Australian Radio Host Says She Orgasmed While Working Out
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Forget Pilates. Whatever they’re calling this workout, it sounds like it’s really getting the job done.
According to the New York Post, a 27-year-old radio host in Melbourne told her listening audience that she orgasmed during a recent workout at her local gym, and believe it or not, this wasn’t the first time that it happened to her.
“Something happened to me yesterday that has happened to me before, but I thought it was once-off,” Polly “PJ” Harding said during her KIIS FM morning show. “It happened to me at the gym, and it’s something that normally doesn’t happen at the gym. I was working out, and when I worked out, I experienced this (audio of fireworks). It’s so embarrassing to talk about.”
Of course, Harding was talking about having the “Big O” while she was using a new machine at the gym.
“So I had to do 15 reps of it. And I was about 10 in and I thought, ‘Oh no, oh no, here we go,'” she said. “I thought if I do 11, but I didn’t want to look weak and I didn’t want to stop. So I kept going and then all of a sudden…I had to pretend that nothing had happened. I thought I was going to come out with some abs, but I came out with something completely different.”
But what exactly happened? Well according to Debby Herbenick, who is an author and associate professor at Indiana University’s School of Public Health, “at least 10 percent of all people — no matter their age, gender or fitness level — experience orgasm while exercising.”
Herbenick’s 2015 book “The Coregasm Workout” explained the phenomenon, presenting workouts to help increase the chances of arousal or orgasm during exercise. Herbenick told Cosmopolitan that women were more likely to have these orgasms from exercises that are demanding of the core abdominal muscles.
“We don’t know the specific muscles that are causing this to happen,” she said. “What we know is that there are very clear patterns of exercise. This almost never happens on the third or fourth crunch. It happens when you fatigue your muscles doing core exercises.”
“The other thing that makes it more likely to experience arousal and orgasm in some people is to start with at least 20 minutes of cardio and then immediately going into a core workout. In our studies, when people have gone right from the cardio into a challenging core workout, that’s when they are more likely to experience arousal and sustain the arousal.”
The good news for Harding is that she’s not like my ex-girlfriend. Had that been the case, the gym staff would have had a 30-minute cleanup on their hands.