Coregasm – Is it a myth?
Feeling hot, sweaty and sore the next day - sound familiar? No, I’m not talking about the racy night with the cute guy behind the bar. Working out and having sex have a lot in common. Without the climax though right? Well, there’s a way you can make your gym sessions more pleasurable, queue the coregasm.
Orgasming whilst working out? Hell yes! The coregasm is real and there’s lots of women experiencing it. Exercise-induced-orgasm (EIO) or exercise-induced sexual pleasure (EISP) activities can occur during many activities such as rope climbing, yoga, weight lifting and cycling.
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However, may women have reported it taking place more so when enduring leg pullups on an exercise equipment called ‘The Captain’s Chair.’ This is a vertical, seat less chair that allows you to engage your abdominal muscles whilst bringing your legs to your chest. According to the American Council on Exercise, ‘The Captain’s Chair’ crunch is one of the most effective ab exercises for stimulating the rectus abdominis and obliques.
Although experts are still yet to find a definite explanation for the coregasm, another reason why women experience this sexual sensation is by having strong pelvic floor muscles. Let’s get those leg raises going! The pelvis helps stimulate the contraction of an orgasm, if you have a strong pelvic floor muscle this will improve not only your abdominal muscles but your chance of having a coregasm. See, it’s not just pain and gain at the gym.
If you've tried various techniques but still yet to experiencing an orgasm during exercise, perhaps try engaging your lower muscles more during your workout. Hanging leg raises are a perfect way to improve your lower abdominal muscles, as well as pull ups and chin ups, as you are captivating your pelvic muscles to help bring your body up towards the bar.
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Don’t forget to always challenge yourself. Not only will you work up a sweat during a killer workout but you are likely to discover different sensations that your body releases under pressure. Just like during sex, relaxing your mind whilst working out will help you to focus and fully immerse in the experience.
Perhaps you have killer lower abdominal muscles but you are yet to experience the magical sensation of the coregasm. Just like most exercises, diets and even sexual preferences, what works for one person might not work for another. Don’t beat yourself up if you aren’t feeling the coregasm, there are still plenty of amazing benefits to working your abs. Having a strong abdominal muscles can improve your posture, flexibility and stamina and we all know these will definitely be handy in the bedroom.
Written by Molly Horne