You can make this isolation count for your sexual being: Some short workouts can make your privates more appealing and improve your sexual experiences (Eg: kegel exercises, chest muscle building exercises, etc)
It is no secret that being isolated from society can be more than stressful, connection is a basic human need. With our lives being turned upside down we are having to find different ways of connecting with each other and our bodies in order to remain healthy and strong.
If you are anything like me, you were devastated the day all the gyms closed! I may have shed a few tears. I knew it was the right thing but the gym and the benefits it has had on my mind and body cannot be ignored. The need to be alert when doing weights or any kind of physical activity, allows the rest of the world to melt away and the mind tends to quiet down. This is called movement meditation and can be done in many different ways, the gym is my form of movement meditation.
I’ve watched my body change in ways that I have never seen before, gratifying as you can imagine. I’ve watched my legs, my biceps and muscles I didn’t even know existed grow! This has included my pelvic floor! Yup, my pelvic floor is rocking it! It’s not just kegel exercises that work to strengthen your pelvic floor. There are many exercises that can be done in and out of the gym to strengthen muscles that we use during sexual activities as well as the pelvic floor which is essential to sexual performance.
Vulva owners and penis owners have a pelvic floor! No single person on earth is exempt from the benefits of pelvic floor health. Some exercises that benefit us and our sexual health and performance are pelvic lifts, squats, hip thrusts, lunges, kegels and core exercises (the pelvic floor is part of your core muscles), Anything that raises the heart rate and promotes blood flow to the entire body also helps. These can all be done in your home at any time to improve your sexual health.
The pelvic floor is a pleasure centre. You may experience difficulty with orgasms or painful sex due to a weak pelvic floor, this is because orgasms are a series of pelvic floor muscle contractions. When the pelvic floor is weak it affects our internal organs like the bladder, uterus and bowels. If it is too tight it will be hard to eliminate waste, if it is too lose it might cause bladder leakage. Hello Sneezing!!
For both men and women, strengthening the PC muscle can lead to more powerful orgasms. In men, Kegels can also produce firmer erections and may improve control of ejaculation. And once you get the hang of doing them, they’re easy to do and can be done anywhere. Combine breath and pelvic floor work together for a deeper connection. Inhale deeply and push your pelvic floor out wide, exhale deeply and contract your pelvic floor in, contract your pelvic muscles as though you’re stopping the flow of urine. Don’t push down—squeeze your muscles tightly as if you’re trying to lift this muscle up. Count from 1-5 for each action, in & out. Slow and controlled. These can be done anywhere but also during squats, lunges, frog pumps, pelvic lifts and during your menstrual cycle to alleviate pain
So while we are all social distancing and being quarantined, use these sexually healthy exercises to boost feel-good hormones, blood flow and pelvic floor health. If you have a partner, do them together and watch as the sparks fly and the connection strengthens. Nothing makes me want to jump my partner more than when we work out together. Studies have proven that sexual attraction is heightened during physical activity. So go get your sweat on!