Bend & Sex

I know what you’re thinking.

“Really? You’re pushing pilates as a sex aid? OK, that’s not what you’re thinking at all. You’re thinking you can’t believe how fast you clicked the link to get here.  Read on for Johanna May Irwin's advice on the ways Pilates will enhance your private life... it's about more than just the magic circle.

Pelvic Floor Strength

Pilates practice has a strong focus on the pelvic area of the body, the pelvic floor in particular (yes, men have this, too).  Having control of the pelvic floor, knowing when to contract and when to release, and having an increase of blood flow are all very important and stimulating aspects of intercourse.


Pilates classes are all about technique and controlled movement. The focus is not about how fast you get the exercise done, but how well you do it. See where I’m going with this one?


Pilates requires a great deal of concentration. There is no checking off mental check lists during class. Your focus is purely on your body and how it is moving. This practice of mindfulness or being in the moment, help’s to stimulate the mind and the body. It’s also a great way to train yourself to be “in the moment” with your partner.


Whether it be a studio or a mat class, participants are required to use their own body weight as their equipment. This strength building teaches the body how to hold itself. I mean, sex cramps kind of kill the mood, don’t they?


Pilates teaches your body to move in ways that you didn’t think were possible. This increases the strength in the joints and greatly improves the flexibility of the body as a whole. Bottom Line: It allows for a more long lasting, limber love making session.

Bio: Known for her focus on whole body transformation, Johanna May Irwin has spent the last five years training and teaching Pilates to a growing client list that includes men and women of all ages as well as private celebrity clients. A graduate of the Newtown High School of the Performing Arts, Johanna finished in the top 10 percent of her class and was invited to attend the New World School Of the Arts, in Miami, FL, on scholarship.

While in the United States, she began touring and was required to train six-hours a day. Both grueling and invigorating, she enthusiastically endured hours of movement– without a single injury. Upon completion of her studies abroad, Johanna moved back to her native Sydney to undertake her Diploma of Professional Pilates Practice and Trained with Pilates International, where she was subsequently hired and worked on-staff for several years thereafter.

Johanna’s dedication to the physical, mental and spiritual health of her clients has earned her recognition in a number of editorial features and a growing cliental that includes men and women of all ages as well as private celebrity clients. She credits her success to a strong understanding of both muscle structure and the disciplined movements that work to improve overall body health and function from the inside out. This is the knowledge she now provides to her clients in her new fully-functional studio.

Johanna May Irwin

Johanna May Irwin