If you have ever experienced peeing when you sneeze, or fear running or jumping because you might pee your pants- that is caused by a weak pelvic floor. This is especially common after childbirth (I know from experience – I had a 9.5 baby followed by an almost 12 lb baby- things are not cool in the pelvic floor department after that I can assure you), along with age. The pelvic floor muscles can weaken as women age and during menopause.
So – what is your pelvic floor and why is it massively important?
- The pelvic floor muscles support the bladder, uterus, and bowel. Pelvic floor muscles support the bladder, bowel, and uterus. They prevent incontinence of the bladder and bowel, and prolapse and are also important in sexual function.
- The pelvic floor can be weakened by pregnancy, childbirth, prostate cancer treatment, obesity, and the straining of chronic constipation. Pelvic floor muscle changes, which can lead to issues, can be caused by pregnancy, childbirth, obesity, chronic constipation, or prostate cancer surgery.
- You can have problems related to your bladder, bowel, or sexual function due to pelvic floor muscles being too weak or too slow, and not having the strength or quickness to work well for you.
- Pelvic floor exercises are designed to improve muscle strength. You can also have problems with your pelvic floor if you are working too hard, or overactive. Strong muscles are flexible muscles. This can also affect women who have not had children, women with painful periods or endometriosis, and men who have pelvic pain or chronic prostatitis.
- Other problems with having a weak but overactive pelvic floor for all genders are pain with sex, pain with urination, or bowel pain. Pelvic pain is common, but not normal and can be treated.
Historically, women with weak pelvic floor muscles are instructed to do Kegel exercises but guess what- using a pelvic floor trainer is like doing thousands of Kegels, and SO much easier!
The benefits of using a pelvic floor trainer are incredible:
- Improves urinary incontinence
- Improves pelvic prolapse
- Increased blood flow for more lubrication
- Helps with the “mind – body connection”
- Increased vaginal orgasm
- Helps to achieve vaginal orgasm if that is not already happening
Let’s talk about vaginal orgasms for a moment- Despite what movies will tell us, only around 20% of women are able to experience an orgasm with ONLY vaginal stimulation. This is very normal. The orgasm rate also changes over the course of our lifetime.
According to the findings featuring 2100 people between the ages of 18 and 70, 63% of women aged over 45 are orgasming every sexual encounter. This compares to just 36% of women aged 18 to 25!
We are thrilled to bring this to Urban Waxx shelves for the obvious benefits- but also to open up the conversation and provide a solution. I grew up thinking that vaginal orgasm was MY responsibility and something that was my fault if it didn’t happen like I saw in movies or read about in books. After babies, I thought I should just deal with the fact that I peed myself if I sneezed or laughed with a semi-full bladder. WHAT A LOAD OF BS!
You find the Pelvic Floor Trainers at all Urban Waxx locations and online.