Beyond Kegels: How to Strengthen the Pelvic Floor
- By Dr. Alan J. Parks
- February 24, 2020
This is a guest blog published by the founder of JoyLux.
Have you Kegeled? If you’re reading this, you undoubtedly have—and you’ve found that Kegel exercises are difficult to perform correctly and are often ineffective.
So now you’re looking for other discreet ways to strengthen your pelvic floor. Whether it’s because your vagina feels different after childbirth or you’re experiencing the physical changes that come with age and menopause, you’ve probably got some questions about intimate wellness and why it matters. We’ve got answers.
What exactly is the pelvic floor?
The pelvic floor is a core layer of muscles and tissues that is slung like a hammock from your pubic bone to your tailbone. These multi-purpose muscles hold up your uterus, bladder, and bowel, and assist in childbirth.
The pelvic floor can be stretched or weakened after childbirth or during menopause. These changes can impact your sex life: lower confidence, less sensation and reduced natural lubrication are common complaints. Many women also report that it is harder for them to reach orgasm than it was before.
What can I do about these changes to my pelvic floor?
The usual advice to strengthen your pelvic floor is to do Kegel exercises, which are specifically designed to target these muscles. To do the exercises, you locate the muscles in your pelvis that stop your urine stream, contract and lift the muscles for about 10 seconds, relax the muscles for 10 seconds, and then repeat the whole thing up to 30 times per day. That’s a lot of Kegeling.
Kegel practice can help many women, but you have to be motivated to do Kegels regularly and frequently, and you have to do them correctly—which is often easier said than done.
Are there other options to improve my intimate wellness?
While Kegels are a step in the right direction, vFit by Joylux is a leap. This revolutionary, Ob-Gyn-designed device is a safe and effective alternative for many women who want to improve their intimate wellness in the comfort and privacy of home.
Using a patented combination of red light (LEDs), gentle heat, and sonic vibration, vFit strengthens the pelvic floor, promotes natural hydration and increases sensation. Using vFit every other day for 10 minutes (along with the Joylux Photonic Gel), women have noticed improved intimate wellness and heightened confidence in as little as 3 weeks.
What do women think of vFit?
The feedback that we’ve received about this life-changing product has been exciting and encouraging! 91% of current customers would recommend vFit to a friend. These women are reporting improved intimate wellness, higher confidence, and better natural hydration. Here are some of the women who can’t imagine their lives without vFit:
“This has made me feel more confident in spontaneous intimacy with my husband. We both notice the change and have found intercourse to be much more enjoyable. I am way more sensitive and he definitely feels a difference. Orgasms are heightened!” – Donna
“Before using vFit, I lacked sexual confidence after having a baby. My sex drive increased, I gained back confidence and sex became more pleasurable again.” – Kristina
“I am a 59 year old woman… this product gave me so much confidence and desire to be intimate again. I have recommended it to close friends and now to you. Trust me, it works, is painless and in fact, pleasurable.” – Anonymous