A compelling piece written by two Midwifery Students to encourage all women to increase their pelvic floor exercises, and by using one of our Titanium Eggs it can help you do this.
Pelvic floor muscle training is highly beneficial for women of all ages, whether or not they have had children (Rankin, 2011). Exercising these muscles is important not only for numerous protective health benefits, but also for a heightened level of pleasure during sexual activity.
The pelvic floor is comprised of soft tissues extending through the pelvic outlet. There are two muscle layers: deep and superficial. The deep muscles (levitor ani) are the 'pelvic diaphragm', creating a sling-like structure which is vital to bladder and bowel function (Rankin, 2011). Superficial muscles reinforce this to add additional strength.
Collectively these muscles have numerous vital functions, including supporting pelvic organs, protecting from increased pressure whilst coughing, sneezing and laughing; supporting pregnancy and childbirth and constricting the vagina (Rankin, 2011).
Effective functioning of these muscles is dependent on the integrity of muscle fibres and the effectiveness of the muscle tone. Loss of this integrity and weak muscle tone can lead to various pelvic floor disorders. These include bladder and bowel weakness, different levels of uterine and vaginal prolapse, as well as dyspareunia (painful sex) (Rankin, 2011).
To avoid these problems it is important to regularly exercise these muscles, building strength over time (Rankin, 2011). This can also have beneficial effects to vaginal muscle control during sex, and heightening pleasure, resulting in achieving stronger orgasms.
Pelvic floor exercises consist of repeatedly contracting and relaxing the muscles which form different parts of the pelvic floor, isolating different muscle sets, which can present quite a challenge! Pelvic floor weights, such as Kegel eggs, assist in performing these exercises, by providing resistance and helping to locate where to direct the muscle contractions, in order to get the best benefits from your efforts. We recommend starting with a larger egg and then progressing on to a smaller one, aids the improvement of muscle tone and control.
Pelvic floor exercises should be done on a daily basis, so using Titanium Kegel eggs, starting with smaller sets of repetitions and slowly increasing, is a great way of building your excercises into a daily routine. Once mastered, you can then progress to longer sets, resulting in being able to keep them in during normal daily activity.
You can do pelvic floor exercises anywhere, with no one even knowing! Over time, you will notice a marked difference, and so will your partner!
Written by two Midwifery Students.
Your magic moment this Valentines
A very unromantic new survey has revealed that couples are most likely to end their relationships after two years and nine months. Social media distractions are largely to blame for the acceleration of the seven year itch, so Valentines might be a good time to put the magic back into your relationship.
Roses, candles, baths and fireplaces are all very well, but if your mind is elsewhere – or if you can’t tear yourself away from the phone – then it can be hard to stay focussed during your date and love making session. Before risking your relationship by looking for a sense of adventure in the arms of another, why not try a less problematic bedfellow: a new toy.
“But wait?” you may or may not cry. Aren’t all sex toys pink, willy-shaped, with diamante and made for women? Well no. The market is full of toys that would happily fit in the orifices of any gender. Amongst these lie the Crowned Jewels’ Titanium Shaftsbury wand: a sensual, exciting, pleasurable piece of sculpture that has balls.
The great thing about this wand is that both partners can use it together or alone. The sleek end is great for pulling in and out at speed while the balls feel great being eased in and out slowly as you or your partner enjoys the sensation of their sphincter or vaginal muscles opening and closing around them.
For an extra thrill you can enjoy the wand hot or cold: just place it in warm water, or in the fridge. And if you need any help it sliding it in, or are a fan of things slippy, try a slick of silicone or water based lubrication.
Do be sure not to double dip – i.e., inserting the same end into a different orifice without cleaning it or covering it with a new condom – as this can spread germs. To clean, wipe it down then leave it in boiling water for five minutes or spray with custom-made toy cleaner.
Finally, do be sure to keep tight hold of the wand when inserting the wand into the anus, as the muscles are very powerful and could suck it up. That’s a magic trick that no one wants to see!
If magic wands are your thing then the Shaftsbury could spell a fun Valentines for you.
Sarah Berry is a sex and relationship therapist at www.sarahberrytherapy.co.uk
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Fancy an Erotica Adventure in London?
Visit us in person at Erotica http://erotica-uk.com/Tobacco Docks London, 25-27th October 2013. A great chance to spend time handling our range of products, see and feel how beautiful they are and ask any questions about Crowned Jewels, what we do and what we can make for you. Enjoy a 10% discount at the event compared to our online prices and pick up a luxury token bag filled with Crowned Jewels goodies. If you fancy something bespoke this is a good opportunity to talk to either of our qualified Goldsmiths and founders of Crowned Jewels Limited and discuss your requirements.
Hope to see you there, Crowned Jewels Team x
Does size matter? No I’m not talking about your manhood – would I dare! What I mean is our collection of Crowned Jewels Gentleman’s Cock Rings.
There is no doubt in our minds that our Cock Rings, which are essentially cock & ball rings, are the best non-chemical 'Viagra' of sex toys around today - not only for the wearer but for your lucky partner too! Rounded and curved for maximum ergonomic comfort and fit, this is a design that we first created in 2008 and we have found it to still be the best.
We currently offer one size, chosen by our testers to be their favourite size, in two styles - the Hampton Court and the Earl's Court - which will accommodate most shapes & sizes of manhood, but we can also create our new Titanium Cock Rings in different sizes and offer a bespoke service, tailor-making a ring to suit your needs.
As well as the Titanium Rings, which are hypoallergenic and suitable for sensitive skin, we can also custom-make you a ring in Sterling Silver, Gold, Palladium or Platinum. Please contact us for further information.
Let me explain our Cock rings a bit more and where to put them - pay attention, here comes the science bit!
Slide your Gentleman’s Ring down to the base of the penis and then carefully push each testicle through, one at a time please. Settle your Ring comfortably into position behind the scrotum before you get excited. You may want to use some lubrication, but not too much. The Cock Ring has a combined effect, by encompassing all of your manhood and thus bringing your testicles forward, it feels good - you look great - plus it restricts the blood flow once you are erect, making your firmer and increasing sensation too.
You are now ready to enjoy your more powerful tool!
Oh, and before you use, its 30 minute stay only!
What I mean is, don’t over work it, we recommend you enjoy for 30 minutes at a time.
May the ‘powerful’ force be with you!
Crowned Jewels Team x