Get to know your PC muscle for bigger, better orgasms

Toning and strengthening your PC muscle increases blood flow to your muscles, enhancing sensations and making it easier to orgasm¹. Your muscles contract during an orgasm, so a toned pelvic floor can intensify your orgasms.

Your PC (pubococcygeus — that’s PEW-bow-kok-SEE-gee-us) muscle stretches from your pubic bone to your tailbone, supporting your pelvic organs. This is part of a group of muscles called your pelvic floor muscles.

You can find it right now by imagining you’re peeing and then stopping the flow of urine with a quick muscle contraction. The muscle you squeezed is your PC muscle, which is also one of the muscles that contracts during orgasm.

Your pelvic floor muscles can be weakened with pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, weight gain or surgery. Toning your PC muscle may help you achieve more satisfying orgasms and also help control leaks of urine that can happen when sneezing, laughing, coughing or exercising.

Contracting your PC muscle is called a Kegel exercise; named after the doctor who promoted it as a way to strengthen your pelvic floor and enjoy sex more.

  1. Messé MR, Geer JH. Voluntary vaginal musculature contractions as an enhancer of sexual arousal. Arch Sex Behav 1985;14:13–28

Tips & tricks

Try to only activate your PC muscle not your surrounding muscles (thighs, glutes or abs).

When doing Kegel exercises with Bloom by We-Vibe, with each squeeze it should feel like you’re drawing Bloom up, slightly toward your belly button, not pushing it out.

Try doing your Kegel exercise in front of a mirror for some visual support. Your perineum (the area between your vagina and anus) should contract with each squeeze.

 

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