What is Pelvic Floor Dysfunction?

The pelvic floor includes some of the hardest workers in your body.

These muscles hold in organs like your bladder and uterus. They connect with your back and hips, allowing you to walk.

Without them, you couldn't feel any pleasure from sex. And you'd pee and poop yourself uncontrollably.

Which is exactly what can happen when the pelvic floor becomes weak or tight.

One in four American women experience pelvic floor dysfunction, which often begins after the muscles are stretched and damaged during pregnancy and birth.

Problems like incontinence only increase with age, especially when the hormonal changes of menopause make vaginal tissues thin and dry.

Learn about the most common symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction.

Stress Incontinence

If you leak a little (or a lot) when you sneeze, cough or exercise, that's stress incontinence—the most common type of bladder leak.

Weak pelvic floor muscles can't properly support your bladder and urethra, giving urine an escape route during high-pressure situations.

Strengthening the muscles through pelvic floor exercises and therapy can help you restore bladder control and confidence.

Urge Incontinence

You may have urge incontinence if your bladder warns you to find a bathroom—with only seconds to spare.

Often experienced in combination with stress leaks, urge incontinence occurs when the muscles around your bladder contract abnormally, causing uncontrollable leaks.

A combination of strengthening and lifestyle changes can help you manage toilet trips on your terms.

Fecal Incontinence

A strong pelvic floor keeps your bowels under control—and weak muscles let shit happen.

In addition to dietary changes, pelvic floor exercise can restore the muscles around the rectum and anus to proper function, keeping you in control.

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Ever feel like something's falling out of your vagina? It might be your organs.

Prolapse occurs when your bladder, uterus or rectum descend from their usual places and press against the vaginal wall, causing discomfort and urinary and bowel issues.

Strengthening your pelvic floor helps reposition your organs, giving you the support you need.

Painful Sex

Love hurts. Sex shouldn't.

Dryness and conditions like vaginismus cause pain during intercourse, either at the opening of the vagina or deeper inside.

Products that enhance lubrication and ease muscle tension are among the solutions that increase comfort and satisfaction.

Pelvic Pain and Tightness

Tight pelvic floor muscles lead to a range of problems, including incontinence, back and hip pain, and discomfort during sex.

Products that ease muscle tension, as well as stretches and relaxation exercises, can help you return to a pain-free life.