The benefits of Pilates are well-documented: a stronger and more stable core, improved flexibility, and reduced back pain to name a few. But here’s a secret we Pilates instructors don’t usually share in our classes: practicing Pilates can improve your sex life.
4 Ways Pilates Can Improve Your Sex Life
1. Stronger Pelvic Muscles
Pilates focuses on activating the entire cylinder of core muscles as a unit. Those muscles include the Pelvic Floor Muscles (PFMs). Picture these muscles as a sling or hammock connecting the front, back and sides of your pelvis from underneath. In Pilates, we use our PFMs in conjunction with the other core muscles to help stabilize the core.
But off the Pilates mat, these muscles play an important role in sexual functions. The PFMs are the muscles that contract during orgasm — so the stronger they are, the stronger the contractions. As if we needed another reason to do Pilates!
Developing this stamina means you can explore creative positions in bed without tiring