full of fire (apricotflower) wrote in vaginapagina,
full of fire

kegels and the pelvic "floor"

'ello, VPers!

I recently came across some articles that I think might be of interest to the folks here. It's about kegels, and pelvic floor function.

Basically, they're saying that there are a lot of myths out there about how the pelvic floor works. Kegels actually don't work to prevent incontinence, and doing kegels all the time does more harm than good! Instead, working the glutes, and doing squats, restores the pelvis in its optimal position, which many of us have lost through sitting all day at a desk, or - get this - using toilets, as opposed to squatting down several times a day. That doesn't mean kegels are all bad, they can absolutely help with sex, but they're not a be-all end-all for incontinence and other pelvic floor disorders. The very concept of a pelvic "floor" can be misleading.

Obviously I'm no expert, but I thought I'd give you these links, in case it can help someone out! 

Why Kegels Don't work [pdf]

Pelvic floor party: Kegels are not invited! 

happy reading! 
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