A “kegel” is the term used to describe the tightening of your vaginal muscles. Just like any muscle, your vagina and overall pelvic floor can be “strong” or “weak.” To do a kegel, contract your muscles as if you are trying to stop yourself from urinating. Once you access the muscles you are trying to activate (i.e., your vaginal muscles), concentrate on tightening those muscles and then releasing.
Shouldn’t everyone do kegels? No!
The media has made it seem like kegels are the best thing for everyone with a vagina to do all the time, but that’s just not true. If you feel you are already too “tight,” kegels may do more harm than good. If your vagina is too tight, you may have difficulty inserting a tampon or penis. The opposite of a kegel is called a “bulge.” Use your pelvic floor muscles to push out instead of tightening.
So who should be doing kegels? If you feel that your vaginal muscles could be stronger, kegels
may help you. Many individuals benefit from doing kegels when their vaginas have been stretched, especially after childbirth.
If you need more professional help with pelvic floor health, consider pelvic floor physical therapy. Individuals who need pelvic floor physical therapy typically have issues with incontinence, vaginal tension, or pelvic floor weakness, including urination when coughing, laughing, or sneezing.
One way to activate your pelvic floor is with Kegel Cherries by EngErotics. Our Cherries come in various sizes. Find your perfect fit, and switch to a different size when you feel ready. Kegel Cherries help strengthen your pelvic floor, and they are discreet. Nobody but you will know when you are using one! Also check out the new Pelvic Floor Bundle which includes our award-winning Oh!Nectar CBD massage oil.