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Weight Training for the Pelvic Floor

Weight Training for the Pelvic Floor

Not sure where to get started? Let expert Physiotherapist Lucy Allen guide you on learning the perfect Kegel.

We know that exercising the pelvic floor muscles regularly is vital in maintaining bladder and bowel continence, preventing vaginal prolapse and providing sensation during sex. The Kegel8 Vaginal Cones can make a great addition to your exercise programme by providing feedback on your technique and a progression from regular pelvic floor exercises.

31 May 2019
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Can Swimming Damage Your Intimate Health?

Can Swimming Damage Your Intimate Health?

No one knows self-care more than your intimate area. This self-cleansing area is home to millions of tiny organisms that work with your body to keep your vagina in perfect, healthy condition. But these organisms are very delicate and need your help to keep protected.

Your vaginal canal needs to be at a pH of between 4-5 for your vaginal flora to thrive and keep your intimate area good and healthy. But a quick dip in the pool can cause problems to your intimate area.

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24 May 2019
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5 Reasons Why You Need a Pelvic Floor Exercise Device

5 Reasons Why You Need a Pelvic Floor Exercise Device

Kegels – you’ve heard them, hell you might have even tried them. But are they working for you – how can you tell?

There are a range of devices on the market that can help improve the strength of your pelvic floor, but how do you know if you really need one?

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20 May 2019
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How to Use Kegel Balls

How to Use Kegel Balls

Love balls, Ben Wa balls, jiggle balls – whatever term you use, Kegel balls may seem like a very NSFW product. But, they're not just the type of products you'd expect to see in an unrealistic fantasy, you can actually use these to improve a whole load of sexual health aspects. Discover the benefits of love balls in this blog…

17 May 2019
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How Do You Know You Need More Water?

How Do You Know You Need More Water?

Water. We know we should be drinking it, we know how important it is to our health, but it’s just so easy to forget. With our busy lifestyles and hectic schedules, it’s hard to find room for bladder health reminders.

Perhaps you've invested in a fancy water bottle that reminds you when you need to drink, or you may casually sip coffee throughout the day, but do you know if you need to drink more? Read this blog to learn more…

13 May 2019
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Why is the Menstrual Cup Revolutionary?

Why is the Menstrual Cup Revolutionary?

We live in a world where women have to pay a price for what mother nature has declared for us. A world where some girls in countries like Zimbabwe miss days of school every month because they have limited access to sanitary wear. Some females use clothes, cotton wool and even newspapers when they are menstruating. The lack of access to adequate sanitary wear is one limitation, but the most prominent is the financial limitation. The menstrual cup is the answer because it is step closer to ending period poverty for every female who has fallen victim to this.

10 May 2019
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Don’t Forget This Vital Muscle When Getting Summer-Ready

Don’t Forget This Vital Muscle When Getting Summer-Ready

As the temperature slowly begins to creep up, it starts to dawn on us that summertime is arriving. It’s normally around now that your panic about achieving a ‘beach body’ sets in. But whether you want to look good in a swimsuit, or feel good and healthy – exercise is key.

You’ve done the crunches, sweated in squats and god, please don’t remind us of the plank. But there’s vital muscles that you may be forgetting when getting summer-ready.

7 May 2019
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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.

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2 May 2019
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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.

29 April 2019
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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.

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26 April 2019
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