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Hail to the ‘Coregasm’! Women get fit and off at gym

Hail to the female “coregasm”. Talk about incentive to go to the gym, you could have an orgasm!

According to a new study out of Indiana University, women reported experiencing orgasms when lifting weights, doing sit-ups, biking and spinning, and climbing poles or ropes.

Researcher Debby Herbenick with the IU School of Medicine put 370 ladies to the test, ranging in age from 18 to 63. They found nearly half of the women had experienced the symptoms on more than 10 occasions. And it wasn’t just a “state of mind”, most said they were not fantasizing at the time or thinking about someone they wanted to do the hippity with.

“These data are interesting because they suggest that orgasm is not necessarily a sexual event, and they may also teach us more about the bodily processes underlying women’s experiences of orgasm,” Herbenick said.

A fifth of those who experienced orgasms said they had no control over the experience and it wasn’t all pleasure, most of them say they felt self-conscious afterwards.

Herbenick said that the mechanisms behind exercise-induced orgasm and exercise-induced sexual pleasure remain unclear and, in future research, they hope to learn more about triggers for both.

Now before you go to the gym all day, Herbenick cautioned that it is not yet known whether such exercises can improve womens’ sexual experiences.

“It may be that exercise, which is already known to have significant benefits to health and well-being, has the potential to enhance womens’ sexual lives as well.”

The study, published in the journal Sexual and Relationship Therapy, did not determine how common it is for women to experience exercise-induced orgasm or exercise-induced sexual pleasure.

However, the authors noted that it took only five weeks to recruit the 370 women who experienced the phenomenon, suggesting it is not rare.

If you’re looking for a “quick fix” here are the exercises most associated with female orgasms.

Abdominal exercises: 51.4% Weight lifting: 26.5% Yoga: 20% Cycling: 15.8% Running: 13.2% Walking/hiking: 9.6%

So have you ever had an orgasm at the gym? Do you believe in the study?

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This entry was posted on March 21, 2012 by in Online Dish.
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