A simple question that has arisen is if men should be concerned with the relationship of having six-pack abs and if the strengthening of the abdomen will prevent a man from being able to autofellate (self-oral stimulation of a man’s own penis).
Six-pack abs won’t hinder a man’s ability to perform autofellatio. Actually, such attention to the abdominal regional will actually help a man to accomplish autofellation.
The reason for this is that there are “planes” that run up and down in front of the body (anterior) and in back of the body (posterior). Such planes are composed of fascia and muscles. These planes connect, literally, your toes to your head. And they counter-balance one another. Which is to say that they have a synergistic purpose in their design and situation – They work together to maintain balance through muscular opposition.
Imagine taking a Barbie doll. She should be able to stand (erect), if her limbs are properly positioned, without falling down. However, if you flex her upper body forward and try to make her stand on her own, what happens? She cannot stand when her center-of-gravity has been re-positioned. Hence, she will fall forward. The same is true if you extend her upper body back. Under these conditions, when you try to get her to stand on her own two feet, she will fall backwards.
This teaches us the importance of proper physio-mechanical “balance” in the body. If the posture of the body is biomechanically balanced, then a person can stand up straight without much effort from the muscle group(s) needed to maintain this balance.
And regarding these planes: They act against each other for postural balance. If the anterior (front) plane is stronger than the posterior (back) plane, then a person will be pulled forward into flexion. If the posterior plane is stronger than the anterior plane, this will cause the body to extend back. (We’ll call this “Barbie’s problem.”)
The problem is that so many of us have poor posture. Most of this is due to working at desks all day, poor sleeping positions, and slouching in chairs. Most of our reposal states are poorly-posturally based. When we develop imbalances in our bodies like this, certain muscles/muscle groups will become stronger (and more tense), while other(s) will become weaker (and more lax).
This imbalance forces our muscles to tense up and work harder to stabilize or equilibriate our body’s “natural” positioning. What does that mean? It means that your muscles are working too hard to keep your position (in three-dimensional space) neutral. Under normal postural conditions and biomechanics, the muscles hardly need to contract to keep your body balanced (normal tonus should suffice). With posture that has improperly grounded its manifestation in the body, the result is that the stresses derived from counter-balancing these opposing muscle groups will force other (opposing, yet balancing) muscle(s) to counter-balance the effect of your mechanically-based, insufficiently-balanced body.
Back to six-pack abs: By strengthening the abdominal area we help counter-balance the effects of poor spinal posture and weakened spinal muscles. Remember our Barbie doll and “Barbie’s Problem”? When she tried to stand in a flexed or extended position she fell over. This is because her center of gravity had been shifted from her normal epicenter. Because Barbie is a plastic doll, her opposing muscle groups cannot counter-balance this alteration that was the result of the re-positioning of her center of gravity (because she doesn’t have any real muscles). So, thus, she falls down.
However, with humans if we flex or extend our upper bodies (with an unaltered pelvic position), the opposing muscles will contract to maintain an erective-standing posture so that we do not lose our balance and fall over. This is an unconscious protective mechanism that all animals have.
This is why people with poor posture are nearly always worn out by the end of the day. Even if one is “working” at a desk job. What happens is that certain muscle groups are constantly “working out” just to get your body to hold a balanced position so that you can function in your “environment.” This constant force drains the body of tons of energy. The sequelae of such chronic imbalances and tension manifests as tightness and strain in the (counter)-balancing muscles in the body. This can lead to headaches, insomnia, and a general feeling of malaise. One feels tired, worn out, and beat up at the end of the day.
Back to six-pack abs and their potential impact on autofellation: Since humans spend a great deal of their time sitting, usually with poor postural positioning, most of us tend to have weakened abdominal muscles. The opposing effect of this is what? It usually means that we have more tensed, shortened, and contracted posterior (leg muscles). These muscle/muscle groups have simply responded to years of poor posturing; as well as having become a reactive counter-balance to our weakened abdominal muscles (they tend to go hand in hand).
For most people, then, strengthening the abdominal muscles will not only make these muscles stronger, but due to the counter-active component of posterior leg contraction balance, it will help most of us have better posture. This leads to less calories being burned by unnecessary muscles having to contract for no reason. It also means that, through restoration of normal biomechanics, that this actually aids in increasing spinal flexibility. This is because the normal biomechanics of the body will be re-introduced through/by strengthening the (normal) abdominal region’s reposal tonus. This restores the body’s naturally-equilibrated posture by biomechanically forcing opposing muscle(s) to “relax” and return to their normal and non-tensed/strained state. This relieves the tension of the muscles in the back. This tension “relief” allows for more spinal flexibility because there is less opposing force from these muscles.
In effect, strengthening your abdominal muscles will increase your ability to autofellate.