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missempathy
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Exactly what ARE Kegel exercises? I've read that to make it easier to attain an orgasm, Kegels help. But what are they? Is there more to it than just contracting and loosening muscles? I feel like I'm missing something here.

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Lau-Saturnine
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Try these sites/links:

http://www.universityobgyn.com/kegal.htm

http://www.coolnurse.com/kegel_exercises.htm

One has diagrams, hope they help .

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JamsessionVT
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Since I have incontinence, I can tell you.

I've never heard of them being used to attain orgasms, but they are meant to help people who have incontinence.

Incontinence happens when the muscles of the pelvis are weakened, meaning it becomes harder to, basically, "hold it in" when you have to go to the bathroom. It also makes it hard to hold it in when you laugh or particpate in physical activity. (Basically, you urinate when you laugh very hard or are doing something physcial, but since your muscles are weakened, you can't hold it in, and believe me, it's quite annoying...)

You pretty much hit the nail on the head. Kegel excercises are basically contracting the muscles, holding them, and releasing. This helps strengthen them, making it easier to "hold it in". (Though I've never heard of them being used to attain an orgasm)


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Some people report that Kegels increase their enjoyment of various sexual activities by increasing the strength and control of their vaginal muscles.
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Ahh, thanks logic_gurl
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