What is a PC muscle and what are Kegel exercises?
Your PC, or pubococcygeus muscle, is a hammock-shaped muscle in your pelvic area. It works horizontally from front to back and is rarely put to significant use in everyday life. However, it comes into play when you have an orgasm. This is why so many people want to exercise their PC muscle with what is known as Kegel exercises. Stronger ‘orgasm muscles’ can give you more intense orgasms … something not many people would complain about.
Why are they called Kegel exercises?
A prominent gynecologist in the early 1900s named Dr. Arnold Kegel created a set of exercises for women to do after pregnancy. Both men and women have PC muscles, but Dr. Kegel found that when women exercise theirs after giving birth, they can re-tighten their bodies and eliminate many of the problems associated with loose muscles after pregnancy. What the women found was that after performing Kegel exercises, they were experiencing better orgasms than ever.
What are the benefits of strengthening my PC muscle?
For men, the benefits span a few different areas. First, sexually the benefits are obvious. The best, strongest, and longest-lasting orgasms are the most obvious benefits. A strong pubococcygeus muscle also propels your semen farther, so you will probably be impressed with the greater distance that you can release your semen; for some men this is more important than for others. Another extremely important benefit of doing Kegel exercises is the fact that you will get complete control of premature ejaculation. Because the PC muscle is a big part of your orgasm, being in control of it means that you can control when you want to let go. Finally, a non-sexual benefit for men is urinary tract health. A strong PC muscle will allow older men to have better control of their urination schedule. Urination problems creep up on men as age becomes a factor, and the ability to better control your urination schedule is a huge benefit of having a strong PC muscle.
How do I find my pubococcygeus muscle?
The best way to locate the PC muscle is to stop the flow of urine in the middle. The muscles you just flexed are what you are looking for. It takes practice to find them (except when you’re urinating), but it only takes a while to master.
So I located my PC muscle, now how do I exercise it?
There are some methods to exercise the pubococcygeus muscle with Kegel exercises. We will list a few:
- The PC Flutter – Contract (flex) and relax the PC muscle as fast as you can for as long as possible.
- Flex and hold – Exactly what its name suggests, flex your PC muscle as hard as you can and hold it for as long as possible. You can work up to 8-10 minutes with a little practice, but don’t expect to go past 30 seconds when you start.
- Flex, Hold, Release … Repeat – This may sound like PC Flutter but it is different. On PC Flutter you go as fast as possible. This makes you flex and hold for 5-10 seconds and then release for 3-5 seconds. Repeat as many times as possible for as long as possible.
These exercises give you an idea of how to exercise your PC muscle with a few different Kegel exercises for men. As with all training routines, you should start small and progress gradually. When you start, expect to tire your pubococcygeus after just a couple of minutes, but in a month or so you can expect it to last 5-10 minutes total.
The benefits are worth it in the case of Kegel exercises.. Better orgasms you never imagined will make you happy that you spent time committing to a daily Kegel routine.