So you’re thinking about doing kegel exercises? Before getting started, you might find it a helpful motivator to know all the benefits the exercises might bring you.
For most guys the main reasons to do kegel exercises are to help with ejaculation control or stronger erections. However, there can also be some surprising extra rewards for your hard work.
Some guys do get kegels wrong and instead of reaping the benefits make things worse for themselves. So when you decide you’re ready to try them out, you can find accurate instructions in my guide to kegel exercises.
1. Ejaculation control
This is perhaps the most well-known benefit of doing kegels: helping guys deal with premature ejaculation. Training the PC and BC muscles can help by enhancing your ability to hold back from ejaculating just before the point of no return.
When you find yourself reaching that point during sex, you can squeeze the BC and PC muscles to prevent yourself from climaxing. So in some ways it can be seen as a last line of defense. This then buys you time to rest, change positions or take whatever action you need to delay your orgasm before continuing to have sex.
2. Learning to relax the right muscles during sex
Doing kegels can sometimes make things worse for men when they have sex. This is usually because they think they should be doing kegels constantly while having sex, but this actually leads to quicker climax.
The problem is, men often don’t realise that the kegels they do in training should only be used just before they orgasm. Up until that point, they should do the opposite and try to keep the pelvic floor muscles relaxed.
It’s becoming more widely known that you’ll last longer if you relax the pelvic floor muscles while having sex. Use normal Kegels only as a last defense, and you’ll find you have 2 different ways to control ejaculation.
One of the ways to learn to keep the pelvic floor relaxed is by doing contrary exercises. For more on this, have a look at my article discussing how to do reverse kegels.
3. Improving erection strength and size
Doing kegels actively pumps more blood into the penis. This can then have the following effects on your erection:
- You may find you have a bigger erection.
- You may have a harder erection.
- You might be able to get it up easier by actively pumping blood into it. This can be particularly useful for men who find they lose an erection when trying to put a condom on. It may also help men who suffer from erectile dysfunction.
- You may also be able to keep your erection for longer, perhaps even reaching the fabled level of male multiple orgasms.
4. Improve the force of ejaculation
- Some men have found that they have a larger volume of ejaculation after developing their pelvic floor muscles.
- Some men find one of the surprising benefits is that they can ejaculate further. It doesn’t exactly serve a practical purpose, but fun nonetheless and good for the ego.
5. More intense orgasms
- Strengthening your pelvic floor muscles can result in you having more powerful orgasms.
- If you can stop yourself ejaculating but still orgasm, you may be able to have male multiple orgasms during sex.
6. Help with incontinence and leaks
One of the kegel exercise benefits not related to sex, but still very useful for some men is that it can help with incontinence. This is because you use the same muscles for kegels as you do when trying to hold in urine.
Some men may dribble after they finish urinating. Others may leak when they laugh, sneeze or strain themselves. Strengthening the right muscles through kegels can help prevent this from happening.