Pelvic floor exercises aren’t just a fad for tree-hugging mums and Gwyneth Paltrow – in fact you’d be surprised how many women have secretly improved their sex lives and incontinence issues by engaging in regular kegal exercises.
If you’ve never performed kegel exercies before, you might wondering what the big deal is. You just squeeze, hold, breath, squeeze, hold etc. But often you’ve got no idea if you are doing it right. And then there’s the forgetting to do them.
This is where the Elvie Pelvic Floor Trainer comes in handy.
Why should women do pelvic floor exercises?
If you are going to have children, they are recommended to help you push out your babies. When it gets to that all important bit at the end when all you want to do is push but the Doctor says wait, this is where your pelvic floor muscles really come into use.
And then after you give birth, you need to re-train your pelvic floor so you don’t wee when you laugh, or run, or jump on a trampoline…
Even if you’ve never had and don’t plan on having children, you can still benefit from pelvic floor exercises.
Not only do they stop you from weeing when you really don’t want to, but they make your orgasms better. They increase blood flow to this region, which helps you orgasm easier and more intense. Your partner will also notice your vagina feeling tighter (which he will like).
What does Elvie do to make it easier?
– Gives you instant feedback to let you know if you are doing your exercises correctly
– Reminds you to do your exercises (via the app)
– Shows you workouts to do, just like a personal trainer for your vagina
– Provides incentive with tracking (you can track against other women in your age group)
– Only takes 5 minutes a day
How do you use Elvie?
Gently insert Elvie with the tail hanging out – by the way, the app will guide you through each step with pictures so you don’t need to rely on me telling how to do it. It’s no bigger than a menstrual cup so don’t be scared ladies.
Then the app will give you some exercises to try. Again, you get complete instructions and instant feedback. Hopefully not like my first time:
But we all have to start somewhere right?! So when you get the hang of it, you can start getting more competitive with yourself and others (entirely anonymously). It will even give you a PB (Personal Best) – just like Strava. It really is biohacking for women.