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What Are Coregasms?

Another Reason to Exercise: Coregasms!

There are tons of health benefits linked to a healthy sex life including better sleep, stress relief, and a stronger immune system, but you can reap the benefits of sex without actually doing the deed. While the big "O" is usually experienced behind closed doors, there are many women experiencing it in the gym.

No, I'm not referring to a naked yoga class. This astounding fitness phenomenon is known as the coregasm, and it can happen anytime, anywhere. Just as the name implies, women can experience orgasms when working their core muscles, whether they're doing crunches, strengthening leg lifts, or backbends in a yoga class (talk about an enlightening experience!). And even better news? It's actually pretty common.

It happens when women tap into the muscles in their deep core, quads, or thighs. They end up automatically squeezing the pelvic muscles, which triggers nerve impulses, and voilà — a coregasm is born. One squeeze won't necessarily work, but if you're doing many repetitions that much stimulation can cause intense pleasure. After experiencing your first coregasm, you'll see crunches in a whole new light, and if that doesn't get you to the gym, then I don't know what will!

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telane telane 8 years
This explains so much about weird things that would happen in track conditioning.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 8 years
o.O I need to know how to do this!! thanks for the link!! :)
littlemusings littlemusings 8 years
I use the roman chair for my leg lifts but here is the "coregasm" workout as detailed in women's health: The first time it happened I was 13 and nearly fell out of the chair:) My gyno thinks I'm stimulating the elusive g spot by exercising my core. Anyway you have to keep up with the reps until you push past the pain of the workout. Trust me you will get there. Plus you will have great abs. Lilavati- sure orgasms are great when shared with a man... or with a woman, or by yourself:)It can be kept under control without calling attention to yourself and making others uncomfortable.
LilyLyra LilyLyra 8 years
I want to know how you do a hanging leg lift!!!
almostloli almostloli 8 years
er.. never... but the hang leg lifts.. quite interesting!
Lilavati Lilavati 8 years
An orgasm is amazing and beautiful with the man you love. This sounds to me like making love to your sweatpants. In public. (But that's just my private opinion, of course.)
skigurl skigurl 8 years
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
I've come close during dance class. There are certain moves such as hip drops, and lower body lock moves that engage exactly those muscles. Let's just say it makes for good dancing. :)
insanitypepper insanitypepper 8 years
Oh, my. Now please explain how to do hanging leg lifts!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
I've come close when doing hanging leg lifts, but never got the whole way there. And Lilavati, since when is an orgasm ew?
Lilavati Lilavati 8 years
miss-malone miss-malone 8 years
Interesting... :)
littlemusings littlemusings 8 years
Ok- now I don't feel like such a freak! I don't know about the rest of you but the orgasms I get from leg lifts are intense (I feel it just as intensly in my lower back and thighs). I don't do it too often at the gym (out of sheer terror that someone might "suspect") but I have it timed... all it takes is 20-25 leg lifts and I'm there:)
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I get really close sometimes, especially when I do the hanging leg lifts. It's definitely a nice side effect and it actually helps me have orgasms when I'm having sex because I know exactly what position to get into to stimulate those muscles.
WriterChick54 WriterChick54 8 years
Every damn time I do hanging leg lifts. My trainer just happens to be my boyfriend and every time he decides to work that into the routine we share a little smile at the gym :-p
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Good to know! ;)
rinerlt rinerlt 8 years
yes. the only time though is when i do hanging leg lifts. unbelievable. :-)
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
I've come close, and didn't really know what was happening, it felt strange but good lol if that makes sense. But now I'm going to try really hard to get it to go all the way :-)
misskacie misskacie 8 years
Masochists! Hahaha. :D
weffie weffie 8 years
I've experienced multiple Corgasms while at Smashing Pumpkins shows :D It has nothing to do with working out though, it's all Billy hahaha
skigurl skigurl 8 years
i haven't, but i had a friend have one in spin class
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