A Crack in the Mask: The Felt Sense Method

body to avoid the odor. I surmise that women in ancient times also suffered from incontinence, resulting from the need for women to have multiple births to assure the propagation of the family and society. I understand that at the mention of anatomy some readers are turned off. The tendency is to skip over it, but I want to urge you not to skip this section. I need you to understand that before you can address your incontinence, it is important to get a working understanding of the pelvic floor muscles. This understanding will aid you in the steps of strengthening your pelvic floor muscles. When you are learning how to perform pelvic floor contractions, it is important to be familiar with the look, location, and basic actions of these muscles. If you don’t have this understanding, trying to contract the pelvic floor muscles will be like getting dressed in the dark. I will translate and lead you through the technical material in a way that will turn the light on. Let’s Get Started Within the world of anatomy, anatomical terminology used to identify and describe muscles and structures can be different depending on the reference used. If this happens with the experts, it can be more confusing to layperson. There is one location in particular of the pelvic area about which the terminology is used incorrectly – this word is perineum. The anatomical usage of perineum refers to the two muscle groups that form the pelvic floor. When laypersons refer to the perineum, they are usually talking about that space that can be easily felt with your finger, located between the vagina and anus for the female or base of the penis and the anus for the male. First let’s start with a visual introduction to the pelvis and its landmarks. 56 CHAPTER FIVE A CRACK IN THE MASK Pelvic bones and pelvic landmarks. The Felt Sense Method®

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