Would you believe us if we told you that you can achieve an orgasm while exercising?
Well, the exercise-induced orgasm — the coregasm — is no myth! With the right workout (and a wee bit of practice), you too can achieve this marvelous feat. Let’s say O to that…
If you came to know that one of the ‘side-effects’ of your regular fitness workout is having an orgasm, we bet you’d be spending extra time at the gym! Don’t believe that’s a possibility? According to a survey by Indiana Centre, certain exercises like crunches, planks etc. set off orgasms amongst women. These are known as coregasms. What’s more, you don’t need to be fantasizing about sex to achieve them.
Now that we have your attention, you will be interested in knowing the reasons why they happen. While there isn’t any one specific reason for these ‘curious climaxes,’ the study reveals that coregasms occur when your abdominal muscles are being utilised, or usually during exercises that involved friction. One theory suggests that pelvic and abdominal exercises put stimulating pressure on the clitoris. Increased blood flow to the vagina during a workout might also play a role. So what are the specific moves that tickle your fancy? When it comes to achieving an Exercise Induced Orgasm (EIO), the main exercises that help achieve this phenomenon are abdominal exercises, climbing ropes or poles, and weight lifting. As for Exercise Induced Sexual Pleasure (EISP), biking, aerobics and yoga amongst other exercises were the causes.
The Coregasm workout
If you want to experience this wacky, core-induced climax, we suggest you tune your body to the following exercises:
Hanging straight-leg raise
Hang from a pull-up bar with your hands shoulder-width apart and your hips centered under your body, so that there’s a straight line from your hands to the bottom of your hips. Keeping your legs and back straight and using a slow, controlled motion, raise your legs until they’re parallel to the floor. Slowly lower your legs. Do four to six reps. As you raise your legs, don’t swing them or let momentum do the work. Concentrate on keeping your butt down, as if you’re sitting on a chair.
Hanging side crunches
Hang from the bar, holding it with your palms facing forward, and bring your knees up so that your thighs and torso form a 90-degree angle. Next, pinch at your left side, curling your left hip up toward your left shoulder. Use your core to keep yourself from swinging, and repeat to the right. Continue alternating sides for 20 reps. This strengthens your entire core.
Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Cross your arms over your chest and raise the lower half of your right leg until it’s in line with your left thigh. Press your left foot into the floor and contract your glutes as you lift your torso so it’s in line with your thighs. Hold. Rest for one minute, then repeat, raising the opposite leg.
Arm pull over straight-leg crunch
Grab a pair of dumbbells weighing four-five kgs and lie on your back with your arms behind you. Extend your legs at a 45-degree angle. Bring your arms up over your chest and lift your shoulders off the mat while raising your legs until they’re perpendicular to the floor. Return to start (don’t let your legs touch the floor). That’s one rep.
Medicine ball blast
Set an adjustable ab bench at a 45-degree angle. Lie down on it with your head toward the floor and hook your feet under the padded support bar. Hold a medicine ball at your chest as you lower yourself. As you come up, chest-pass the ball straight up. Catch it at the top of the movement, then lower yourself and repeat.