Erectile dysfunction (“ED”) can be caused as a result of medical conditions, medications, illegal drugs, excessive smoking, alcoholism, and stress issues. Many people recognize Kegel exercises as being performed or designed for women. Advanced techniques have proven that Kegel exercises are also for men, with several sexual health benefits. The Kegel exercise was re-created by Dr. Arnold Kegel, a California Ob/Gyn physician in the 1940’s. Yes, Kegel was initially designed for women to tighten the vagina, after giving birth because it was often stretched out of shape after childbirth. Ancient Eastern Taoists practiced exercising their pelvic muscles, purposefully, to increase their sexual and spiritual strength. Dr. Kegel further introduced this resistance exercise into our modern era, because it vastly improved their blood circulation, restored muscle tissue quickly and improved muscle rigidity. Now, Kegel exercises are beneficial for men to perform this healthy, safe exercise to improve their sex lives, i.e., improving the quality of an erection. The clinical studies of Kegel has proven that you are improving your sex life with Kegels, because men can achieve harder and longer lasting erections.
Kegel For Men and Its Results
Granted, Kegel exercises are not sanctioned by many male sexual health researchers or physicians, as a panacea for erectile dysfunction, but the surveys and certain university studies, have a large portion of men, stating that Kegel exercises did improve their erectile dysfunction issues. If you regularly perform Kegel exercises there may not be any need to take certain sexually enhanced drugs. Kegel exercises can treat many causes of erectile dysfunction and it can alleviate premature ejaculation problems. The results of regular Kegel exercises, helps to improve penile blood flow, it helps men experience stronger and more intense orgasms, and it can you increase control of your ejaculation. The Kegel exercise for men, is designed to strengthen skeletal muscles known as the pelvic floor muscles (“PC”) or the “pubococcygeus muscles. These muscles are the muscles that men use in stopping their urine flow. Performing Kegel exercises regularly, does not mean performing them every day because you could overtrain or injure the muscles. This exercise can be performed every other day, so that your muscles can rest in between exercises.
What Part of the Body is Affected by Kegel
Men have the same pelvic floor muscle system that women do, meaning that it stretches out like a hammock from the tailbone to the pubic bone. The pelvic floor muscles support the back, abdomen, bladder and bowel, and help maintain fecal and urinary continence. In men, these muscles surround the base of the penis and are stimulated during erection, orgasm and ejaculation. Kegel exercises can be done anywhere and at anytime, without anyone knowing what you are doing. To begin with, it is suggested that men perform these exercises while seated, then as your pelvic muscles become stronger, you can perform them standing up. To perform Kegel, simply contract or squeeze your PC muscle when you aren’t urinating, hold the contraction for as long as you can.
How To Perform Kegel Exercises
For example, sit on a chair, clench or contract your PC muscles, then release them without holding them too long, (count to 5). It is recommended that you do this exercise for only 5 to 6 times in the beginning. Remember to take a break when you feel tired or uncomfortable. Kegel exercises are a progressive type of exercise, which means that you need to practice to hold your contraction longer. The goal should be to contract and hold at last 15 seconds. Make your target, three sets of five repetitions leading up to your third or fourth week. Keeping this up, will strengthen your PC muscle and you will be able to hold the contractions for a longer period of time. An important key for men, in a Kegel session, is to focus on tightening only your pelvic floor muscles and do not flex your abdomen, thighs, or buttocks. Also, remember to breath, don’t hold your breath.
Kegel Exercise Aides
Men! Now, ladies aren’t the only ones who have an additional Kegel aide, called Kegel balls or ben-wa balls. A company has just released a weighted penis ring for male Kegel exercises. This weighted penis ring is made from silicone and works along with a weighted magnet that is attached to the ring, where men are instructed how long to wear this hypoallergenic and safe product and how often men should wear it. Another Kegel style product, that men can use to strengthen their pelvic floor muscles, is the Kegel Pad, which is considered to be a push up pad for the penis. In using the Kegel Pad, men are instructed to sit on this specially padded, while performing Kegel, squeezing and sliding exercises on the pad, with their scrotum hanging over its edges.
Kegel exercises are so globally popular, that if men were to tell their physicians that they were performing these exercises, the doctor’s response is likely to be an okay, but let me see if you are performing them correctly. Improving your sex life with Kegel exercises, helps in erectile dysfunction, which is an ongoing condition that research is continuing to look into. For men, Kegels is also recommended as an after surgery exercise therapy for prostate sufferers. The Kegel exercise has helped thousands of men and women, but with men, it is highly touted as a natural system to strengthen the PC muscle for a normal flow of blood to the penis to create and maintain an erection.