|My pole dancing class - a great core workout!|
Now that that's out of the way, I have recently been intrigued by something I came across in some of the online running forums. There was a recent post in one of the forums by a young woman who happened to be having multiple orgasms while running on a treadmill. Now, you can imagine my interest! I'm all... hell yeah! I gotta google this shit out!! I was highly skeptical of course. It was cross-posted by a guy and it seriously didn't seem possible.
To be frank (and this may be too frank for some of you, so you're welcome to stop reading anytime) I had my suspicions of what could be causing this fortunate event based on my own experience. No. I'm not lucky enough to have ever been able to achieve this sort of "bonus" while running or working out, but let's just say that I have experienced some interesting "stimulation" while wearing the right underwear. So I'm thinking that the magic formula might just be the perfect thong panty mixed together with a good, consistent running pace and VOILA! you turn a good run into an even better run. I'm just sayin.
So I googled "orgasms while running or working out" and found something astounding. This shit was for real! And it even had a term. Coregasm. Yup. That's right. That's the cute word they use for an orgasm achieved during exercises that work the core. While its not exactly the "stimulation theory" I had come up with, apparently it can happen to women who have abs of steel. Not sure how the running chick achieved this level of a core workout by running on a treadmill, but by this time I had to keep researching. I think I need to work my core. I think I REALLY need to work my core.
So I feel like I'm back in physiology class during the sex ed talk. I learned that there are three main components of an orgasm:
- Nerve stimulation from 4 different systems - pelvic, pudendal, hypogastric and vagus
- Blood and oxygen to swell and stimulate the genital tissue
- Muscles that contract
So here's where I make yet another frank and personal confession. This past summer I took a pole dancing class. I thought it would be fun. It was a serious core workout. So now I'm thinking to myself... You know. I really should have taken more than just one class. Damn.
Still curious, I checked out what kind of exercises would substitute for a good ol' fashion vibrator. Well apparently, the hanging straight leg raise, hanging side crunches and the single leg plank just to name a few. Yeah. I think "doing the fireman" could qualify.
Funny thing is, the timing of this discovery couldn't be more perfect. I've recently decided that I'm going to take a few weeks off from barefoot running and work on something I really should have been doing all along, strength training. Specifically, I'm looking to strengthen my quads, my hamstrings and now, most certainly (wink) my core.
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