A woman’s body never stops changing; it’s part of the beauty of life. Of course, you may not love all the changes you experience, and some you may want to avoid entirely.

Targeting your pelvic floor muscles is a great way to keep your urological and reproductive health from changing for the worse, and doing so has benefits for your sex life to boot.

What are pelvic floor muscles?

Pelvic floor muscles stretch from the front of your pubic bone to your tailbone in your lower abdomen. They support your bladder, bowel and uterus, as well as the openings for the urethra, vagina and anus. These muscles are essential for your mobility, abdominal flexibility, and increased sexual function and sensitivity.

Over time, the pelvic floor muscles may lose strength, a process that can be expedited by persistent coughing, heavy lifting, obesity and childbirth. Weakened pelvic floor muscles can compromise how your lower abdominal