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When it comes to fitness, Kegels count, too! These pelvic floor-strengthening exercises can have big rewards when it comes to sexual satisfaction.

Think Kegel exercises are just for women? Think again. Kegel exercises are just as important for men as they are for women. They can strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, and affect sexual function.

Kegels consist of contracting and relaxing the muscles in your pelvic floor. Get them all toned up, and you will have more sexual pleasure and stronger orgasms, as well as keeping your bladder and sexual organs functioning in a healthy, youthful way.

So how do you do a Kegel?

  • First, imagine the muscles that control the start and stop of urine, or the muscles that keep you from passing gas.
  • If you don’t know what I’m talking about, try stopping in mid-flow next time you are on the toilet.
  • Once you’ve found them, pull those pelvic floor muscles in and up or think about tightening them.
  • Make sure you don’t flex the muscles in your stomach, thighs, or glutes. Also make sure you keep breathing steadily.
  • Hold for about five seconds, relax and then repeat.
  • Ideally, repeat for at least five minutes every day.

Psst! You can do these anywhere, at home, in the office, on the train, even right now, and no one will know but you!