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Female Sexual Function

12 May 2010 Posted by pfilates in Uncategorized

Pelvic floor training has been shown to improve female sexual function when initiated during the first 6 months post partum. In a recent prospective randomized clinical trail pelvic floor exercise was compared to no intervention among first time new moms. Sexual arousal, lubrication, orgasm, and satisfaction scores were improved for the training group but not for controls (p 26.8) among 70 women completing a 12 month program of supervised pelvic floor muscle training. In a separate study performed by Beji an improvement in sexual desire, performance during coitus, and achievement of orgasm was observed in women who received pelvic floor muscle rehabilitation. Recently, musculoskeletal factors have been recognized as significant contributors to the mechanism of pelvic pain and associated sexual dysfunction. In particular, pelvic floor muscle hypertonus has been implicated. This, in my experience, is one of the most commonly…

Pelvic Floor Exercises for Erectile Dysfunction

04 May 2010 Posted by pfilates in Uncategorized

Numerous reports now reveal the importance of pelvic floor function in maintaining normal erectile function. So what Arnold Kegel knew was good for the goose is clearly good for the gander as well. Are there really men out there that are willing to approach this problem in a natural, fitness oriented, way? Are there really men willing to use a pelvic floor conditioning program rather than simply pop that little blue pill? Actually I am often impressed how resistant patients are to taking ANY medication let alone one that costs twenty dollars per tablet. Here are some facts: 1. Thirty million American men have erectile dysfunction 2. By age 45 most men have experienced it at some time in their lives 3. The condition often goes undiagnosed because many men are reluctant to discuss it with their doctors And yet…