Ok ladybirds it’s CLASSROOM time.
I get several emails a week from gals having issues locating their pelvic floor muscles. And I get it. It can be really tricky to know just what to squeeze down there when it comes to activating your pelvic floor muscles with or without a jade egg.
Click here to read why these little suckers ( your pelvic floor muscles ) are so important to your sexual bliss, health and pleasure potential.
So let’s look at a few ways that can help you find them easier.
FYI the diagram above illustrates just how much space your pelvic floor muscles occupy ( basically everything in red! ) Note how your pelvic floor muscles hug your clitoris, urethra, vaginal opening and rectum. This is an important point. Your pelvic floor MUSCLES ( more than one ) work as one muscle. So if you contract you vaginal opening your contracting your pelvic floor muscles. If you contract your butt, you’re contracting your pelvic floor muscles. They do not separate into sections!
The muscles also sit just below the skin and aren’t ‘way up inside’ as most people think.
Let’s Locate Them
The most common way to find your pelvic floor muscles is the good ole stop/start test when you pee. Begin to pee, then contract your muscles to stop the flow. Bingo, that’s the ticket! You have just contracted your pelvic floor muscles.
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Sitting on a towel
Grab a hand towel. Roll it up lengthways, so it looks like a snake or a sausage. Place it on a hard chair. Make sure it’s long ways on the seat not diagonal. Sit on the chair normally but on top of the towel. You should feel like you straddling the towel almost or you have a towel penis thing happening. Sitting on the rolled up towel will make it easier to feel the contractions. Now squeeze as though you are trying to hold back urine, gas or a bowel movement. Squeeze around the towel, as though you’re trying to grasp the towel with your vagina ( are you loving all the imaginary?! ) When you feel a slight movement that’s your pelvic floor working!
Or get a little handsy With clean hands, lay on your bed with your knees bent and open ( like when you have a pap smear ) Insert your thumb (pad down) all the way inside your vagina. Push your thumb back towards your bottom. Keep your thumb super still and then squeeze your internal muscles around your thumb. What can you feel?
With clean hands, lay on your bed with your knees bent and open ( just as you do when you have a pap smear ) Insert your thumb (pad down) all the way inside your vagina. Push your thumb back towards your bottom. Keep your thumb super still and then squeeze your internal muscles around your thumb. What can you feel? A contraction? Some pressure? That’s your pelvic floor.
Do the JELLY FISH. When contracting your pelvic floor muscles your pelvic floor lifts UPWARD towards your head. DO NOT bear down during the squeeze. It’s an upward pull rather than a push. Lying down is the best place to start. Inhale, pull up and contract. Exhale relax FULLY. Be sure to fully relax and let go after each contraction.
Try doing the ‘jellyfish’ whilst laying down for 10 rounds. Hold each contraction for 2 seconds and complete THREE times a day.