining and developing that area, not only is it important to your body alignment , ‘structural integrity’ (captain) and ability to hold your wee, but it can also lead to some mind blowing orgasms! Now we’re talking.
A good PF can boost sexual sensations, improve men’s erectile function (help you get it up and keep it up) and give you greater orgasmic control, potential and strength. Wow!
So, now I have your attention, what’s the key to a PF as taut and supple as that trampoline that post-natal mums eye off so nervously??
It’s simple. Get your Kegels on and boost that booty!
Kick It With The Kegels
You’ve probably heard of Kegels or pelvic floor exercises, but are unsure about how to do them. Here’s a simple how-to:
1) Find your PF muscles.
This is easy and you should only need to do it the once. Go for a wee and stop your pee mid- flow. Ta-da! You’ve just used your PF muscles.
(Don’t make a habit of using your PF muscles to stop your wee though, as this can weaken you PF and even cause infections)
2) Now squeeze. And hold. Then reeelease.
Squeeze those PF muscles you’ve just identified, hold them and then release. Make sure you release all the way. Oh and breeeeatthhheeee.
If you’re still unsure go and see a physiotherapist and they will help you to identify and exercise those pesky PF’s in no time at all.
There are also all sorts of devices that can help out too.
Boost Your Booty
If you’re going to work on the pelvic floor you are also going to have to work on your butt! And who doesn’t love a pert behind? Strong glutes (butt muscles) will stretch the PF from a dilapidated hammock to a springy-sproingy trampoline of luuurrrveee.
The squat is just about the most natural way to plump those pillows. Just check out any toddler and watch them get down to it, voila, there you have it – the most prefect squat position. No need for any fancy pants gym equipment or weights. And as an added sexy bonus, squatting opens up the hips and groin too – awesome for that weekend Karma Sutra 'sesh' of spine-tingling, pretzel-like sex positions you’ve got planned!
2) Stair climbing.
Skip the lift and take the stairs..and boost your bedroom bliss!
Walk tall and walk proud, you’re working your way towards that stronger, harder butt and orgasm.
Need more specific help? Check out our article "How To Activate Your Pelvic Floor Properly"