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MASTER THE MOVE KEGELS

The one exercise every woman should know, fully explained

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Pelvic floor exercises, or Kegels (named after the American gynaecologist Arnold Kegel, who designed them), are the contraction and release of muscles that surround your vagina and urethra and support the bladder, uterus, and to some extent, rectum. ‘Done correctly – and regularly – they keep your pelvic floor fit, which helps avoid bladder leakage, and pelvic organ prolapse’, says Dr Karen Morton, gynaecologist and founder of Dr Morton’s medical helpline* Pregnancy, birth and age all weaken these muscles.’ As an added incentive, working the pubococcygeus muscle (a hammock-like muscle that connects the pubic bone to the bottom of the spine) can give you more intense orgasms

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