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Well ladies if you were looking for an excuse to hit the gym, I think this a good one!

Women report experiencing orgasms in the gym!

Many women who visit the gym experience a rather unusual side-effect, according to a study about sexual pleasure.

Women reported experiencing orgasms when lifting weights or during a spinning session, even if sex was the last thing on their mind.


Half of those who said they;d experienced sexual pleasure at the gym said they had symptoms when performing abdominal exercises.

Although the phenomenon was first reported in 1953, ‘little is known about exercise-induced orgasms,’ according to scientists from Indiana University.

To fill in the gap researcher Debby Herbenick and her team surveyed hundreds of women aged from 18 to 63 who said they had experienced exercise-induced orgasm or sexual pleasure.

They found nearly half of the women had experienced the symptoms on more than 10 occasions. However, most were not fantasizing at the time or thinking about someone they were attracted to.

The most common exercises associated with exercise-induced orgasm were abdominal exercises, climbing poles or ropes, biking/spinning and weight lifting.

Exercises most associated with female orgasms:

Abdominal exercises: 51.4%

Weight lifting: 26.5%

Yoga: 20%

Cycling: 15.8%

Running: 13.2%

Walking/hiking: 9.6%

The study, published in the journal Sexual and Relationship Therapy, did not determine how common it is for women to experience exercise-induced orgasm or exercise-induced sexual pleasure.

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