Looseness and lack of pelvic floor muscle strength can reduce the intimate sensation experienced for a woman and her partner. Without this strength, or ‘squeeze-ability’, achieving an orgasm may be difficult. Sexual intimacy is often vital within a relationship, but when it becomes hindered by ‘looseness’ or a lack of sensation, your relationship may suffer as a result.
What Can Cause Looseness or Lack of Sensation?
- Pregnancy and Childbirth – Both pregnancy and childbirth have a huge impact on your body – inside and out! The pelvic floor and vaginal wall are stretched to the limit, especially during labour. Whether you had a vaginal birth or not, your pelvic floor is still majorly affected during pregnancy and it’s important that you re-educate your muscles.
- Age & Menopause – We’re well aware of the physical changes when it comes to ageing, but we’re not so clued up when it comes to our insides. We lose collagen as we age – this is vital for maintaining toned and supple skin and tissues – including those in the downstairs department. So, as you hit the menopause, and the years keep coming, it’s really no surprise that it’s not just your wrinkles that are going south…
- Weight Gain – Just like bearing a baby, gaining a few extra pounds can also wreak havoc on your pelvic floor – and you may find that you’re suffering from a few extra pelvic floor disorders too. Maintaining a healthy weight can help to prevent pelvic floor issues, but read on to discover what else you can do…
- Exercise – High impact sports can cause a feeling of ‘looseness’ due to the pressure that is forced upon the pelvic floor. This can include any activity that involves running and/or jumping. Cycling also has the possibility of causing genital numbness in both women and men – so ensure to have handlebars at a comfortable height and an appropriate bike seat.
How to ‘Tighten’ Your Vagina and Improve Intimate Sensation
If you’re suffering from weak pelvic floor muscles or a lack of sensation, don’t worry, it’s not the end of the road. The vaginal walls and the entirety of your pelvic floor need to be exercised to regain tone and strength. This can be done in several ways:
- Manual Kegel Exercises – A Kegel exercise involves squeezing the muscles in the pelvic floor and lifting them upwards. This can help treat and prevent a variety of pelvic floor issues including incontinence, prolapse, pelvic pain, and lack of sensation. Learn how to perform an effective Kegel here.
- Assisted Kegel Exercises – Don’t know whether you’re doing Kegels right or if they’re even working for you? Try investing in a biofeedback device like the Kegel8 Pelvic Trainer that can tell you just how effective your pelvic floor muscle contractions are. The Kegel8 Vaginal Cones have a unique indicator tail that waves down when you are exercising those muscles correctly.
- Pelvic Floor Stimulation – An electronic pelvic floor toner can do all the hard work for you. The Kegel8 Ultra 20 Electronic Pelvic Toner can help to give you back your confidence in just 12 weeks. It has 20 clinically-proven programmes, that were designed alongside physiotherapists, to tighten and tone all of your vital pelvic floor muscles. An electronic toner is a great alternative to manual exercises, and a quick, safe and easy alternative to surgery.
Reviews for the Kegel8 Weighted Kegel Balls (aka Vaginal Cones)
Carol - Easy To Use! "Bought Kegel8 Weighted Kegel Balls after seeing Embarrassing Bodies and I knew I had to do something because pads are just not the answer. I have used them for a few days now and I have the 'knack'. It is not easy and I couldn't get the muscles to work at first, but now I have the technique I am loving it. Even tried the technique on Hubby - he loved it - most impressed.”
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"I found these kegel balls, they are durable, and I was assured by Kegel8 that it was made by clinicians who know what they are doing, and it would appear they are right. I like the fact that the outside stem part moved down when I get the squeeze right that's really good. ”
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