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The Femme Flexor – A New Revolutionary Pelvic Floor Training Tool

The Femme Flexor – A New Revolutionary Pelvic Floor Training Tool

By Natalia Jaczkowski 

Awareness about the importance of pelvic health is growing amongst vulva-owners. While many are familiar with “kegel exercises” as a means to strengthen pelvic floor muscles, some still struggle to do them regularly and properly. One challenge in particular is engaging the full network of muscles located in the pelvic floor.

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Kegel balls or yoni balls are the most commonly known instruments for pelvic floor training. These weighted products are designed to be inserted into the vagina, helping to register the tightening sensation of pelvic floor muscles. However, some vulva-owners find that these balls sit in the lower portion of their vaginal canal, not targeting the upper and deeper layers of muscles within the vagina. This was the case for Wanda Cotie, sexual wellness expert and founder of the Femme Flexor.

Like many women, the combined experiences of childbirth and natural aging caused Wanda’s pelvic floor to weaken. She was driven by her frustration to find a suitable pelvic floor training tool that provided fulsome rehabilitation of the pelvic floor muscles to eliminate lifestyle disruptions and regain control of her sexual health. With consultation support from Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist Silvia Saraiva, Wanda developed the Femme Flexor to address the shortcomings of the other pelvic training tools on the market.

The Femme Flexor is designed in a torpedo shape so that it fills up the vaginal canal and targets multiple layers of tissue simultaneously. Instead of using weight, like kegel or yoni balls, the Femme Flexor uses gentle resistance to engage the surrounding pelvic floor muscles in the vagina. It is essentially the pilates band of pelvic floor training. The Femme Flexor is made of 100% body-safe, high-grade silicone that is nearly weightless, which makes it easy and comfortable to wear on-the-go and for longer periods of time.

To use the Femme Flexor, insert it into the vaginal canal just past the entrance. A comfortable position for insertion would be sitting or lying on the back in a semi-reclined position, with a pillow to support the upper body. Applying a water-based lubricant to aid with insertion is recommended. One will feel a sensation of fullness after inserting the Femme Flexor, but it should be comfortable. Once inserted, begin engaging the pelvic floor muscles using lateral diaphragmatic breathwork. Use the momentum of exhalations to squeeze the pelvic floor muscles around the Femme Flexor, holding the contraction until the breath is completely released. Relax on the inhalation. Repeat this exercise as appropriate, increasing the number of sets and holding the contractions for longer periods as the pelvic floor muscles become stronger. To remove the Femme Flexor, relax in a comfortable position and use the stomach muscles to push the Femme Flexor down. With one or two fingers, grab a hold of one the device’s apertures and slide it out using a gentle rocking movement from side to side. Rinse the Femme Flexor with water and scent-free soap and store it in the original Femme Flexor cotton bag for future use.

Core to the mission of Femme Flexor is empowering vulva-owners to feel more in control and connected to their bodies. In line with this mission, the Femme Flexor team has developed an instructional “Yoga for Pelvic Floor” series that teaches vulva-owners how to perform a proper kegel workout using the device. The Femme Flexor team is thrilled to be collaborating with healthcare professionals to promote this tool and educate patients suffering from pelvic health issues about this new, innovative option that is available to them. If you have any questions or comments, please contact info@femmeflexor.com and a team member will be happy to reply with further information.


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