Not only can Kegel exercises help with bladder problems, but Dr. Northrup says that practicing these moves can actually improve other areas of your life.
"I believe everyone should do [Kegel exercises] because it enhances pelvic power," she says. "And it also increases your sex life and it also turns you on—because it brings blood into this area of the body. Remember, the clitoris isn't just that little eraser-sized thing that you can see out there, it goes through deep into the tissues along your pubic bone. And when you do Kegels—when you strengthen those muscles and you think sexy thoughts at the same time—you're engorging the area, you're bringing fresh blood in there, and you're strengthening the muscle. So it can be a very fun exercise that increases the joy we were talking about earlier and is good for your overall health."