Celebrity Silliness And Your Vagina
There is nothing short of celebrity silliness, especially when it comes to caring for your vagina. Gwyneth Paltrow praises vaginal steaming, claiming it cleans your uterus.
I’m going to be straight here and tell you this. Your vagina doesn’t need a sweat lodge. It doesn’t need to be cleaned and it doesn’t need a detox tea. It isn’t going to lose weight in 3 days on any special vagina diet, either.
It’s a vagina and it does an awesome job cleaning itself without help.
If you think about it, it’s hard for anything to make its way to your vagina and up into your uterus unless it’s under high pressure. Kinda like the mechanics of making a baby.
According to Dr. Jen Gunthar, “Air (whether hot or cold) does not magically wander from the vagina into the uterus. Heck, even water in the vagina doesn’t get sucked up by the uterus.”
Kim Anami, a Holistic Sex Therapist and famous for lifting surfboards with her vagina says lifting objects with your vagina can benefits like better orgasms, recover from childbirth much faster (don’t worry, I don’t offer this in my training), and improves urinary incontinence.
I dunno about lifting dumbbells with your lady parts is the best approach to healing your pelvic floor. As far as I know, It serves no real purpose.
And it’s weird.
The problem, your pelvic floor can be too strong or too and for some women, they may not be able to relax it. Lifting pianos may complicate things even more. Just sayin’
You can incorporate your pelvic floor into the workouts you’re already doing. Basically, you’re doing a kegel on your exhale on exertion. Just make sure you’re using what Antony Lo calls, “tension to task”. If you’re picking up a 5 lb dumbbell, you don’t need to use the same tension you may use with a washing machine.
Which brings me to my last point. Kegels.
Kegels are often blindly recommended as a treatment for all pelvic floor related problems. If you pee when you laugh, sneeze, cough, or exercise, kegel. Recovering from childbirth, kegel. Sitting at a stop light and find yourself bored, kegel.
The problem with this advice, Kegels aren’t ideal for every woman. Yes, Kegels are an excellent way to strengthen the pelvic floor, if your pelvic floor is weak and there isn’t enough tone.
The only way to know if Kegels are beneficial to you. See a pelvic floor physiotherapist. Not an article you found in Cosmo.
As I mentioned earlier, your pelvic floor can be overactive. In this case, Kegels may not be the best approach. And yes, you can have symptoms like incontinence when your pelvic floor is too tight.
Your vagina needs balance, both functionally, and in its PH. So if you want to improve function, see a pelvic floor physiotherapist. And if you want to train it without lifting minivans, get yourself a copy of Strength And Lady Parts by clicking here. With me as your coach for my 12-weeks online, not Gwyneth Paltrow, you will get credible information on your pelvic health. And I promise, there are no vagina weights included.
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