Kegels and pelvic floor exercises can help minimize incontinence and lower back pain while also increasing sexual sensation.

Kegel exercises, named for the American gynecologist who invented them, work the pelvic floor, a collection of muscles between your pubic bone and tailbone. Be sure to consider all sides when reading some of the common misconceptions about these exercises.

Myth: Only women have a pelvic floor.

Reality: Both men and women have a pelvic floor, and everyone can benefit from exercising it. A woman's pelvic floor muscles support her bladder, bowels and uterus. A man's pelvic floor muscles support his bladder and bowels.

Men can benefit from pelvic floor exercises if they have an overactive bladder or diabetes, or have had their prostate