Pilates for the pelvis and genitals. When a person squeezes or contracts the muscles surrounding his or her genitals in a way that would stop the flow of urine and then they totally release the muscles. Some people claim these exercises will fix almost any problems related to the pelvis and sex. The research does not always support these claims. Kegel exercises can help a person become more aware of genital sensations, and some people find they result in stronger orgasms if done often enough and consistently. They can also be helpful for certain types of incontinence and for improving vaginal and male genital tone. Kegels have never been proven to help nonorgasmic women. Do not do Kegels if you are experiencing vaginal or pelvic pain without an evaluation by a pelvic pain specialist. Kegels can make some types of pelvic pain worse.