Pilates can do wonders for the sex lives of women, study finds
26th November 2022

Pilates can do wonders for the sex lives of women, study finds

  • A new study has suggested Pilates does wonders for sex lives and helps libido 
  • Researchers studied women aged 20 to 50 who experience sexual dsyfunction
  • It found the women’s function scores improved 143 per cent on average after  

It is a form of exercise usually done on yoga mats to improve flexibility and strengthen muscles.

But Pilates can be capable of much more – working wonders for sex lives, a study has suggested.

Researchers studied women aged 20 to 50 who were experiencing sexual dysfunction, which is defined as any ongoing sexual problem associated with personal distress, including loss of libido.

Pilates is a form of exercise usually done on yoga mats to improve flexibility and strengthen muscles. But it can be capable of much more – working wonders for sex lives, a study has suggested

The women were enrolled on a 12-week programme of Pilates, attending 60-minute classes twice a week. 

They were assessed at the start and end of the programme with detailed questions covering arousal, lubrication, orgasm and pain.

The study, published in the journal Revista Internacional de Andrologia, found that women’s sexual function scores improved by 143 per cent on average after the programme.

Lead author, Professor Ahmet Gokce from Sakarya University in Turkey, said Pilates may improve sexual function due to its physiological and psychological benefits.

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