Pelvic Floor Health
A woman’s pelvic floor refers to the muscle structure that supports her lower internal organs. It is also envelopes the vagina, urethra and rectum. Weak pelvic floor muscles can lead to problems like incontinence, discomfort during intercourse and possibly infections of the urinary tract. From a sexual performance standpoint, comfort and strength allow a woman to better control her experience. When this is compromised, the effects can be felt physically and emotionally.
Depending on the cause of your condition, your healthcare provider may recommend devices that aid in exercising the pelvic floor muscles. Like any other work out, a prescribed series of contractions and relaxations can help strengthen the muscles, thereby improving control. Devices like kegel balls, when used as directed, make these exercises more effective. Be sure to consult with your care provider to find out which may help your specific conditions.