Exercising the Love Muscles

In Monday’s episode of The Dr. Oz Show, we discussed the difficulties of women of a certain age achieving an orgasm. While there are several factors that can lead to problems achieving the “Big O,” I’d like to discuss further the importance of keeping pelvic muscles in shape. That’s right, just like you have to lift weights to achieve those Michelle Obama-arms, you must exercise your pelvic muscles to achieve your orgasm goals!

In Monday’s episode of The Dr. Oz Show, we discussed the difficulties of women of a certain age achieving an orgasm. While there are several factors that can lead to problems achieving the “Big O,” I’d like to discuss further the importance of keeping pelvic muscles in shape. That’s right, just like you have to lift weights to achieve those Michelle Obama-arms, you must exercise your pelvic muscles to achieve your orgasm goals!

Especially for women who have had children, pelvic muscles have a tendency to stretch out which can make it difficult and frustrating to achieve an orgasm. While some may evaluate risky reconstructive surgery, women can be empowered to take control themselves with some easy exercises to help strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. The more muscle control and strength you have, the greater your pleasure can be.


Kegel muscle exercises, squeezing of the muscles that you use to stop the flow of urine midstream, are imperative for keeping your pelvic muscles in shape. Practice holding the muscle for 3 seconds and then releasing it for 3 seconds. Repeat 10 times and aim to do 3 sets a day. You should build up to contracting for 10 seconds and releasing for 10 seconds. You can then apply the same squeezing technique during intercourse for an especially intense climax.

Another great way to work out your pelvic floor muscles is to use a little extra help with a weighted pelvic floor exerciser. Especially for women whose muscles have stretched with age and pregnancies, a weighted exerciser can help achieve the needed results. Two of my pelvic exercisers at www.drlauraberman.com can help. Isis is a good beginner exerciser especially for women who struggle with pain during intercourse or involuntary vaginal spasms during penetration, while the weighted Juno is perfect for more intense strengthening.

If you keep up your “workout”, you should see results within 4 to 6 weeks with significant changes showing up after about 3 months. Commit to your daily “sexercise” to achieve the earth-moving, mind-blowing sensation that an amazing orgasm can bring!

Will you ever feel comfortable in your own skin? That is, if you don't make an effort to protect it? Although 64% of adults do report wearing sunscreen when outside for prolonged periods of time, it turns out that only about 10% of people surveyed actually protect themselves daily, according to a recent review.

No matter what your skin tone is, unless you live in a cave with no sunlight, daily protection with either sunscreen, sunblock or protective clothing can not only protect you from developing sunburns (ouch!) but can significantly reduce your risk of developing skin cancer, particularly the deadliest type called melanoma. In addition, for those of you wanting to keep your youthful looks, daily sunscreen has been shown to reduce the development of wrinkles. A great teacher once told me that the best way to not have wrinkles is not to get them in the first place (think of how much money you can save on useless creams that claim to diminish wrinkles).

Keep Reading Show less