If I work out on a particular machine at the gym, it causes me to have an orgasm. It's the one where you hang by the arms on what look like bike handlebars and pull your knees to your chest. These orgasms are actually better than the ones I have from sex. I just want to know if anyone else has heard of this or experienced it for themselves?
it's possible and a small subset of the female population even gets 'spontaneous orgasms" without any stimulation. Most of them do not feel lucky becuase it can interfere with normal life and get :out of control." In your case - it sounds "lucky.' Anything that would help people exercise more is a good thing, right? I don't think it's abnormal at all, and many women report similar things.
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Wow that's crazy I went to research if I was the only girl who had this problem! It's a relief to know that I'm not just a feak. But for me, it kind of bothers me when I work out because I'm trying so hard to get a good ab workout, but I can't even go very long without having an orgasm and it keeps me from actually working my ab muscles out. So, it can be annoying because I feel like I can never get to those stubborn lower abs because I'm always getting so distracted and can't finish because the sensation is too strong.
My suggestion is just to keep working out and go witht the feeling. Don't get distracted.
This started happening to me, too, at the gym on the ab-hanging-armresting equipment 20 years ago. At about the 8th time I bring my legs to my chest---boom! It also work when I lay on my back, tilt my pelvis up and bring my legs up and rock with them straight out. It doesn't take much, but I have never orgasmed by penetration.
I am going to do an experiment soon during sex and using this technique and angle to see if it makes a difference. I am pretty sure it will.
I've never known anyone else to have this "problem", but it's a good one to have.
no you are not a complete freak, when i was at the age of 6/7 i used to go to the park with my mum to play and i would attempt to climb the fireman's pole.. but just abouts as i reached to the top of the firemans pole i would feel something so wonderful in my vagina. i didnt know what it was.. when i was little i also asked my mum what it was and she just laughed.. i didnt know until about the age of 14/15 that i had experienced my first orgasm just by climbing up a pole.. i also experienced this on ropes in infant school in p.e class.. i would climb the rope in class and just at the top i would sit there shuddering and trying not to make it obvious that i was having an orgasm. Now i am at the age of about to turn 16 and i now feel this pleasure by climbing up the banister, and climbing up the pole side of my bed, and the best way i get is climbing up the edge of a door. for this you need to sit onto the door handle and hold onto the top of the door and pool your self up and down... mmm the thought of it makes me want to do it. so no, i do not think you are a complete freak because i have searched on the web and thousands of other people get these amasing sexual orgasms aswell. and in my advice, everybody should try it :)
Thank you to everyone for your answers! I would say it makes me feel better to have my claim "verified" since no one believed me, but I knew it was happening whether I was believed or not. haha But, I cant wait to send everyone that ever did doubt me to this page.
And, to the disbelievers: I'm sorry you DONT know what we're talking about. Maybe you can try some of the things listed and you may be pleasantly surprised. ;)
The phenomenon explained is quite normal. Too much strain makes the energy of the body flows downwards. It is described in many yoga and tantra books. The energy flows toward the first chakra which is situated where the genitals are. So to control this energy and to make it move back upwards a so called mula bandha is used (known also as root lock). It's simple to perform. Only will power is needed and some practice of course. One can find these excercises for stopping the energy loss in Internet also under the name Kegel exercises. Here is a link where you can inform yourself a bit how these excercises are done: http://www.biggerloads.com/penis-size/kegels-men.html. The main thing is to squeeze the anus (no hands used of course :-) and the abdomenal muscles. In a way by doing this exercises one feels as if he is pulling his anus upwards toward the navel. When you reach the level to sustain this lock for more than half a minute you have become quite a master of your own pelvic floor muscles. I hope this post was useful for you.
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WOW! I thought something was strange with me, but after reading this, I'm shocked to know that other people have experienced this. I just came from the gym today while on the AB-CRUNCH machine, after I do about my 3rd set of ten...when it gets real hard to do anymore, I feel that same tingling feeling & I end up wetting my clothes. It felt like I peed, but didn't. It kind of felt like the orgasm (I RARELY have) with my husband, but I didn't want to think that was it, b/c my mind isn't on sex in the gym at all! Now, after reading this, I want to know what/why this happens. I'm a late bloomer in the orgasm dept. I experienced my first orgasm about a year ago (second yr of marriage) when I was 31. Seems like after my husband finally helped me get it, I began to work out..and that's when I noticed the similarity in the feeling...usually on the ab-cruncher & leg curl machine...matter of fact, it started on the leg curl & then surprisingly again on the ab-cruncher.
It's kinda embarrassing b/c I kinda take deep breaths & moan after doing those last few. It's usually the strongest when I feel like I can't do anymore. But I feel it coming & it feels so good, I push myself to do 5 more --though it hurts like hell!! But then, the squirt thing happens & it's weird...especially when someone else is standing there waiting for me to get off of it. I wonder what other exersies can cause this?? ;)
I swear I just felt this today at the gym; I was doing the Ab-cruncher, where you sit down and pull the weight down with your arms and do crunches. Today I decided to push myself a little further, and I started doing extra reps...I started to feel a sort of tickling in my stomach, and I kept going. Before I knew it, I had had an orgasm!! It was amazing! And weird, how the hell did that happen?!?!
it happens to me too!!! just yesterday, i was doing exactly what you mentioned, when you hang from a bar and bring your knees up. I can't get through 3 of them without orgasming!! It's so strange, but you're not alone lol :D. i looked it up on google too, and it's not that common, but other women get orgasms from exercising as well.
Well this kind of wierd. I have just googled to see if anyone has had a similar thing happen and ended up here ... I am a guy, and experienced exactly the same feelings when climbing the ropes in gym at school when I was 10, etc. So I made sure I attended classes regularly without knowing the real reason! Anyway, I now experience the same sensation after strenuous excercise at the gym - normally after spinning or cycling. I asked my partner if she had experienced anything similar and she just gave me that glazed look to say .... 'what are you on...'
At least I am not alone out there now!
omg my dad taught me the leg raising excersize in 8th grade and then i started to add sizzor kicks to it, then just like you i would start to do more and more cause of the workout then one dayy i got the sensation, now about every other day i do 3 sets of 15 cause it feels sooo goood! i never new it was an orgasm, but i love it.
i think im a lucky freak of nature myself.....i experienced my first orgasm when i was about 8 or 9 swinging from a pole. Ofcourse i didnt know that at the time, it just felt like a tingly feeling, i never told anyone. Later on as a teenager, i began working out to lose some of my baby fat, and i was doing push ups, which i really hated because they are so tought to do, when suddenly i had the same feeling that i had when i was a lil girl. I couldnt believe it, and even know its hard to believe that im having orgasms when im doing push ups, im not complaining, its amazing, but its not something you hear about. I went online to do some research to make sure i was having orgasms and to see if i wasnt the only one, and sure enough i'm not, and just feel very lucky because its the greatest feeling ever. i told a few freinds and im not sure if they believe me and i really dont care :)
I'm so glad I found this site! I just confessed tonight to my husband that I can make myself orgasm while doing lying leg curls at the gym!! (We've started hitting the gym pretty hard ever since New Years...and of course, I'm loving it!) He looked at me like, "Ok, sure you can...", so I decided to look it up to see if anyone else had this same "problem". I'm also so happy that I wasn't the only kid who would sneak into the back yard to do pull-ups on the swing set to experience that funny tingly feeling! I'm just kind of wondering why this happens? I'm so happy it does...I just wonder why!
I am a guy and have a slight twist to your situation. When I was young and had recess at school, I would wait until the teachers called us in when recess was over. Thats when I would pull myself up on a pole. The feeling came VERY quickly. I think it was something to do with nervousness because I was supposed to be going inside and could get in trouble... or because I knew it was an orgasm and was embarassed... something about that intensified it. Anyway, it didn't take me long to learn that it was an orgasm, and I was glad that I developed this technique to avoid all hard work haha. So yeah, anyone else have the orgasms connected to anticipation, nervousness, embarassment, etc.?
It happens to me as well!! It just takes seconds to happen when climbing ropes or poles especially if tired after other exercises. I have had it from loads of differant exercises such as, most ab exercices, leg presses hyper extentions and hamstring curls. It seams to happen the easyest with the abs though, in all the other exercises I have to do high reps, 20-50 reps and realy squeez out the last few reps but with leg raises or knee raises I dont even need to be tired. It works the best when doing leg raise or knee raise if I lift them as high as possable i.e. knee raise, lift knees to chest or to make even harder or better feeling lift knees to elbows. With the leg raises try to get your toes to touch the bar. I do these hanging from an over head bar/pull up bar.
I also thought I was the only one to get this from exercise but its good to know there are others out there.
Someone said in one of their answers that they dont do the exercises that make them orgasm. You should still do them but just leave them till the end of your workout, it gives you somthing to look forward to and it is a great way to finish your workout.
P.S have fun and enjoy it!!!! I do!!
YES YES YES! you are completely right, and damn your friends for not believing you. Over the past couple of days i have actually admitted to my friends that if i do about 7 press ups i get an orgasm and they wont believe me. And your article has actually reminded me of the times when i was about 8 and i used to climb up the poles in the play ground at school and i used to get a very nice feeling down below when my arms got to my weakest point of pulling myself up the pole, and i am also a gymnast, and doing sissor crosses in a class once, ended a bit embarrassingly because i just couldnt carry on, after a while i discovered that doing pressups gave me the same pleasurable feeling. Infact, anything to do with my arms pulling myself up gave me this amazing feeling. It wasn't until i read an article in bliss magazine about how it feels to have sex, and it also described what an orgasm feels like that i actually realised i was having an orgasm :)
I have the exact same problem!!! I haven't had anyone who doesn't believe me but I also haven't told many people. Have you found anything that helps while exercising that can over come this sensation?
Go on the internet. I saw a study that says that there are more women than you think that exerience orgasms during exercise. As a guy, I think that's pretty cool.
I have experienced this as well. Since I was a kid, whenever I would do push-ups, or tricep exercises, it would cause me to feel really good down there. I would keep going, but stop before I hit orgasm because I was too embarrassed. Because I am always working out in a public gym, I never want to hit orgasm (it's too embarrassing with all the people around), but after reading these stories, it makes me want to try it at home and see if I can get there.
I was in the gym today and I was doing some leg and knee raises, simply pulling them up to my chest. I've been back in the gym for a week now, with the start of the new semester, and I've worked time for the gym into my schedule. Well, I noticed a funny tingly feeling when I was doing some ab exercises, but I didn't think anything of it. I just went to another machine and did a different exercise. Well, I did the exercise again later on, using the captain's chair and I did about 3 reps and I just felt really funny and I realized that it was that same feeling I'd had a few months back with my fiance. It wasn't during sex, but he was messing around with me and it felt amazing. Well, I'm not one of those "do it yourself" type persons, so I stopped quickly, but since I'm traveling with my fiance this weekend for my birthday, I'm definitely going to use this bit of collected information to my advantage this weekend. :) I'm really glad that I'm not alone in this! And that I' not the only one who can't do certain exercises in the gym!
Yessss!thank god i have found someone that xperiences the same.
When i was about 7 or 8,i dont know why,but i just wanted to climb up something and use my muscles,so i used a door,and b4 i knew it i was getting this really nice sensation...
I didnt know what it was,i just knew it felt good,so i kept doing it...
I saw something on the web that says that only few women can get this sensation.But i've stopped doing it now because when i use a door my hands afterwards are all swollen and red and have blisters,god talk about painful...lol
im glad to know im not alone!!!
I get the same exact thing which happened to me at gymnastics when I was about 9. We were doing the exercise where someone stands on your hands and you lift your whole body of the ground at one time. It hit my like crazy. the rest of the day, I was doing that exercise. I found other ways as well and tell my friends. I am now 23 and none of my friends have been able to achieve this experience like me. I'm glad that I'm not the only one.
You said, "Now, if I work out on the machine that you put your arms on the bars so that youre hanging off the ground, and you lift your knees to your chest, I cant even get through 2 sets of 12."
I'm with you! You are not alone. We were just watching tv and saw that piece of equipment and I brought up the impact that would have on me. He was in utter disbelief, so we googled it, and I see I'm not alone. So, in forties with a happy sex life, we just both might be going back to the gym! I used to be a little paranoid thinking people would suspect that when I was on that machine, thinking it was common, so I guess I can get a good ab workout without being so worried now. That will be our little secret.
I was reading Andy Summer's book 'one train later' and, in the part where he mentions having an erection when pole climbing as a kid, I suddenly remembered something similar happening to me in gymnastics class at school when climbing the rope. Strangely, I had never thought of it till I read it; then I googled and found this.
For me, as somebody mentions here, it was not an erection nor had to do with rubbing my genitalia, it was more intense, more like an orgasm (coming more from behind than from the penis, if it makes any sense). I guess it's something related to the prostate rather than to the penis.
Unfortunately, I have never had any pleasure anymore when exercising in the gym...
Not at all!!!! It is absolutely possible. I had heard that once or twice before in my life about us girls having orgasms during workouts but I never actually experienced it for myself until last night. I've NEVER experienced anything like that in my life. I was pushing myself alittle harder than usual bc I haven't worked out in about a month.....it was amazing! Sadly for me and my boyfriend I've never orgasmed during sex maybe having this happen will help!? But yes you are one LUCKY chica!! Happy Excersise!!!
When I was in my teens I had this ability. If any girl wispered in my ear, just the scent and her voice would make me orgasm and cum in my pants. It happened more often in the beginning but slowed down. When I had inserted my penis into a vagina for the first time I came immediately and kept cumming every 1 minute or less. appx 3 times one intercourse. It eventually slowed to when I could thrust for 15 minutes before releasing. Today I can cum immediately when my female partner climbs on top of me.
no! you are not a freak of nature! haha cause im not, well at least i dont think so know that i have actually found some one like you, haha wow this is so cool it is the same when i tell a man they think its for attention an ignore me an women think the same too. its not! i work out at the gym with a trainer and a whole class of people an they just dont understand why i always stop in the middle of an intence work out they tell me i will never succed a great work out if keep stopping, well lil do they know if i keep going im gana have an orgasim, and not to me grose but my panties will be all wet, an not only that im sure its noticeable to them that something is going on with my body, as im sure you know! But i always here that women cant get off an that it takes forever, well gosh i can look at a guy an it start to tickle down there!
I remember being slightly older say 10 and climbing the rope in the gym at school and the same thing happened it was a race to the top but i had to stop half way up i was too busy enjoying myself so yes I suppose it can happen with exercise. Do recall it was a great feeling as such a young age.
So, as you've heard, you are NOT alone. I cannot believe what I've been reading. I thought I was completely alone as well! I actually was googling to try to find out how to have an orgasm during sex because the only way I can have one is from the darn pole or knee crunches, etc! (very easily) I just gave up years ago and haven't done a crunch or climbed a pole in about 10 years. But now I'm in my mid 30's and think this is ridiculous. Any advice for me and my husband in the bedroom??
Yes. Tell him you want to do exotic dancing for him and you want a stripper pole in the corner of the bedroom! This happens to some men too, can be a bit messier unless they wear a condom during the workout. Usually it's ab workouts to failure. To see if it's the friction or just the muscle tension, lie on the floor, lift your legs up about 12 inches and see if you can hold them till you release! The real test is seeing how far you can push yourself after the release when it really gets tough. I can hold them about 3-1/2 to 4 minutes before release, but only about 20-30 seconds after to failure. Doing high rep leg lifts or situps to total failure will also do it. Holding a half situp while you kiss your man might be fun and do it. Don't be afraid to show him what works and makes it more fun for you! The fun way to a killer six pac!
I've posted this comment elsewhere so it may look familiar to some, but no you're not a freak, just fortunate! :-)I'm a guy, and I also had this great experience having orgasms while climbing. When I was as young as 3 or 4 I was climbing a playground pole and of course didn't know what was happening, but didn't want it to stop. I must have held on for 5 minutes. :-) Lately, I've been looking for anyone who may be interested in group climbs. If you think that this would be a turn on, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. It might be fun for girls to watch guys and guys to watch girls. Just a thought for anyone interested living in Florida or anywhere else for that matter.Thanks to all those who wrote comments about this. I enjoyed reading them all. I am so thrilled to read about others that have done this when they were kids. I thought that I was the only one that could do this. My favorite experience was climbing a thick brown burlap rope that hung on my neighbors swing set. It had several knots in it about 2 feet apart I would hold on to a knot near the top, which helped me to hang on, while trying to lift my legs and knees up so that I could try to sit on a knot. I was always successful in getting an orgasm because it was hard to find the knot to sit on. The harder I tried to raise my butt and legs up to get to a knot, the better and quicker it hit me. If and when I was successful at getting to sit on a knot it made the feeling better because the knot would then be in my sweet spot to put pressure on my prostate while I was already shuddering from having an orgasm. When I was too old for a swing set I migrated to the poles on my beds headboard and footboard.
hello there...well ...first of all i anna say im a 25 year old from MALE australia.. and ive been able to have these ab orgasms since i went to gymnastis when i was seven years old.. even from the first time it happened out of know where i knew exactly what the feeling ment ..i mean as in how it related to sex.. but... as far as i know ive never met a male or talked to one who can experience the same level of extacy as i ahve ...although ihavnt had one in afew years cause it now takes quite an effort to get to the climax... any way please replty...should be interesting
I personally can't do pull-ups in public. It takes about 5 and I'm flying. When I gained weight and went to a gym and got a trainer, we had a fight because he wanted me to do pull-ups. Needless to say, I won. When I was like in the 3rd grade I had started doing pull ups in my backyard to get that nice sensation. It wasn't till I was in high school that I realized what was happening.
I was just searching online to see if anyone else had this!! My story is almost identical to yours! I think we must be the luckiest people in the entire world!! Orgasms I feel are more up to me then my spouse and if he really gets me going I have orgasmed up to 8 times in one 10 min session. Man that will take it out of you!!
Your not lucky, not to be rude, but there are A LOT of women that orgasm during exercise.
OHMYGOODNESS...I went to Pilates tonight and orgasmed 3 TIMES. I got shaky and grinned quite a bit...I think i'll do Pilates every week, now! =) I can deal with having orgasms as a reward for my ab work!
But really, I don't understand why...
It happens with Captain's Chair exercises too...VERY AWKWARD when I work out with Dad. (The exercise in which you pull your legs to your chest).
I guess blood flow just goes down there? Or moving legs that way will stimulate the clit?
I'm actually exhausted and recovering from all the orgasms in Pilates hahah.
I know for a fact that both males and females can do this. But it is rare, maybe 1-2% of each sex. With some it seems it is friction from high reps, while with others it is the muscular tension and quivering as the muscles reach failure. This may be why most can't do it, they don't ever push thier workouts to failure.
Try holding your legs steady 12 inches off the floor as long as you can (isometric hold) Keep your back down to the floor, not arched up. If that does it, then it is muscle tension doing it, if not it may be stimulation from high reps. High rep leg lifts or leg pushouts would probably do it.
I wish somebody would start a Yahoo type group for all of us that can do this! Then maybe we could ge an idea how common it really is.
Please start it
I'm 19 years old, puerto rican and have been an athlete my whole life. The first times I remember feeling these sensations was in 9th grade swim team trying to do breast stroke. Now, I'm a sophomore in college and I can't do cerain exercises in public because it becomes unbearable.
I learned this doing the ab workout where you lay on your back and your partner throws down your legs and you lift them back up. Well, I was on 19 of the last set when my friend Michelle told me, one more Gaby! I had been feeling the feeling for the past couple reps so I didnt want to, but she urged me to. So when I did, I felt like I EXPLODED and I just turned red and laughed for like 10 minutes straight because I sincerely felt like I had just orgasmed all over myself in the public gym on campus.
The odd thing is, its not only when I do abs.. Its when I push myself in general [not with cardio]. When doing lat. pull downs with weights and chest press, around the last few reps, the feeling is unbearable. In a GREAT way of course! But it does effect my ability to work out in the gym effectively, especially in public!
Is there an actual medical explanation? Or is it just that... working out is apparently an aphrodisiac?
Sure anyone can, I'm male 29 years old, and i have been doing the core-gasm thing since i was 7 years old, I remember in my early years I excercise myself hanging in a bar and doing butterflies exercise trying to reach my chest with my knee joints, so that excercise included movements like scissors and abs. The resulting orgasm is great! You can also reach core-gasm stretching yourself by sitting on the floor with your legs together and trying to reach your feet with your hands.
I am SO RELIEVED to be reading this thread right now! I'm 25 and always thought I was some freak of nature because I was orgasming during ab exercises. Like many of you, I never realized that it was actually an orgasm until I was older.
So here's my question. Briwalk, I know you mentioned that you can orgasm like this but you can also orgasm during sex. My problem is that I can't at all. Does anyone who also orgasms during ab exercises have any advice for how to orgasm during a time that it matters the most -- sex??? Maybe there's a certain position that people like us need to try out in order to be able to orgasm in the bedroom. Even when I masturbate it takes a LONG time for me to achieve orgasm by touching myself, so I'm thinking theres something magic that the ab exercises do that I cannot do with my hand or get my partner to replicate.
Thanks so much to everyone for sharing the stories. It feels so good to know that I'm not alone!!!
If I am on the bottom and the woman is on top "riding" me, as we get close, I tighten my abs, almost lifting legs off the bed and hold the tension while we climax. Makes it much more intense!
Try this. Have your man get in pushup position over you, now he lowers himself half way and you do a half situp and give each other a long sexy kiss till you (maybe both?)release!
The easiest way for me to reach orgasm during sex is in missionary. I bend my legs and put my feet on the back of my partners thighs. Then I can tense my legs and abs, (kind of like bridging, with deep penetration) and press my pelvis up and forward. The way it allows me to flex and the muscles I use to press into that position do it for me.
Hope that makes sense, its harder to describe than I thot it would be.
I have never orgasmed from exercise, but I have felt those 'funny feelings' while doing heel beats and similar exercises. (laying on stomach, raise legs slightly off floor while keeping them straight) Anyone else have that experience with this sort of exercise?
The two other responses are great and exactly what I do but there is one other thing. My spouse will carry me. Either he's carrying me to the bed or just picking me up against a wall. Then I have my arms around his neck and my legs around his body. This is just like climbing a pole. Ha! And it's absolutely amazing. So trying those other things too and if your partner is strong enough try this. It's my favorite!
try pointing your toes hard out
yea talk about embarrassing, our teacher got us all lying face down on the gym floor then we had to reach back and grab our feet and arch our backs BINGO.
I have never had a problem getting to orgasim, like many of the others - exercise does it. Try riding your husband, him lying on his back, you mounted and in an upright position. Instead of working up and down try keeping your pelvic bone against him and moving back and forth while flexing your lower abdomin in rythem. This is essentially mimicing the pole climb action of shimming your way up the pole with the added pleasure of your partners all important *help*. When your close ask him to help you keep your rythem (as sometimes it's hard to keep up that kind of concentration).
On a side note - I have explained this to a few other women friends and it has worked for all of them so I think you should be good to go - Good luck & have fun:-)
So where you able to achieve in sex? i am in the same boat
Wow what a huge response. Do any of you who have answered wish to speak to me? I am a journalist (female) researching this very topic. I got the idea to do a story on it because it also happenened to me (whilst doing lunges in the gym and a certain yoga movement) so I wanted to investigate.
I am interested in hearing from people so I can get a few quotes (only requires a telephone chat) and ALSO any experts in the field (sex-sperts, doctors, coaches) who may be able to shed some academic or scientific light on the phenomenom.
Please email me on email@example.com
NO! I have this too! So strange, I thought I was the only one. Let me know if you figure it out....firstname.lastname@example.org
i am a 44 y/o male and i have been experiencing this ever since i can remember. i remember sneaking to the playground to climb the pole to make me feel good. even now i can make myself cum when i climb anything. email me at email@example.com if you are like this too. i always thought i was crazy until now.
I am a 22-year old girl. I've been able to orgasm by just rubbing my legs together since I was a young teen. For a while I've been ashamed to even talk to it about people. I've tried to give myself an orgasm by touching myself but it just doesn't seem to happen. I also have not been able to receive an orgasm from anyone ever. It is very frusrating. Is the orgasm that I'm getting clitoral, or another type of orgasm from the inside? The problem is that I don't even know where it's coming from, and want to know so I can maybe experience it when I'm having sex or even being touched by my boyfriend. Anyone else? Or does anyone have any advice?
I am a male and when I was about 8 years old, an older female cousen and I were near the school yard near her house when she said lets go up to the tether ball poles. When we got there she said, "race you to the top" so I eagerly strongly shinnied up trying to beat her to the top when I got almost to the top this great feeling started to form in my penis and genetil area. I reached the top and kept the shinnying action in my legs and put my hands around the top of the pole and held my self there to experience the greatest sensation I had ever felt in my life, I weakly slid down the pole and said, " wow, what was that to my cousen" and she replied "that has something to do with when you make babies." I of course didn't know what she ment and proceeded to get orgasms that way in variations till I learned how to jack off and then have sex with a the ladies.
no its not unique i am male and i had the same experience from a young age almost exact to your description...hope you dont feel alone now ;)
Hi there, you're not alone. The exact thing happens to me, for years I have been doing leg raisers for this very same reason. I wasn't aware I was having an orgasm at the time but realize this is what it is. The only problem is, I can't seem to achieve the same intense orgasm during intercourse, can you help me with this?? I love sex and do have small orgasms but nothing like when I'm excercising.. Do you have any suggestions?
Try lifting your sholders or legs just off the bed and tightening our abs hard just as you are about to orgasm and hold the tension as long as you can. Also tensing your internal muscles may prolong the action. Just remember for many people the muscles must be worked to failure for it ti work so don't stop if you get tired, keep going!
This is the first time i've googled this..its happend to me for years and this evening i orgasmed TWICE in my pilates class!! So thought I should finally check to see if there was anyone else...i think its great but would love to get the same feeling from sex so if anyone knows anything that would work??
You are not alone! When I began doing dumbell lifts across my chest to increase my bust line, I started to get 'warm'. I then switched to laying on my back and raising my legs vertical to my torso and back downt to the floor again. After doing that a number of times I was having an orgasm!
I was interested in Kraken's response as I too am a male and am able to achieve orgasm by doing leg raises. The harder the exercise ie) hanging or inclined, the faster the burn out edge is reached that, if pushed, will cause me to orgasm. The wierd thing is as a guy though is that you usually have to have an erection to ejaculate but by doing it through exercise, ejaculation occurs while being flacid. Obviously a little embarassing at a gym if the mistake is made to go too far and you end up with a mess! I never get aroused and its usually so instantaneous that its hard to stop if working too hard.
Just wear a condom. Like you I don't get very hard when this happens so most don't notice. Of course it's lots more fun at home to work out in the nude!
I think what you experience may be uncommon. but i being a guy also masturbate through excercise. i always masturbate by doing push ups and it is an incredible sensation. in fact i have always mastubated by doing push ups and have never masturbated normally.
I am a 45-year-old married man. I discovered while doing crunches at the gym that the motion causes me noticeable sexual excitement. It doesn't take many crunches to cause this arousal, and thankfully I do not get an erection. Now I avoid this sort of exercise, because it is difficult not to be quickly stimulated by it, and I don't want to embarrass myself publicly. The first couple of times the arousal happened, I jumped up and walked into the men's locker room and paced around until the feeling passed. On one occasion, I was too slow and ejaculated in my shorts while lying on the mat. I don't think I made any sounds or unusual faces (at least for a gym), but I still felt extremely embarrassed and worried that the young woman doing leg stretches nearby might have sensed what had happened, so I hastened to the locker room and found to my relief that the wet spot though somewhat large did not really show, because the shorts were black. I had a coat I could use to hide it, and was able to go home without embarrassment.
I suppose I envy the ladies who can enjoy this pleasure in a public place without detection, and even multiple times! As for us men, I'm afraid we can't hide the results without effort, and for me, all that effort just isn't worth the trouble. As for wearing a condom while working out, that just seems ridiculous.
well i've came on a rollercoaster so yes i believe it can happen
It feels so good to know that I am not alone. My story is more or less the same as everybody elses, rope climbing at around age 8.
There is only one problem. I dont appear to have an orgasm from ANYTHING else but excercizing. Its very frusturating and I feel bad for my boyfriend. Nothing really feels good and I am not sure how to transfer those awesome feelings during excersizing to my love life. :(
Please any advice at all would be most appreciated!!!!!
Im so happy Im not alone :)
I cannot believe that I just read that!!!! I thought I was surely the ONLY one that could achieve orgasms, multiple and with the quickness, via leglifts! I accidentally had my first orgasm in a public gym doing them at the age of 13. I had no idea what that explosion of sensation was till yrs later when I had an orgasm thru sex. I have also told a few ppl over the years of my skill and ppl find it very difficult to believe. I am not one to masterbate either, no need when I can just do my leg lift! I can and do achieve multiple orgasms daily and can do it easily in under a minute. I secretly do thisin public places, like the beach without anyone knowing.My stomach muscles are so tight you xan drive a Mack truck over my belly!! I wish I could talk to the girl like me. I swear I couldve wrote that. Whoa!
Read this and laughed aloud in recognition. Oh yes! Those good old poles. I got started a bit sooner, maybe 3 or even younger--that is, before I can remember. But I remember once, age 3 or 4, a woman yelling at me when I was (ahem) swinging from the horizontal bar by the grocery checkout line. Later, preteens, the kids would be lined up behind me while I "climbed up," legs in that twisty way, "so slowly--why ya going so slowly? you're holding up the line!" to the lowest branch as we climbed our favorite tree. But the thing is, I'm an old lady now, and in "my day," women were supposed to come like all of fireworks and spring and joy together--and if you didn't, hey, you were: immature, frigid, a b--ch, and whatever else, go-see-a-psychotherapist, and ohyes-a-maneater, etc. etc.--so we all thought, or at least many of us did, that what we'd been feeling, so easily for years, couldn't be that heavenly-striven-for o-r-g-a-s-m we'd heard of. Bravo for "The myth of the vaginal orgasm," a *liberating* booklet that let us know we'd been doing it for years. And for, in our later years if not before, our wonderful vibrators.
You are definitely not alone as you can see from all the responses. I am now a female, age 46, married for 15 years, and a mother of two. I happened to see something on this subject recently and it triggered my memory of this happening to me...initially, very accidentally as a little girl at around age 5-6. Of course at this age, I didn't know anything about sex, much less orgasm, but I knew it felt GREAT and that it was something I probably shouldn't tell anyone since it involved my "private parts."
I don't know how I first discovered it, but there was a shelf in our laundry room which was about chest height for me. If I propped myself up on my elbows with my feet hanging off the ground. I guess this was similar to those who did the exercise where they do the machine where they hang and pull their legs up to their chest. When I was hanging, I was tensing my ab muscles and began to get this wonderful feeling and it would eventually come to a climax. I didn't know what was happening other than it felt good and I would do it alot. I found that the same or similar thing happened later on when I climbed a rope at a friend's house. I still didn't know what the feeling was, but I recognized it as the same thing. I was about 8 or 9 by this time. Later, when I learned about sex and orgasm, I recognized this feeling for what it was. My form of masturbation did not include any physical stimulation...I may be reading a romance novel (definitely not graphic) while laying on my stomach propped on my elbows. The experience of tension created by pushing up on my elbows combined with tensing my ab muscles, I would experience an orgasm (I was about 16...still a virgin...but I was sure this is what it was.)
I know that this sensation was derived from the physical exercise and had nothing to do with friction. I've had orgasms later through sex and know what it feels like to have an orgasm brought on by physical stimulation of the genitals, and this is not at all what triggered my early orgasms. I was always highly orgasmic and could orgasm very frequently, in a romantic situation, with no below the waist contact whatsoever.
Ironically, in my mid 40's, I am having trouble achieving orgasms. I can get aroused fairly easily, but can't seem to make it to orgasm. After remembering these experiences from childhood, thanks to the posts here, I wonder if using the exercise approach prior to sex with my husband, I might be onto something. Please someone post a reply if you've come up with something here.
My wife says she get a orgasm doing that same exercise when you hang and have to raise your knees or leg up. She thinks because she is squeezing her legs which in turn squeezing the vagina muscle almost like a kagel exercise.
Okay I'm also glad to know I'm not weird because of this I always wondered what was going on. It started when I was young with the flex arm hang at school. I could lift my pelvis up towards my abdomen and hold it for a little while and when I got shaky is when I would orgasm. I tried explaining it to a friend at one point but she didn't understand. I didn't realize I was having an orgasm until much later and discovered I could do the same thing lying face down in bed or on the floor. I had tried searching in the past online and didn't find any info because I wasn't using "exercise" I guess in my search but came across this forum today. Unfortunately, I too have never been able to orgasm during sex but only thru this kegal exercise or whatever you call it. Maybe I'll try some of the methods mentioned by others here...
I'm 16 and I've experienced exactly what you've said. When I was little I climbed this pole to reach the top and always had that weird sensation, as well as when I workout my lower abs I too at some points feel that sensation as you say is a orgasm. It's really not so great because when I go to fitness classes once in a while they'll do excercises that involve leg lifts or something of the sort and I'll have an orgasm in the middle of the class or when I'm home. I'm glad to hear someone else has experienced this because I wasn't sure if it was a orgasm, as well as if I was weird. I haven't had sex but it appears this is pretty much what it would be like.
I have the same thing from sit ups and leg lifts. I try not to have them at the gym because I have a hard time controlling the pelvic thrusts that happen. It's as good as sex and comes on quicker.
Yes! This totally happened to me when I was younger, but I was more sly about it ;), so no one cut down my rope swing!
I expereience orgasms during my lower abdominal exercises on that very same machine you described (where your holding on, legs dangling below and you bring your legs up to your chest or as high as possible).
Like yourself I have never encountered another person/female who has experienced this, however the people I do tell believe me, both men and women.
The only difference with me is that I find it extremely difficult to orgasm with penal penetration, in fact I can only remember it happening once in my lifetime. I orgasm much better with oral sex but it is not always and it can sometimes take a while.
I would love to be able to orgasm easily and always during sex, during my lower ab exercise I try to understand what motion is triggerring my orgasms so I can try to duplicate it during sex, no luck yet :( but dammit I am gonna orgasm during sex if it kills me!
lol im happy to find out im not the only one! I remember getting it several other times from ridding in the car but this week I figured out I can get it from working out!! I was doing my leg lifts and decided to do it without my hands under me,but instead layed them across my stomach so I could feel my abb muscles contracting and to creat more resistance but after 30 seconds I started having an orgasm and the more I did the stronger the sensation got untill I couldnt lift my legs anymore.At first I though it was just chance and maybe I was turned on for some reason but ever sense then every single time I do my leglifts I have back to back orgasms! I thought there was something wrong with me, but now that I see this I just feel lucky :)
Im 38 and i was swingin my legs all the time as a kid and got that wonderful feeling, never told a soul til today I told my husband that was reason i dont exercise. and now im here writing this. it got pretty bad when i was about 6, i was swingin and enjoy it alittle to much and fell face first and one of my teeth went through my bottem lip. i was at my grandparents and was embarresed and told them i was exercising. something told me i was weird for doing this(tickling my fancy)
You are definately not a freak of nature and now after reading your post I know im not too lol. I noticed it when i was 17 and went to the gym with a friend to get in a good work out. I always just did crunches as an ab excersise but I complained to my friend that it never helped my lower Abs.
She showed me the Machine where you have your legs dangle and raise them up and lets just say I will never be doing that exercise in public again. If I do that exercise I can get to maybe 10 reps before I start to feel this tingling sensation and It only takes one or maybe 2 more identical raises before I go into a very intense Orgasm.
It is different than a typical orgasm during sex. Every so often ill have an explosive orgasm durning sex but most of the time there not always super intense. But when I do that work out It brings on the same Intense Orgasm everytime. I really thought I was the only Person that has ever had that happen.
ok i just realized i have this too when i went to the gym this morning. i usually have a hard time orgasming, i always worried i had a sexual dysfunction and was worried that i wouldn't ever feel the great orgasm everybody says they have. i always had like little climaxes. but i have a personal trainer at the gym now. and for the first time we go to the section where the leg lift bars are and tells me to do 3 sets of 25. I kinda knew i was going to have a hard time because in the past as a pre-teen i had tried that machine before, but i didn't like it because it made me feel like i had to pee and for this reason never did more than a few. well, today i get through the 1st set... stopping every 10 leg lifts and i feel myself throbbing. by my 3rd set I could only get to 14/25 leg lifts and stopping after every 3. I could tell my instructor was like getting impatient and these are pretty easy exercises and i don't want him to think i'm lazy.... so i tell him. im like "sorry this is really embarrassing, but i think this is like making me horny." and im not trying to be like provacative or anything, he just kinda laughs like he's not sure what i just said. " Im not stopping cuz these are hard to do, im stopping cuz im trying to stop myself from orgasming" and he had me do regular sit ups on the ground. He tells me that he's read about that before. and that kinda made me think about researching this. because i had no idea if i was normal when that stuff happened to me. now i need to buy this machine, lol, but i am desperate to know how i can achieve that feeling having intercourse, because like i said i have a hard time with orgasming. unlike you though, i don't feel anything doing the scissors exercise, never had a problem before with that one. but what do i need to do to feel this during sex? like a position? or a motion? i have no idea.
I wish someone who knows how would start a Yahoo group or forum for this so those who can do it could discuss it with each other and compare experiences which might help learn more about what causes it.
I am glad I finally found people like me. Although I just discovered it in my mid 20s from doing ab work outs. It's almost the only way I can achieve an orgasm. Sad that there is very little medical contribution and study about female orgasms. They really don't care, I guess its because the female orgasm is not necessary for human reproduction. Women are sexually suppressed.
OMG that's exactly the same as me! don't worry, i thought i wasn't normal but i guess a handful of people have it! when i'm excercising my abs, i get it =P
This is very interesting, because I've had the same thing happen to me since I was about 6 years old. I was a gymnast since a very young age, and it started happening during ab workouts when I was in competitive gymnastics. I didn't figure out that I was actually having an orgasm until I was about 15. But anytime I tell people (girls or guys) they cannot understand how it's possible. But I know for a fact that it's an orgasm! I'm now 25 and it's definitely the exact same feeling as when I have an orgasm during sex. I guess it is nice, but it's actually a little frustrating sometimes, like when I'm trying to do an ab workout and I can't even get through 1 set without having an orgasm! Also, I pretty much just quit doing ab workouts at the gym, because it's just kinda weird. But anyway, it's nice to know that I'm not just a freak of nature!
Yes! When i was younger I used to go to the park and when I climbed the poles I used to stop for a few seconds because it felt so good, like i could do it all day however tiring. Exactly the same thing! I really want to feel that again because whenever i masturbate (virgin) it doesn't feel that great, so i'm definitley going to try the exercize out!
wow i thought i was the only one in the world,thats my story EXACTLY! i googled this bc i need to seriously find a way to get rid of it ;/ i cant workout at the gym the feeling is so strong i cant keep up with my workout, and i NEED to, im working on my abs. anyone have any answers?
I just found this thing a week ago with me ! i tried 2 times and i got orgasm 2 times and i ejalculated ! but noe if i try i am getting any feeling ? Does anyone know why ? BTW i was doing leg raises '( ab wrkout ) ! i desperately want it back ! Help !
Hi, I have a question. I'm 20 but cannot orgasm. Until today. I did some extra sets of the hanging leg raise at the gym and it hit me so hard! It took me a bit to realize what it was. But why would it be so easy for it to happen at the gym, but even after hours I cannot acheive the sensation?
Hi, Im a teenager and this happens to me too but not as frequently. When I was younger I got the exact same tingling down there and It freaked me out a bit because I thought something was wrong down there. Lol, well anyways I never told anyone. So ever since I was like 12 I would sometimes do simple excercises in my room and out of the blue I would get the same tingling. This year I try doing a routine two times a day and this happened more strongely a few times when I was doing situps and those leg ups, mostly for the leg ups. I was wondering if I was getting orgasims but I thought it was a little far fetched. And I'm too shy to tell my friends. Well at least I found this website :)
Snap! I remember gym in primary school and the rope climbing feeling! Then it was the situp bench...then pilates...then that armrest feet off the floor machine! Ididn't orgasm from sex till i was quite experienced then realised whathad been going on. The good news is during sex if i hold my legs in the air and suckmy tummy muscles in i orgasm quickly...i can hide when it happensso sometimes have up to 3 in one pilates class or work out session! If iknow myhubby just wants a quickie i'll do some 'tummy' exercises first then i'll climax quickly and he doesnt need to do any fore play! So glad i'mnot alone but glad i have this 'skill!' Oh and holding the plank position for about 45secs is a certainty too!
Its so good to see that other people have experienced and also anguished over this very thing. I too noticed mine in about 3-4th grade. Out on the contraption that had the monkey bars and 4 poles straight up through the middle. We were all out hanging out on it, and one of the boys and girls were having a strength showoff, seeing if boys were stronger than girls. Pulling themselves up the poles bottom to top, not using your feet, I tried too, but couldnt make it. We had an afterschool program and later that afternoon I went out on the playground, and was determined to be able to climb bottom to top. Well, you know what happened, I got so close and then had to just hold on for dear life, gripping around the pole, and the waves washing over me. I didnt know what it was, but I did know, it felt so good. I started trying to get out there every chance I could. I would ride my bike there and such and find nobody around. I would do this over and over. I then started going into the bathrooms during class, asking to go, and finding nobody in there, would hang on the door, and do the same excersize, pulling my legs up, and upper body and would orgasm.
One day I am at a friends house, and out back with his sisters, one my age, and his older sister by about 2 years. She is doing similar on the clothesline pole. She kept doing it, then walk around, then doing it again. Then comes the shocker, she asks me, have you ever pulled yourself up like this and felt a funny feeling. I laughed and she goes you have, I thought she was kidding and she wasnt. She then did it again, this time wrapping her legs around the pole after about 20 seconds. She asked me to try it, and i did, and of course orgasmed. She started laughing and said you felt it didnt you. I of course denied it. Not understanding it. I was very timid. I kinda stopped for fear of this girl telling everyone, but she never did.
Years later, about 5 years, it happened again, in gym class, doing the presidential fitness thing, where you had to run, throw, climb etc, I was almost to the top of the rope in the gym, and wham. So embaressed.
I then thought about the clothesline poles and this girl, so I would always make it a point at night around the time to go home, that I would find someones yard that had a clothesline pole and pull myself up on it. I always kept this to myself, until now. I also just shared it with the girl I am dating, thinking she is gonna think i am crazy,,but she said really, have you tried since you were a kid, I told her no,,,but wanted to see if it still does,,,and yes,,,,it does, I did it on my bedroom door in my house.
And like so many of the girls here said, it is so friggin intense, not sure why, havnt experienced it working out, not even a little bit. But glad to know we have the internet, where you can share these experiences, guess this is one of those, that we are afraid people would think we are crazy if you told them. Except for here of course.
Thanks so much for posting this! It's word for word exactly how I feel when I do certain abdominal work outs at the gym. Glad I'm not alone!
You are not alone. Experienced same thing when I was 8 as I was swinging off a bar & pulled my knees upwards. As I got older found I was coming more easily, needing only to suspend one leg in the air.I can have about 8 orgasms in a row, the Intensity is unbelievable & had always thought I was freakish until now. Does anyone know why this happens?
It's called a 'coregasm'. Google that for more information. The best information I know about its causes, and its relation to other forms or sexual excitation, is unfortunately in French - it can be downloaded at http://foyer.biep.org.
Hello all, im a 40 year old man. I cant get my wife to orgasm when we have sex but she has told me she can orgasm by exercise, being a gymnast at a young age. We would like to transfer the exercise to OUR bedroom, has anyone been able to transfer the how to alone, to how to together? Oddly enough, this is the second lady in my life that achieves orgasms by playgrounds and particular exercices...i guess its time i learn!
Not just females have this, males aswell. I remember when I was young it happened to me, once i went to far and i remember like pissing myself, then had to quickly run to the school toilets, that was embarrasing but i was a smart kid and know one noticed ( luckily i had a change of shorts haha). I was just randomly thinking of this today and googled to this page, I havent felt this feeling in ages and was hoping to find some infomation on what to do to feel it again. Also if there was a medical term, becuase it may be a great answer for people. If someone could find out the reason this happens then maybe it could help a lot of people experience this magical feeling.
I was also wondering if this had anything to do with sugar levels, this is becuase I used to eat lotsa sweets when i was young and now im older i have low sugar levels and havent experienced this feeling for ages.
My reason for thinking it may have something to do with sugar levels is becuase if your body is producing too many glucose it can build up and make you need to pee. and i recall having this sensation of needing to pee when i was doing these exercises for orgasm at school. I hope i explained that clear enough lol. responses would be awesome thanks :) .
Thanks all of yall. My wife read this and joined the gym the next day. She hasn't had an orgasm yet, but she has lost 18 pounds and looks amazing so MY orgasms are better =o)
Also.. do you think this is genetic? Like my sister probably has the same thing?.. have any of you asked your siblings?
God bless the internet! It happens to me too, I didn't understand what it was until this year and I have never told anyone about it because I've never heard anything about it. I usually only get it when I do ab work outs but if I push myself just the right amount when I'm running I can get it from that too... Crazy crazy!! but I'm glad I'm not alone!
Wow. I'm not alone!!! I'm a 22 year old male. I've been doing my own version of this sexercise since I was in middle school. The pole feeling was farmiliar for me in elementary school but it wasn't until picking my body up off the ground in the seated position with my hands that I had an orgasm. I think by holding my legs up and engauging muscles almost until the point of failure was key having the orgasm. I wondered if the prostate gets somehow stimulated when I lift my legs and flex my lower abs. But that is just a theory. But if women can do it, then it must be something else.
I learned that I could also reach an orgasm using a pull up bar. Or doing ab exercises like leg lifts, variations on crunches and others.
Unlike what someone mentioned I stay flacid until the urge hits, then I get a quick erection followed by ejaculation. I never lay a hand on myself. I wish there were a medical term for this form of ejaculation. When I use the pullup bar I simply pull up with my knees raised and then hold it. Sometimes I try to touch my knees to my elbows and then hold it. Occationally my muscles give out before I can ejaculate, but at least I always get a good workout when I'm done. :)
It sounds like what I went through as a kid, I really liked the Tether ball poll, and the rope swing too....But I never told a soul, it was too good to tell someone and have them tell me it was wrong! I liked it too much for that...
This is a very normal thing for young girls to feel. I think we are the lucky ones, some woman don't have O's at all....
Good luck & Happy New Year, and just know you are normal.
omg i have been trying to figure out what is going on with me when i do this leg/lower abs excercise. I orgasm when i lay down on my back, have my legs straight while i lift them both up and down making sure my lower back stays flat on the ground...eventually in a minute or so i feel this intense sensation as i do when i have sex. i dont get how it happens !!!!!!it feels really good, i've been trying to look it up for monthsss almost a year to see if it happens to other girls.