It seems there’s an enjoyable side-effect of getting into shape and it comes in the form of a coregasm – a.k.a. an exercise-induced orgasm of a non-sexual nature. Yes, it’s a real life thing!
The term was coined in 1953 in the book Sexual Behavior in the Human Female, as it occurs during a core workout or exercise.
When you engage your core muscles it can result in you contracting the pelvic floor muscles and this is what’s believed to cause sexual arousal during your workout.
Everything you need to know about coregasms and exercises to induce them
When can you have a coregasm?
Coregasms appear to be triggered during exercise when the rush of endorphins and dopamines (both associated with arousal) are combined with tension in our core pelvic muscles, creating a sensation similar to an orgasm.
A lot of people also claim they can come on fast but they have more control over them than a sexual orgasm.
Who can have them?
A survey of sexual health and behaviour in 2014 found that 10 per cent of women have experienced an orgasm during exercise.
However, men can also experience coregasms, although it seems to be less common.
Does it feel like an actual orgasm?
Many women report that coregasms feel very different from a vaginal orgasm, with some describing them as being more similar to a clitoral orgasm and also occurring much deeper in the body.
Some women describe them as feeling more muscular and less of a tingle.
But it seems every woman experiences this phenomena differently and it can happen by doing a range of different workouts.
Which exercises cause them?
Exercises that engage the lower abdominal muscles and the pelvic floor can bring them on. It seems in order to achieve a coregasm, there needs to be blood flow through the pelvis and genital region.
- Leg raises
- Boat pose
- Pull ups
- Climbing exercises
- Hamstring curls
- Rope of pole climbing
- Knee lifts
- Hip thrusts
How to prevent a coregasm
Not everyone likes the ideal of having a gym orgasm so thankfully, there are some ways you can prevent them from happening!
Don’t work out to the max and is you begin to feel any sexual sensations in your nether regions, then stop immediately and do a different workout. Or maybe a cold shower after a workout might also help!
Have you ever experienced a coregasm? What exercise was you doing at the time?
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