People who experience urinary incontinence often rely on disposable briefs or washable underwear for protection. However, Jean Rintoul, CEO of startup Lir Scientific, is offering another method: Brightly, a wearable device that senses bladder expansion and alerts when it’s time to use the bathroom.
One in five women will undergo pelvic floor surgery in her lifetime, according to a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This nearly doubles the risk of the surgery in the 1990s.
If you’re experiencing bladder control problems, you may have been told to “do your kegels” without getting any explanation on how to do them or exactly what they are.
Kegels are exercises that help strengthen the pelvic floor, which supports the bladder and bowel. If the pelvic floor is damaged or weakened, you might start experiencing fecal or urinary incontinence.
Vaginal weights, or cones, are training aids that help locate and strengthen pelvic floor muscles that may have been weakened due to pregnancy, childbirth, medication or age. Vaginal weights come in 5-6 different weights starting at less than one ounce.
Vaginal weights, or cones, are great for women suffering from urinary incontinence. Exercises can be discreetly performed anytime – except during menstruation, intercourse, or pregnancy. With regular use, vaginal weights may help prevent those embarrassing leaks and can even lead to stronger and more frequent orgasms.