If you’ve been following several sex-ed organizations and sex educators on social media, you’ve probably stumbled upon “coregasm.” And no, it’s not related to cottagecore or other online “aesthetic.” Coregasm is actually meant as an exercise-induced orgasm. Yes, you read that right; exercising can lead to intense Os.
If you want to try a new way of climaxing, keep reading as we will discuss everything you need to know about coregasms.
What is coregasm?
A coregasm is a form of climax which can be achieved through exercising, specifically abdominal-focused exercises. Even though it was already mentioned in the 1950s, the studies on this phenomenon have always been relatively limited.
One of the few studies that discuss this subject is a survey commissioned by the sports equipment site Sportarly, wherein they talked to 4,200 men and women about their knowledge of a “coregasm” and if they’ve ever had one. Only 3% of women and 6% of men stated that they’ve experienced it before. On the other hand, the majority of the participants aren’t even aware that coregasm exists.
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.
Though both men and women can experience coregasms, women have higher chances of having it compared to men. Some women from online forums say that a coregasm feels like a subtle yet deep vaginal orgasm. They said you’ll feel a more pleasurable sensation in your inner thighs, pelvis, or abdominal region. As for men, there are still mixed testimonials on how it feels. Some say you may get an erection, while others ejaculate without getting hard.
2You could practice some techniques to increase your chances of having one.
Even though coregasms usually happen by accident, there are ways to intentionally bring yourself to it, such as practicing mindfulness. To do this, simply bring more awareness to your body while working out. Feel your thighs as it tightens with a new position. Feel the tension on your arms as you lift your weights. Though there’s a rare chance that you’ll climax, you’ll most likely experience sexual arousal from the mindful practices.
3There isn’t a fixed pattern of muscle activation that leads to coregasm.
As mentioned above, coregasms still don’t have concrete studies that could fully explain the phenomenon. There’s a theory that indirectly stimulating your abdominal and pelvic floor muscles during an exercise can induce the coregasm. Some say that your thoughts can also affect your chances. If you’re having sexual thoughts or immersing yourself in sexual fantasy, you’ll have higher chances of reaching that sweet O. But then again, these are mere theories and haven’t been proven in any study or research yet.
4Sometimes, it’s the effort level that induces a coregasm.
Another theory about coregasms is that your effort into a workout triggers a coregasm. This is in line with the theory that this type of orgasm exists when muscle fatigue occurs in the abdominal or thigh area. Now, if you want to prevent coregasms during a set and feel like you’re orgasming when doing intense exercises, try shortening your reps or minimizing the intensity of your workout.
5Coregasms make you challenge yourself.
Want to experience a coregasm? Well, you’ve got to put in the work, sweetie. Theories have revealed that coregasms only occur when you have muscle fatigue on specific body parts. This can then motivate you to do more with your workouts. However, don’t overdo it, as it may bring more harm than good if you’re pushing your body beyond its limit.
6Remember to relax and receive.
As mentioned in the second section of this list, mindfulness is the key to coregasming. Same with other sexual activities, such as vaginal intercourse or masturbation, you can’t fully enjoy pleasure if you’re constantly distracted with issues about finances, relationships, or your work. You need to be in tune with the core to increase your chances of having a coregasm.
7Warming up matters before trying a coregasm workout.
You’ll need to engage your body in intense workout sets to get that exercise-induced O; it’s essential to warm your body up. Start with mild cardio for at least 20 minutes before proceeding to your planned reps and sets.
8Remember to engage your lower abs.
Based on another survey conducted by Dean Somerset, it was revealed that hanging leg raises were five times more likely to cause a coregasm than any other exercise set or move. If you’ve just heard about hanging leg raises, it’s basically an exercise wherein you would lift your full body by holding a bar with an overhand grip; it’s also known to be engaging your lower abs. So if you want to experience coregasms, it’s important to try exercises that focus on your lower abdominal area.
9There are ways on how to prevent coregasm too.
Though most of you are probably trying to get a coregasm, we get it if you’re one of the peeps who don’t want to experience this. It may be embarrassing, especially if you’re going to the gym to exercise.
The best way to prevent a coregasm is by not doing exercises that may trigger you to have it, such as workouts that engage the lower abs. And if you still want to do those exercises, try to minimize the intensity until you can control those exercise-induced climaxes.
10Working out can boost your sex life even if you’re not actively orgasming while you do it.
Aside from the possibility of a coregasm, exercising regularly can strengthen your heart and improve your overall health. It’s also good for your sex life as exercising ensures seamless blood flow; when you feel aroused, blood flow increases to the genitals, eliciting arousal. And if you’re doing exercises that could improve your stamina and flexibility, you can also see yourself having more fun in the bedroom.
10 Recommended Exercises for Coregasms
Now that you’re all prepped up to experience coregasm exercises, we’ve listed different poses and exercises below.
Start by sitting down; your legs are straight in front of you. Place your hands on the floor, just right next to your hips. You will then gently lift your legs together and balance upright. Stay on the pose for 10 to 20 seconds, then return to the starting pose. It might look easy, but it’s actually difficult to keep your balance in this post and focus on your lower abdominal muscles.
Aside from improving your postural and body awareness, this position can only induce coregasms, especially since mild thigh squeezing is involved in this pose. Start by standing up with your feet slightly apart. Put your hand on your hips, then bend both of your knees. You will then gently wrap your right thigh over your left, curling your right foot behind your left calf. This may take some practice to get right, so there is no need to pressure yourself on perfecting it for the first time.
3Hanging leg raises
You may need to get a roman chair or visit the gym for this exercise, as you’ll need equipment to lift your body up. This is rather a complicated exercise, especially if you’re a newbie. We recommend watching a video demo instead of following a text guide, as one wrong move can strain your muscles. Click here for a detailed video guide.
For this one, start by lying on your back. Your knees should be bent while your feet are flat on the floor. You will then cross your arms over your chest and gently raise the lower half of your right leg until it lines up with your left thigh. Hold the position for a few seconds, rest for a minute, and repeat the steps with the opposite leg. You can also spice things up by inserting ben wa balls while doing this workout.
5Hanging side crunches
Same with the Hanging leg raises, you may need to visit the gym for this to work. Get yourself a pull-up bar, then hold it with your palms facing forward. Bring your knees up after gripping the bar, making your thighs and torso form a 90-degree angle. After that, gently swing your body left and right. Doing 20 reps of swinging before resting is recommended, but you can minimize the number if you’re new to this workout.
6Awkward chair pose
Another yoga pose on the list is the Awkward Chair Pose. As the name implies, you’ll be positioned as sitting in a chair. Your thighs should be parallel to the floor, while your torso and extended arms should be about a 45-degree angle from the floor. Make sure to keep your knees bent and your butt low on the floor when lifting your arms. This is one of the coregasm exercises that looks simple but is hard to achieve due to the balance needed to work.
This is one of the coregasm exercises you’re most familiar with. For this one, you’ll start by standing up, then gently pushing your hips on the floor and bending your knees.
8Arm pullover straight-leg crunch
Want intense exercises for intense coregasms? Try this one unless you’re new to exercising. Get a pair of 10- to 12-pound dumbbells and hold them while you lie on your back. After that, extend your legs at a 45-degree angle while bringing your arms up over to your chest. Lift your shoulders off the mat. Keep raising your legs until they’re perpendicular to the floor. Return to the starting position but without your legs touching the floor.
Here’s another coregasm workout on the list that requires equipment; we recommend going to a gym specializing in this exercise type. Once you’ve got the equipment, start climbing on the rope. The intensity of the exercise and possible friction in your genital area can elicit sexual arousal and induce a climax.
Here’s another exercise that you’ll be familiar with. To do a sit-up, start by lying down on your back. You will then bend your legs, stabilizing your lower body. Cross your hand, then place them behind your ears. Once you’re ready, lift your head and shoulder blades from the ground. Proceed on doing several reps. As this workout engages your abdominal and hip muscles, you may experience a coregasm with this one.
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?
Don’t fret and instead think of the benefits that you could get from exercising. Sure, you may not have experienced exercise-induced Os. Still, you’ve improved your sex life in the long run as this activity can improve your stamina and flexibility, two key factors in being better in bed.
2How common are coregasms?
There are limited studies regarding this topic, so it’s not as common as other types of orgasms. Not only that, but coregasm isn’t a popular term yet, so maybe some women have experienced coregasms but aren’t aware of the term.
3What does a coregasm feel like?
According to some testimonials online, a coregasm feels like a deep vaginal orgasm. Some say it’s subtle, while others say it’s more intense than their regular Os. Again, different folks have unique experiences with this phenomenon, so there are no specific sensations associated with coregasms yet.
4Can exercise improve sexual orgasms?
As mentioned earlier, exercise can benefit your sex life, even if there’s a coregasm. It’ll improve your blood circulation, stamina, and flexibility. There are also studies wherein regular exercise can reduce the risk of erectile dysfunction in men and increases sexual 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.