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2 May 2019 387 Views No comments
Do You Need to Change the Way You Cycle?

Do You Need to Change the Way You Cycle?

Cycling is a great activity to stay fit and healthy. However, it comes at a price. Cycling is not the kindest sport to your vulva and vagina – potentially taking a toll on your pelvic floor.

In cycling, a strong pelvic floor can help contribute to core strength and improved breathing. But, it’s not all smiles and rainbows. Core strength can be hard to maintain if riding a bicycle can pose a detrimental threat to the pelvic floor itself.

Read this blog to learn more...

29 April 2019 132 Views No comments
6 Easy Ways to Fold Your Menstrual Cup

6 Easy Ways to Fold Your Menstrual Cup

Using a menstrual cup is a great confidence boosting and reliable form of menstruation management. But getting started can be tricky.

The Kegel8 Menstrual Cup is a body-friendly, comfortable, and easy-to-use form of sanitary protection. But every vagina is different, that’s why you may need to experiment a little when you first come to using your cup.

There are dozens of ways that you can fold your menstrual cup to help ease insertion, so here at Kegel8, we’ve compiled our top choices into one short video for you to choose and try.

26 April 2019 212 Views No comments
The One Key Thing You Should Always Do When Kegel Exercising

The One Key Thing You Should Always Do When Kegel Exercising

It’s pretty common knowledge now that you should be exercising your pelvic floor. If you haven’t heard of Kegels where have you been?! For those out of the loop – Kegels are a form of exercise that specifically target your pelvic floor muscles; often a set of voluntary contractions to strengthen the muscles.

When you perform a Kegel exercise you should ALWAYS remember to relax your pelvic floor after contracting it. Failing to teach your pelvic floor muscles how to relax can lead to them becoming overactive – this can be seen in certain activities, such as ballet, where the pelvic floor plays a big role.

Read this blog to learn more...

18 March 2019 238 Views No comments
Top Tips to Remember When Using Your Menstrual Cup

Top Tips to Remember When Using Your Menstrual Cup

Taking the leap from tampons and pads to a reusable menstrual cup can be difficult. It’s a whole new way of managing menstruation after all.

But, worry not, there are countless tips available for you to help you understand and use your new menstrual cup.

11 March 2019 340 Views No comments
How to Eat Your Way to a Healthy Pelvic Floor

How to Eat Your Way to a Healthy Pelvic Floor

It’s always difficult to avoid succumbing to all the amazing sugary goodness in the world. Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate – hell, there’s even sweet treats for those who aren’t a fan of chocolate altogether. Let's face it, it’s hard to resist the urge to embrace a mountain of sugary treats.

We know the main consequences of indulging in too much sugary foods – but did you know exactly how if affects your pelvic floor? Read this blog to discover more.

8 March 2019 317 Views No comments
7 Reasons Why You Should Switch to a Menstrual Cup

7 Reasons Why You Should Switch to a Menstrual Cup

Sure, you’ve heard them mentioned before, but the thought of using a menstrual cup still makes you squirm. Yet, nearly 90% of women who use a menstrual cup love the confidence that it gives them.

There is a HUGE list of reasons why you should make the jump from tampons or pads to a menstrual cup, so here at Kegel8, we chose a few of our favourite reasons why menstrual cups are the best form of menstruation management. Read this blog to learn more…

6 March 2019 327 Views No comments
How to Use a Menstrual Cup – in 8 Easy Steps

How to Use a Menstrual Cup – in 8 Easy Steps

Making the move from your trusty tampons or towels to a menstrual cup can be scary. But, rest assured, it’s way easier than you think.

Menstrual cups are a growing preferred form of menstruation management. And with a one-off purchase that saves both your bank account and the environment – why wouldn’t you want to make the leap?

Follow these 8 easy steps when you use your menstrual cup...

4 March 2019 340 Views No comments
A Beginner’s Guide to Endometriosis

A Beginner’s Guide to Endometriosis

The spotlight on Endometriosis has been gradually increasing, with multiple celebrities speaking out about their experiences with the condition; including Julianne Hough, Whoopi Goldberg, and Lena Dunham. This month Kegel8 are joining the campaign to help raise awareness even further.

Ggrab your sister, mother, aunt, niece, friends – it’s time to learn all about this condition that affects 1 in 10 women.

18 February 2019 360 Views No comments
Menopause Around The World

Menopause Around The World

Every woman is different. This statement doesn’t just apply to a woman’s body shape or size, it’s also relevant to internal health.

Menopause is defined as the permanent cessation of menstruation. It is a life event that every woman will go through universally – yet each experience of the menopause is unique. Although the symptoms that women experience may be completely different, there has been research to show that there may be a trend between cultural significance and menopausal symptoms.

14 February 2019 526 Views No comments
Suffer From Pelvic Pain? These are the Best Sex Positions For You!

Suffer From Pelvic Pain? These are the Best Sex Positions For You!

A pelvic floor problem, such as pelvic pain, 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 pelvic pain.