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 men the main reasons to do kegels are to help with ejaculation control or stronger erections. However, there can also be some surprising extra rewards for your hard work.
Let’s take a look.
1. Ejaculation control
This is perhaps the most well-known benefit of doing kegels: helping guys deal with premature ejaculation. Training the pelvic floor 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 pelvic floor 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 to a position that can help you last longer, or take whatever action you need to delay your orgasm before continuing to have sex.
2. Learning to relax the right muscles during sex
Even though it’s good to develop the ability to do a strong kegel hold at the point of no return, you actually don’t want to do kegels at any other time during sex.
If you continually do kegels during sex, it can have the opposite effect and make you ejaculate quicker. What you actually want to do is keep your pelvic floor muscles relaxed – unless you reach that point of no return, in which case go ahead with the squeeze.
Some people find they are able to keep relaxed during sex, but for others it’s a serious challenge. So to help you get those pelvic floor muscles relaxing, you can practice 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 might get a bigger and 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 legendary level of male multiple orgasms.
4. Improve the force of ejaculation
- You might have a larger volume of ejaculation after developing your pelvic floor muscles.
- You may find you 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 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.