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Am I doing Kegels correctly?

Asked by pkuttner (150points) June 25th, 2011

This question is for women who have a done Kegels regularly. Here is what I have been doing: I try to keep my abdomen, my thighs and my rear end relaxed. I contract or “lift” the muscles inside my vagina and what feels like my cervix. I hold it for about 10 seconds and then release. I wait 20 seconds before repeating. The reason I think I am doing it wrong is that when I contract my vaginal muscles upward my anus tightens as well. I literally feel my anus contracting. Have any other women experienced this? It seems like it would be impossible to contract my vagina/cervix and not feel some tightening in my anus. Is this somehow a sign that I am doing it wrong? I am hoping to get pregnant so I am doing these now in order to strengthen that area (hopefully) for a birth.

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MyNewtBoobs's avatar

You sound like you’re doing them correctly, but it’s kinda hard to tell with words. I knew I was doing mine correctly by sticking a finger up my vagina and feeling the muscles contract.

pkuttner's avatar

Thanks for your response. Yes I have inserted my finger and felt the muscles contracting when I do them. When you do them do you feel your anus contract?

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

Nothing. You’re doing it correctly. All muscles are connected to each other – ever had surgery on your lower torso and felt the tips of your fingers scream out in pain when you moved? That’s nothing to worry about, that’s just how it is.

faye's avatar

You have no muscle in your cervix and it’s a good thing for your anus to contract as well. Stop your stream of pee, these are the muscles you want to exercise. It’s supposed to make your orgasms stronger, the stronger these muscles are, and your husband’s will be better if he does them, too.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

You’re doing them right and what @faye wrote is true, it will improve orgasms :)

faye's avatar

And hep you not be a dribbler later in life!!

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