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31 August 2012 @ 11:30 pm
I've been seeing more and more often on cup manufacturer websites that customers are directed to buy different firmnesses in cups based on what condition their pelvic floor muscles are in. That got me wondering what effect menstrual cups have on PC muscles. Does using menstrual cups they make them stronger in the long run or do cups have the opposite effect?
Kai: 2Cupskuradi8 on September 1st, 2012 01:12 pm (UTC)
Cups sit above the pelvic floor so I think they're talking about overall vaginal muscle tone, not just the PC. Vaginal wall muscles weaken as you age and/or have kids but kegeling, doing squats and crunches helps keep them in shape. And I think so does having sex -- whether penetrative or not.

Does wearing a cup help too? I'm not sure. I think it might depend on the person. Do some people tense up their vaginal muscles during their periods and others relax? Maybe. Does holding a cup in place "involuntarily" work those muscles? Maybe. Hmmmmmmmm... I think I might be a relaxer -- but wearing the cup, I think I do "hold it" more than if I were wearing a pad or a tampon.
Arrow_Brightarrow_bright on September 1st, 2012 02:00 pm (UTC)
I would think that using a cup would make the muscles slightly stronger, if anything, because many people have to bear down to help their cup out. I think some people also kegal theirs in place as well. I don't think this would make a huge difference, but maybe a slight one?