Women having orgasms while working out? Have you heard about that, yet?
I’ve experienced some rather intense pleasures “down there” while doing Yoga particularly when I place the soles of my feet together, knees open wide and then do cleansing breaths, bending forward. I wondered if others felt this tingling zing too… until I came across this term, “coregasm” in my research. Immediately I knew what they were referring to! And was excited to find others who knew too!!
When I furthered this research I found lots of blogs and online articles, with confirming responses and posts from female readers reaching orgasm or exercise-induced sexual pleasure, (EISP) while working out! Various surveys put out about this amazing phenomena are equally as revealing with as many as 45% of women who are asked if they have ever had an orgasm during exercise saying yes. Wow! That’s more than I would’ve thought or have heard of. Come on ladies fess up, who is having Coregasms? Please tell us more! Any guys having some EISP fun? I wanna hear from you too.
Is this one of the best-kept secrets? I think it’s time to be addressed as it holds the key to more desire and energy. It makes getting fit a lot more fun and it certainly puts a new spin on feeling pumped. I’m excited to find more ways to increase the joys of fitness. I would also love to hear from anyone reading this who would like to share your Coregasm stories. That we may all be inspired and learn from each other!
Many women also state that their first experience with an orgasm was during exercise and could not identify the feelings until their first real sexual experience due to sexual inexperience. Many women share that it was during gymnastics class or bike riding in their younger years that they had their first orgasms.
EIO is not a new, Kinsey mentioned in his book, Sexual Behavior in the Human Female, in 1953 but the topic pretty much stopped there and had not be studied since. In 2007, Men’s Health editor, Adam Campell, on his blog, The Fitness Insider, wrote a revealing article on the subject and since women and doctors have been very forth coming regarding their experiences with Coregasm.
Exercise-Induced Orgasm (EIO), is a realty that is backed by doctors and scientific research. Coregasm seems to be induced by various exercises that involve the abdominal and pelvis such as leg lifts and crunches.
Take what Joy Davidson, Ph D, author of Fearless Sex says: “When that (Coregasm) happens, usually it’s women who already have very strong pelvic muscles, and when they’re doing certain exercises that are tapping into the deep core or into the quads and inner thighs, what they wind up doing is almost automatically squeezing pelvic muscles in addition.”
Victoria Zdrok, Ph.D., a sex therapist and author of The Anatomy of Pleasure, provides insight: “A lot of women require a buildup of tension in their legs before they can achieve the release of orgasm,” she said. “So, when a woman exercises, the release of endorphin’s and dopamine, which are necessary for orgasm, combined with the tension in the abs and lower extremities, can cause the clitoral stimulation.”
The fact Coregasm is becoming more accepted by doctors and experts, and is being talked about more online, is reassuring to women who have experienced EIO. Without this discussion, many women say they felt different, or that something was ‘wrong’ with them, and since reading that they are not alone, feel much better and relaxed about the whole thing; embracing what they see more as a blessing now and than a curse.
It seems that what is required is the squeezing of core muscles. Chin ups, hanging leg raises and crunches, floor crunches, and single leg planks are ideal for women to reach EIO. Rarely is Coregasm achieved with a single movement either; it seems to take several movements and pumping to create enough pulsing to achieve EIO.
Many women report that once they experience a Coregasm at the gym, they will take the experience home to bed with them. Women reveal that duplicating the exercises or exercise movements at the gym during intercourse intensifies their orgasms with their partners, as well as when they masturbate with or without a vibrator.
Debby Herbenick, Ph.D., a sex researcher and educator at Indiana University, and Men’s Healty Bedroom Confidential columnist says: “I’ve heard similar gym stories before with different machines. This may be happening due to a combination of women bearing down on pelvic muscles while at the same time squeezing her thighs together (which may stimulate her clitoris) as she brings them upward.”
Debby also gives this bit of advice for Coregasm safety: “I would emphasize, though, that as fun as these are, women should always maintain proper form during physical exercise so that they don’t hurt themselves and so that they get the best physical benefits from exercise. If an orgasm “just happens” to occur while using good form, that may be an added bonus, but I would advise women not to pursue an orgasm at the expense of proper form. After all, they can always enjoy orgasms later on at home or in the shower.”
From various posts and comments online, it is obvious many women do not take Ms. Herbenick’s advice and are actively trying to recreate EOI when they are working out. Many women state that a Coregasm is a great motivator for them to hit the gym and workout; the common feeling is that EIO is a very pleasant reward for their exercise efforts.
And what about trainers? Do they witness their clients having Coregasm duing training sessions? Terri Walsh, owner of ART Studio NYC, says: “I believe it totally, I never had anybody have an orgasm in my presence — as far as I know, but I definitely heard about it in my spinning classes. A lot of exercise, when it’s done properly, can get you in tune with your body. Sometimes you get in tune with it quicker than your mind can.”
Want to try to achieve EIO yourself? Try these tips:
• Concentrate on squeezing your abs when you do core exercises. When you do this you are also contracting your pelvic floor muscles which is an important component of achieving orgasm.
• Studies show that the best exercise for EIO are leg lifts, crunches, hanging chair lifts, chin ups. Some women have said they achieve Coregasm while running up hill – the key is the squeezing of the abs. Yoga has also been reported as the cause of an Coregasm, which makes sense given that most of yoga’s postures require squeezing and contracting of core muscles.
• Don’t worry about people looking at you weird in the gym; women say that no one ever notices when they have a Coregasm, and that it is very easy to control your reaction to the orgasm achieved during EIO. When you feel something happen just go with it and enjoy.
It seems from various studies that once you have experienced a Coregasm, you are more then likely to repeat the experience as a high percentage of women who responded to online surveys share that their experiences and not just one time; but an ongoing event, with 10% saying they had no control of EIO.
Coregasm is gaining recognition and popping up in many mainstream fitness blogs and articles. Coregasm is a natural event when certain factors are present; so if you are lucky enough to experience EOI, I say relax and enjoy!
And if you’re free enough to share this secret source of life force in an interview to publish your experiences anonymously of course… I will give you a free 45 min Discovery Session and others prizes! Or If you want to share your experience more profoundly, please send a video of your Coregasm fun!
I’ll soon submit mine for you to view… Send me an email to tell me more and take this poll too: