• Consumer Health: Kegel exercises for men

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Think Kegel exercises are just for women? Think again.

Kegel exercises for men can strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, which support the bladder and bowel, and affect sexual function. These simple exercises can help men improve bladder control, and they may be a boost in the bedroom, as well.

If you perform your Kegel exercises regularly, you can expect results such as less frequent urine leakage within a few weeks to a few months. For continued benefits, make Kegel exercises a permanent part of your daily routine.

Before you start performing Kegel exercises, though, it's important to locate the correct muscles and understand the proper technique. Here's what you need to know.

Connect with other men talking about Kegel exercises in the Men's Health support group on Mayo Clinic Connect, an online patient community moderated by Mayo Clinic.

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