Vaginal weight lifting is a thing?!

Have you heard of this?

Women are actually being encouraged to lift weights–I’m talking about heavy weights, not simple Kegel balls–with their lady bits! This is one of the latest “extreme workout” fads called “Vaginal Kung Fu,” by Kim Anami.

My first response to her shocking Instagram photos was “Oh my gosh!!”

#thingsiliftwithmyvagina #eurotour In Barcelona at Gaudi’s Parc Güell, lifting a bowl of paella. When I first discovered Gaudi’s architecture years ago, I fell in love. Here was someone with such a unique, splenderous vision, who dared to be different. His buildings are orgasms of the imagination. Asymmetrical, mosaic-lain, fantasy-driven pieces. Originals. People often say things—bullshit things—like “there’s nothing original out there” or “it’s all been done before.” Only un-original people say such things. Original people are too busy creating new work. When you are truly in tune with your own voice, your own gifts, and you are courageous enough to use them, you make original work. Work the world has not seen before. The key? The thing that separates all the replicas from original brilliance? Having the guts to do it. Because when you put something out there that hasn’t been done before, you’ve stepped off the well-trodden path of safety. You have no idea how it’s going to be taken. And you know what? You don’t give a shit. Because the only thing you are faithful to is your own muse. And if you are following its guidance, really, boldly following it, it will lead you into greatness. Beyond greatness. Into genius. #thingsiliftwithmyvagina #eurotour #vaginalkungfu

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Yes, she’s holding up a surfboard with her vagina! But…

How correct is this approach to making the vaginal and pelvic floor strong? Is this the best way to achieve a tighter vagina, less urinary incontinence, and of course to have stronger orgasms?

After being shocked by what the vaginal muscles are capable of, it is my professional opinion that this is NOT a healthy approach.

It’s ridiculous to recommend this exercise to ladies without giving detailed pros and cons. Just because you can do something with your body doesn’t mean it’s a good idea.

The female pelvic floor has tons of muscles, ligaments, connective tissues, and nerves that hold up your vagina, uterus, bladder, and rectum. And all those are not designed to lift weights. Yes, there is always extremes out there that we can see but it does not mean that everybody can do it or should be promoted to do it .

Vaginal weight lifting could cause two problems:

One: in the short term, sexual function. You know how an obsessive body builder has sooo many muscles that he can barely function like the other normal people?

Well, the muscles in your vagina can bulge too, and the penis might no longer be able to fit. Always, extreme means can results in extreme ends!

Two: there can be long-term problems.

When the muscles and walls of your vagina have had enough and kind of give up (yeah, that’s called prolapse! … pelvic organ prolapse is a thing too!) your uterus and bladder will fall out of their correct positions. Without medical attention, they can fall into the vagina, or out the vaginal opening… which sounds all kinds of terrible!

The bottom line is this: 

At no point in anyone’s life do they need to be lifting heavy things with their vagina.

I suggest, instead of trying to do extreme stuff with the vagina, why not doing a good pelvic floor exercises? Kegel or pelvic floor therapy (with well defined special devices) will achieve vaginal tightening, decreased urinary incontinence, and over-the-top, deeper orgasms.