The journal Sexual and Relationship Therapy discusses this issue, about which little is yet known scientifically, regarding these supposed exercise-induced orgasms.
Debby Herbenick, Indiana University the Centre for Sexual Health Promotion co-director says that this field - orgasm during periods of physical exercise has been largely unstudied, though it was in 1953 when Alfred Kinsey first reported the phenomenon.
5 % of women interviewed by the team then mentioned having experienced such feelings, and the past half century, ever more reports of these so-called coregasms - so dubbed because of their apparent links to core abdominal muscles - have been appearing in the media.
This month the journal Sexual and Relationship Therapy discusses the issue, little yet known scientifically about these supposed exercise-induced orgasms. Herbenick and her team employed on-line surveys to collect data.The results were surprising, in that 124 women claimed to have experienced exercise-induced orgasms, while a further 246 women claimed that sexual pleasure induced by exercise had been their personal experience.
The women, ranged in age from 18 to 63 - average age 30 - were for the most part in either steady relationships or married, almost 70% claiming heterosexuality. It appeared that some 40% of all women questioned had experienced either pleasure or orgasm induced by exercise 11 occasions or more.
This could easily account for the fact that most women who admitted to orgasms felt some level of embarrassment when exercising in public locations, and they they were never sexually fantasising at the time
This orgasmic group reported that 45% of the time, first experience happened during abdominal exercises - 19% linked to biking - 9.3% to climbing poles or ropes 7% on both weight lifting and running, though many other forms of workout - not orgasmic - still led to experiencing sexual pleasure.
Open-ended survey questions revealed that, for instance, abdominal exercises tied to orgasms seemed to be particularly associated with the captain's chair type of exercise, while those exercises done in sets, so that the woman had made extra effort, also produced the effect.
Many women involved discussed having known these feelings since childhood, one woman involved still a virgin who find the experiences very thrilling. Just why certain exercises lead to orgasm or sexual pleasure is still unclear, though ongoing research may begin to provide some answers. Exercise is already known to be highly beneficial to health and well-being, and with the potential to enhance female sexual seems more attractive than ever.
With around one out of four women failing to reach a climax through sex physical exercise, long discounted, may help explain, if many women are experiencing orgasm during exercise. then this might reveal much more about the process of orgasm, and how female l bodies work in that regard.