Exercise can lead to female orgasm, sexual pleasure

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    Findings from a first-of-its-kind study by Indiana University researchers confirm anecdotal evidence thatexercise -- absent sex or fantasies -- can lead to female orgasm.

    While the findings are new, reports of this phenomenon,jordan high heels  sometimes called "coregasm" because of itsassociation with exercises for core abdominal muscles, have circulated in the media for years, said DebbyHerbenick, co-director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion in IU's School of Health, PhysicalEducation and Recreation. In addition to being a researcher, Herbenick is a widely read advice columnistand book author.
    "The most common exercises associated with exercise-induced orgasm were abdominal exercises, Jordan Heels  climbingpoles or ropes, biking/spinning and weight lifting," Herbenick said. "These data are interesting because theysuggest that orgasm is not necessarily a sexual event, and they may also teach us more about the bodilyprocesses underlying women's experiences of orgasm."
    The findings are published in a special issue of Sexual and Relationship Therapy, a leading peer-reviewedjournal in the area of sex therapy and sexual health.nike high heels  Co-author is J. Dennis Fortenberry, M.D., professor atthe IU School of Medicine and Center for Sexual Health Promotion affiliate.
    The results are based on surveys administered online to 124 women who reported experiencing exercise-induced orgasms (EIO) and 246 women who experienced exercise-induced sexual pleasure (EISP). Thewomen ranged in age from 18 to 63. Nike heels Most were in a relationship or married, and about 69 percent identifiedthemselves as heterosexual.
    Here are some key findings:
    About 40 percent of women who had experienced EIO and EISP had done so on more than 10 occasions.
    Most of the women in the EIO group reported feeling some degree of self-consciousness when exercising inpublic places, with about 20 percent reporting they could not control their experience.nike dunk high heels 
    Most women reporting EIO said they were not fantasizing sexually or thinking about anyone they wereattracted to during their experiences.
    Diverse types of physical exercise were associated with EIO and EISP. Of the EIO group, 51.4 percentreported experiencing an orgasm in connection with abdominal exercises within the previous 90 days.Others reported experiencing orgasm in connection to such exercises as weight lifting (26.5 percent),MBT Schuhe   yoga(20 percent), bicycling (15.8), running (13.2 percent) and walking/hiking (9.6 percent).
    In open-ended responses, ab exercises were particularly associated with the "captain's chair," whichconsists of a rack with padded arm rests and back support that allows the legs to hang free. The goal is torepeatedly lift the knees toward the chest or toward a 90-degree angle with the body.
    Herbenick said that the mechanisms behind exercise-induced orgasm and exercise-induced sexualpleasure remain unclear and, MBT Schuhe billig  in future research, they hope to learn more about triggers for both. She alsosaid that study findings may help women who experience EIO/EISP feel more normal about theirexperiences or put them into context.

    Herbenick cautioned that it is not yet known whether such exercises can improve women's sexualexperiences.
    "It may be that exercise -Air Jordan High Heels  - which is already known to have significant benefits to health and well-being -- hasthe potential to enhance women's sexual lives as well."
    The study did not determine how common it is for women to experience exercise-induced orgasm orexercise-induced sexual pleasure. But the authors note that it took only five weeks to recruit the 370 womenwho experienced the phenomenon, mbt chaussures  suggesting it is not rare.
    "Magazines and blogs have long highlighted cases of what they sometimes call 'coregasms,'" Herbenicksaid. "But aside from early reports by Kinsey and colleagues, Scarpe MBT this is an area of women's sexual healthresearch that has been largely ignored over the past six decades."