Blog1When you first think of Pilates, your first thought is of all the benefits that comes with it. Such as, stronger muscles, leaner body, better posture, and more focus. But here is a new one to add to that list.

According to The Huffington Post “Pilates’ Dirty Little Secret” by Corrie McCrae replying that Pilates makes sex better. McCrae is a Pilates instructor and one of her clients shared Pilates’ dirty secret, better sex.

“Practicing Pilates makes sex better for some obvious reasons. It makes you stronger and more flexible. It makes you feel more confident about your body by focusing on what it can do and not what it looks like” McCrae states.

Which are obvious reason but then she goes into telling that strengthening your pelvic floor is the major  benefit for better sex.

“The pelvic floor is a group of muscles in your pelvis that support your bladder and uterus. The bottom layer of muscle wraps around your vagina, anus and urethra. If you have ever tried to squeeze your partner’s penis during sex, you are contracting the muscles of the pelvic floor. Learning how to consciously control these muscles allows you to increase sensation during sex by getting a good grip, so to speak. The pelvic floor muscles also contract involuntarily during orgasm. The stronger these muscles are, the more intense the orgasm. Knowing how to relax these muscles is important too. If you want to maneuver your way into some of those crazy positions you see in sex books, or simply spread your legs really wide for those who prefer more tried and true methods, then you need to be able to relax the pelvic floor. Many women find that knowing how to contract and relax the pelvic floor muscles during sex allows them to have more control over when they reach orgasm.” McCrae says

She also states that most books about sex you get from the bookstore recommend doing kegels, which are just isolating the pelvic floor muscles. So next time your friends ask the benefits of Pilates don’t forget to mention, better sex!

When you first think of Pilates, your first thought is of all the benefits that comes with it. Such as, stronger muscles, leaner body, better posture, and more focus. But here is a new one to add to that list.

“Pilates’ Dirty Little Secret” by Corrie McCrae