There’s a new craze in town among women who want to spice up their sex lives and it’s about doing kegel exercises to tighten their vaginas.
For those who don’t know what Kegels are, they are simple clench-and-release exercises that you can do to make the muscles of your pelvic floor stronger.
Your pelvic floor muscles support your uterus, bladder, small intestine, and rectum. All these parts of your body help to support your vaginal muscles and therefore if you strengthen them, your vaginal muscles are said to tighten.
And that’s why kegel exercises have become such a popular phenomenon among women who want to spice up their sex lives, in the name of tightening their vaginas.
First thing’s first, whether we like it or not, there’s no such thing as a loose or tight vagina.
The use of the term loose vagina has for a long time been used by men to shame women for having sex with multiple men. Truth is, it doesn’t matter how many men you have sex with or how often.
Women’s vaginal muscles tend to weaken over time for various reasons. According to gynaecologists, the only two things that can affect your vagina’s elasticity are age and childbirth. Frequent sex won’t cause your vagina to lose any of its tightness.
Weakened pelvic floor muscles can cause leaking of urine, fecal incontinence and in some cases, less sexual pleasure for women.
Kegel exercises have been widely recommended by health experts to help deal with some of these problems and popularly, to cause tightening of the vagina.
How to do Kegel Exercises
Doing Kegel exercises is pretty easy. You don’t have to go to the gym or break a sweat. In fact, these exercises are so easy you can do them anywhere, anytime and no one will suspect a thing.
The first you need to do is to identify your pelvic floor muscles.
All you need to do is go to the bathroom and start peeing. Halfway as you pee, try to stop the flow and hold it for a few seconds or half a minute then release.
The muscles that you used to stop your pee are what we call the pelvic floor muscles which are essential to do Kegel exercises for tightening your vagina.
So, now that we’ve identified the right muscles for Kegels, how do we do them? Pretty simple. Tighten those pelvic floor muscles as if you’re trying to stop yourself from peeing for 10 seconds, release them, and repeat until you’ve done 10.
When and how often to do your Kegels
Now that we’ve learned how to do Kegel exercises, it’s important to not get carried away in the name of fast results for a tight vagina.
You can make kegel exercises a part of your daily routine but don’t overdo it. Be patient enough to wait for the results and pace yourself.
One precaution to take is to NEVER do Kegels when peeing. Doing Kegel exercises while emptying your bladder can actually lead to incomplete emptying of the bladder, which then increases the risk of a urinary tract infection.