If you’re already into sexual self-care, you may have already heard of the term “coregasm.” The term is gaining traction because it being an exercise-induced orgasm. Now, doesn’t that make you want to go for a run?
So beyond being an exercise-induced orgasm, what exactly is coregasm? What exactly are the ways to experience it, and what does it do to the body? If that sounds enticing to you, keep reading to learn more about coregasms and learn how to have one of your own.
What is coregasm?
A coregasm is an orgasm that occurs while performing physical activity. The term is coined “coregasm” because the experience is tied closely to abdominal exercises.
A recent study asked nearly 4,200 men and women about their knowledge of a “coregasm” and if they’ve ever had one. Only 3% of women said they had, and 6% of men. Most didn’t even know it was possible to have an orgasm while working out (97% of women and 91% of men).
More than 2,100 women and more than 2,000 men between the ages of 18 and 35 participated in the survey commissioned by the sports equipment site Sportarly. All of the participants had an active gym membership within the past 12 months. This may sound like a new concept, but scientists have recognized this occurrence since the 1950s but the research about is still quite limited and is always evolving. Ultimately, coregasms are considered to be quite normal but most adults have not actively or knowingly experienced it in their lives.
10 Things You Should Know About Coregasms
There are tons of ways to experience orgasm. So keep notes to learn how you can treat your body with this great form of workout and self-care.
1Experiencing coregasm varies for each person.
Men and women can have coregasms, but they’re considered less common in men. Much of the research surrounding coregasms has been focused on women. More research is needed to learn about how men experience them.
A coregasm feels like a deep vaginal orgasm for women, though it may not be as intense. You will most likely feel the sensation in your inner thighs, pelvis, or abdominals rather than a quivering feeling in your clitoris. And for men, a coregasm may not be similar to a prostate orgasm. Prostate orgasms are known to last longer and be more intense. That’s because they can produce a longer sensation than a pulsating one. And, ejaculation is also possible during coregasm, even if your penis is not erect.
2You could practice some techniques to increase your chances of having one.
Coregasms can happen by accident, but you can do tricks to increase your chances of having one. Here are some of the ways you could try:
You could bring your awareness to your body and notice any sensations that arise. Even if you don’t have a coregasm during your workout, it’s possible that by promoting blood circulation, you’ll be more likely to respond to sexual arousal after you finish.
Try a low-impact routine
High-intensity workouts may inspire a quicker coregasm. You can also make a low-impact routine work for yourself. IIf you want to spend time on an easier exercise, you can improve your chances by doing more repetitions.
Focus your workout on strengthening your core and incorporate kegel exercises. Doing 20 to 30 minutes of cardio at the start of your workout may also increase your sexual arousal and desire.
3There isn’t a fixed pattern of muscle activation that leads to coregasm.
Scientists aren’t yet exactly sure why coregasms take place. The prevailing theory is that shaky, fatigued abdominal and pelvic floor muscles produce inner stimulation that causes a coregasm. The exact way you move your body to perform each exercise may also affect your orgasm. There is one thing that scientists know for sure: Coregasms occur independently of sexual thoughts and fantasies.
4Sometimes, it’s the effort level that induces a coregasm.
In some cases, it’s not the actual exercise that induces a coregasm. Instead, it’s the effort level. Some said they had experienced coregasms when they’re pushing themselves to get through a few final reps. This could indicate that coregasms are more likely to happen as muscle fatigue occurs. If you find yourself experiencing coregasms when the intensity of your workout increases or you’re nearing muscle fatigue, you can try shortening your sets to avoid orgasms.
5Coregasms make you challenge yourself.
You’re less likely to have an orgasm during some leisurely elliptical activity than a heart-pounding workout. They also tend to happen from intense or demanding exercise. For example, for women who experience them while doing crunches, they pretty much never happen on the fifth crunch and are more likely to occur after 50 or 100 crunches.
6Remember to relax and receive.
Just like during sex, if your mind is distracted while exercising, you’re less likely to have an coregasm. That’s not to say you should actively focus on sexual fantasies to have an EIO. If it works for you, go for it! It’s unnecessary to fantasize to induce an exercise orgasm; it is more about focusing on the workout, so your mind and body are fully immersed in the experience. It isn’t easy to truly work your core, or any part of your body if your mind is elsewhere.
7Warming up matters before trying a coregasm workout.
Similar to getting a full-body gym workout, coregasm may be more likely if you first warm up with cardio for at least 20 minutes, then launch into the abdominal portion of your workout rather than doing strength, then cardio.
8Remember to engage your lower abs.
In a survey, Dean Somerset found that hanging leg raises were five times more likely to cause EIO than any other move. “With these kinds of exercises, you have to contract your pelvic floor to bring your legs up,” he says. So you could try performing different moves that loop in your ab muscles and see where that gets you.
9There are ways on how to prevent coregasm too.
You may find that coregasms may be awkward or uncomfortable for you. They may distract you from your workout or make you feel self-conscious, especially if you’re working out in public.
If you want to decrease your chances of having a coregasm, you should avoid any exercise that causes you to have one. If you feel a coregasm coming on in the middle of your workout, gently come out of the exercise. Then you can move on to your next move. Doing these steps should be enough to stop it from gaining intensity. You may also find it helpful to focus on relaxing certain parts of your body when doing exercises known to cause a coregasm.
10Working out can boost your sex life even if you’re not actively orgasming while you do it.
Cardiovascular exercise helps to keep the heart strong and your veins and arteries in good condition. And that’s essential for good sex since blood flow is a necessary part of sexual arousal.
When you feel aroused, blood flow increases to the genitals, which helps with vaginal lubrication for women and erections for men. There’s also the fact that exercise helps you stay flexible and boosts your general endurance—great for the times you want to go all night.
10 Different Exercises That Can Trigger Coregasms
Now that you’re all prepped up to experience coregasm exercises, we’ve listed different poses and exercises below.
This one is a great lower ab workout. Try to balance upright, and again, suck your tummy in tight. Extend your legs and arms straight, and then bring them back into the original position. Doing this for 30 seconds should do the trick.
This exercise pose in Bikram yoga can trigger a coregasm if done long enough and aligned correctly. Try pulsating your midsection until you get the right alignment (knees and elbows in one line). Squeeze in your core and maintain good posture. This one requires a bit more patience.
3Hanging leg raises
The roman chair is your best friend in the gym. Leg raises on one of these things deliver coregasms faster than most other poses, especially if you extend your legs straight out. You can also do leg raises lying on your back on the floor. Lift and lower your legs slowly and with control, and suck your belly in.
Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Cross your arms over your chest and raise the lower half of your right leg until it’s in line with your left thigh. Press your left foot into the floor and contract your glutes as you lift your torso, so it’s in line with your thighs. Then hold. Rest for one minute, then repeat, raising the opposite leg. This exercise works the abs, hips, and glutes.
5Hanging side crunches
Hang from the pull-up bar, holding it with your palms facing forward, and bring your knees up so that your thighs and torso form a 90-degree angle. Next, pinch at your left side, curling your left hip up toward your left shoulder. Then use your core to keep yourself from swinging, and repeat to the right. Continue alternating sides for 20 reps.
6Awkward chair pose
This yoga pose engages you to engage your core and could induce coregasm. The priority of this pose is to keep the thighs parallel to the floor. In this case, the torso and extended arms can be about a 45-degree angle from the floor. Keep your knees bent and your butt low as you lift your arms.
A squat is a strength exercise in which the trainee lowers their hips from a standing position and then stands back up. Squats may induce a coregasm, especially on the ascent, when you’re pushing from your glutes and bracing your core muscles.
8Arm pullover straight-leg crunch
Grab a pair of 10- to 12-pound dumbbells and lie on your back with your arms behind you. Extend your legs at a 45-degree angle. Bring your arms up over your chest and lift your shoulders off the mat while raising your legs until they’re perpendicular to the floor. Then return to start (don’t let your legs touch the floor).
Rope climbs engage your entire body, but especially your core, in a repetitive manner. They also cause more friction in the genital area. If you can perform rope climbs, this move might be one of the most effective ways to achieve a coregasm.
Lie down on your back, then bend your legs and stabilize your lower body. Cross your hands to opposite shoulders, or place them behind your ears without pulling on your neck. Lift your head and shoulder blades from the ground. Exhale as you rise and do the process repeatedly as much as you can. Any variation of sit-ups may stimulate arousal or induce a coregasm, thanks to the way your abdominal and hip muscles contract.
When doing these exercises, remember to take breaks and between, pay attention to your body, and take breaks whenever you feel tired. It’s key that you don’t overexert yourself, especially if these exercises are all new to you.
Frequently Asked Questions
You’re well on the way of experiencing coregasms, but you may have further questions about them. So, we’ve collated an FAQ below to back you up on those queries.
1What do I do if I don’t think I can have a coregasm?
If you’ve tried various techniques but still aren’t having a coregasm during exercise, you’re still in luck. As we’ve mentioned, working out can boost your sex life even if you’re not actively orgasming while you do it. Cardiovascular exercise helps to keep the heart strong and your veins and arteries in good condition. That’s essential for good sex since blood flow is a necessary part of sexual arousal.
2How common are coregasms?
Little research exists on the concept of coregasms, but according to a study, it seems that coregasms might be more common than people think. Nonetheless, this research suggests coregasms are relatively common, at least among women.
3What does a coregasm feel like?
A coregasm likely feels similar to an orgasm you get while engaging in sexual activities, with some key differences. For women, a coregasm may feel like a deep vaginal orgasm, which could be extra pleasurable for women who can’t achieve orgasm during vaginal penetration. And for men, a coregasm may not be similar to a prostate orgasm. Prostate orgasms are known to last longer and be more intense. This is because they can produce a longer sensation than a pulsating one.
4Can exercise improve sexual orgasms?
It turns out, exercise and sexual function may have a two-way relationship. Studies show that exercise can improve your sex life in several ways, including reducing the risk of erectile dysfunction in men6 and stimulating arousal in women.
5What if it happens to me while I’m out in public?
Of course, you may feel awkward about the big O happening in public, but we encourage you to enjoy it. Chances are, people are more conscious of themselves even to notice you. You could laugh it off, enjoy the new waves of pleasure you just experienced and move on with whatever you’ve been doing.
Some enjoy coregasms, while others can find them distracting. Overall, coregasms are a great way to exercise while experiencing new waves of pleasure. So whatever your stance, it’s still best to experiment to find out which movements may induce orgasms for you.