What do Kegel exercises do for guys?

Kegel benefits guy’s sexual health by improving the muscle control to the pelvic floor area, after all, women have been doing these exercises for years to strengthen the pelvic floor. Now men will be able to achieve the same result with exercise, resulting in regaining good sexual health, and this is how you do it.

What do Kegel exercises do for guys

WHAT DO KEGEL EXERCISES DO FOR MEN

Kegel exercises for men were originally used to help men following prostate cancer treatment, to regain control over their bladder and to prevent any leakage of urine. Leakage of urine occurs because the muscles of the bladder become weak in certain conditions, and they need exercise to restore them to full strength. There are three muscles found in the pelvic floor and they are:

  • The bladder muscle holds the urine in.
  • The sphincter muscles open and closes the urine output.
  • Pelvic floor muscles support the bladder( the sack that urine is held in), prior to passing the urine.

Anyone who has had prostate cancer or had prostate surgery or is, for some reason losing bladder control should be doing Kegel exercises to strengthen the muscles found in this area. Even if you are young and healthy it is worth commencing the exercises as a preventative measure.

HOW TO LOCATE THE PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLES

  • Try to stop the flow of urine midstream, start it again, and stop again.
  • When you get better at the above stop-start method you have located the pelvic floor.

Once you have located your pelvic floor you will be ready to do the exercises.

KEGEL EXERCISES

  • Tighten and hold your pelvic floor muscles for five seconds, then repeat the exercise 10 to 20 times.
  • While you are doing the exercises do not hold your breath
  • Try to do your exercises three times a day
  • Do not tighten the stomach and buttock muscles at the same time.

Start your exercises gradually as you may not be able to do more than 10 repeats at first, and gradually build up. When you master the moves build up to doing more repeats. The good thing about this type of exercise is that you can do it anywhere, anytime as you don’t need any special equipment.

The more that you do them the stronger your pelvic floor will become.

It can take more than six weeks to strengthen your pelvic floor, so if you know that you will be having prostate cancer treatment start the exercises in advance, and then you will be ready to do them again following the surgery.

If you have had a urinary catheter following surgery start your Kegel exercises as soon as the catheter is removed from your penis.

IMPROVING SEXUAL FUNCTION IN MEN

Because the pelvic floor muscles increase the blood flow to the groin area, strengthening the muscles can improve your sexual function, including erections, orgasms, and ejaculations. Men who suffer from sexual dysfunction will benefit from Kegel exercises and increased blood flow to the area.

Studies have shown that 42% of men with erectile dysfunction improved following a period of doing Kegel exercises every day, and 61% of the same group reported better control over their ejaculation, which is an excellent result for an exercise program.

The group was also advised on some lifestyle changes, including giving up smoking, reducing alcohol intake, and doing other daily exercise routines as well, as being overweight can affect overall sexual performance, and a diet low in carbohydrate was recommended.

OBESITY AND LACK OF SEXUAL ACTIVITY IN MEN

As obesity increases in an individual man, the rate of ED (erectile dysfunction) increases by 30%-90% compared to normal-weight men, this could be partly because weight causes high blood pressure and cholesterol. So while you are losing the body weight start a daily Kegel exercise plan to get your whole body working properly, and as you lose weight you will also reap the benefits of your Kegel regime. Sexual functioning is part of being healthy.

KEGEL TONING YOUR PELVIC MUSCLES

When you are young the pelvic muscles are strong, but as you age they become weakened. After the age of about 45 some men begin to notice a negative effect on their sex lives, if you are noticing this effect it is time to start your daily Kegel workout. Doctor Kegel originally started using his method of muscle-strengthening back in the 1940s, then it was mainly for women who had poor muscle control following childbirth.

Later the method was found to also benefit men, according to ‘healthline’ Kegel exercises improve ejaculation control and orgasm intensity in men who have suffered pelvic pain due to chronic prostate issues. If you are in the care of a Urologist for prostate issues doing Kegel exercises will most certainly be recommended to you and a Physiotherapist will show you the best way of doing them. However, they are so easy that we can all do them at home, or wherever we are.

If you are doing your exercises correctly you should feel the muscles tighten as you do this. The more you do it the more the muscles will strengthen. In fact, if more men knew about the value of the Kegel exercises they would certainly do them, and several men have said that it increased the size of their erections, which is possible due to blood flow to the area.

MEN’S HEALTH AND KEGEL EXERCISES

Unfortunately men’s health issues have often been ignored in the past, when men did not traditionally talk about any problems related to their health.

There are now more support services and ‘healthlines’ available to men, and following Mental Health, Sexual Dysfunction is the second most popular topic. A lot of men tend to ignore health symptoms, and if they knew how easily they could benefit from Kegel exercises they would certainly try them.

CONCLUSION

Become healthier, give up smoking, eat whole foods, limit alcohol and start your exercise program, including Kegel exercises every day, after 6-8 weeks you will notice that you are benefiting from being healthier in every way.