Woman's best friend or pure gimmick The kegel briefs that promise to help you strengthen your pelvic floor on the go
19:28 GMT, 18 July 2012
An unusual range of underwear is aiming to remind women to perform their daily kegel exercises.
The ingenious PantyO, created by a Phoenix, Arizona-based clothing design company, is stitched at the crotch with a silicon 'extension', intended to sit inside a woman's private parts while wearing the underwear.
The one-inch long instrument serves as a 'focus point' for women who are medically advised to perform the pelvic floor exercises every day.
Clever idea: PantyO (pictured), a women's underwear range that is inbuilt with a silicon 'extension' to assist with kegel exercises, is available online
Built in: The extension, above, is one-inch in length and is made to sit inside a woman's private parts as she wears the underwear throughout the day
Experts generally recommend that women perform between three to four sets of ten kegel exercises per day.
The exercise itself involves consistently contracting and relaxing the muscles that belong to the pelvic floor and various instruments have been invented to assist the exercise.
Health lifestyle: Women are generally recommended to perform three to four sets of kegel exercises per day
The PantyO comes in two designs; one
is priced at $52.99 and another is priced at $85.
Both versions feature
Swarovski crystal details.
Dayna Garrett, who is married with four children, told Fashionista.com
that she will be releasing more designs soon and is even planning a
men's underwear line.
It will not feature the kegel exercise
extension for obvious reasons.
She hinted that the men's design will, however, have its own unique perks.
never been done before,' she said of the top secret new product. 'The
design is totally different from the way men's [underwear] is designed
She also added that
she believes women should be performing 90 kegel exercises per day.
But she also admitted that she has had no medical-related assistance in designing
and producing her product.
Her personal gynaecologist, however, thought it was a 'fantastic' product idea.
HEALTHY LIVING: KEGEL EXERCISE BENEFITS
Medical experts generally recommend that women perform between three to four sets of ten kegel exercises per day, which involve contracting and relaxing the muscles down below.
It is said to improve bladder control and help strengthen the pelvic walls and floor.
It is also said to help improve sexual sensation in a woman's nether region.
Kegel exercises are said to improve
bladder control and help strengthen the pelvic wall in preparation for childbirth.
For mothers, it is also said to restore a pelvic wall's strength after a woman has given birth.
Medical information provided on PantyO's
website state that the exercises also help women 'focus' and 'release
stress throughout the day'.
'A tighter vaginal passage increases sexual pleasure and makes you more orgasmic!!!' it adds.