Do kegels work for men?

When you exercise most muscles, you can see the results. You’ll get more muscle mass or a more defined muscle tone. With the PC muscle it’s hard to see results, which is why I can’t just show you before and after pictures. Instead, here’s some proof if you’re skeptical.

Medical Studies

In 2005, BJU International performed a study on kegels for erectile dysfunction:

OBJECTIVE
To examine the role of pelvic floor exercises as a way of restoring erectile function in men with erectile dysfunction.

PATIENTS AND METHODS
In all, 55 men aged >20 years who had experienced erectile dysfunction for >6 months were recruited for a randomized controlled study with a cross-over arm. The men were treated with either pelvic floor muscle exercises (taught by a physiotherapist) with biofeedback and lifestyle changes (intervention group) or they were advised on lifestyle changes only (control group). Control patients who did not respond after 3 months were treated with the intervention. All men were given home exercises for a further 3 months. Outcomes were measured using the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF), anal pressure measurements and independent (blinded) assessments.

RESULTS
After 3 months, the erectile function of men in the intervention group was significantly better than in the control group (P < 0.001). Control patients who were given the intervention also significantly improved 3 months later (P < 0.001). After 6 months, blind assessment showed that 40% of men had regained normal erectile function, 35.5% improved but 24.5% failed to improve.

In 1996, a study by the European Hospital in Rome, Italy analysed the effects of kegels on premature ejaculation:

This study evaluated pelvic floor rehabilitation as a possible treatment for premature ejaculation. In this treatment it is assumed that the pelvic muscles are involved in the control of the ejaculatory reflex. The treatment avails itself of a method already used for fecal and urinary incontinence. Eighteen patients with premature ejaculation were recruited. Fifteen (83%) of them had suffered from this disturbance for at least five years. Most of them had experienced other therapies without success. After 15-20 sessions of pelvic floor rehabilitation, 11 (61%) patients were cured and are able to control the ejaculatory reflex; seven (39%) patients had no improvement. All patients were followed for a minimum of 6 months to a maximum of 14 months. This therapy is easy to perform, has no side effects, and can be included among the therapeutic options for patients with premature ejaculation.

Conclusion: These studies suggests that pelvic floor exercises (kegels) should be considered as a first-line approach for men seeking long-term resolution of their erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation.

Testimonials

Here are some men talking about their success with kegels:

I’m an average guy trying to get over PE and I’ve been doing kegels for several months…That great feeling you get when your libido starts to kick it into high gear, which usually means guys like us are about 10 seconds away from losing it, is starting to draw out. I get to that point and now have like 30 more seconds of that great feeling before it starts to get to the point of no return. It has taken me about 1 month of (real) kegel exercises to get that far, but I can tell that finally some progress has been made. I have been dealing with PE for almost 10 years and I have tried the start-stop, masturbating beforehand, and desensitizing creams, none of this has been even close to successful. But these more intense kegel sets, they are finally doing something. –Kooma

I am a 53 year old man and recently was suffering from ED. During internet browsing I happened to see that kegel exercise will help in having a good erection. I started doing this exercise 2 weeks back. Thank god my ED vanished and now I am able to have good erection whenever I need. –Dharasingh

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