From The Health Gap, “The Mystery of the Pelvic Floor:” Millions of women have problems with their pelvic floor and yet, most problems are minor. But who knows for sure? Kegel exercises for girls and young women are sometimes good, other times useless. What to do? Start by reading this article.
Almost a quarter of women in the United States have a pelvic floor disorder.
First, ignore the bullshit from Gwyneth Platrow’s goopy site and her wacky idea – “Better Sex: Jade Eggs for Your Yoni,” which suggests sticking jade eggs in your vagina, which will also strengthen your pelvic floor (it’s been debunked).
But this article is worth reading because it demystifies even the limited information we have on the pelvic floor and its secrets. And Janis Miller, obstetrics and gynecology professor at the University of Michigan suggests better understanding will provide less stress for women, especially girls and young women.
“If girls and adolescents could just … be brought aware of this muscle [Kegel], instead of this being a secret, hidden thing, and start using it, then we wouldn’t need to set aside time every day to do Kegel exercises.” – Janis Miller