Have you seen the cracking articles online these days about pelvic floor strengthening gadgets and tools, made famous (apparently) by one of the Fifty Shades books?
Now I personally am all for women taking control of their sex lives and seeking out knowledge and tools to help them out with this. But…(and it is a big but) how do we know which products are of good quality? How do we know what size we need or what kind of device would suit us best? What do we do if we need advice on how to use our new product?
This week I asked Fiona Rogers, from www.pelvicfloorexercise.com.au to talk to me about the products that she sells that can help women with a weak pelvic floor, painful intercourse and incontinence. I have to say that Fiona is such an amazing resource and was SO easy to interview. Her decades of experience as a physiotherapist and her passion for helping women was evident in this interview.
(yes, she is holding a vibrator in the photo!)
Here is what we talked about:
0.00 Introduction to Fiona Rogers, her clinical experience and her online store (www.pelvicfloorexercise.com.au)
7.16 Who shops at the website? How is it different to shopping on ebay or at a sex shop?
10.25 The categories of products that you can buy on the website.
14.10 Products you can buy that can help you strengthen your pelvic floor.
- balls, weights, pelvic floor educators, PFX2
- how to use these products
31.38 Products for those who need stimulation of the pelvic floor muscles (eg nerve / muscle damage or pelvic floor overactivity) – to be used in conjunction with advice from a health professional
33.05 Heavier weights for pelvic floor training (PelviBar)
34.24 For those who like high tech devices (Elvie)
37.20 If you have pelvic pain and need some extra help (dilators, vibrators)
45.30 Comparing different types and brands of lubrication
50.40 For those who have incontinence and need some extra support (Contiform)
52.30 If you have a rectal prolapse and need help emptying your bowels (Femmeze)
Please share this post far and wide so that we can let women know that they that these products exist! There is no need to suffer in silence. With the help of a Women’s Health Physiotherapist (and sometimes a device like those shown in the video), women can often get back to doing the things in life that they enjoy…
and have a little fun in the process ;)