Renowned gynaecologist Arnold Kegel, creator of the Kegel exercises in 1940, used to recommend that women exercise their pelvic floor during postpartum recovery to prevent future health problems.
During the follow-up of his patients, Kegel discovered a beneficial side effect of the treatment: women who did these exercises regularly reached an orgasm more easily, more frequently and more intensely.
The pelvic floor, a great mystery despite its importance to a woman’s health
Around 37% of Spanish women do not know what condition their pelvic floor is in. It is a part of the body that is involved in processes such as defecation, urination, childbirth, and sexual intercourse, and it is often forgotten that the pelvic floor contains many muscles that need to be exercised for it to function properly as a whole.
Only 2 in 10 women say they always reach an orgasm. This figure highlights the importance of exercising the pelvic floor not only to prepare for pregnancy, recover after childbirth or prevent and overcome urinary incontinence, but also to achieve more intense sexual relations.
A general lack of knowledge about the pelvic floor means that women do not train it and do not know which tools are available to do so.
More intense sexual relations with a toned pelvic floor
During climax, many muscle spasms occur, especially in the pelvic area. During the 20 seconds of an orgasm, the muscles of the uterus, vagina, anus, and pelvis contract rhythmically every 0.08 seconds, generating a sensation of pleasure in the abdomen and the rest of the body.
Benefits of reaching an orgasm and having more intense relations include:
- The body produces more oxytocin, the hormone responsible for increasing levels of happiness.
- Combats stress and helps to relax.
- It has an analgesic function. When experiencing sexual stimulation, the body’s oxytocin levels increase. Having sex during menstruation can also greatly help alleviate levels of discomfort.
- Sex can help fight disease as it strengthens the immune system. There is evidence that orgasms can generate a higher level of immunoglobulin A (IgA), an antibody that helps fight viruses, toxins, and bacteria.