Doctor Sylvain Mimoun, specialized in gynecology, andrology and sexual medicine; accepted to answer our questions about the pelvic floor and sexuality. The pelvic floor is often associated to pregnancy or menopause but rarely to sexuality. However, it is a theme not to neglect when re-educating our pelvic floor and which can turn out to be an excellent surprise for both partners.
We wish to thank Dr Mimoun for accepting to answer our questions.
Doctor, does pelvic floor reeducation lead to a better intimate wellbeing?
The goal of the pelvic floor’s rehabilitation is not only learning how to contract it, but also how to release it! If the woman manages to release it, she’ll have more sexual feelings and that’s a reason why it is important to train her pelvic floor regularly.
Does the key to pleasure rely in the pelvic floor?
It is not the only key to pleasure, but it is one of them. Pleasure being concentrated in the clitoris, if the woman knows how to correctly control her pelvic floor, it will enable her to have a lot of pleasure.
Can the pelvic floor lead to an orgasm?
If we have a toned but not “blocked” pelvic floor, an orgasm can of course come more easily. However, is it enough for an orgasm to come only thanks to these perineal contractions, the answer is no. But whatever it is, a woman who knows how to play of her pelvic floor, will play more of her sexuality.
On the contrary, can orgasms train the pelvic floor?
Having an orgasm, helps being motivated and this motivation can help training our pelvic floor. It is in this order that things go.
Why did you choose to support Emy?
I think that Emy is a good intermediate element between the patient, me, and eventually the colleagues who work in this area, whether they are midwives or physiotherapists.
If you could summarize Emy in 3 words?
It is an easy device, that women can use alone, and which can help them a lot.