Looking for an easier way to get your bladder control exercises done? Kegel exercises have a reputation for being easy, but you can actually do more harm to your muscles if you don’t know how to perform them properly. One clothier has found a way to make it all much easier: underwear that helps with bladder control exercises.
Women experience unwanted urine leakage much more commonly than men. This is because the same muscles that support the vagina also support the bladder. These muscles take a beating during childbirth, and become weak over time due to simple aging. Many physicians recommend Kegel exercises as an easy and effective way to repair this muscle damage. Kegels strengthen the bladder muscles, known as the pelvic floor, and can even help women overcome sexual problems like dyspareunia. But if you aren’t doing them correctly, you aren’t doing yourself any good.
It’s not always easy to remember to do your Kegels every day, not when you’ve got a ton of other things to do. But now, you can wear underwear that will remind you to take care of your bladder control exercises.
Bladder control exercises
The PantyO does everything but perform bladder control exercises for you. Designed with special stitching in the crotch and a silicon extension, these panties help you work out your pelvic floor every time you put them on. The silicon extension sits inside your body to serve as a focal point, something for your muscles to grip. The gripping and releasing of pelvic floor muscles are the basics of performing Kegel exercises. Not only does the PantyO panty remind you to perform them, it helps you perform them the right way.
The extension is only 1 inch in length, smaller than feminine hygiene products. Women who want to perform regular bladder control exercises to manage leaking bladder problems are commonly advised to perform three to four sets of Kegels daily. The squeeze-hold-release motion is one Kegel; 10 repetitions of this makes up a single set.
There are currently two designs of the PantyO panties available online, retailing for $52.99 and $85 respectively. Both designs are styled with Swarovski crystal accents and look like perfectly normal panties – you won’t have to be embarrassed if your romantic interest happens to see you wearing them one day.
Bladder control exercises are overwhelmingly successful at stopping urine leakage among a majority of women who use them, but they are not 100% effective for every sufferer. Other options, including medication and surgery, are available for women who find that bladder control exercises are not wholly successful for them.
Learn more about managing and stopping your leaks in our free special report, 5 Keys to Manage a Leaking Bladder or Overactive Bladder for Women Over 50.