Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when the muscles and tissues of your pelvic floor because too stretched or weak to support the organs. The organs then begin to slowly descent and can eventually bulge out. This can lead to having to literally push them back in if not addressed with pelvic floor training, or in some cases surgery.

Symptoms can be distressing and have been described as protruding bulges, feeling pelvic area fullness, pain during sex, lower back pain, problems with urination, bleeding or constipation.

Pelvic floor training will really focus on the muscles, promoting blood flow and strength and should be the first line of proactive exercise before surgery is considered.

Can doing kegels really enhance intimacy?

Yes! The stronger and more ‘elastic’ your pelvic floor is, the easier it is to orgasm. When the muscles are too loose or misaligned, the rhythmic contractions will not be as responsive and can impede on nerve function that is crucial to having powerful orgasms.