So What Does a Coregasm Feel Like?A coregasm can feel physically similar to a sex-induced orgasm: warm, tingly, explosive, breathtaking, calming and satisfying. Dr. Herbenick writes, “Of course, emotionally, exercise and sex orgasms are quite different, since sex orgasms have layers of feelings like love, lust, attraction, memories or relationship issues associated with them.” Many people share that their first exercise-induced orgasm happened while climbing the rope during gym class. Ah, the good old days. The friction between the thighs and the rope, plus the additional activation of core and thigh muscles made for a tingly sensation that the pubescent mind couldn’t quite explain. The next time you’re squatting over your garden, hacking away at some weeds, and a warm wave of pleasure emanates from your thighs, just keep going. Involuntary vaginal muscle contractions during downward-facing dog? Breathe into it, and thank your lucky stars that we’re still in the era of at-home workout classes during the pandemic.
They can pretty much happen to anybody at any time or place, as long as repetitive exertion is involved.
You Get a Coregasm, and you Get a Coregasm, and YOU Get a Coregasm!In Dr. Herbenick's book, most research subjects report that engaging the lower abdominal muscles is key, while others say it’s all about the thighs. Exercise-induced orgasms can occur from aerobic exercises like running, swimming, or cycling—and anaerobic exercises like weightlifting, burpees or sprints. They can pretty much happen to anybody at any time or place, as long as repetitive exertion is involved. Even if you’re unable to have a full orgasm from exercising, working out can still increase your arousal levels. “Exercise-induced arousal can make for an excellent precursor to sex-induced arousal,” Dr. Herbenick says. Additionally, a 2018 study published in the International Journal of Health Sciences shows that regular physical exercise often leads to higher self-esteem, and therefore a more robust sex life. Try something new by adding a minute of core exercises, such as leg lifts, to your foreplay: First, lay out a yoga mat. Light some candles and put on some Sade, if you’re really trying to set the mood. Lay flat on your back and tuck your hands behind your butt for stability. Extend the legs, softly straightening the bend in the knees. Take a big inhale, then using your core muscles, pull your legs up to the ceiling, keeping your legs straight. Exhale while releasing the legs back down slowly, making sure that your legs don’t touch the ground. Repeat this five, ten, or fifteen times and focus on the sensation of your ab muscles crunching, controlling the weight of your legs. If foreplay doesn’t always get you to the arousal that you need, engaging your core muscles might do the trick. Increased blood flow to the pelvic area after this exercise can radically change your sexual experience. Plus, it’s a quick and easy way to give your body a little pep talk before sex.
Take this as a sign from the universe to get back to your workout routine.