Q: Does the Intensity’s vibration help to strengthen the pelvic floor?

The Intensity Pelvic Tone Vibrator works in two ways: It has electrodes that stimulate the muscles of the pelvic floor, causing them to contract and therefore strengthen. The vibration feature of the Intensity, which you can control separately, improves pelvic floor muscle tone the same way any vibrator does: They all help the user to experience orgasm, which is intense contractions of the pelvic floor. Those contractions, whether from the electric pulses or orgasm, improve muscle tone, just like flexing your bicep does. The contractions also increase blood supply to the pelvis, which improves function and sensation, too.

Yes, orgasm is good for muscle tone! And improved muscle tone can strengthen future orgasms, as well as holding organs in place and preventing or minimizing incontinence. I guess I’d call that a virtuous cycle.

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Dr. Barb
Dr. Barb

January 17, 2018

For most women, it’s direct stimulation of the clitoris that leads to experiencing orgasm. You could, to reduce pressure on both of you, disconnect his erection and your pursuit of orgasm. There are a few things you could try: The Fiera arouser is a small device you use before intimacy. It uses vacuum to increase circulation—and therefore sensation—in your clitoris. There are also warming lubricants that can accelerate your response by increasing, again, circulation. If your orgasms are weak, you might use the Intensity regularly on your own to build your pelvic floor muscles, which are what enable us to experience orgasm.

If you experience any pain or discomfort during intercourse, I’d encourage you to see a doctor to diagnose the source. For some of us, vaginal dryness or other symptoms are a distraction from the pleasure of intimacy.


January 12, 2018

Even using a vibrator and Premarin (.5 grams, 2x @ week) it takes an hour before I can have an orgasm. Is there something more I can do? My partner can’t maintain an erection long enough to get me even close.

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