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But there are downsides, as women tend to get off in public whether they want to or not, even if they're not aroused.
A researcher at Indiana University decided to study the anecdotal phenomenon of exercise-induced orgasms, also known as "coregasms" because of their association with core workouts.
"Magazines and blogs have long highlighted cases of what they sometimes call 'coregasms,'" said Debby Herbenick, co-director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at IU. "But aside from early reports by (Alfred) Kinsey and colleagues, this is an area of women's sexual health research that has been largely ignored over the past six decades."
Herbenick surveyed 124 women who reported experiencing exercise-induced orgasms (EIO) and 246 women who experienced exercise-induced sexual pleasure (EISP).
She found that women who experience EIO and EISP experience it frequently and many have no control over it.
About 40% said they'd experienced it more than 10 times, most said it made them feel uncomfortable working out in public and 20% said they couldn't prevent it from happening.
What's more, most women said they weren't fantasizing or
looking at anyone they were attracted to when it happened.
"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," Herbenick said.
But if you're looking for a coregasm of your very own, 51.4% said it happened during or after abdominal exercise, 26.5% credited weightlifting, 20% said yoga, 15.8% said bike riding, 13.2% said running and 9.6% said walking or hiking.
"It may be that exercise - which is already known to have significant benefits to health and well-being - has the potential to enhance women's sexual lives as well," Herbenick said.