Kegel Exercises for Men
April 17, 2013
Does it sound like a too-good-to-be-true infomercial-like pitch is coming? Don’t worry – the only thing on its way is the top eight questions guys have about Kegels—one of the best-kept secrets of a man’s sexual health.
So what is a Kegel?
Arnold Kegel was an Iowa gynecologist and inventor of the Kegel perineometer, an instrument that measures the contraction strength of pelvic floor muscles.
During his research in the 1940s, he also figured out how to exercise the pelvic floor, the muscle set which is now his namesake. As to whether or not he bestowed his name upon them himself or it was done by some immature colleagues is lost to the ages.
How will Kegels benefit me?
Among the benefits are: relief from urinary incontinence – or more plainly put – post-urination dribbling, and improvement of blood flow through the penis, which goes a long way in combating erectile dysfunction.
Finally, having strong, manly Kegels will increase your sexual stamina with stronger, longer-lasting erections and more intense orgasms.
If you still need more convincing when it comes to male Kegels after that last sentence, then you’re in luck – because there’s more!
What equipment will I need to do Kegels?
However, before you begin you need to locate your PC muscles. When you cut off your stream during urination—the muscle contracting to prevent further urine flow is your PC muscle.
The true beauty of Kegels is that they can be done anytime, anywhere—on the couch, at your desk, in the car, even while you’re reading this right now.
So what’s my workout routine?
Hold the contraction for five seconds, and then release and relax for five seconds. As a routine, repeat this motion 15 times, three times a day—morning, noon and evening.
Are there ways to enhance this workout?
Where in weightlifting, you’d increase weight over time, with Kegels you can increase wait over time—holding the PC contraction at longer intervals, 10 or even 20 seconds a rep.
What if it feels awkward at first?
While doing your Kegels, be sure to flex just your PC muscles, not your abs, thighs or butt. Contracting other muscles can lessen the affect of each Kegel.
How long until I see results?
In the early days and weeks, don’t get overanxious looking for results, they will come in time.
Whether you’re experiencing symptoms of urine incontinence or premature ejaculation, looking to increase your bedroom prowess or all of these, the only remaining question you should have now is Why not?