‘Don't ignore your pelvic floor'
WOMAN - UK|May 18, 2021
The pelvic floor (PF) is a sling of muscle like a hammock which runs from your pubic bone, under your bits and bobs, to your coccyx (tailbone). It is part of the ‘core’, and works with the deep abdominal muscles and the diaphragm to strengthen the spine and give support to the bowel, uterus and bladder.
Annie Deadman

This little muscle has power, as it controls the release of wee, poo and wind, and aids sensation during sex. And, lads, you’re not out of the woods either. If the PF is weak, then that often heralds erectile dysfunction issues.

So why does it get weak? Pregnancy, childbirth, obesity, hormone changes (reduction in testosterone and oestrogen as we age) all play their part, but so does poor general core strength. Running or weight-lifting with weak stomach muscles and shoddy technique can, in some cases, ultimately lead to a full-blown prolapse.

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