There is an urban myth which tells of women having orgasms when they hit the gym. This led the Men’s Health staff to investigate the issue. Just how possible is reaching climax during core training, and how many women were experiencing this. This is what the MH staff found out, as compiled by Women’s Health‘s Naomi Piercey.
What is a coregasm?
A coregasm is, infact, an orgasm which occurs when women core train.
When Men’s Health editor Adam Campbell mentioned the coregasm in his blog, The Fitness Insider, the feedback was nothing short of astounding. Some of the comments include:
"Seems on my third set of 15 reps, if I crank out a few more reps and go to 20, well, yeah, I can have an orgasm!" one wrote. "And no one notices, trust me."
Another, who claimed that it worked on a leg-lowering drill, held: "I have to be lying down and usually put a small towel or pillow under my lower back. I get the best "coregasm" when I lower my feet close to the floor."
How does coregasm happen?
Victoria Zdrok, Ph.D., a sex therapist and author of The Anatomy of Pleasure, offers a scientific explantation:
"A lot of women require a buildup of tension in their legs before they can achieve the release of orgasm," she said. "So, when a woman exercises, the release of endorphins and dopamine, which are necessary for orgasm, combined with the tension in the lower extremities, can cause the clitoral stimulation" that is needed.
Joy Davidson, Ph.D., author of Fearless Sex, shares this idea from a fitness perspective:
"When that happens, usually it is women who already have very strong pelvic muscles," she said. "And when they’re doing certain exercises that are tapping into the deep core or into the quads and inner thighs, what they wind up doing is almost automatically squeezing pelvic muscles in addition.
Davidson thinks that "tightening of core and leg muscles are "triggering the nerve impulses in the pelvic area. It’s a little unusual to get that much response from one squeeze, but if you’re doing multiple reps, you’re squeezing your pelvic muscles over and over again."
How to have a coregasm
Women’s Health compiled a list of WH-approved moves that may help you have a coregasm. It’s not a surefire thing, but at least you’ll get a good workout. Visit WomensHealth.com, do the following moves, and enjoy your coregasm (if you ever have one) and a fitter body.
- Hanging Straight-Leg Raise
- Hanging Side Crunches
- Single-Leg Plank
- Arm Pull Over Straight-Leg Crunch
- Medicine Ball Blast
Source: Women’s Health