Since we’re all spending more time indoors, it’s an ideal time to devote energy to activities we don’t normally think about. For example, most of us don’t regularly think about exercising our pelvic floor, at least not the way we think about exercising our glutes at the gym. But I’ll venture to say that pelvic floor exercise is vital and should be fundamental to every woman’s wellness regimen, right up there with a healthy diet.
When was the last time you did kegels? Probably the most well-known pelvic floor exercise, kegels are a simple exercise you can do anywhere. Kegels are great because they don’t require any special equipment and they can help improve bladder leakage for mild cases of urinary incontinence. Unfortunately, many women do them wrong, according to research.* The other big issue with kegels is patient compliance. It’s hard to motivate women to perform them because (let’s be real here) they aren’t that much fun.
But guess what? Strengthening your pelvic floor can be fun, or at the very least, result in more fun! I’ve researched treatments and discovered effective, clinically-proven tools for improving both your urogynecological health and your intimate satisfaction. Here’s a look at just a few options, which we can discuss in greater detail at your consultation.
Intensity™ by InControl Medical
This at-home device is designed to be used in the privacy of your own home. It’s the only intimate health product on the market that combines pleasure with pelvic floor training, so it’s a workout you’ll look forward to. Intensity is a vaginal probe that vibrates and inflates inside the vagina to stimulate and strengthen pelvic floor muscles. This device helps to improve bladder control while also heightening sexual sensation.
The Viveve™ Treatment
This FDA-cleared in-office treatment uses non-invasive radiofrequency energy to rejuvenate and tighten the vaginal entrance (introitus) as well as tighten external labial skin. The Viveve Treatment is clinically proven to help improve sexual arousal, lubrication and orgasm in addition to improving urinary incontinence symptoms.
We can also heighten sexual stimulation and improve urinary incontinence with The O-Shot, a treatment where we inject platelet-rich plasma (PRP), a concentrated portion of your very own blood, into the clitoris and anterior vaginal wall. PRP is packed with healing properties and growth factors, which help to revitalize treated cells and provide a wide range of benefits, including increased nerve function and blood flow, boosting clitoral sensation, enhancing lubrication and reducing urinary incontinence.
— Dr. Aguirre
*“Kegel Exercise Application During Pregnancy and Postpartum in Women Visited at Hamadan Health Care Centers,” Iranian Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility; Spring-Summer 2007; Riyazi, H., Bashirian, S., Ghelich Khani S.