MOVES TO MAKE YOU COREGASM
The Coregasm Workout
In the words of one woman: “I don’t care why it happens, but just am happy it does.”
Yep, we said coregasm. It’s an orgasm some women can have when performing certain ab exercises. Experts say that this wacky core-induced climax could be due to a number of factors: the tightening of pelvic muscles, the build up of tension and even nerve impulses. Explanation aside, we figure it’s worth trying.
*NOTE: These ab moves are just suggestions–we can’t guarantee you a coregasm, but these belly-busting moves will definitely help whittle your waist.
After the urban myths recounting women climaxing in the gym found their way to the Men’s Health idea dungeon, you could consider the coregasm a closed case. In no time, the MH staff set to work uncovering the mystery of reaching climax during core fitness training–and just how many women were having this “issue.” Here’s a breakdown of what they found.
What’s a coregasm?
When Men’s Health editor Adam Campbell mentioned the coregasm in his blog, The Fitness Insider, the female feedback was astonishing. Women all over were experiencing this strange (but orgasmic) fitness phenomenon:
“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 about her abs workout. “And no one notices, trust me.”
Another said it worked on a leg-lowering drill: “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 the heck…?
Victoria Zdrok, Ph.D., a sex therapist and author of The Anatomy of Pleasure, provided scientific insight.
“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 abs and lower extremities, can cause the clitoral stimulation” that is needed.
Joy Davidson, Ph.D., author of Fearless Sex, offered a fitness angle:
“When that happens, usually it’s 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 speculated that the 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.
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