There's no shortage of full-body workouts available on the internet, but far too many of them leave out the muscles most crucial to making sure you're constantly having incredible sex: the humble kegel muscles.
If you've got a pelvis, you've got kegel muscles -- and you ought to know how to use them.
Here's your essential guide.
Kegel muscles, explained
A lot of people think kegels are a woman's thing; and those people would be only half-right. We've all got kegel muscles (technically termed pubococcygeus muscles or PC muscles) -- they stretch between your pubic and tail bones, so they're providing all the backup to your pelvic organs (read: S-E-X organs). PC muscles are largely responsible for maintaining erections; and when you orgasm, PC muscles have the most contractions -- meaning they're also responsible for providing a lot of stimulation to a woman's clitoris.
Over time, your pelvic muscles are negatively affected by pregnancy, childbirth, constipation, chronic coughs, aging, and being overweight. The "kegel exercises" you've heard people murmur about (so-named after the doctor who developed the workout) can actually help to reverse that damage. Similar to how strengthening muscles around a shoulder supports joints and tendons in that part of your body, stronger kegel muscles offer great support to the bladder, rectum, small intestine, and uterus. For all of these reasons, properly strengthened pelvic muscles equate to mind-boggling climaxes, improved sexual health, and significantly reduced side effects of old age like incontinence.