Erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation are the twin foes of men all over the world. Almost every man has a run into one or other of these problems at some point in his life and we all know how unpleasant they can get. Being in bed with a woman and finding yourself unable to perform is a horrifying experience with lasting negative effects on self-confidence and self-esteem. It only takes one such “accident” to make a man think about ways of making sure that it never happens again.
And this is where the Kegels exercises come in.
Many people wonder just what Kegels exercises are and how it can help prevent or alleviate premature ejaculation. For those who have never heard of them here is the background:
The first known idea of exercising the PC (pubococcygeus) muscle was developed by the Taoist movement in China quite some time ago. One of the features of their spiritual and physical life was to use a lot of exercises which were meant to strengthen various muscles in order to:
- promote health
- spiritual development
- longevity and,
- better sex.
The exercises targeting the pubococcygeus muscles have been resurrected by Doctor Arnold Kegel and made popular in another age and for different people with other needs. Kegels are actually another way of referring to exercises whose aim is to restore and increase the tone of the pubococcygeus muscle by regular clenching and unclenching.
A strong PC muscle helps men to:
- maintain control of erections and ejaculations
- increases the flow of blood to the penis
- keeps the prostate in check in old age
- prevents incontinence.
The PC muscle can be identified by anyone by stopping the flow of urine when pissing.
Anybody who has ever tried to keep from urinating knows exactly what muscles to tense in order to close the urethra and keep the bladder from spilling its contents.
Men can usually identify the PC muscle by tensing the muscles in their pelvic floor until they find the one that makes their penis jump. This is best done with an erect penis, because the movement of the penis is easier to observe. Basically, the muscle is located between the scrotum and the anus and it’s the part of the pelvic floor that supports the internal organs. It plays a crucial role in the sex organs of both men and women.
The main benefit men get out of exercising their PC muscle is the vastly increased control over ejaculation. A well-toned PC muscle can stop the flow of urine, but it can also stop the flow of semen. Therefore, exercises help men gain control over the ejaculation, especially to those who suffer from premature ejaculation. The exercises, however, are not a quick fix. It takes a couple of months to see the results, but you can rest assured that you’re doing it for your own good.
*** This article was originally written by me for PenisHealth