How Orgasms are Better with a Healthy Pelvic Floor

You may be surprised to learn that the muscles controlling your bladder also play a role in your orgasmic response; as your body fights against incontinence, it also brings you stronger orgasms.


Orgasms are probably not the most comfortable subject to discuss. But, it often seems that we might be obsessed with them (after this, Google “how to have an orgasm” and see how many articles come up).

In an un-sexy but scientific definition: an orgasm is best defined simply as a series of contractions of the muscles around the pelvis. Have you had one?

Not so fun fact: Around 10% of women say they've never had an orgasm.

What?! Many more have orgasms which have them saying “Meh...that was okay” instead of “Oh YES!”. 

We are about to get a little science-y here, so bear with! The muscles responsible for bladder control lie along the pelvic floor, found below your stomach, and they are supposed to expand and contract accordingly when you need to pee. They also help hold nearby organs in place. When these muscles weaken, however, they can twitch, spasm, and allow those organs to put pressure on the bladder, leading to urinary incontinence.

Photo 2. Relevium Labs Inc. © | All Rights Reserved | 2016

Photo 2. Relevium Labs Inc. © | All Rights Reserved | 2016

Strengthening these muscles not only helps you manage your bladder better, but they also add pleasure to your orgasms by making those muscle contractions that much more intense.

Your orgasms also benefit from additional stimulation of the clitoris; that wonderful little bulb located near the top of your vagina is just the tip of a fairly big complex which partially runs along the pelvic floor muscles. When you have stronger pelvic floor muscles, the sensitive clitoris complex receives more contact and stimulation during orgasmic contractions.

This is where the Yarlap® comes in – the device stimulates the pelvic floor muscles to strengthen and give them better control, obviously helping you beat incontinence but also, as shown above, helping you make the “big O” that much bigger.

Reider, Brent. "Role of Pelvic Floor Muscles in Female Orgasmic Response."   Journal of Womens Health, Issues and Care   5.6 (2016): n. pag. Print.

*All statistics and medical information is derived from the 2016 article “Role of Pelvic Floor Muscles in Female Orgasmic Response” in the Journal of Womens Health, Issues and Care.

Charlotte BeeComment