The use of the exercises developed by Arnold Kegel to strengthen vaginal musculature is a common element in many sex therapy programs for inorgasmic women. This chapter describes a very thorough approach to using the Kegel exercises with inorgasmic patients. While the authors emphasize the role of vaginal musculature in producing orgasm considerably more than do most sex therapists, their approach is certainly one that can be used in modified form by most clinicians. It seems clear that such a program of Kegel exercises adds to the effectiveness of treatment programs for inorgasmic women. It is interesting to note, however, that actual empirical data on the correlation of vaginal muscle tone with orgasmic capability are lacking at this point.
- Initial Strength
- Exercise Period
- Accessory Muscle
- Urinary Stress Incontinence
- Female Orgasm
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Kline-Graber, G., Graber, B. (1978). Diagnosis and Treatment Procedures of Pubococcygeal Deficiencies in Women. In: LoPiccolo, J., LoPiccolo, L. (eds) Handbook of Sex Therapy. Perspectives in Sexuality. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-3973-1_17
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