Women, especially those who have just given birth, begin to practice Kegel exercises to strengthen their pelvic floor muscles. But one study suggests that having an orgasm is even better than a Kegel exercise.
HEALING OF PELVIC MUSCLES ORGASM
Researchers from the TSS Shripad Hegde Kadave Institute of Medical Sciences in India have claimed that orgasm can help heal the pelvic muscles.
Researchers asked a group of first-time mothers to have sex or masturbate in addition to participating in Kegel exercises.
Meanwhile, another group was asked to do Kegel routines that only involved stretching and relaxing the muscles surrounding the bladder, hips, and vagina.
THE ORGASM GROUP TAKES OUT OVER
They found that women in the orgasm group had stronger pelvic floor muscles and better sex lives compared to those who only did Kegels exercises.
During pregnancy, the pelvic floor is damaged as it stretches to make room for the growing baby. Over time, the muscles weaken from the weight, and many women experience urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and decreased sexual satisfaction. To help prevent this, new mothers are often advised to do exercises that build strength in their pelvic floor muscles.
RESEARCH RESULTS PUBLISHED
The researchers, who presented their results in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, found that women in the orgasm and Kegels group peaked an average of 54 times over the six-month study.
Meanwhile, women in the Kegels-only group experienced an average of just seven orgasms the entire time.
The aim of the study was to investigate whether involuntary contractions from sexual climax could help strengthen the pelvic floor in the same way as voluntary contractions of Kegels.