Kegels exercises actually go back centuries to ancient times. Kegels are exercises that target the pubococcygeus muscle, and were first developed by the Taoists in ancient China. These workouts were designed to strengthen various muscles, thus promoting health, longevity, spiritual development and also better sex, in both men and women..
In modern times, a doctor named Arnold Kegel made the ancient practice popular and gave them their better known name. Kegel made the idea of exercise for sex more predominant than ever before. Simply put, Kegels are another way of referring to exercises whose aim is to restore and increase the tone of the pubococcygeus muscle by regular clenching and unclenching.
Your “PC” muscle helps you control you ejaculations and maintain your erections. Kegels help increase the flow of blood to the penis and keep you prostate in good health, as well as helping to ward off incontinence. For women, kegels bring their vagina back into shape after childbirth. Women are often instructed to perform kegels to tighten the vagina, and make sex more pleasurable. So Kegels are great for both men and women and are best taken up early in life… and have great and multiple benefits later in life.
There is plenty of literature touting the role of the pubococcygeus muscle in the sexual health of men and women. The San Francisco Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality published a study in 1983 which focused on the sexual benefits women can get from exercising their PC muscles.
The bottom line in these studies is that keeping pelvic muscles in shape greatly improved sexual control and plays a very important part in achieving and controlling climax. If you don’t know exactly what muscle the PC muscle is… here’s a hint: It’s the muscle that helps stop the flow of urine when you’re using the bathroom. These are the same muscles you exercise during Kegels, and the same muscles that keep you from unconsciously emptying your bladder.
Men can further identify the PC muscle by clenching the pelvis until the penis moves slightly. The exercises themselves are best done with an erect penis, that way the movement of the penis is more obvious. Basically, the PC muscle is located between the scrotum and the anus. Exercising the pubococcygeus muscle regularly can vastly increased control over ejaculation and improved erections.
PC flexes, just like any other exercises, increase blood flow to the pelvis area. The muscles need oxygen to repair their cells after exercises. That increased blood supply assists the penis in reaching a harder and larger erection faster, and helps you last longer in the bedroom. Moreover, since a well toned PC muscle can not only stop the flow of urine, it can also stop the flow of semen. That’s where real control comes into play.
Therefore, Kegels can help men gain control over their ejaculation, allowing them to wait until whenever he, or she is ready. As you might expect, the Penishealth program features PC flexes because these exercises as a core exercise crucial to the overall health of the penis.