We’ve been so conditioned to think we need to keep things really tight down there. But what if we told you that it’s not really tightness that matters, but rather, resilience. That means strength. Stretchiness. Flexibility. Buoyancy.
Yeah, we’re talking about the pelvic floor again.
When it comes to the pelvic floor, the muscular hammock supporting the organs in your pelvic region, tighter is not better. In fact, tighter usually means clenched, stressed, and—believe it or not—a tight pelvic floor is a weak one. This can cause incontinence, pain during sex, and more.
It’s a smart idea to engage the pelvic floor during exercise without necessarily clenching it. We’ve talked about specific exercises, but consider this a precursor to those exercises—something you can do while chilling or watching TV, warming up, cooling down, whenever.
Body Whisperer Lauren Roxburgh tells us that using an exercise ball is one way to wake up the pelvic floor for healthy movement. To do this, you simply sit your pelvic floor area directly onto the ball and rock around. Sounds and looks funny, but it feels really good in a relaxing, massaging, releasing way.
Unfortunately, you won’t be having any orgasms while on the ball, since it’s pretty utilitarian. But it’s soothing, controlled, and super easy to do. Follow along with Lauren’s video below to start training yourself for your next ultimate release. (wink)
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