What’s a ‘Coregasm’ and How Do We Get One?

Of all the exercises we’ve been avoiding, those involving our abs are at the top of the list. After all, following over a year-and-a-half of quarantine (plus who knows how many pounds), we’ve pretty much given up on ever achieving, much less showing off, a six-pack. But news of something called a “coregasm” is spreading around TikTok and it’s piqued our interest and has us ever-so-slightly motivated to start working our stomach muscles again.

What is a coregasm? Basically, it’s when you have an orgasm while doing ab exercises. Rumor has it women experience them most often, usually while doing planks or hanging leg raises. Here’s proof:

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Why does this happen? A little thing called “pelvic floor activation,” apparently.

“For some women, the experience of having an orgasm is not isolated to sexual experiences. Having an exercise-induced orgasm may be dependent on several factors, from the level of anxiety or relaxation they may be in, if distractors are present, visual and physical stimulation, and what their pelvic floor muscles may or may not be doing,” Dr. Heather Jeffcoat, DPT, a licensed pelvic health physical therapist and owner of Femina Physical Therapy in Los Angeles, California, told Buzzfeed. “Exercise-induced orgasms can absolutely happen, and they’ve been most-reported occurring during abdominal exercises, weightlifting, and climbing.”

While men are slightly less likely to experience this mind-blowing phenomenon, as many as 8% of dudes report having coregasms while working out. It’s not a huge number, but it’s not nothing, either. Hell, we might as well hit the gym and see what happens!

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