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According to sex-toy maker and sexual-health company Minna Life, over 50% of 15- to 44-year-olds “don’t know” or “aren’t sure” how to do a Kegel, while 17% don’t know what Kegels are. A quick definition, for that latter group: Kegels are pelvic-floor muscle contractions (in other words, what you’d do if you tried to stop urinating mid-stream). Think of your pelvic floor as a hammock made of muscles and tissues; it’s situated at the base of your pelvis and keeps your reproductive organs in place. By strengthening that hammock’s muscles, you can enhance sexual response, balance, posture, and bladder control. Liz Miracle, MSPT, WCS and consultant for Minna Life, wants you to be doing more Kegel exercises — using Minna Life’s kGoal (get it?!?) device and app.

“The reality is that strong, healthy pelvic-floor muscles help manage changes in the body during significant life stages,” Miracle explains, “yet most women don’t exercise the area because they don’t know if they are contracting their muscles correctly or they consider the exercise too boring.” kGoal was designed to address both the confusion and the boredom associated with Kegels. The device is a vaguely penis-shaped silicone pillow filled with air, attached to a smaller arm that stays outside of your body when you insert the pillow (it looks like a We-Vibe). When you squeeze your pelvic-floor muscles with the kGoal inserted, it vibrates; the harder you squeeze, the stronger the vibration. And, according to the review on, the device hooks up to an app that tells you exactly how hard you are squeezing, guides you through exercises, and charts your progress based on a benchmark measurement taken the first time you use it.

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