And in both men and women, strengthening the pelvic floor and learning how to engage its muscles can intensify sexual pleasure.The pelvic floor dictates the strength and trajectory of all our movements, and by contracting the pelvic floor and connecting it with breath, you can harness the untapped potential of the inside of your body to move the outside of your body. Men have pelvic floors just like women, though they are different in shape.In women, the muscles of the pelvic floor support the function of the vagina, bladder, uterus and rectum. Why is it important to strengthen the pelvic floor?For men, it can help prevent sports-related injuries, particularly hernias and groin-muscle pulls.
First up, we chatted with Christina Stoltz, owner of the Pilates-based Northern Liberties fitness studio, Ploome.
We’re huge fans of Christina around these parts, and if you’ve been to Boot Camp before, you probably remember her oh-so-fabulous outdoor fitness classes.