These exercises were named after Dr Arnold H. Kegel, an American gynaecologist who developed this non-surgical method in the 1940s to stop urinary leakage. He also invented the Kegel perineometer, an instrument for measuring the strength of the pelvic floor muscles.

Why Kegel exercises are important

Pelvic Floor Exercise For Men Most women are well aware of their pelvic floor muscles, they're often encouraged to practice exercises to strengthen them in preparation for childbirth and to restore 'what was' afterwards. Now research is showing men should also be strengthening...Your pelvic floor muscles are important for controlling your bladder and bowel. The stronger the muscles, the better the control. Unfortunately, there are many factors that can weaken the pelvic muscles and make them looser over time. These include:

- Vaginal birth