Why Men Who Do ‘Kegels’ Last Longer in Bed
Men who generally cannot last longer than 3 minutes in bed tend to experience some form of sexual dysfunctions, or at least, that was the original assumption.
Sure, erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation are quite common conditions that befall men, but they are not the only culprits for them finishing way too early.
You see, it turns out that weak pelvic floor muscles may contribute to the both of them (but even more so for premature ejaculation). Treating sexual dysfunctions used to involve only eating the best foods for men’s virility, as well as some positive lifestyle changes, but now, men should be thinking about doing some Kegel exercises as well.
Wait, Kegel exercises? Yes, you’ve read that right. Kegel exercises, for far too long, have been deemed only as exercises for women. But, studies have shown that men who do them have actually shown quite remarkable improvements in both their bowel and bladder movements.
According to a study conducted by physiotherapists from the James Cook University in Australia, it turns out that strengthening a man’s pelvic floor muscles allow them to somehow manage their sexual dysfunctions. Although the condition is still there, people who constantly do Kegels show remarkable improvements.
The study also states that men should consider doing them because they are non-invasive and doesn’t require any special equipment at all.
How to Do Them?
Now, since most men have thought that Kegel exercises are only for the ladies, the vast majority of the male populace really do not know what to do to strengthen their pelvic floor muscles.
Well, the basic premise of Kegel exercises is to just locate your PC muscles (a term used to refer to pelvic floor muscles) and then squeezing it and holding it for a considerable amount of time.
For those of you who do not know where the PC muscles are, it is important for you to know its main function first.
Pelvic floor muscles are responsible for helping you control your urinary and bowel movement. That means that if you want to stop your pee for whatever reason, the said muscles are responsible for that.
With that being said, you can actually locate your PC muscles by doing the following:
- Put a finger or two in the area just below your balls but right before you reach the anus.
- Imagine that you are peeing and stopping the pee midstream, some muscles will move in the process. These are the muscles that you want to strengthen.
- If the above method doesn’t work for you, wait until you have the urge to pee and then put your fingers again on the same spot mentioned above.
To do the Kegels, you actually just have to squeeze (or clench) those muscles and hold them for a couple of seconds. The longer you can hold the squeeze, the better.
You can also use the flutter technique where you quickly clench and unclench the said muscles a couple of times (or repetitions) and should be done 3-5 times a day.