The female perineum


What is the perineum?

What is the role of the female perineum?

The female perineum, also known as the pelvic floor, is a set of muscles in the form of a “hammock”, stretching from the pubis to the coccyx.

The female perineal muscles are active on a daily basis.

  • They support the pelvic organs (bladder, uterus, rectum).
  • They guarantee the sphincter seal, meaning the opening and closing of the bladder and rectum, ensuring good continence.
  • They also contribute to sensations during sexual intercourse.

What is the female perineum made up of?

  • Slow muscle fibres that give it its strength and support the organs.
  • Fast muscle fibres that help to seal the sphincters.

The causes and consequences of a slack female perineum

In women, the perineum is in use on a daily basis.

It is active almost all the time: when a woman wants to urinate, sneezes, laughs loudly, or quite simply when she is standing up. This explains why it needs to be kept toned.

Some periods in a woman’s life can cause a slack perineum: pregnancy, childbirth and menopause, etc.

Specific situations can also result in a slackening of the female perineum: the intensive practice of impact sports, carrying heavy loads or smoking.

What are the consequences of a slack perineum?

 

What are the consequences of a slack perineum?

> 1 in 3 women experience bladder weakness!*

> Reduced sensation during sexual intercourse

A necessity: strengthen the female perineum to keep it toned.

 

*Source : www.urologie-sante.fr/base-bibliographique/pour-43-des-francais-lincontinence-est-un-sujet-tabou


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