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Do Vibrators Help Pelvic Floor Muscles?

by | Last updated: Jun 3, 2024 | Women's Health | 6 comments

Yes, vibrators help pelvic floor muscles in women.

A recent study on sexual health and urinary incontinence shows that women’s vaginal tone and strengthening of the pelvic floor muscles can improve by regular use of a vibrator.

How do vibrators help pelvic floor muscles?

Toning muscles with vibration is not a new practice. In the 1950s, exercise enthusiasts swore by vibrating machines to keep in shape. And you can apply this use-it-or-lose-it concept to other parts of the body, including the pelvic floor muscles, which play active roles in urinary and sexual health.

Vibrations, specifically those created by an inserted vibrator, stimulate the pelvic floor muscles, increasing blood flow and causing a similar effect as muscle contractions. With regular and repeated use, vibrators therefore strengthen these muscles, improving urinary incontinence, and in many cases, orgasms and sexual satisfaction.

Why is it important to help pelvic floor muscles?

If you don’t use the pelvic floor muscles, they lose tone just like other parts of your body. And when these muscles weaken, it can lead to a host of consequences. The most prevalent of these side effects include poor bladder control, incontinence (most common with sneezes, coughs, and exertion), reduced sexual pleasure, pain with intercourse, and difficulty reaching orgasm.

Yet, when you strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, these symptoms improve. You can expect better bladder control, improved sexual function, and more orgasms!

How do you strengthen the pelvic floor muscles?

There are various ways to strengthen the pelvic floor. The most important is through Kegel exercises (commonly referred to as “Kegels”). Kegel exercises, which involve activating the pelvic floor muscles much like you do to stop the flow of urine, should be done daily. You can learn more about pelvic floor exercises here

Internal vibrators can also help the pelvic floor. Since they stimulate the pelvic floor and increase blood flow to the vagina, they strengthen these muscles and improve vaginal elasticity and function. Regular use is important, with some research recommending three times a week for at least three months.

While using a vibrator is great, note that it should not replace regular Kegel exercises.

Using a vibrator for the pelvic floor

Although we have come far in the world of sexual health, there is still a stigma associated with masturbation and vibrators, even though they have vast benefits to your health and wellness. If you are comfortable doing so, I want to encourage you to find a vibrator that can be inserted into the vagina. And use it regularly, either alone or with a partner (surveys show that over half of women between 18 and 60 use vibrators).

If you’re uncomfortable using a vibrator, have a discussion with your healthcare provider on whether or not a vibrator would help to improve your pelvic floor tone, urinary incontinence, and sexual function.

Best vibrators for pelvic floor muscles

Any vibrator that gets inserted into the vagina can help strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. Be sure to choose a body-safe material, such as stainless steel, ABS plastic, or medical-grade silicone. And purchase from a reputable company, such as Intimate Rose.

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Here are some types to consider:

  • Dildo-style vibrators
  • Bullet vibrators
  • Rabbit vibrators
  • Thrusting vibrators

I often get asked, “What is the best wand for pelvic floor muscles?” Unfortunately, vibrating wands do not engage pelvic floor stimulation. Yet they can enhance sexual response and improve orgasms. To benefit the pelvic floor muscles, the vibrator must be able to inserted into the vagina.

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About the Author - Deborah Maragopoulos FNP

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6 Comments

  1. Janie

    What vibrator is good to have for vagina

    Reply
    • Deborah Maragopoulos FNP

      Using a vibrator is something for you to consider especially if you have a weak pelvic floor, poor vaginal tone, or urinary incontinence. If you have any questions, please join me in our Hormone Support Group. You get access to it through my free Hormone Reboot Training.

      Reply
  2. Deb Harter

    I am suffering from urge & stress incontinence, and am interested in the use of vaginal vibrators to hopefully assist c this problem. I’ve just recently begun using a vaginal vibrator…

    Reply
    • Deborah Maragopoulos FNP

      Physical therapy, including Kegel exercises, is one of the best ways to retrain your pelvic muscles.

      If you’re menopausal you may need some vaginal estrogen to help increase circulation and tone the vagina while you’re practicing Kegel exercises or doing vaginal physical therapy.

      If you need more information about pelvic floor dysfunction, please join us in our Hormone Reboot Training https://genesisgold.com/hormone-reboot-training/

      Reply
  3. Lisa Metzler

    I am interested in finding a vibrator that my elderly patient who has limited mobility could use to improve her awareness of her pelvic floor muscles.
    She does have barely palpable contraction, but is not able to feel the contraction. She has a history of CVA with left hemiparesis. Do you have any recommendations.,

    Reply
    • Deborah Maragopoulos FNP

      Vibrations, specifically those created by an inserted vibrator, stimulate the pelvic floor muscles, increasing blood flow and causing a similar effect as muscle contractions. With regular and repeated use, vibrators therefore strengthen these muscles, improving urinary incontinence. These are the vibrators I recommend to my patients.
      https://www.intimaterose.com/deborah7

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