Identifying the Kegel Muscle
You might be wondering how you are going to find this series of muscles. Put the mirror and the flashlight away! While they may help you see the area, they will not be necessary for finding the Kegel muscle.
The best advice on finding this muscle is to empty your bladder while you are going to the bathroom. After you have done so, try to imagine stopping the flow of urine. The muscles that you would contract to stop the flow of urine are the Kegel muscles.
Kegeling does not have to be done only in the bathroom. Once you have learned to identify this muscle, you should not have much trouble remembering where it is located. The great news is that you can perform Kegel exercises anytime, anywhere, and no one will notice that you are doing them!
If you have trouble locating the muscles, consult your practitioner. A few women will have trouble finding them either because of poor muscle tone or medical conditions such as a prolapse of the bladder.
Be sure that you have emptied your bladder before attempting to locate the Kegel muscle. Having urine in the bladder can potentially cause urine to back up and cause a bladder or kidney infection.