A couple of weeks ago hubby sent me this link on a new study that found that some women can achieve orgasm by working out. I think he was hoping this might motivate me to hit the gym but the thought of having a “When Harry Met Sally” restaurant moment at the gym doesn’t really appeal to me. I know…I am such a prude!
But seriously, according to the news story, researchers at Indiana University surveyed 124 women who claimed to have experienced exercise-induced orgasms (EIO), also known as “coregasms,” and 246 who experienced exercise-induced sexual pleasure (EISP).
There are a lot of things I experience when working out but none of them even come close to eliciting any kind of pleasure.
The researchers found that most women have no control over their coregasms, weren’t fantasizing or looking at anyone they were attracted to when it happened, and most said it made them feel uncomfortable working out in public.
Ya think?! Now every time I hear a woman grunting or moaning while working out, I’m gonna wonder if it’s from pain or pleasure.
Researchers found that the most coregasm-inducing exercises were:
- 51.4% during or after abdominal exercise
- 26.5% weightlifting
- 20% yoga
- 15.8% bike riding
- 13.2% running
- 9.6% walking or hiking
I gotta say, over my lifetime I’ve done nearly all of these workouts and have never experienced a coregasm or any exercise-induced sexual pleasure. Maybe if I had, I would have stuck with my workouts. Hmmmm….
Do you think exercise has the potential to enhance women’s sex lives? Ever experienced a coregasm? Would you hit the gym more often, or less often, if you did? Come on…share the wealth…
More blog deliciousness here:
- Myndi Shafer’s post on 13 reasons why she loves her man, as they celebrate their 13th anniversary, totally teared me up. Beautiful!
- Wonderful reminder by Ingrid Schaffenburg on keeping our perspective on what really matters in life.