Low libido, pain with sex, and lack of orgasm are common problems that women face, especially in the first few years of motherhood. As integrative pelvic floor PT’s we know that stress/trauma, body image, and the strength and coordination of the pelvic muscles can play a huge role.
There was a recent study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine that looked at the relationship between hip strength and sexual function in women with urinary incontinence. The hip muscles connect right into the pelvis and are integral to pelvic floor function. The researchers found that the stronger and more coordinated the hip muscle were (specifically the glutes, hamstrings, and groin muscles) the better sexual function was.
I certainly wasn’t surprised! At Resilient Motherhood, we see every day how hip function affects how the pelvic floor functions. It’s not all about kegels! We know that with problems like pain with sex, postpartum urinary incontinence, back pain postpartum, and hip pain during pregnancy we have to look and treat the whole body, mind, and spirit.
If you want to learn more about how to improve low libido, improve orgasm, and have pain free sex, book a free consult with us in our Greensburg, PA or Wexford PA clinics or virtually.
1. U.J. Hwang, PhD, PT; M.S. Lee, PhD, MD; S.H. Jung, PhD, PT; S.H. Ahn, MS, PT; O.Y. Kwon, PhD, PT. In: Sexual Medicine, Vol 9, Iss 2, Pp 100325- (2021); Elsevier, 2021. Language: English, Database: Directory of Open Access Journals