You’ve probably heard of Kegel exercises before. You know, they’re the exercises you can do to strengthen your vagina. There are Kegel weight competitions and everything where women actually compete. Yup, that means there’s a woman with the world’s strongest vagina. Kegels are really good for you and provide a lot of benefits, but they’re kind of a foreign concept to most women. And many women don’t even do them correctly.
Well, luckily there’s a new device that can help us out: the kGoal. It’s essentially a FitBit for your vag. And it’s actually pretty freaking cool. It’s a small balloon-like device that you insert into your vagina. It connects to the kGoal app on your smartphone and allows you to track your progress while helping you along the way. kGoal also has a vibration element (totes optional) that rewards you when you reach a goal! Neat-o!
It’s awesome that something is coming out to make Kegels easier and more fun. If you’re still not sure why you should do them, read below:
They Help You Have Better Sex
This is one of the main reasons why people do Kegel exercises! I mean, when you can control your vaginal muscles, you can better control your sexual experience. Kegels not only make sex more enjoyable for you but for your partner too. Stronger pelvic floor muscles make for stronger contractions in your vagina, which makes for stronger orgasms for you. Hooray!
They Help With Bladder Control
Urinary incontinence is when you can't really control your bladder, and it's really common. Stress incontinence is common in many women and can happen when you sneeze or cough. Basically, you leak a little and then can't stop it. Kegels helps you control your bladder better and stops those sneaky leaks.
They Keep Your Pelvic Floor Muscles Healthy
Doing Kegel exercises are generally just good for keeping your vag healthy. Seriously! When you don't keep your muscles active, that's when you pull them or injure yourself. Doing Kegels helps keep your muscles down there in good health. If you're someone who feels really sore after you have sex, your vag might literally be out of shape!
They Help You Out During Pregnancy
Your pelvic muscles get all kinds of stretched out during and after pregnancy. Doing Kegel exercises before, during and after pregnancy can help your pelvic floor muscles stay strong and healthy to avoid issues after having a baby.
They Help Keep Your Back And Spine Strong
Working out your pelvic muscles helps out your entire lower back, actually. Doing Kegels can help ease lower back pain because your pelvic muscles support your entire abdomen. Keep that foundation healthy!
They Help You Lift Things
If you do a lot of heavy lifting, it actually puts a big stress on your pelvic floor muscles. Really, any lifting can do this. Doing Kegel exercises makes lifting things easier AND literally protects your inner self from danger.
They Help Prevent Your Uterus From Slipping
So there's a thing called uterine prolapse, which basically means your uterus starts to sink. Sounds horrible, right? Well, it happens. Doing Kegel exercises can prevent this from happening.
Have you ever done Kegels? Would you ever try the kGoal? Tell us in the comments!