The intimate sensation experienced between a woman and her partner can be affected by looseness and lack of pelvic floor muscle strength. Without this vital strength or ability to squeeze your muscles, achieving an orgasm may be impossible! Sexual intimacy in a relationship is often essential, so, when it becomes hindered by ‘looseness’ or a lack of sensation, the relationship may suffer as a result.
Read on to learn all about this common pelvic health issue and how you can easily prevent and treat it!
What Causes Looseness or Lack of Sensation?
- Pregnancy and Childbirth – The process of becoming a mother has a huge impact on your body – both externally and internally. The pelvic floor and vaginal wall are stretched to the limit, even more so during labour. Regardless of whether you’ve had a vaginal childbirth or not, your pelvic floor will still be majorly affected during pregnancy and it’s important that you re-educate your muscles.
- Age – Grey hair, sagging skin – we’re more than aware of the changes that occur as we age. But this isn’t so noticeable when it comes to our internal health. Collagen is vital for maintaining toned and supple skin and tissues (including the skin and tissues downstairs), but we lose it as we age. So, as you hit menopause and keep losing collagen, it’s no wonder it’s not just your face that’s sagging…
- Weight Gain – Similar to carrying your baby in your belly, gaining extra pounds can wreak havoc on your pelvic floor. You may also find yourself suffering from a whole host of pelvic floor disorders too, including incontinence or prolapse! Maintaining a healthy weight is vital for preventing pelvic floor troubles, but read on to find out how else you can help…
- Exercise – High impact exercises can cause a ‘looseness’ feeling due to the excess pressure that is forced onto the pelvic floor. This includes activity that involves running and/or jumping. Cycling can also cause genital numbness in women – so make sure your handlebars are at a comfortable height and you’ve got an appropriate bike seat.
How to Combat ‘Vaginal Looseness’ and Lack of Sensation
If you do suffer from a lack of sensation, there’s no need to fear. Your vaginal walls and pelvic floor need to be exercises to regain tone and strength. This can be done in multiple ways:
- Manual Pelvic Floor Exercises – To perform a Kegel exercise, you must squeeze the muscles of your pelvic floor and lift them upwards. This can also help treat and prevent other pelvic floor disorders such as incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.
- Assisted Kegel Exercises – If you don’t know whether you’re doing your Kegel exercises correctly, try using a biofeedback device. Products like Kegel8 Vaginal Cones have a unique indicator tail that shows you when you’re exercising correctly.
- Pelvic Floor Stimulation – Electronic pelvic floor toners are able to do all the hard work for you. These can exercise your pelvic floor automatically whilst you sit back and relax. The Kegel8 Ultra 20 Electronic Pelvic Toner has 20-clinically proven programmes to target a variety of pelvic floor aspects, including intimate sensation.
Take control of your pelvic health today and start feeling like your old self again!
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