Understanding exercise-induced orgasms, “coregasms” and sexercises.

 

Most people know that physical exercise is good for general health but very few know how important physical exercise can be for sex and orgasms.

Did you know that for some women physical exercise can induce orgasms?

A study done by Herbenick and colleagues at Indiana University and published in the Journal of Sexual and Relationship Therapy on 370 women (age 18 to 63) showed that not infrequently (it took only 5 weeks to recruit those 370 women), women experienced orgasms (124 women) or sexual pleasure (246 women) while exercising.  Exercise-induced orgasms were triggered by  abdominal muscle exercises (51.4%), weightlifting (26.5%), yoga (20%), bicycling (15.8%), running (13.2%), walking or hiking (9.6%) and climbing poles or ropes.  In an interview, Herbenick called “Coregasm” the orgasm associated with doing core exercises.

Herbenick mentions that about 40% of women had experienced exercise-induced orgasm or exercise-induced sexual pleasure more than 10 times.  Also, sexual thoughts or fantasy were only rarely associated with the exercised-induced orgasms.

This means that physical exercise by itself induced sexual pleasure.

Originally Published on Psychology Today

© Dr. Chris Gilbert, MD, PhD

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