All about Pelvic Floor Trainers

by Carly Hibbins

• 17 September 2021

Pelvic floor trainers can help you tone your female reproductive muscles for better sex and fewer bladder issues. As they increase in popularity many people want to find the best pelvic floor muscle stimulator device for their unique concerns. We’ll explore the many benefits and share our pick for the best pelvic floor trainer on the market right now.

What is a pelvic floor trainer or Kegel machine?

A Kegel machine or pelvic floor trainer helps you to tone the muscles around your vagina, pelvis and anus. It’s an emerging sex tech device category with a few key players.

The Elvie Pelvic Floor Trainer is our favourite Kegel machine for toning your pelvic muscles. That’s because it syncs with an app to show you how you’re exercising in real-time. That level of direct feedback is essentially unheard of and allows you to really focus on your technique. You’ll get better results when you can see what you’re doing.

Many women do Kegels wrong by straining, holding their breath, bearing down, clenching the wrong muscles and more. A smart trainer like the Elvie will help you avoid common mistakes like these.

Why get a pelvic floor trainer?

A third of women have issues with a weak pelvic floor and that goes up to half for mums. A trainer can help you regularly and more accurately perform Kegel contractions. They’re one of the only exercises proven to tighten those muscles.

A toned pelvic floor reduces incontinence, improves the sensations during sex and helps with prolapse. A good trainer, like the Elvie, will tell you how many reps to do, how long to hold them, for how often and guide you to the right technique.

According to the APOPS organisation, “If a Kegel pelvic floor contraction is done incorrectly, not only will the pelvic issue not be helped, but actually could worse. Only doing pelvic muscle contractions without pursuing a well-designed pelvic floor muscle training program is often an invitation to failure.”

How do Kegel exercises help strengthen your pelvic floor?

According to Queensland Health, “A woman's pelvic floor muscles support her womb (uterus), bladder, and bowel (colon). The urine tube (urethra), the vagina, and the anus all pass through the pelvic floor muscles.” When you tighten and release these muscles, you’re building them up - just like a bench press or bicep curl. More toned pelvic floor muscles support all the organs and functions they’re linked to. So when you commit to a Kegel routine, over time you will see marked improvements related to your reproductive and waste systems. But working out these muscles incorrectly can actually do more harm than good, so it’s important to get help for your form. A smart training device is one way to do that.

Have more questions about the Elvie device or vaginal strengthening in general? Our team of Beauty Device Experts are on hand to help you navigate this emerging sex tech category. Reach out with your questions now.
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