KEGELS EXERCISES FOR MEN
Paul H. Byerly
Most references to PC muscles and Kegel exercises are about women. Both men and women have pubococcygeal (PC) muscles, and both can strengthen those muscles. Women benefit more from strengthening their PCs than men do, but this is not to say men should not bother.
How can Kegles benefit you?
- At the very least, stronger PCs will mean a stronger and more pleasurable climax.
- Stronger PCs can give some men better ejaculatory control – some men find a long hard PC contraction helps them avoid ejaculating when they feel about to do so.
- Stronger PCs can result in firmer erections, especially if your erections tend to be less than full.
- Strong PC’s will also prevent urine leaking, which while not as common in men as in women, is a problem for some men as they age.
- Good PCs can reduce post urination dribble.
- There are some hints that Kegles may help improve blood flow to the penis, and may help with some erectile problems. There are no solid studies as of yet, but it can’t hurt!
How do you work the PCs?
First, you need to identify the PC muscles. The PCs are the muscles you use to interrupt the flow of urine – they also will slightly lift your erect penis if you are standing or sitting. If your penis is erect, contracting the PC’s can make it jump. Be sure you are working only the PC muscles; you should not be tensing any muscles in your legs, buttocks, or abdomen.
Building up the PCs is a simple matter of exercising them as you would any other muscle. Do a combination of short squeezes, one-second hold, one second rest, and longer ones – starting with 3 seconds and working up to 20 seconds. As with any muscle, over use will make them sore, so start easy, and work up. You may find you get better results by doing Kegles every other day. Try to exercise twice a day, gradually adding the number of reps you do.
As with any muscle, you get better results if you work against resistance. God gave you a built in PC barbell, in the form of your erect penis. Remember how the PCs raise your erection? That action is working the muscles against gravity. So, do your Kegels standing or sitting while you have an erection. You can add resistance by adding weight in the form of a washcloth over your penis. (Note – when you can flip a full bath towel over your shoulder, you have gone too far!)
It will take a couple of weeks to begin to notice results, so don’t give up too soon.
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