Coregasm, yup it’s a real thing.

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

Enjoy a better sex life with Natural Cycles.

At Natural Cycles we love learning more about sexual health and behaviour. That’s why we recently conducted a survey* amongst our users that talks about all things SEX! Having explored behaviour in sexual pleasure, habits, interests and more we have some very interesting findings on what people get up to between the sheets. Here’s a summary of the results and what aspects can lead to a better sex life, so enjoy.

Natural Cycles Sex survey findings

The longer women use Natural Cycles, the better sex they have.

Evidence shows that women who have used Natural Cycles the longest are the most satisfied group when it comes to enjoyment of sex. This can be due to a number of reasons. Learning more about how your body works and really getting in touch with it could give you an empowering and liberating experience, becoming more comfortable and confident as you get into tracking your cycles regularly. Which in turn can also have a positive impact on other aspects of your life – including sexuality and relationships.

Sex gets better with age.

We feel that sex and enjoyment is often associated with young age in the media, well we’ve got great news that shatters all the misconception around sex and age. Our findings show that although women over the age of 35 engage in sex less frequently than younger age groups, they actually tend to have more and better orgasms. So although they get under the sheets less often, it seems they certainly make every time count.

How long should sex last?

When asking about how long women want sex to last 60% of the respondents indicated a time of 12 minutes or longer, comparing this to the average time of actual intercourse which is similarly 12 minutes, it seems as though Natural Cycles users are quite satisfied with their sex life. Although we reckon lingering under the sheets a little longer never harmed anyone.

Want to get in touch with your body, gain confidence and maybe even enjoy a better sex life? Sign up for Natural Cycles today and start cycling, sign up for our yearly plan and you’ll get a thermometer for free. 






Have you enjoyed a better sex life when using Natural Cycles? We’d love to hear about your experiences, drop us a comment below.


*The Natural Cycles sexual behaviour survey is based on the clinically validated female sexuality questionnaire issued by McCoy. We also added some fun questions into the mix regarding user’s attitudes. The survey was conducted amongst the English and Swedish speaking user base, resulting in contributions from 20 countries.