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Woman & Home

The menopause can be a tumultuous and confusing phase, and while many know of the signature menopause symptoms– night sweats or memory difficulties -there are also various other signs to watch out for. Stephanie Taylor, women’s health expert and managing director of pelvic healthcare company Kegel8, reveals the 11 obscure symptoms of the menopause that could be affecting you…

The 11 obscure symptoms of the menopause that could be affecting you - 23 October 2019

Yahoo Style

When you think of the symptoms of the menopause, it’s likely you’ll think about hot flushes, night sweats and mood swings, but there are some other lesser known indications that the menopause could be approaching. In fact there are a whopping 34 symptoms associated with the menopause and some are a little on the surprising side.

Toothache, itchy skin and other surprising symptoms of the menopause - 23 October 2019

RSVP Live

The menopause can drastically change how you look, feel and act but there are many lesser-known symptoms which can be equally as testing as night sweats, weight gain, memory loss and hot flushes. Stephanie Taylor, women’s health expert and Managing Director of pelvic healthcare company Kegel8, names 11 obscure symptoms of the menopause which could be affecting you…

Expert reveals the 11 symptoms that could signal you have started the menopause - 23 October 2019

Metro

Menopause is when someone with a vagina stops having periods and is therefore something that a significant portion of the population will have to deal with sooner or later. With that in mind, and to celebrate World Menopause Day, now’s as good a time as any to learn when menopause usually begins and how long it typically lasts for.

What age does the menopause start and how long does it last? - 18 October 2019

RSVP Live

From boosting libido, reducing cramps to fighting off bad bacteria, what you put on your plate can directly benefit the health of your vagina and vulva, says Stephanie Taylor, pelvic health expert and Managing Director of Kegel8.

What you eat can keep your vagina healthy, says pelvic floor expert - 19 September 2019

Woman & Home

From boosting libido, reducing cramps to fighting off bad bacteria, what you put on your plate can directly benefit the health of your vagina and vulva, says Stephanie Taylor, pelvic health expert and Managing Director of Kegel8.

How what you eat can keep your vagina healthy, according to a pelvic floor expert - 17 September 2019

The Sun

A PELVIC health expert has issued a stark warning against vaginal steaming as women are giving themselves severe burns by trying out the ‘revitalising’ treatment.

Pelvic health expert issues warning against vaginal steaming which can cause burns and explains how to prevent a prolapse - 01 September 2019

Herald Publicist

Pelvic well being knowledgeable warns in opposition to ‘vaginal steaming’ after a lady was left with agonising burns – and shares recommendation on avoiding a prolapse.

Pelvic health expert warns against ‘vaginal steaming’ - 01 September 2019

Mail Online

Pelvic health expert Stephanie Taylor offered advice on preventing prolapses. Her study found the NHS spends over £45 million a year treating the condition. She has warned women against 'vaginal steaming' to relive prolapse symptoms.

Pelvic health expert warns against 'vaginal steaming' after a woman was left with agonising burns - and shares advice on avoiding a prolapse - 01 September 2019

The Sun

Have you ever sneezed and felt some pee come out? How about when doing a star jump Let’s not mention the time you took the kids to the trampoline park. The unspoken truth is that many women of all ages are secretly dealing with leaks caused by a weak pelvic floor.

Simple pelvic floor exercises to help beat embarrassing leaks and have amazing orgasms - 01 September 2019

Primary Care Women's Health Forum

Pelvic organ prolapse affects 1 in 3 women and a small percentage of men but many aren’t aware of the symptoms or causes. To find out the true cost of pelvic organ prolapse, pelvic healthcare company Kegel8 has analysed exclusive data* to reveal which areas in England are the most affected and how it impacts NHS Trusts financially.

What is the cost of pelvic organ prolapse to the NHS? - 28 August 2019

The Indpendent

Over the past few years, menstrual cups have been increasing in popularity as an alternative to pads and tampons. However, for some who have never tried them, they are perceived as a particularly intimidating sanitary product. How does it stay put in the vagina? Can you feel it? And most pressingly... how can you make sure it doesn't spill when you remove it?

How To Use a Menstrual Cup, According to Experts - 18 July 2019

The Sun

MENSTRUAL cups are just as reliable in preventing leaks and could be more cost-effective than other sanitary products, experts say. Researchers who carried out the first ever scientific review into their use found awareness is relatively low internationally.

BLOODY GREAT Menstrual cups ARE as reliable as tampons could be cheaper, experts say - 17 July 2019

Cosmopolitan

Menstrual cups are relatively new on the sanitary-wear scene, which means you might not know a lot about them. Common questions include: Are menstrual cups as leakproof as tampons? How do you insert a menstrual cup? And can you use one if you have - in true Mean Girls fashion - a heavy flow?

Menstrual cups are proven to be every bit as leakproof as tampons - 17 July 2019

Mamaduk

I am just coming up to my 35th week of pregnancy – it’s time to get my hospital bag packed and ready for the arrival of our little boy. It’s gone so quickly – however – its also felt like a lifetime! There are so many checklists and guides out there, but thanks to my team at Bounce, I am sorted. Here are things they recommend…

It's time to pack my hospital bag! - 21 June 2019

Bounce

As our editor Rachel Ducker hits 35 weeks in her pregnancy – it’s time for her to pack her hospital bag ready for the big event. There are so many checklists and guides out there, but we wanted to create our own Bounce Bag for Rachel with all of our preferred brands, to help her along the way. Here are things we recommend…

What to pack in your hospital bag... - 21 June 2019

Natural Health

Is the change getting you hot under the collar? A few simple tweaks and you could be breezing it!. We're thrilled the menopause is finally shaking off its taboo and being discussed more openly in society, but there's a lot of information out there to sort through! Here'e what you need to know if you want to manage your menopause naturally.

Menopause SOS - 13 June 2019

Men's Health

There are certain songs that just get us in the mood. For men of a certain age, there's nothing sexier than sliding a vinyl copy of Marvin Gaye's Sexual Healing onto the record player just before getting it on with your partner. Times have changed since then and — in the age of streaming — audio boffins can now pinpoint the exact songs, artists and playlist that make up our sultry soundtracks. With that in mind, pelvic healthcare company Kegel8 has compiled the ultimate 'forplaylist' (get it?), which reveals the top artists featured on playlists.

According to Spotify's Playlists, These Are the Top Songs and Artists to Have Sex To - 12 June 2019

Bella

Kegel8 Tight and Tone Electronic Pelvic Toner - This clever gadget can help to restore pelvic muscles that are too weak to do traditional "squeeze and release" Kegel exercises.

Do You Need the O-Shot? - 11 June 2019

HuffPost

We’re not saying we want silence during sex, but there are some things we don’t want to hear when we’re trying to get in the zone. One of those is the lyrics: “My saddle’s waiting, come and jump on it.” The research, done by pelvic floor exerciser Kegel8, looked at Spotify data to find out which songs appeared most often in UK playlists featuring the terms: sex, Netflix and chill, date night and baby-making (pass us the sick bucket).

These Are Top 10 Songs People Listen To During Foreplay – Apparently - 05 June 2019

Bounce

It can be a devastating blow to realise that you are no longer in complete control of your body. Kegel8 understand all too well the effect that pelvic floor dysfunction has on every single aspect of a woman’s life.

Kegel8 Ultra 20 Electronic Pelvic Toner - 31 May 2019

Closer

Dr Christian: Using lube makes the Kegel8 Pelvic Floor Wand easier to insert. Once it's in, it's clear straight away whether you're doing it properly. A leaflet describes lots of exercises too. It feels odd to remove, but it really works.

Dr C's check-up: Dr Christian gives his take on the hot health topics of the week - 25 May 2019

The Sun

Pelvic floor exercises are typically recommended for women - but experts say men can benefit too.

STOP THE FLOW Stopping mid-pee 'helps beat erectile dysfunction AND premature ejactulation' - 17 May 2019

The Guardian

Using apps and exercises, women and men can benefit from keeping their pelvic floor muscles healthy.

Five ways to strengthen your pelvic floor - 06 May 2019

Lanes Group PLC

If you’re invested in the wellbeing of the environment, you’ll be well aware of the damage that plastic pollution causes on a global basis – and you may also understand the critical role that hidden plastics play in exacerbating this threat.

The future of period care products – what will they look like in 20 years? - 03 May 2019

BBC The Naked Podcast

Luce Brett became incontinent at the age of 30 after the birth of her first child. Now 41, the writer shares her story with Jenny Eells and Kat Harbourne on the BBC's The Naked Podcast.

BBC's The Naked Podcast "I started an incontinence odyssey" - 22 March 2019

Fabulous

When the pelvic floor muscles weaken it can cause embarrassing leaks, so it's important to exercise them.

SQUEEZE & HOLD The thigh squeezer and other pelvic floor exercises to help beat embarrassing leaks – as 1 in 3 women suffer incontinence - 19 March 2019

JOE.co.uk

When it comes to lifting weights, you probably think you've got it covered. However, you could be forgetting a crucial muscle group.

The little-known muscle group most men are missing from their workouts - 12 March 2019

Indy100

In case you don't know, it's International Women's Day, which means we're celebrating all the progress women have made in society, the workplace and... mainstream media.

These iconic film posters photoshopped out men to make a fantastic point - 9 March 2019

Fabulous

Valentine’s Day is here and many women will be enjoying the day of love and have stocked up on some incredible lingerie. But a women’s health expert said we should be focusing on what’s under the underwear and making sure our intimate areas are healthy.

Lady Garden: Pee after sex, don’t wear a thong plus five other rules all women must follow to keep their vagina healthy - 13 February 2019

Mirror

Stephanie Taylor, managing director of Kegel8, is trying to get women to look after their own intimate areas this year with her 8 simple tips.

8 Things All Women Need to do to Keep Their Vagina Healthy - Including a 'Golden Rule' - 13 February 2019

Healthy

Forget last-minute flowers and a naff card - this Valentine's Day it's all about looking after number one: your vagina.

Happy V-day: 8 ways to keep your vagina happy and healthy - 13 February 2019

Any Way To Stay at Home

When I found out my little sister was expecting her first child I immediately started planning what I could get her. I wanted to get her things that would be genuinely useful and that no one else would think to get her, that she might not even think to get herself. So here’s what I got her.

Useful Baby Gift Guide - 21 January 2019

Women's Running

Many women suffer from stress urinary incontinence (SUI), but few discuss it. Lisa Jackson shows you how, through the right treatment and with regular daily parctise, you can strengthen your pelvic floor and become a stronger, more confident runner.

Squeeze and Lift - Winter 2018

Cosmopolitan

So you haven't had a child? Honey, regardless – you need to be doing your pelvic floor exercises. Those teeny tiny muscles take a hell of a beating throughout life, and keeping them strong can benefit you more than you'd ever imagine.

How to do your pelvic floor exercises - and why they're so important - 12 November 2018

Top 5 Baby

As we do at Top Five Baby, we’ve chosen our top five, so you can know you’re buying a pelvic floor exerciser / pelvic toner that works for best you. We’ve tested and reviewed completely independently so you get an informed, unbiased opinion. Happy kegeling!

Pelvic Floor Exercisers : Our Top Five - October 2018

Glamour Magazine

Annabel May Oakley-Watson, 24, shares her first person account of what going through the menopause early - at the tender age of 15 - was really like.

This is what going through the menopause before turning 20 is really like - 18th October 2018

BBC Radio Humberside

Speaking on The Afternoon Show with Lucy Clark, Stephanie Taylor spreads the word of #PositivePause for World Menopause Day. "It's time we stop padding the problem!”

The Afternoon Show with Lucy Clark - 18th October 2018

BBC Radio 4, Woman's Hour

Tina is joined by Dr Karen Morton and the co-founders of the website hotflush.info. Talking about why it’s so important to talk about our sex life as we navigate our way through the menopause.

Menopause - 18th October 2018

Humber Business.com

There is still too much taboo surrounding the menopause. “It is time for people to be made aware of why the pelvic floor weakens, and the issues around that.”

Hull businesswoman speaks out on menopause - and why it isn't a taboo - 18th October 2018

Hull Daily Mail

While the #MeToo campaign empowered more women to speak out about issues like menopause, there is still a long way to go. “The market is huge, but we are dealing with a subject that covers so many taboos.

Hull businesswoman speaks out on menopause - and why it isn't a taboo - 18th October 2018

Health & Wellbeing Magazine

Want to reduce your risk of incontinence, boost your core strength and improve your sex life? Try these must-do pelvic floor exercises

4 Easy Moves To Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor - 1 August 2018

See Her Thrive

In this episode of the See Her Thrive podcast, Clare Knox is joined by Stephanie Taylor, Kegel8 Founder and Managing Director, as they discuss the pelvic floor importance, top tips and tricks to improve pelvic floor health, and the benefits of using Kegel8 pelvic toners.

See Her Thrive Podcast, Episode 6 A lesson in pelvic floor health with Stephanie Taylor Founder of Kegel8 - 26th September 2018

Mail Online

While everyone should do pelvic floor exercises, many people still struggle to master them alone as the muscles can be hard to isolate. In this article Amanda Savage, spokesperson for the Professional Network of Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy, suggests some of the best gadgets to help.

How to be a super-ager: Experts reveal tips for staying healthy, full of vigour and young - 30th August 2018

Mail Online

Running puts three times your body weight on your pelvic floor which, if it’s already weak, can lead to a prolapse of the vagina, bladder and/or bowel. A prolapse is where the organ drops down, often into the passage beneath it.

New mothers should wait SIX MONTHS before running, performing star jumps or doing strenuous exercise after childbirth to avoid severe pelvic organ problems - 4th August 2018

Women's Health

Women tend not to understand how important the pelvic floor is,” says Stephanie Taylor, founder of pelvic floor health company Kegel8. “As a result, warning signs that it isn’t functioning as it should, often get overlooked.”

A Beginner's (and Not Cringe) Guide to Strengthening Your Pelvic Floor - 17th July 2018

British Journal Family Medicine (BJFM)

Stephanie Taylor, Managing Director, says, “Our team hears from thousands of women each year who are desperate for a solution to their bladder weakness or prolapse, having suffered for years in silence. Knowing that there are medically-proven, non-surgical ways to improve their situation brings them enormous comfort, and is a step on the way to rebuilding the confidence and the control they have lost.”

New campaign launched to emphasise the importance of pelvic floor exercises - 21st June 2018

Mail Online

"Using weighted [vaginal] cones is a bit like weight-lifting for vaginal muscles: it builds them up," says Dr Penelope Law, a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at Hillingdon Hospital and The Portland Hospital in London. "Kegel8 Vaginal Cones tells you if you’re doing the exercises correctly and you can track [your] progress to build up to heavier weights."

From a water spout that clears blocked sinuses to the fork that helps you eat less: The health gadgets experts say ARE worth buying! - 7th May 2018

Confessions of the Professions

Kegel8 have created an exercise and diet plan to help women improve their pelvic floor health, and sex life. Losing just 10% of your body weight can increase the strength of your pelvic floor by 50%. A strengthened pelvic floor provides increased sensitivity during sex and stronger orgasms for women.

Eat Your Way To A Better Sex Life. Strong Pelvic Floor Info, Benefits, and Improvements - 15th February 2018

Natural Parent Magazine

Weight gain and pelvic floor health are intrinsically linked – excess pounds cause additional stress. “By losing 10% of your body weight, you can increase the strength of your pelvic floor by 50%” says Consultant Urogynaecologist Mark Slack.

NEW YEAR, NEW PELVIC FLOOR - 24th January 2018

Mail Online

A new diet focused on strengthening your pelvic floor muscles says women can have better sex by eating the right foods and doing strategic workouts. Unlike most diets, the not-so-sexily named Pelvic Floor Diet isn't focused on weight loss, but on boosting the health of your pelvic muscles.

Can you EAT your way to a better sex life? New kegel diet claims you can intensify your orgasms if you eat the right foods and exercise your pelvic floor - 19th January 2018

Health & Wellbeing Magazine

There's no need for embarrassment or awkwardness when it comes to strengthening your pelvic floor, in fact, it couldn't be easier - simply chow down on these foods as recommended by Kegel8.

The Diet for your Pelvic Floor - 30th January 2018

Eva (Bulgaria)

Since the goal of regular exercise with pelvic floor muscles is not only to improve sex sensations, but also to tone and hormonal balance, and to regulate the monthly cycle, I was motivated not only to start, but also to perform regular exercises at home. - Article written in Bulgarian.

Monologues for the Vagina - 16th January 2017

Supported Mums

Vaginal cones and weights are a very different concept to electronic devices, cheaper and more accessible for most people. They are particularly good for building the endurance qualities of the pelvic floor – which we need for holding babies, carrying shopping and going for a run. Written by Physiotherapist, Amanda Savage.

Vaginal Cones: A Modern Girl's Guide to the Ancient Art of Pelvic Floor Weights - 28th November 2017

The Guardian

"I worry that my pelvic floor is going to cave in like a Chilean mine. I order a Kegel8, a miracle machine that brings my vagina back to life like a defibrillator. My growler is so strong I can almost climb trees with it. Naturally, I am thrilled."

Confessions of a menopausal nymphomaniac - 7th May 2016

Mail Online

"If you've got problems we would recommend performing [pelvic floor] exercises three times a day every day for a maximum of ten-second holds for ten repetitions," says Katie Mann. "It takes around 12 to 16 weeks to change a muscle, and, exactly like muscles in the arms and legs, if you stop training it, it will weaken again."

It's Not Just Women - MEN Need to do Pelvic Floor Exercises, too! - 15th March 2016

The Fuss

"Pelvic floor exercises are something that all women should do regularly, but it’s easy to forget them when we have a million other things on our mind, the Kegel8 Tight & Tone Electronic Pelvic Toner is designed to take some of the pressure of remembering and finding the time to do our pelvic floor exercises."

Kegel8 Tight & Tone Electronic Pelvic Toner review - 2nd March 2016

Made For Mums

Kegel8’s cones come in a set of three different sizes. The idea is to progress onto a heavier weight as your muscle tone improves. How easy is it? Very simple to use. Made from soft silicone and ergonomically designed, they're very comfortable.

Tried & Tested: Pelvic Floor Products - 2nd April 2013

MumSense

Light adult incontinence is a sign that you have a weak pelvic floor, so too are those “It doesn't feel the same anymore” intimate moments. No matter how many times you practice your “squeeze and release” exercises if your pelvic floor is weak, it won't get stronger and you'll become demoralised…

It's not just women - Kegel exercises - 13th June 2012

Made For Mums

In the UK, one in three women suffer from urinary incontinence. Yet, despite the normality of this health issue, particularly among pregnant women or those who have recently given birth, we often feel far too embarrassed to approach a medical professional for help – let alone discuss it with our friends.

Break the Pelvic Floor Taboo