A pelvic floor problem, such as incontinence or bladder weakness, can stop you from embracing your sexuality and can cause a heavy strain on intimate relationships. The sexual positions that you perform can actually worsen the problem rather than boosting your relationship.
Do not fear, this doesn’t mean you need to dig a grave for your sex life! The team at Kegel8 have compiled a comprehensive list of the most comfortable and exciting sex positions for those who suffer from a form of incontinence or bladder weakness:
Pain, spasms, bladder weaknesses and a pelvic floor that is not very coordinated can affect sexual function. Incontinence is often the fault of a weak pelvic floor.
- For Pain – If you suffer from stress incontinence you should avoid the Missionary position as it can cause the uterus to be tilted at an angle that can hurt.
- For Pleasure – Try Spooning or Girl on Top with several pillows placed on your partners thighs to help manage the depth of penetration.
1 in 3 women admit to urinating during sexual intercourse or during orgasm. This can be the fault of a weak pelvic floor.
- For Pain – Doggy and Missionary are best avoided when you suffer from coital incontinence.
- For Pleasure – Try shower sex to conceal any leaks, it may make you feel more at ease.
Conditions that affect how the bladder functions, its nerves, and the involvement of pelvic floor muscles can cause discomfort in some sexual positions.
- For Pain – Avoid Missionary and the Doggy position as these can jostle the bladder, causing discomfort.
- For Pleasure – Try a modified missionary position with a couple of pillows underneath you. If your pelvis is high, your bladder and uterus will reposition themselves, helping to improve comfort.
Vaginal Dryness and Atrophy
Around 17% of women aged 18-50 experience problems with vaginal dryness during sex, even before menopause. This can cause some pain and discomfort during almost any position in sexual intercourse and may even take a toll on your relationship.
To transform the Sahara into the Amazon, try using an organic, water-based lubricant to bring ease and comfort into your sex life. The Kegel8 KE Gel is a pH balanced lubricant that is non-irritating and kind to your skin. Don’t feel embarrassed to visit your GP either, there are a variety of treatments on offer for dryness; a topical oestrogen cream (available on prescription) might be just what you need to plump the delicate tissues and restore some natural lubrication.
How Can You Improve Your Sex Life?
There are 101 ways by which you can increase the excitement in the bedroom, ranging from natural solutions to electronic treatments. Kegel8 have compiled a list of our top picks for improving your sex life when suffering from pelvic problems:
- Kegel! – As we age we often think it’s inevitable that our vagina will lose all its suppleness that it once had in youth and impact on our sexual lives. But this is a myth! There are things that you can do to improve the situation. Strengthening your pelvic floor muscles is a guaranteed way to reinvigorate your sex life; a stronger pelvic floor can increase the sensation for both you and your partner. Use Kegel8’s Ultra 20 Electronic Pelvic Toner to effectively amplify your sex life today!
- Lube up – Using an organic, water-based lubricant sometimes becomes essential as we grow older. But don’t feel like you have lost a part of your allure if you need to buy some; if anything, you’re preserving your sexual life. Try a lubricant such as the Kegel8 KE Gel that is hormone free and body friendly.
- Talk it out – Communication is key when it comes to satisfying sex. Let your partner know which positions aren’t working for you, and which positions really get you going.
- Adapt and achieve – The Kamasutra isn’t set in stone. Move around when you are trying out different positions, you never know which angle will bring you the most comfort and pleasure.
What If You Still Experience Pain During Sex?
It’s very important for you to be careful in the bedroom. Bursts of excitement may seem sensual at first, but they could easily worsen any pelvic problem if not performed carefully.
Don’t ignore your pain signals if they persist, visit your GP for further diagnosis and treatment.
Reviews for the Kegel8 Ultra 20 Electronic Pelvic Toner
Pauline - So Far, So Good!
"I’m 6 weeks into the 3 month course and the results are fab. Everything feels tighter and my stress incontinence is noticeably improved. I’ve had 4 babies, one causing a third degree tear, so I’ve been using super strength Tena Lady but I’m now using super thin ones.
Here’s to using none at all after the next 6 weeks :) Thank you Kegel!”
Amanda - Don't Delay, Just Buy It!
"I have been using my Kegel8 for just over 12 weeks. I can honestly say that my issue embarrassing to talk about which was that I was starting to leak. Just started without any warning signs. I can say that I just wanted to shut myself away. Suddenly all I saw on TV we're adverts with smiling women wearing pads and big knickers. Definitely not for me. Nothing to smile about why do they always look so happy? . I bought my Kegel8 and honestly within weeks my symptoms started to disappear.
12 weeks and all back to normal. It means just putting your feet up for 1 hour day, once you get in the rhythm of doing it it's just like brushing your teeth. I would recommend this product to anyone. I would also strongly suggest calling customer services, tell them your issue and they will make sure you are using the right programs. They are friendly and helpful. Lastly there are other benefits; life in the bedroom is so much better. Another big bonus. It's a one off expense but well worth it. So buy one. ”
 Jha, S., Strelley, K., & Radley, S. (2012, January 12). Incontinence during intercourse: Myths unraveled [Abstract]. International Urogynecology Journal, 23(5), pp. 633-637.
 NAFC (2018) The Best Sex Positions If You Have Incontinence or Pelvic Organ Prolapse [online]. National Association for Continence [viewed 20/09/2018]. Available from https://www.nafc.org/bhealth-blog/the-best-sex-positions-if-you-have-incontinence-or-pelvic-organ-prolapse