The pelvic floor is made up of muscles that are positioned in the pelvis. There are certain factors that can result in a weak pelvic floor. These factors include pregnancy, childbirth and menopause. One of the major symptoms of weak pelvic muscles is incontinence. Incontinence is characterized by the leakage of urine or stools which you cannot control. Weak muscles in the pelvis area can be strengthened through Kegel exercise.
These pelvic therapy exercises are also beneficial where your sexual health and pleasure are concerned. Through Kegel exercises, you can relax your muscles and this allows your vagina to be more open. This helps to alleviate the pain associated with pelvic exams and sexual intercourse. The exercises also improve the circulation of blood to the pelvic floor and vagina, and this is known to improve sexual arousal. The exercises also increase vaginal lubrication.