Kegels : how do you REALLY do them?

by Chrystal Bougon on July 16, 2012

Kegel Queen on Better Sex Radio

Kegel. Kegel. Kegel. And repeat. We all know you are doing one right now. You can’t see or hear the word without doing one, right? It’s like watching someone yawn. (Here is a blog I wrote about kegels in 2009. We’ll have to see what Alyce thinks of it.)

I am very excited to intereview the “Kegel Queen” Alyce Adams, RN on my Better Sex Radio show to get the 4.1.1. on Kegels finally. There is so much uncertainty about how exactly how to do them and how many to do in a day. And, then there is all of the Dr. Oz controversy about Kegels and how to do them. So, we are going to get to the bottom of all of is (ha ha, I know, my inner 8th grade boy thinks that is funny).

Check out this awesome video from Alyce about the anatomy of your pelvis and your p.c. muscle. It may help you to understand your Kegels better and they they are so important to your sexual health and your ability to hold your water while jumping on a trampoline.

Kegel Queen Alyce Adams

Alyce’s website has some fab information and video to help you understand your pelvic healthy and anatomy and I am going to talk with her about what exactly we SHOULD be doing and how often we should be doing our kegels. Plus, we will ask her how we should REALLY be doing them.

She has some great products, too, so we will find out more about those and how they may help improve our sex lives and help us to have less laundry. God knows we have enough of that!

You can tune in this Wednesday, July 18th at 11 a.m. on if you want to call in and ask Alyce a question about your own kegels or any kind of prolapse, you can call in at  (347) 989-0397.

Blissfully, Chrystal Bougon


{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Kegel Queen July 17, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Hey Chrystal! Your 2009 post on how to do kegels is actually among the best ones I’ve seen. Congratulations! And it’s only part of the story; there’s lots more to say. I can’t wait to get on your show tomorrow and talk about the Mayo Clinic, ben wa balls, trampolines, and Dr. Oz. BTW, I love “culo” — cause you’re right, there just isn’t anything sexy about the word “anus.” We’ll be talking about those too, for sure!

Chrystal Bougon July 17, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Thanks Alyce. I look forward to talking with you tomorrow on Better Sex Radio.

Kelli July 17, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Looking forward to this conversation. Would like to know what Alyce’s view is on the eggs for vaginal weightlifting vs. kegels. Great topic as usual Chrystal!

Chrystal Bougon July 17, 2012 at 4:54 pm

I will be sure to ask her, Kelli.

Kegel Queen July 18, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Chrystal, it was great to be on your show! Too short, though — I think you and I could talk about vaginas all day!
I forgot to tell your listeners: if they decide to order the Kegel Queen Program, they can get free shipping by using the code
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Kelli, I hope that on the show I answered your question about kegel eggs & other weight-type devices. Although they can help women build tone in the pelvic floor muscles, there are three major drawbacks to using kegel weights…
1. You’re not learning how to control the pelvic floor muscles. Having great control — both contracting and relaxing — leads to new levels of pleasure during sex. If you don’t learn muscle control, you miss out.
2. You’re training the muscles to clench. Real kegels include conscious, complete muscle relaxation after each contraction. If you put a weight in your vagina and hold it in, you’re just holding. When your pelvic floor is too tight, you can have pain with sex, problems with alignment and posture, and even trouble peeing.
3. Kegel devices are hellaciously inconvenient. They can be fun if you use them as toys, but if your goal is to stick to an effective muscle training program, why not make it as easy as possible? Easy = kegels with your panties on.

kelli July 18, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Hi Alyce. Yes, thank you for such a great explanation on kegel’s. I have a much better understanding about the “correct” kegel and why the are so much different than just the weights.  

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