What's a coregasm? Everything you need to know about popular TikTok hack that fuses fitness with sex

Coregasms are so common that there have been studies, books, and a whole lot of happy fitness fans—here's how you can coregasm too

Coregasm—a woman enjoying her fitness routine at home, wearing red leggings and a sports bra.
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The coregasm workout has gone viral on TikTok, as many fitness fans rave about adding the extra fun element to their workouts. 

In the need for a little workout motivation? Well if you want to boost the best ab workouts, maybe this is the one for you—especially if you also want to learn how to have a better orgasm at the same time.

Fitness trends come and go, but this one really makes you wonder about the reason behind all of those moans and groans. So what's this coregasm trend all about?


What is a coregasm?

According to Verywell Fit, A coregasm is an orgasm that occurs while performing physical activity. "It’s coined 'coregasm' because the experience is tied closely to abdominal exercises, although researchers aren’t sure what exactly triggers coregasms."

Dr. Janet Brito, an AASECT-certified sex therapist & supervisor at Lovehoney tells woman&home, "Coregasms work for non-sexual orgasms due to an individual’s anatomy and physiology, headspace at the time of the exercise, and repetitive motion of the exercise." She adds, however, that, "they are not necessarily linked to erotic content, but more associated to repetitive body movements."

Debby Herbenick, Ph.D., Professor at the Indiana University School of Public Health and author of The Coregasm Workout, claims that as many as 1 in 10 women have experienced it.

Discussing the phenomenon with Verywell Fit, she said, “We don’t know how coregasms happen, though in many ways this is similar to orgasms from sexual stimulation, the processes of which are still being understood."

What does a coregasm feel like?

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It's important to remember that orgasms feel different to everybody and coregasms are no different. That being said, there appears to be a lot of commonalities between those who experience them.

The most common thread is that women report the sensation feels different than female masturbation-induced orgasms or those shared during sex with another person.

Flo reports that it occurs, "much deeper in the body and feels more muscular and has less of the tingle and build-up of a clitoral orgasm."

The feminine health experts add, "A lot of people also claim that they actually have more control over exercise-induced orgasm. Although it can come on fast, they can usually stop it before it actually happens."

How to have a coregasm

Research by Dr Herbenick, per Insider, has indicated that, "coregasms are most likely to be reported when the lower abdominal muscles are exhausted from a strenuous workout." 

However, the most commonly reported inducer of this type of orgasm is the hanging leg raise. 

The expert explains, "it involves resting your arms and back against a chair-like support while your legs dangle freely. Then, you engage your abs and slowly raise your knees up to your chest. You can also keep your legs straight and extend them forward so your body forms an L-shape."

Aoife Hanna
Aoife Hanna

Aoife is Junior News Editor at woman&home.

She's an Irish journalist and writer with a background in creative writing, comedy, and TV production.

Formerly Aoife was a contributing writer at Bustle and her words can be found in the Metro, Huffpost, Delicious, Imperica, EVOKE and her poetry features in the Queer Life, Queer Love anthology.

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