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Old 07-30-2003, 10:32 AM   #1
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Hi Everyone,

Everywhere I look, I see the same thing: "try stopping your urine in mid-flow and you have found your pc muscle"

Well I am still having problems:

Here is how I know that I'm not doing it right; far from it:

I have read that the muscle needs to be isolated completely, otherwise it's no good.

1. When I have been doing it, my ENTIRE body clenches, never mind just the abs, thighs, etc! While clenching, even my brain feels like it's going to burst! (Is this much straining necessary?)

I have read that the thighs should not be squeezed together.

2. My thighs naturally move inwards for each clench, otherwise, I cannot feel that I am doing any clenching at all!

I have read that you need to breathe normally and not let the clenching affect your breathing.

3. I am finding this very diffcult to do also. My breath naturally changes pattern to reflect clenching and releasing.

I have read that you could do these exercises at anytime, while driving, on the train etc, without anyone knowing.

4. Firstly, I find that I need 100% FULL concentration on clenching, and even then I feel that some clenches have not squeezed anything at all. I cannot even use the computer's mouse while clenching. After all, trying to control one pc is hard enough, but trying to control two is out of the question! Secondly, everyone would think that I was suffering from constipation if I tried it in public; it is so obvious by my straining and trying to concentrate.

As you can see, I am doing EVERYTHING wrong, but I could only do it right if I knew how! I have been doing it for months and even years (on and off) so I don't think you automatically start doing it right if done long enough. I think it needs to be learnt outright first.

How on Earth will I ever be able to isolate the correct muscle?!

How will I ever be able to get the 4 things metioned above right?!

Thanks so much.

 
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Old 07-30-2003, 12:34 PM   #2
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It's really not that hard. Sit on the toilet and start urinating. Then stop the flow. Do you really have to strain that hard to stop the flow???? I can't believe it that hard.

 
Old 07-30-2003, 01:39 PM   #3
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Here is how I know that I'm not doing it right; far from it:

"I have read that the muscle needs to be isolated completely, otherwise it's no good"

That's not true - as you get better you may be able to isolate more, but it' still good to keep working at it.
If you can stop the flow, you know you ahve identified the muscle


"1. When I have been doing it, my ENTIRE body clenches, never mind just the abs, thighs, etc! While clenching, even my brain feels like it's going to burst! (Is this much straining necessary?"

No, I would try stopping the flow when you are standing up peeing, just be sure to wipe up ! Does you whole body clench up when you do a BM ?


"I have read that you need to breathe normally and not let the clenching affect your breathing"

I think you need to move toward isolating it -
In some Tantra exercises, you can EXHALE while you clench. In many exercises, you EXHALE on the stress, so intuitive this makes sense, and may help.

You might want to do a google search for a tantra center nearby, and see if you can get a coach, or if there is a yoga teacher in your area, they may be more than happy to coach you.

The other thing is to do it in from of a mirror, (without peeing) your penis should move. Then you can associate the feeling.


 
Old 07-30-2003, 02:56 PM   #4
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Wait, this is interesting me. What is a PC muscle, and what are you talking about clenching and everything? Why would you want to stop peeing right in the middle? That sucks.

 
Old 07-30-2003, 03:53 PM   #5
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Elfman, look up Kegels (PC exercises for men). You'll then know what we're talking about.

 
Old 07-30-2003, 04:55 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone.

Ok, so what you are trying to say is that hardly any strain is required. I have stopped my urine in mid-flow many times, but that hasn't helped any!

I think I know what you all are saying. Please read the following and tell me if I've got the right impression from your replies:-

When we get an erection and we bob it up and down, it requires hardly ANY clenching at all. The same magnitude of strain is required when carrying out the exercises. Or when we are urinating, we never push out all the urine in one push do we! We normally have little pauses where the flow slows down and then starts again, like how a car goes when changing gears. The exercises are to be done with the same sized force as we use when we do the gear change thing.

Have I understood it all correctly? Does anyone understand what I'm talking about above?

Thanks.

 
Old 07-30-2003, 05:02 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by Optimist2:

Ok, so what you are trying to say is that hardly any strain is required. I have stopped my urine in mid-flow many times, but that hasn't helped any!
If you can stop the flow mid-stream, you are contracting the PC muscles. Just keep on doing that when you're not urinating and you are performing the excercise. What do you mean by "it hasn't helped any"?

[This message has been edited by sdp2 (edited 07-30-2003).]

 
Old 07-30-2003, 05:08 PM   #8
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Yup, U got it. There are 4 possible clenching location 2 of which are mistakes, two of which are harder to avoid if your not peeing. Clenching your abdomen, clenching your sphinctor, clenching your muscle between your legs, and clenching your PC.
When you stop peeing your pee shoot closes up. When you ejaculate, this muscle forces the ejaculate out. If it is stronger, you get a more controlled forceful effect. Whala! You will prolly clench your between your legs and your *** if you try to do the PC muscle without peeing. Cuz, if your not peeing, you just keep clenching everything down there!

 
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Yup, U got it. There are 4 possible clenching location 2 of which are mistakes, two of which are harder to avoid if your not peeing. Clenching your abdomen, clenching your sphinctor, clenching your muscle between your legs, and clenching your PC.
When you stop peeing your pee shoot closes up. When you ejaculate, this muscle forces the ejaculate out. If it is stronger, you get a more controlled forceful effect. Whala! You will prolly clench your between your legs and your *** if you try to do the PC muscle without peeing. Cuz, if your not peeing, you just keep clenching everything down there!

 
Old 07-31-2003, 05:33 PM   #10
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Thanks again everyone.

When I siad that it hasn't helped any, I meant that I'm able to stop urine in mid-flow, but I still cannot islolate it from the rest of the muscles (abs, thighs, etc) when exercising.

Oh well, maybe I'll just keep on clenching everything and see if there is any difference a few months from now.

Thanks.

 
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