KEGELS aren’t just for women – and they can actually make men better at sex.
SEXERCISE: Men should be doing kegels to strengthen their erections
Pelvic floor exercises otherwise known as kegels can help men achieve a longer, stronger erection and help cure erectile dysfunction (ED).
A staggering 70% of guys will experience ED, also known as impotence, at some point in their life, but doing this simple workout can help prevent it.
You exercise every other part of your body to keep it in check and your kegels are no different.
Pelvic floors are an elaborate network of muscles that surround the base of your penis, creating a foundation for your bowel, bladder, and sexual health.
These muscles tend to weaken with age and can lead to a number of penis problems.
But a new study in the Journal of Urology found that strengthening a man’s pelvic floor can help diminish erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation.
A a previous 2005 study found 75% of men improved erectile function after doing kegels.
How do men do pelvic floor exercises?
Tighten your pelvic floor muscles – the ones that would stop you peeing.
Hold the contraction for three seconds, and then relax for three seconds. Repeat 30 times in a row.
When your muscles get stronger, try doing Kegel exercises while sitting, standing or walking
You should perform these kegel sets 3-4 times a week.
ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION: A staggering 70% of guys will experience ED at some point
Dr. Sandra Hilton, PT, DPT – a doctor of physical therapy at Entropy Physiotherapy and Wellnessin Chicago, Illinois – has been working in the area of men’s health and sexual dysfunction since 1986.
She believes working out your kegels regularly can make sex more fun.
“Fluid, flexible, and strong muscles make squatting, sitting, walking, and sex more enjoyable,” she told Men’s Health.
If you are struggling to locate your pelvic floors the doctor suggests trying to lift your testicles without using your hands in front of a mirror.
When you have located the right muscle group your penis and testicles should rise up slightly when you tense.
If this sounds like too much effort, a new gel claims to cure erectile dysfunction in 10 minutes.
British pharmaceutical company Futura Medical saw positive results in 82% of the 232 men who tested the product.