Kegel Exercises for Men

Kegel exercises, or tightening and relaxing of the pelvic floor muscles, increases the strength of the perineum (the region of the body between the anus and the urethral opening).

You can find the pelvic floor muscles when you are urinating by starting and stopping the flow of urine a few times. The muscles you are using to accomplish this are your pelvic floor muscles. Another way to think of your pelvic floor is as an elevator. As you contract your muscles, the elevator is rising, as you relax it is coming back down.

To begin exercising, slowly squeeze or contract the muscles for 3 seconds and then relax. Repeat this exercise 10 times in a row. These 10 repetitions equals one group of exercises. Gradually work up to 20 groups of exercise throughout the course of a day. Kegel exercises can be done anywhere; while working, watching television, riding in a car, or talking on the telephone.