There has been a lot of concern recently about high rates of AIDs and other venereal diseases such as syphilis and gonorrhea. Many women in Syracuse who have been perplexed about how to reconcile the realities of such public health concerns with their desires to enjoy sexual pleasures can now join women elsewhere with positive feelings about a new finding that exercise can lead to natural sexual pleasure and female orgasm.
Indiana University has released a press release “Study: Exercise can lead to female orgasm, sexual pleasure.” In a first-of-its-kind study by Indiana University researchers have confirmed anecdotal evidence that exercise can lead to female orgasm. Debby Herbenick, co-director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion in IU’s School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, has said although these findings are new, reports of this phenomenon, which has sometimes been called “coregasm” because of its association with exercises for core abdominal muscles, have been circulating in the media for years.
Herbenick has said “The most common exercises associated with exercise-induced orgasm were abdominal exercises, climbing poles or ropes, biking/spinning and weight lifting. These data are interesting because they suggest that orgasm is not necessarily a sexual event, and they may also teach us more about the bodily processes underlying women’s experiences of orgasm.” These findings have been published in a special issue of the journal Sexual and Relationship Therapy.
In this study surveys were administered online to 124 women who reported experiencing exercise-induced orgasms (EIO) and 246 women who experienced exercise-induced sexual pleasure (EISP). The women were 18 to 63 years old. Most of the women were in a relationship or married, and about 69 percent identified themselves as heterosexual. It was found that approximately 40 percent of women who had experienced EIO and EISP had done so on more than 10 occasions.
The majority of the women in the EIO group reported feeling some degree of self-consciousness when exercising in public places, with about 20 percent reporting they could not control their experience. Also, the majority of women reporting EIO said they were not fantasizing sexually or thinking about anyone they were attracted to during their experiences. It therefore appears that exercise, which is already known to have significant benefits to health and well-being, may have the potential to enhance women’s sexual lives as well.
Mandel News Service