Women focus quite a bit of attention on improving muscle tone in the arms, legs, glutes, and abs, yet many neglect an equally important but invisible area—the pelvic floor.
These vital muscles sit under the uterus, bladder, and large intestine (bowel), and help with urine and bowel control. They’re also the muscles that contract during orgasm.
When the pelvic floor muscles become weakened, urine leakage and reduced control over the bowels can occur. This is why pelvic floor muscle training is so important, especially for women after childbirth.
In addition to improved bladder and bowel control, strengthening the pelvic floor muscles can lead to increased sexual sensation and orgasm potential. We’ll explore this and other benefits of improved pelvic floor muscle strength ahead.