09/29/17

written by Natalie Pattillo

Junk Drawer

8 Reasons to Adore Your Pelvic Floor

You know, I'm not going to lie to y'all, I had no idea what a pelvic floor was I started working here over a year ago. Was it exercise equipment, I wondered? Maybe a workout regimen? A new type of textile you can install in your bathroom? I had questions. Thankfully, I read up, talked to pelvic floor therapists/docs, and got the lowdown on my down low.

Let's re-cap what I've learned so far: 

1) A pelvic floor is a set of muscles that extends from our pubic bones back to our tailbone, and sits in a bowl-like shape at the bottom of our pelvis. 💃🏾

2) Your pelvic floor eliminates waste, holds up your organs, and allows you to feel pleasure during sexy time. ❤️

3) Don't pee-lieve everything you hear about leakage. Say it with me, incontinence 👏🏽 does 👏🏽 not 👏🏽 only 👏🏽 happen 👏🏽 to 👏🏽 women 👏🏽 of 👏🏽 a 👏🏽 certain 👏🏽 age! Feels good to debunk myths, right?

4) Going just in case can cause your body and brain to trigger that you have to go before your bladder is full, which is most likely why I have urge incontinence. 😬

5) Acupuncture 💆🏽 , belly rubs, and smartphone apps 📱 could help with your dribble dilemmas.

6) If you happen to leak 💦, your sex life isn't over. 😍

7) Traveling long distances 🚗 ✈️ (eek, where is the next rest stop?!) doesn't have to be scary.

8) And, last but certainly not least, if you lower your stress levels, you can lessen your leakage, which is why we wanted to share a pelvic floor coloring print-out with our fave gals (aka you).

We were looking at this very detailed anatomy sketch of the pelvic floor and we thought, "Oh, this would be fun to color!"

So, we designed a simplified version for you to print out and color. 

You're probably wondering...what the hell does coloring have to do with my leakage? Well, according to research, coloring can make you feel de-stressed, relaxed, and less neurotic (don't worry, it's not just you 🙋🏾 ) within minutes. Plus, we couldn't pass up an opportunity to get creative and intimate with our pelvic floor power muscles. Did you think your floor had this many muscles? Me neither.

 

*~Click here to download a printable PDF of our coloring sheet. Be sure to tag us to share your #PelvicPeecasso ~*

 

 

 

Illustration by: Fenghe Luo

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