Orgasms in the gym are officially a thing. Yes, really. Let us explain…
Researchers at Clue have done a bit of digging, and apparently the endorphins and dopamine we release during exercise can trigger ‘coregasms’ as said hormones combine with tension in our abdominal muscles.
We know what you’re thinking. The thought of having an orgasm mid-crunch in front of a load of strangers innocently working out is utterly mortifying, right? Fear not, these ones are nothing like your usual vaginal orgasm, but a strange sensation in your lower abs and legs.
Here’s what Victoria Zdrok, a sex therapist and author of The Anatomy of Pleasure, has to say:
“A lot of women require a buildup of tension in their legs before they can achieve the release of orgasm.
“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.”
Author of Fearless Sex, Joy Davidson adds:
“Usually it’s women who already have very strong pelvic muscles.
“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.”
So how can you have one? Davidson suggests that the tightening of core and leg muscles trigger 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.”
Simples. You’ll find us on the mats…