Anterior Pelvic Tilt and Erectile Dysfunction
Hip flexors are a group of muscles near the top of your thighs that are key in moving your lower body. They let you walk, kick, bend, and swivel your hips. The main work of your hip flexors is to bring your knee toward your chest and to bend at the waist. Here are your hip flexor muscles:
Hip flexor muscles are essentially wrapped up around your lower back, pelvis and legs. If they are too tight, your pelvis is rotated forward, which forces your spine to curve and your butt to stick out.
It's often caused by excessive sitting without enough exercise and stretching to counteract the effects of sitting all day.
So why is a pelvic tilt related to erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation?
It’s actually pretty straightforward and mechanical. As your pelvis tilts (i.e. your lower back is more curved and your butt sticks out more), you could experience a number of symptoms including lower back pain and a protruding belly. However, most important to us here at Kegel Hard is that a pelvic tilt will also stretch out your pelvic floor muscles and weakened them, resulting in erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation!
If you have an anterior pelvic tilt you may notice that the muscles in the front of your pelvis and thighs are tight, while the ones in the back are weak. Your glutes and abdominal muscles may also be weak.
The key is to stretch and relax hip flexors daily since we seat so much. The more you seat the more you need to stretch them! There are a ton of resources online but here are a few to get you started: