I’m the guy that which does Love and Capes.
Thom, thank you for this public service announcement.
Health facts: Kegels are the muscles which control the pelvic area–they span the region between the thighs, encompasing the urethra, the vagina for women, and the anus. (Yes, men have kegels, too!) They’re sort of figure-8 shaped. They can be strengthened by tightening and relaxing the muscles; this is not only useful for personal pleasure reasons, but can be very useful in fighting incontinence–the inability to hold one’s bladder. This is important for pregnant women because the weight of the fetus in the uterus puts increasing pressure on the bladder as the months march on. I’m pretty sure it’s that lattermost one which Olivia is referencing.
Have you ever seen the direct-to-video movie “One-Eyed Monster”? That’s the first time I heard about Kegels…and it wasn’t for expectant/new moms. I think.
@Lady, kegels are the exercises used for strengthening the pelvic floor muscles, not the muscles themselves, per mayoclinic.org. Side note, and without citation, because I don’t remember where I learned this, but kegels also have the potential to increase orgasmic response, in both genders.
So like I said…try to find “One-Eyed Monster.” Has Amber Benson from “Buffy” in it (which is why I rented it…DON’T JUDGE ME!!!).
Apropos of nothing whatsoever, there is a throwaway sight-gag at the very beginning of the Futurama episode “Why Must I Be a Crustacean In Love”, in the foreground as the gang is walking through the gym in the background. Look for the woman in the purple headband.
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