Our recommended vaginal exerciser
Click to hear Dr Sarah Jarvis, medical broadcaster and BBC Radio 2 Doctor, discuss stress incontinence, pelvic floor exercises and the PelvicToner
You can see natural health guru Janey Lee Grace discuss the PelvicToner by clicking here!
Dr Sarah Brewer, renowned sex health expert and Medical Director of The Academy of Sex and Relationships says:
In many ways, we have failed women ever since by not telling them how to do these exercises correctly. The secret – as identified by Kegel – is to improve muscle tone by exercising against resistance.
People understand that to improve muscle it’s no good just lifting our arms in the air – no matter how many repetitions we do.
We have to introduce some form of resistance to get good results, and it’s the same with pelvic floor exercise.
Encouraging women to squeeze repeatedly when sat on the bus or to use devices that do not offer resistance, means many women are wasting their time and increasing their sense of frustration.
Strengthening the female pelvic floor muscles tightens the vaginal embrace, increasing friction and pleasure during love-making, which benefits both partners. Clinical research shows the PelvicToner increases the strength of pelvic floor exercises by 28%, and improves resting pelvic muscle tone by almost 10%. As a result, four out of five women report increased sexual satisfaction."
The PelvicToner comes with full written instructions (click here to download a copy). You must read these completely before use.
The PelvicToner is not sterile on delivery and you should wash the PelvicToner in warm, soapy water before use.
Gently open the PelvicToner and insert one starter spring in the position nearest the hinge. When you close the arms of the PelvicToner you will notice a click as it passes the point that keeps the springs securely in position.
First make sure you lubricate the vaginal area and the PelvicToner from the tip to the ridge. We recommend a water soluble product such as Wet Original or Sylk paraben free natural lubricant.
The depth of penetration is around 10cm. The tip is just 3cm across and this represents the maximum 'stretch' that you will experience. All women should find the use of the PelvicToner perfectly comfortable.
Lay down on your back with your head resting on at least one pillow, relax and bend your knees keeping your feet flat about two feet apart. Position the PelvicToner with the 'front' adjacent to the vagina. Hold the PelvicToner closed with your hand and insert the unit into your vaginal opening up to the first ridge and slowly release your grip. Make sure that the arms of the PelvicToner are at least 1-2 cm apart at the tip or you will have nothing to squeeze against. If necessary move to the second spring position or use both starter springs (see below). You are now ready to begin.
Start with 3 sets of 30 repetitions (reps) or a total of 90 reps or 90 closings and work up to 6 sets of 30 reps or a total of 180 reps or 180 closings with a rest of 15 seconds in between sets. This can be done every day, but not less than three times a week. When you feel that you can do your reps with ease you are ready to add the second spring.
In order to improve your muscle tone and increase blood supply to your vaginal muscles it is the number of repetitions that you perform that is important. When you can comfortably squeeze your PelvicToner with one spring in each position then you can maximise the benefits by doing more and more squeezes (for example, 3 lots of 30 or even 50 repetitions) or by squeezing and holding the PelvicToner closed.
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