Episode 172: What Everyone Needs To Know About The Pelvic Floor

March 3, 2023 by Justin Lehmiller

Sex and Psychology Podcast
Sex and Psychology Podcast
Episode 172: What Everyone Needs To Know About The Pelvic Floor

The pelvic floor is a super important set of muscles that plays a vital role in sexual, reproductive, urinary, and bowel function. However, most of us don’t know all that much about it, which is a shame because paying attention to your pelvic health has the potential to improve your overall health and give you a boost in the bedroom, too. So, let’s talk about what everyone needs to know about their pelvic floor!

For today’s episode, I am joined by Dr. Alicia Jeffrey-Thomas, an experienced pelvic floor physical therapist who works with patients of all genders and ages with pelvic health diagnoses. She is known for spreading evidence-based pelvic health information in humorous and relatable ways on social media through @ThePelvicDanceFloor, which has over 1 million combined followers between Instagram and Tiktok.

Some of the topics we discuss include:

  • What is the pelvic floor anyway ?
  • What are the most common pelvic floor issues, and how are they similar or different across genders?
  • When (and for whom) are Kegel exercises a good idea?
  • What’s the right way to do Kegels?
  • How do pelvic floor issues vary across the lifespan?
  • What are some common myths and misconceptions about the pelvic floor?

Make sure to check out Alicia on TikTok and Instagram @ThePelvicDanceFloor.

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Dr. Justin Lehmiller
Founder & Owner of Sex and Psychology

Dr. Justin Lehmiller is a social psychologist and Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute. He runs the Sex and Psychology blog and podcast and is author of the popular book Tell Me What You Want. Dr. Lehmiller is an award-winning educator, and a prolific researcher who has published more than 50 academic works.

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