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  • Date to Publish: 2021-12-29
Heather Jeffcoat on coregasms
Once again Buzzfeed journalist Shelby Heinrich tapped me for her latest article about whether or not you can "coregasm" from ab exercises, of course I jumped right in with my own opinions. Here is a brief synopsis of the article, along with a link to the full article below.

Heather Jeffcoat, DPT

Tell me why no one taught this in health class.

I like working my abs from time to time. I also — for all intents and purposes — like orgasms. But is it possible for the two to actually correlate?!

That's the claim of TikToker @annieknight, who discovered that two of her friends "can't do leg downs, can't do planks...can't do the ab machine at the gym, because they'll orgasm."

And TikToker @jessdavo97 actually (allegedly) caught her "coregasm" on camera while doing some hanging leg raises at the gym.

buzzfeed coregasmAlso, speaking completely freely, I myself actually had an incident at the gym once where I had to stop doing leg raises because things got a little too ~intense~ and I was worried I'd fully coregasm in public. It never happened again, so I figured it was a weird fluke. BUT after seeing these TikToks, I didn't feel so sure anymore???

And upon further investigation of the comments on both videos, other women said that this has happened to them too!

I decided it was time to bring in a professional, so I consulted Dr. Heather Jeffcoat, DPT, a licensed pelvic health physical therapist and owner of Femina Physical Therapy in Los Angeles, California. According to Dr. Jeffcoat, experiencing a "coregasm" is absolutely a thing.

For some women, the experience of having an orgasm is not isolated to sexual experiences. Having an exercise-induced coregasm 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."

Exercise-induced coregasm can absolutely happen, and they’ve been most-reported occurring during abdominal exercises, weightlifting, and climbing."

Dr. Jeffcoat told BuzzFeed that exercise-induced coregasms can have many causes, including clitoral stimulation due to the nature of the exercise, stimulation of the genitofemoral nerve (which runs through one of the hip flexors and is responsible for motor function of the pubic area), and the mind-muscle connection between the abdomen and pelvic muscles. She also mentioned a condition called Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD), which causes women to experience spontaneous genital arousal that often isn't resolved through orgasm.

For more stimulating facts about coregasm, click here to continue to the full article.

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