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Secret to Satisfying Intimacy: Your Pelvic Floor

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Satisfying IntimacyA strong pelvic floor keeps your pelvic organs from prolapsing. That’s reason enough to want to keep it strong and healthy. But there’s more. Much more!

Did you know a strong pelvic floor can help with intimacy? It’s true. When it comes to romance in the bedroom, a strong pelvic floor is the secret to success.

Orgasms

Every time you have an orgasm, your pelvic floor is contracting. So the stronger your pelvic floor, the stronger -- and bigger -- your orgasms. Doing exercises to strengthen your pelvic floor can also increase blood flow to the area, heightening clitoral and vaginal sensations that lead to orgasms.

Lubrication

If your vagina is not healthy, you may not have the lubrication you need to enjoy sexual intercourse. Exercises to strengthen your pelvic floor and increase the blood flow to the area can increase sexual arousal which improves lubrication. If you are menopausal, you may also need to consider vaginal estrogen to help strengthen and moisten the tissues.

Comfortable Intercourse

Without a healthy pelvic floor, your pelvic organs can prolapse into your vagina. That can make sex uncomfortable and even painful. A healthy pelvic floor will also be more flexible. That’s important when it comes to penetration during intercourse.

Bladder and Bowel Control

You may not realize it, but having a strong pelvic floor lets you keep urine and stool inside where they belong until it’s convenient to use the restroom. The last place you want to lose control of your bladder or bowel is during an intimate moment. That can create an embarrassing situation which can instantly extinguish the romantic mood.

Confidence

A weak pelvic floor can cause a number of uncomfortable and embarrassing symptoms that take a toll on your self-esteem. But you can change that. You can engage in treatments and exercises to make your pelvic floor stronger, eliminating the negatives and boosting your confidence. If you feel better about yourself, you may be more interested in intimacy, too.

Because menopause can be a culprit when it comes to a weak pelvic floor, talk to your doctor if you’ve reached this time of your life. Whether or not you choose to use hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to combat the symptoms of menopause, your doctor can help you be proactive about your pelvic floor and thus help keep the fires for romance burning.

This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.

09-08-2016 - 08:16 PM


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