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How do Kegel exercises help with orgasm?

Kegel (or pelvic floor) exercises help intensify the feeling of orgasm because they strengthen/tone the muscles that contract during orgasm. Watch me explain how to do Kegel exercises properly.
Emily Nagoski
Emily Nagoski on behalf of Good In Bed
Psychology

Kegel exercises are exercises where you squeeze your urethral sphincter, the muscle that you use to stop yourself from peeing. There are all kinds of regimens about how often and how long to do these, but the basic rule is “the more, the better.” That means more exercises, more often, held for longer and longer periods of time. At first, it might be just a second or two, but you can build up to quite a long tension. Strengthening the PC muscles will increase the intensity of the orgasmic experience and give you more control over your arousal level.

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