A muscular sling, shaped like a figure eight, stretching from the pubic bone in front to the tailbone in back (one loop around the vagina or penis and one loop around the anus); known as the PC muscle, it controls urine flow and contracts during orgasm. A well-toned PC muscle can enhance sex and orgasm.
Another name for the Kegel muscle. See Kegel exercises.
a muscle present in men and women that acts like a sling to support the bladder. If this muscle is weak, it can contribute to urinary incontinence.
Another name for the levator ani muscle, one of the pelvic muscles that hold the pelvic organs in place.
A key muscle located in the pelvic region that controls sexual function in both men and women. Many sexual health practitioners recommend Kegel exercises to strengthen it.
Actually, a group of muscles at the floor of the pelvis that control urination, defecation, and reproductive functions. The PC can be controlled voluntarily (you relax it when you want to urinate); it also contracts involuntarily at orgasm, at a rate of about one contraction every 0.7 seconds.
The pubococcygeus muscle or PC muscle is an important muscle in the human body. It is a hammock-like muscle, found in both sexes, that stretches from the pubic bone to the coccyx (tail bone) forming the floor of the pelvic cavity and supporting the pelvic organs. It is part of the levator ani group of muscles.