Working out at the gym and having an orgasm? Sounds a little unusual at first but turns out that it’s not uncommon for women to experience when doing certain exercises.
A study by sex researchers at the Indiana University, has shown that women having orgasms during exercise is a real phenomenon.
They are more commonly known as “coregasms” because they tend to occur during core-strengthening workouts, like sit-ups and crunches. This is because these tend to train your pelvic floor and hence why it’s called a coregasm 😉
Coregasms tend to happen quite unexpectedly and most women report that they have not been having sexual thoughts beforehand.
The study shows just how common this can be, so if you’re feeling a tingly sensation at the gym (excercise induced sexal arousal) or even reach climax – you’re not the only one.
Among the most common exercises reported to induce orgasm were abdominal exercises, climbing and lifting weights.
Sexual pleasure but not orgasm was associated with biking/spinning, abdominal exercise and lifting weights as associated with their experiences.
So if you ever experience these during exercising we just wanted to let you know, that this is completely normal.
Exercising is great for you on so many levels, turns out it can also reduce PMS symptoms check out our blog post about it here.
Herbenick, D., & Fortenberry, J. D. (2011). Exercise-induced orgasm and pleasure among women. Sexual and Relationship Therapy,26(4), 373-388. doi:10.1080/14681994.2011.647902