John3John3 SeattlePosts: 999Silver Member

Coregasm Phenomenon Is Confirmed By New Scientific Study

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 2:59 pm Written by: Victor Chi

Women just got a lot more incentive to start working out.

There has been anecdotal evidence for years of women experiencing orgasm while performing core-based exercises, and a new research study from Indiana University now confirms the phenomenon -- dubbed coregasm -- is legit.

The study, based on the responses of 370 women between 18 to 63, said abdominal exercises triggered what researchers called EIO (Exercise Induced Orgasm) among 51.4 percent of them. Others reported this experience while weightlifting (26.5 percent), doing yoga (20 percent), bicycling (15.8 percent), running (13.2 percent) and walking/hiking (9.6 percent).

"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,"" said Debby Herbenick, the study's co-author and co-director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion and sexual health educator at the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University.

One exercise in particular was cited as being a trigger. The "Captain's Chair" has padded arm rests and back support while legs hang free at the start of the exercise. Then the knees are lifted toward the torso, which activates muscles in the core.

The study also said that "most women reporting EIO said they were not fantasizing sexually or thinking about anyone they were attracted to during their experiences."

"Magazines and blogs have long highlighted cases of what they sometimes call 'coregasms,'" Herbenick said. "But aside from early reports by Kinsey and colleagues, this is an area of women's sexual health research that has been largely ignored over the past six decades."

A potential downside to the coregasm is that most women who have experienced it say they feel self-conscious about working out in a public place. Cue the woman from "When Harry Met Sally" who says, "I'll have what she's having."

The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.


  • johnsd30johnsd30 CanadaPosts: 5Silver Member
    My wife has had this happen a number of times! And she's told me the same thing about being self-conscious about working out in public because of the sensations she's experiencing, lol. 
  • MariaMaria EuropePosts: 4,544Category Moderator**
    And I thought it was only the G-spot I have reason to be envious about...

    I'll have some chocolate, at least THAT works for me!
    If you want us to be unapologetically feminine, be unapologetically masculine.
  • frustratedManfrustratedMan USAPosts: 499Silver Member
    Gives new meaning and value to downward dog. :)
    Quote from MMSL Primer kindle edition pg 154 "Unless there's something medically or psychiatric ally wrong with her, she likes sex. Think about that for a moment. She actually likes sex. She wants it. It's in her DNA to like sex. She's the product of millions of years of evolutionary sexual selection where the people who screwed around the best got to pass their genes to the next generation tens of thousands of times over. Your wife is from a long line of sluts."

    My main thread
  • Kenny2Kenny2 CanadaPosts: 83Gold Men
    John3 said:
    Think of the six pack all men would have if we could do this...
    I would have a 24 pack with a kegger chaser.  :))
    I used to think of myself like Spock. With map'ing its more like Evil Spock now.
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