The perineum is a group of muscles that are shaped like a “hammock” between the pubic bone and the tailbone. It supports the abdominal organs such as the bladder, uterus, and rectum, and controls the evacuation of stools, gas, and urine. It also promotes the sensation of pleasure during sexual encounters and facilitates the passage of the baby during childbirth.
It is therefore a core support area of the body which is often overlooked. A healthy perineum prevents urinary or anal incontinence, pelvic organ descent, and allows for a fulfilling sex life.