Don’t we all love a good orgasm? We are sure most of you have that twinkle in your eyes. But what if we told you that your workout could also lead to one. Surprised? Well, we understand. This phenomenon is called exercise-induced orgasm or coregasm. The reason why it’s referred to as a coregasm is because it usually occurs when you are performing abdominal exercises.
Debby Herbenick, PhD, Professor at the Indiana University School of Public Health and author of The Coregasm Workout told a media publication that there’s still not enough evidence to show how coregasms happen. Even though they may sound similar to orgasms during sex, we don’t really know the science behind them.
Some studies suggest that exercise-induced orgasms have nothing to do with arousal, because the participants were not thinking about sex in any way. It most likely happens due to the contraction and fatigue of the core and pelvic muscles.
Yes, they are. Herbenick reveals that they happen often, in the case of women. He added that these coregasms do not necessarily have to be associated with anything sexual. Instead, they help us delve deeper into the bodily experiences that are linked to a woman’s orgasm.
Now that doesn’t mean every woman will have an orgasm, when she performs abdominal exercises. You could think of it to be similar to sex here – not every woman can achieve an orgasm, right? So, every woman can’t even have a coregasm during exercise. Also, it’s important to note that men can have coregasms too, but it’s not as common in them.
A coregasm largely feels similar to what you experience during sex, with minor variations. For instance, in the case of women, it may feel like a deep vaginal orgasm, which can feel oh-so-good. Some studies also suggest that this is the only form of orgasm that certain women have achieved. Others may have when they indulged in self-pleasure, intercourse or oral sex.
As mentioned above, exercises that are targeted at your abdominal muscles are likely to give you an orgasm. Sometimes, engagement of your pelvic muscles can also help.
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These are some of the exercises you need to make a note of:
So ladies, do tell us in the comments if you’ve ever had an exercise-induced orgasm or coregasm?