The floor of the pelvis is made up of layers of muscle and tissue that stretch like a hammock from the tailbone to the pubic bone in the front.
The first step in performing the pelvic floor muscle exercises is to identify the correct muscles. Two ways to identify the muscle structures are:
When you go to the toilet, try to stop or slow the flow of urine midway through emptying your bladder.
Stand in front of the mirror (with no clothes on) and tighten your pelvic floor muscles. If you are tightening the right muscles, you should see the base of the penis draw in and scrotum lift up. The back passage will tighten too, but it is not the focus of this exercise. When you relax your muscles, you should have a sensation of “letting go”.