Coregasm - an incentive for us women to exercise?
Abs workout, and others, may enhance women's sexual life, on the spot!
The office knows me for being notorious in emailing interesting articles (mostly related to health and fitness, or on management and career progression, of course). As of 7:30 am this morning, this was what I sent: "The Little Explored Secret of Women's Orgasm While They Exercised" published by Psychology Today. Within minutes after I hit the 'send' button, I heard my colleagues giggled, and a couple of them almost unanimously yelled out, "I'm going to workout now!"
So what is this article about?
It reports the result of one-of-a-kind study that investigated this hypothesis: exercise can lead to female orgasms (coregasm). The researchers are aware that coregasm is not rare and a number of anecdotes suggesting it exist, but no formal research was ever conducted.
The study was designed as a survey administered online among women aged 18 to 63, most were in a relationship or married, and the majority was heterosexual. It reports that 124 women experienced 'exercise-induced orgasms (EIO)' and 246 experienced 'exercise-induced sexual pleasure (EISP)'.
Half of the participants stated that abdominal exercises, especially those associated with the "captain's chair" exercise, are connected to coregasm. Other exercises included yoga, running, cycling, walking/hiking, as well as weight lifting. They also reported that during the exercise they were not fantasizing nor thinking about anyone who they are attracted to.
Most of these studied women reported that they were self-conscious about this experience, and a number of them admitted that they can't control the experience.
The researchers most likely will continue to investigate this phenomenon, as the mechanism of coregasm is yet to be discovered. Given the novelty of this finding, furthermore, they cautioned that it is not yet known how beneficial it is for women's sexual life.
Armed with this knowledge, I'm curious to know how many of my colleagues will complain of ab soreness tomorrow...
PS: I may have to re-think how I do my ab workout, or that of my cardio training!