CBD Suppositories for Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

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Pelvic floor dysfunction can significantly impact one's quality of life, affecting bladder control, bowel movements, sexual function, and overall pelvic health. At Mello, we often are asked by our customers for further therapeutic approaches for pelvic floor issues, other than CBD Suppositories. Below we break down the causes, symptoms, and effective remedies: including the potential role of CBD suppositories in managing pelvic floor dysfunction.

In recent years, CBD (cannabidiol) has garnered attention for its potential therapeutic benefits in managing various health conditions, including pelvic floor dysfunction. As a physical therapist specializing in pelvic floor therapy, I'm excited to delve into the potential of CBD suppositories as a holistic approach to alleviate symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction.

Understanding Pelvic Floor Dysfunction:

Pelvic floor dysfunction encompasses a range of issues affecting the pelvic floor muscles. These muscles are very valuable to us as they 'hold up' your bladder, bowel, and sexual organs —basically keeping them in place correctly. When these muscles are weakened, or damaged all sorts of awful issues can happen which can cause guilt and shame for individuals, as well as deep pain. 

Issues Caused by Pelvic Floor Dysfunction as it relates to Sexual Wellness

Difficult Sexual Function and Intimacy: It can contribute to chronic pelvic pain, including conditions such as pelvic floor muscle tension, vulvodynia, or endometriosis. This pain can be experienced in the pelvis, lower abdomen, lower back, or during sexual intercourse. Symptoms may include pain during intercourse (dyspareunia), difficulty achieving orgasm, or reduced sexual sensation.

Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Weakness or damage to the pelvic floor muscles can cause pelvic organs, such as the bladder, uterus, or rectum, to descend or bulge into the vaginal canal. This condition is known as pelvic organ prolapse and can cause discomfort, pressure, and pelvic heaviness.

Pelvic Floor Muscle Spasms: Uncontrollable muscle spasms or intense vibration of these muscles for long periods, causing discomfort, pain, or difficulty relaxing the pelvic floor muscles.

What is the Cause of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction?

It can be caused by various things: childbirth, aging, obesity, chronic constipation, heavy lifting, sexual trauma, endometriosis, but also genetics. It is difficult to pinpoint a cause, as many factors may contribute to pelvic floor dysfunction, leading to muscle weakness, and pain.

Remedies for Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Effective management of pelvic floor dysfunction can involve:

  • Physical therapy
  • Lifestyle modifications
  • Dietary changes 
  • Kegels to strengthen and tone the pelvic floor muscles

The Potential of CBD Suppositories

CBD suppositories could be a potential therapeutic option for managing pelvic floor dysfunction. CBD suppositories target the area where they are inserted, and so offer localized relief without the psychoactive effects associated with THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).

Pain Relief: CBD's analgesic properties may provide relief from pelvic pain.

Inflammation Reduction: CBD's anti-inflammatory effects may help reduce inflammation in the pelvic region, alleviating discomfort and improving overall pelvic health.

Muscle Relaxation: CBD's muscle-relaxing properties can help relieve tension and spasms in the pelvic floor muscles, enhancing bladder and bowel control.

Anti-Spasmatic: CBD exhibits promising potential as an antispasmodic agent, offering relief from uncontrollable pelvic floor spasms by promoting muscle relaxation and alleviating discomfort.

CBD Suppositories Target Pain and Offer Spasm Relief

As stated above, CBD suppositories offer targeted relief directly to the pelvic region, where symptoms such as muscle spasms, tension, and discomfort may occur. This allows for immediate relief directly to where it is needed. 

CBD is absorbed directly into the bloodstream through the mucous membranes of the rectum or vagina, bypassing the digestive system and liver metabolism. This allows for rapid and efficient absorption of CBD, resulting in a quicker onset of effects and higher bioavailability compared to oral administration of CBD or even paracetamol or other pain relievers.

How to Use CBD Suppositories

CBD suppositories are intended for insertion into the vagina or rectum, where they gradually melt and dissolve. Our CBD suppositories, Mello Flo, are enhanced with 75mg of CBD, providing potent relief for individuals grappling with pelvic floor dysfunction. Moreover, we incorporate magnesium, a natural muscle relaxer, into our formula. This addition further complements the effects of CBD, promoting relaxation of the pelvic floor muscles and offering comprehensive support for managing symptoms such as pelvic pain and muscle spasms.

Can Masturbation Strengthen Pelvic Floor Muscles?

Masturbation is a fun and healthy way to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. There are a few things to consider to improve your masturbation technique to target the pelvic floor muscles whilst still enjoying yourself. 

Incorporate Kegel Exercises During Masturbation: Contract and hold the pelvic floor muscles while comfortably touching yourself. Don't overthink this, just focus on contracting and releasing when you can. 

Focus on Muscle Awareness: Pay attention to the sensation and engagement of your pelvic floor muscles during masturbation. Be playful, how does your sensation change if you push your booty hole out like you are about to pee, how does the sensation change when you pull the booty hole in. Try to build awareness.

IMPORTANT: You want to make sure you focus on the release as much as the contraction. Try to keep this even. 

Experiment with Positions: Explore different sexual positions during masturbation that require core stability and balance, such as kneeling, or legs in the air. This can help activate the pelvic floor muscles. 

Use Sex Toys: Even if you primarily orgasm from external stimulation, internal vibrators are still helpful, as they activate and provide blood flow to the internal pelvic floor muscles. Especially if your pelvic floor muscles are somewhat asleep, this can help them wake up. So, insert a vaginal or anal vibrator inside you, whilst you masturbate. These toys can provide resistance and added stimulation to the pelvic floor muscles, enhancing their effectiveness. 

Mindful Masturbation: Practice diaphragmatic breathing during masturbation. Inhale deeply, allowing your abdomen to expand, then exhale fully, engaging your pelvic floor muscles as you do so. This can help improve relaxation and coordination of the pelvic floor muscles.

Take Breaks as Needed: Listen to your body and take breaks if you experience any discomfort or fatigue during masturbation. Or if you feel your pelvic floor muscles uncontrollably spasm. Take a break and reconnect with your breath. 

It's important to note that while masturbation can be beneficial for pelvic floor health, it's not a substitute for comprehensive pelvic floor exercises or treatment from a healthcare professional. If you have concerns about pelvic floor dysfunction or are experiencing symptoms such as urinary incontinence or pelvic pain, it's advisable to consult with a sexual health advisor or healthcare provider for personalized guidance and support.

Exercise You Can Do To Improve Your Pelvic Floor Function

Kegel Exercises: These are the OG of pelvic floor exercises. 

To perform Kegels: 

  1. Sit, stand, or lie down comfortably. 
  2. Contract the muscles of your pelvic floor (as if you're trying to stop the flow of urine).
  3. Hold the contraction for 5-10 seconds, then relax for the same duration.
  4. Repeat 10-15 times, aiming for 3 sets per day.
  5. Gradually increase the duration and intensity of the contractions as you become stronger.

Bridge Pose: Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor, hip-width apart. Inhale and lift your hips toward the ceiling, engaging your glutes and pelvic floor muscles. Hold the position for a few breaths, then exhale and lower your hips back to the floor. Repeat for 10-15 repetitions, focusing on maintaining proper alignment and engaging the pelvic floor throughout the movement.

Pelvic Tilts: Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor, hip-width apart. Inhale and tilt your pelvis backward, pressing your lower back into the floor. Exhale and tilt your pelvis forward, arching your lower back slightly away from the floor. Repeat for 10-15 repetitions, moving with control and focusing on the movement of your pelvis.

Bird-Dog Exercise: Start on your hands and knees in a tabletop position, with your wrists aligned under your shoulders and your knees under your hips. Extend your right arm forward and your left leg back, keeping your hips square and your pelvis stable. Engage your core and pelvic floor muscles to maintain balance and stability. Hold for a few breaths, then return to the starting position and switch sides. Repeat for 8-10 repetitions on each side, focusing on maintaining proper form and control.

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Exercises to Avoid:

While pelvic floor exercises are beneficial for most individuals with pelvic floor dysfunction, certain exercises and activities may exacerbate symptoms. High-impact exercises, heavy lifting, and specific yoga poses can strain the pelvic floor muscles and worsen symptoms. It's essential to modify exercise routines and avoid activities that put undue stress on the pelvic floor.

You should always consult your healthcare provider who can work with you to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that may include pelvic floor therapy, lifestyle modifications, and dietary changes to optimize your pelvic health. By partnering with your healthcare provider, you can make informed decisions about your pelvic floor care and achieve the best possible outcomes.