The pelvic floor muscles play a very important role in sexual function, urinary and bowel control. If the pelvic floor muscles have either excessive muscle activity or are too weak, one can start to experience issues such as pelvic pain, erectile dysfunction, incontinence and dribbling. 

A recent study exploring pelvic floor muscle activity in men with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) found:

1. Men with CP/CPPS had an impaired ability to relax the pelvic floor muscles.

2. Men experiencing post-ejaculatory pain + CP/CPPS had a further impaired ability to relax the pelvic floor muscles. 

Issues with the pelvic floor can have major implications on a person’s quality of life! If you, or someone you know is experiencing issues that may be related to their pelvic floor - reach out to book an assessment.

References:Yani MS, Eckel SP, Kirages DJ, Rodriguez LV, Corcos DM, Kutch JJ. Impaired Ability to Relax Pelvic Floor Muscles in Men With Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome. Phys Ther. 2022 Jul 4;102(7):pzac059. doi: 10.1093/ptj/pzac059. PMID: 35576002; PMCID: PMC9618172.