"Women may not need a guy, a vibrator, or any other direct sexual stimulation to have an orgasm, finds a new study on exercise-induced orgasms and sexual pleasure.
The findings add qualitative and quantitative data to a field that has been largely unstudied, according to researcher Debby Herbenick, co-director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University. For instance, 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."
This wasn't a surprise to me — or news — because I've had several colleagues over the years who were sex therapists. I roamed around a bit to see if I could find in writing what I thought I knew from my office mates. Here's the link and a direct quote: http://www.dothekegel.com/sexeffects/index.html
"Kegel exercises create an increase in pelvic vascularity which means more blood flow and more veins in the pelvic region. This will increase your awareness of the clitoral and vaginal sensations that lead to orgasm. Any stronger muscle will contract more powerfully than would a flabby muscle, and hence the likelihood of stronger orgasms is much higher with stronger PC muscles."
Doing Kegel immediately prior to, or even during, lovemaking can increase the probablity of female orgasm on the spot!
As many of you know from yoga, tightening and releasing muscles in the thighs, abdomen, and pelvic floor are often part of the practice. The term "yogasms" was coined to describe the apparent spontaneous response that some women experienced.
Is this a secret, even among women who know? A secret from men? Or do most women and men know about this interesting connection — except the researchers at Indiana University who just found out?
It's the beginning of the third year of intelligentwomenonly.com I've started off with some retrospective posts as a reminder to me and you that this blog started out focused on understanding and eliminating negative self-talk. Not surprising since my current book project is Handbook #l for Intelligent Women: Break the Negative Self-Talk Habit. Strong beliefs underlie intelligentwomenonly.com posts: • Research based advice/suggestions/content contain more accurate facts and greater value than pop psychology. • Intelligent girls and women are more likely than intelligent boys and men to limit themselves because of their self-talk. • Negative self-talk is a bad habit, not a neurosis or psychosis. Unfortunately, it's normal in a majority of girls and women.
•The negative self-talk habit has to be eliminated before realistic (or positive thinking) can be learned and maintained. • Positive self-talk cannot create a positive reality even if the negative self-talk habit is broken. • Self-help approaches can work for changing thinking, feeling, and behavioral habits. In the next nine months of 2012, I would love to be able to tell you that the book will be published this year or next. In the meantime I've become intrigued with new brain research about thinking and emotions, particularly applicable and useful for and to women. I'll post no more about gender differences, unless they're wildly interesting, and more about intelligent women's psychology, thinking, feelings, and out front actions. I've added a new red subject box, Writers and Writing, targeted specifically for writers, of course!
I'm still looking for some controversy, disagreement, new information from readers. I'm open to your thoughts about what you'd like to hear more about — or less about! Please send me your comments, suggestions, questions, criticisms — all of you intelligent women out there!