A lot of men think that Kegel exercises are only done by the ladies, but that is actually not true. In fact, ‘Kegels’ can actually benefit men as well.
You see, the point of doing these exercises is to help you strengthen your pelvic floor muscles; more specifically, your pubococcygeus muscle. This set of muscles actually control your bladder and bowel movements, so strengthening it does make sense, especially for men who suffer from premature ejaculation.
Finishing way too quickly can prove to be disappointing for men, especially since males are usually the ones that want to achieve the best possible times (length of sex).
How Can Men Benefit from Kegel Exercises?
It is important for men to note that there are a lot of conditions that can affect the strength of one’s pelvic floor muscles.
Aside from radical prostatectomy or the removal of the prostate, an overactive bladder or diabetes may also affect a man’s bladder or bowel control.
Kegel exercises, therefore, benefit men, especially if you have fecal incontinence or some dribble after urination (or that small jolt of pee even after you’ve finished peeing).
How Are They Performed?
If you are now convinced of doing Kegel exercises, how exactly are they done? Well, let’s get on with the basics, shall we?
Find the Muscle
Although the pelvic floor muscles are usually found in the same area, some men might have theirs a little off-kilter. That being said, to truly identify where your pelvic floor muscles are, you want to go ahead and pee and then stop urinating midstream. Doing so will force you to use the said muscles to stop the act.
Once you have identified where your pelvic floor muscles reside, you can then proceed to the next step.
Perfecting Your Technique
Basically, the point of Kegels is to tighten those muscles a couple of times a day to help strengthen it. You basically just have to mimic tightening those muscles by thinking that you are stopping your pee midstream (just like finding the right muscles as told above).
You want to hold that for at least 3 seconds for starters. But, as you get more comfortable, you want to make it even more challenging by holding it for much longer. The longer you are able to hold those muscles, the better your results will be.
Now, it is quite easy to tighten your other muscle groups, so it is vital that you only focus on tightening your PC muscles and nothing else.
When to Do Them?
Actually, you can do Kegels at any time during the day. It is concealable so you can even do it at the office (just make sure that you are not doing any weird movements so as to not arise suspicion).