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I want to strengthen my pelvic floor because I sometimes have pain and I have endometriosis and also have an issue with chronically sucking in my stomach which can cause pelvic floor problems. I’m working on sucking in less and doing more belly breathing. The problem is, I’m very squeamish for some reason about pelvic floor stuff. Doing kegels is hard for me just bc after a few repetitions I get a squeamish antsy feeling in my limbs that makes me need to stim (I’m autistic) by rocking or hand flapping bc it makes me feel weird. How do I get over this so I can work on my pelvic floor?

    • Alyss

      364d

      I would guess it has to do with (and I may be completely off but this is based on my own autistic reaction to this type of thing) being uncomfortable with the idea of your pelvic floor being linked to sex. Maybe if you can try to connect it to being about your health, it might help? In any case, I would tell your mind that you're only going to do it for this amount of time and then you'll get a reward, and have something ready to focus on. That's how I get through upsetting things.

      • Alyss

        364d

        @Alyss Similarly, it might also be upsetting if you're trans and having gender dysphoria. I am bringing up the why in case there's some therapeutic thing you can do to help you get past this.

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