Can exercise cause ‘the big O’? | Fox News

If youve been lacking gym motivation lately, heres some news that might boost your drive: Its possible to have an orgasm during exercise.

Yes, you read that correctly. In fact, thats exactly what happened to Sports Illustrated model Jessica White during an especially sweaty sesh: I was doing these squats one time, and I was like, Oh my God, this is orgasmic, she said in an interview with Bikini.com last week. Maybe I was squeezing and doing my kegels, I dont know what it was, but I had to go to the bathroom.

White then had reaffirmed that she did, actually, know what it was: a full-blown orgasm.

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While Whites pleasure-fueled workout may seem too wild to be true, orgasms during exercising, often referred to as coregasms, are wholly a thing. A analyze published in the journal Sexual and Relationship Therapy back in 2011 investigated the phenomenon.

The researchers surveyed 530 adult females. Among the participants, 124 reported theyd had an exercise-induced orgasm( EIO) and 246 said theyd experienced exercise-induced sexual pleasure( EISP ).

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What we wanted to know: Which moves were most orgasmic?

Among the EIO group, 51.4 percent of the women said they climaxed during ab exerts (!), while others cited weight lifting( 26.5 percent ), yoga( 20 percentage ), biking( 15.8 percent) and hiking or running( 13.2 percentage ).

In the free-response section of the survey, many girls credited the the captains chaira piece of gym equipment on which you grip manages to support your limbs and back against a frame, while you repeatedly lift your your legs.

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While you might guess the study participants stimulating workouts were triggered by sexy thinks, the women reported that they were not fantasizing prior to the opening of the big O.

These data are interesting since they are suggest that orgasm is not necessarily a sex event, and they may also teach us more about the bodily processes underlying womens experiences of orgasm, said lead author Debby Hebernick, PhD, a sexual health educator from The Kinsey Institute in a press statement. Its still unclear what causes these extra-satisfying workouts, but Hebernick hopes her research will assist normalize the concept of so-called coregasms.( She published a volume last year called The Coregasm Workout .)

For now, the takeaway is that if youve had an orgasm during a gym sesh, youre not alone( also: luck you !). And even if you havent, research suggests that exercising can build you feel more desirable and increase your arousal. Talk about fitspiration.

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