Many women are affected by some sort of pelvic floor weakness in their lives, often after child birth which results in embarrassing incontinence, discomfort during urination, falling of your uterus and a lack of feeling during orgasm.
Your pelvic floor is a sling of muscles that surrounds your vagina, rectum and urethra from your pubic bone to your spine and functions to support your bladder, intestines and uterus.
Contraction of these muscles occurs when you try to stop urination mid stream.
In pilates there are many exercises that force engagement of your pelvic floor as you pull the platform in. For example in the elephant and the knee stretch series your pelvic floor is strengthened with each repetition.
Simple kegel exercises performed daily sitting, standing and lying down will help to relieve major symptoms of pelvic floor weakness and improve your sex life.