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One more very good reason for the ladies to exercise ...

Monday, August 20, 2012

... especially the core exercises.


Yes, according to this Discovery News article dated 19 April 2012,

No Sex Required: Women Have Orgasms at the Gym

I can wait while you read the article ...

... You're back? OK.

According to some studies, women do not need direct sexual stimulation to have an orgasm or sexual pleasure. Exercise, in particular core exercises, like crunches, are enough.

Alfred Kinsey and his colleagues first reported the phenomenon in 1953, saying that about 5 percent of women they had interviewed mentioned orgasm linked to physical exercise. However, they couldn't know the actual prevalence because most of these women volunteered the information without being directly asked.

Debby Herbnick and associates used online surveys of nearly 400 women and found that 40% of them reported exercise-induced sexual pleasure or orgasm on more than 11 occasions. They weren't entertaining a sexual fantasy or thinking about someone they were attracted to. According to the survey these women felt a level of embarrassment when exercising in a public place ... ah ha! That explains all women gyms like Curves to me. I often wondered about that.

As if there weren't enough health benefits to make you want to get to the gym, here is one more.

You ladies are so lucky.

I am not trolling for your experiences on the subject. Just reporting. But you know me, I love a good story.

One parting comment from the article:

"We had at least one woman in the study who was a virgin, and she really loved that she could have these experiences at the gym," Herbenick said.

Well, alrighty then.

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