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    MsBlueStreak
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    So, I’ve always been a little confused about the whole pelvic floor exercises thing.

    What exactly are they? Are they uncomfortable? Are they necessary?  When should we start doing them? And how often should we be doing them? (I guess those questions are probably for @Nurse_Nettie)

    My other questions I guess are for the ladies here. Do you all engage ‘kegels’? 

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    #110363
    Aunt_FloAunt_Flo
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    I do them from time to time. I have a bit of a weak bladder and find it helps. It’s not uncomfortable, just different – you’re tensing an releasing a muscle that you don’t consciously move very often. 

    I know my mum did them and used kegel balls as well after pregnancy. She didn’t find as helpful as I have. 

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    #110364
    mak_trouble891
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    Ok what are kegels? @Nurse_Nettie

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    #110365
    Nurse_NettieNurse_Nettie
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    Good questions @mak_trouble891 @MsBlueStreak!  I enjoy anatomy :).  Kegel Muscles are found at the base of the pelvic floor (see X sectional diagrams below). They function to support & increase bladder & bowel control as well as sexual function. Kegel or pelvic floor exercises aren’t uncomfortable & are for both men & women. It’s a great idea to start now! 
       

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    #110366
    Curiosity
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    I have a friend who has a red light kegal rule when they are driving, so when they are waiting for the lights to change they do a few kegals

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    #110367
    CloakOfAsh
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    I did not know men could do this too, excuse me for a moment.

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    #110368
    CloakOfAsh
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    Am I alone on this one gents?

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    #110369
    walk_on_walls
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    I read about Kegel for guys in a Men’s Health magazine ages ago, but never really did them. The red light idea is a good one though.

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    #110370
    MsBlueStreak
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    Does anyone have links to practical exercise instructions/videos?

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    #110371
    Aunt_FloAunt_Flo
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    @CloakOfAsh I had absolutely no idea either! 

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    #110372
    Nurse_NettieNurse_Nettie
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    @MsBlueStreak Here is some info & exercises for both men & women. And for a bit of guidance about how to do it right, check out this useful video!

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    #110373
    ElleBelle
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    Haha @Curiosity in High School my VICE-PRINCIPAL told me she does this at red lights. It was a weird overshare. Maybe it was on Oprah once or something 🙂

    Speaking of overshares, sometimes when I do kegel exercises all the activity and blood flow in that area can make me feel a bit aroused. Am I alone in this, or does it happen to others?

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    #110374
    Kit
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    “It is recommended that all women exercise their pelvic floor muscles every day throughout life”  welp

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    #110375
    mak_trouble891
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    Is this why when I do skipping at the gym I wanna pee? lol weak muscles?

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    #110376
    ElleBelle
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    It could be @mak_trouble891! I always fear getting bronchitis for a similar reason, all that coughing makes me wanna pee. Maybe @nurse_nettie can confirm?!

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