What is a Coregasm, and How Can You Have One?

By Isabelle Uren / June 19, 2023

Welcome to another exciting exploration of the human body’s incredible capacity for pleasure – the somewhat elusive but definitely real coregasm! Today, we’re looking at what happens when fitness becomes a whole lot more fun! Not only is a coregasm a totally normal bodily reaction, it brings a whole new motivation to get your body moving!

Here’s everything I’ll share about coregasms

  1. What is a Coregasm?
  2. Can Anyone Have a Coregasm and how common are they?
  3. What Does a Coregasm Feel Like?
  4. How to Have a Coregasm
  5. Should You Be Embarrassed About Having Coregasms in Public?
  6. How to Stop Having Coregasms?

What is a Coregasm?

So before we dive into the exciting stuff of how you can explore coregasms, I’m sure more than a few of you are still wondering what a coregasm even is! A coregasm, as the name suggests, is an orgasm that arises as the result of intense core activation. Yes, now it makes so much sense why there are so many people in gym. You can think of it as your body’s way of saying thank you and giving you an extra boost of motivation to go back for more!

There are two main muscular systems involved in coregasms — your core and your pelvic floor.

The Core

While we often think of the core as just your abs, there’s a lot more to it! This complex series of muscles supports your lower back, hips, pelvis, and your abdomen. These muscles work together to support you entire body, help you maintain balance, and allow you to move your body, so yeah pretty important stuff!

The Pelvic Floor

The pelvic floor muscles are a group of muscles that run across the the bottom of the pelvis, a bit like a hammock, supporting the pelvic organs, including the bladder, bowel, in vulva owners, the uterus.

They play a key role in healthy bladder and bowel function as well as sexual function.

It also plays a part in orgasm. During an orgasm, the pelvic floor contracts rhythmically, creating those oh so pleasurable twitchy muscles contractions.

If you are not sure how to locate or activate your pelvic floor muscles, you can try using a yoni egg or kegel balls, like Lelo Luna Balls.

How are they connected?

You might have noticed that your core feels a little tired after a particularly powerful orgasm or four, and that’s because your core and your pelvic floor are connected.

And the opposite can happen when you do intense exercise! When you exercise your core muscles, you’re engaging and working your pelvic floor muscles, which for some lucky people can trigger the same sensations as an orgasm!

Can Anyone Have a Coregasm and how common are they?

The short answer is: potentially, yes. As we all have core muscles and a pelvic floor, anyone can experience a coregasm regardless of which genitals they have.

However, it seems more common among vulva owners than penis owners. It’s also important to note, like any type of orgasm, not everyone will have a coregasm and that is totally ok!

While the name might be relatively new, coregasms are more common than you might think. However, there is not a lot of research that defines just how common they are.

This is often the case when with sexual phenomenon as not only is it difficult to get funding, but people can also be embarrassed to share such intimate information or not even be aware they are having a coregasm!

What Does a Coregasm Feel Like?

Now you know a bit more about the mechanisms of a coregasm, lets get down to the good stuff of how it feels.

Of course, it can vary from person to person but some describe it as a sudden, intense rush of pleasure that radiates from the core to the rest of the body while others experience a more subtle, warm sensation that builds gradually. Unlike a genital orgasm, coregasms are more commonly felt across the whole lower body.

Another interesting aspect is that for many, coregasms aren’t accompanied by sexual arousal or sexual thoughts. A study from researchers at Indiana University of 530 women found that women who experienced coregasms rarely reported feeling psychologically aroused.

My Personal Coregasm Experience

I was graced with my first coregasm very recently, on my way to work actually! Having just hauled myself up a steep hill on my trusty steed of a bike, I climbed off only to experience a a tingling, radiating pleasure that spread all over body. My first thought was wtf was that, followed by that felt pretty good, and then finally a moment of realisation!

I put this new found skill down to my newest hobby — CrossFit! My core has never worked quite so hard, and I feel like this was my reward! Some gentle encouragement from the CrossFit gods, if you will!

How to Have a Coregasm

Achieving a coregasm is a highly individual process and what works for one person might not work for another. However, there are some general tips and strategies that can increase your chances of experiencing this unique form of pleasure.

1. Warm-Up

As with any type of exercise, it’s essential to properly warm up your body first to get your blood flowing to your muscles and help you become more in tune with your body, which can also help when trying to achieve a coregasm.

2. Mind-Body Connection

A coregasm isn’t just about the physical activity; it’s also about being connected to your body. While exercising try to tune in to the sensations in your muscles and how the sensations change as you work harder or as you push through muscle fatigue, as this is the time many people experience coregasms.

3. Core-Intensive Exercises

As you night have guessed exercises that engage your core and pelvic floor muscles are the ones you want to focus on. Hanging leg raises, planks, and core activating yoga poses are all good options. However, it will vary from person to person.

4. Experiment with Different Exercises

You might need to try a few different exercises to find out what works best for you. Here are some ideas to get you started:

Hanging leg raises

Pelvic Floor Muscles - Leg raises

This exercise engages both the core and the pelvic floor, providing the perfect storm for inducing a coregasm.


Stabilizing the body in plank pose requires a lot of core engagement, which also recruits the pelvic floor.

Yoga poses

Certain yoga poses, like the Bridge or the Wheel, can also trigger a coregasm due to the intense core engagement they require.

5. Consistency and Patience

Achieving a coregasm isn’t something that necessarily happens on the first try, and it can take time for you develop the core strength or connection required to get there. It’s also important to note that not everyone will have a coregasm and that isn’t a reflection on your physical or sexual abilities — we are all different!

6. Breathing Techniques

Deep breathing can help you connect to your body and also engages your core and pelvic floor! Some people find that certain breathing patterns, such as exhaling during the exertion phase of the exercise, can increase their chances of having a coregasm.

Should You Be Embarrassed About Having Coregasms in Public?

Absolutely not! Coregasms are a natural and involuntary bodily response to activating your muscles! If anything, they’re a sign that you’re really engaging your core and pelvic floor during your workout. Not to mention, while they are orgasmic, they often aren’t inherently sexual in nature, and even if they are, it’s nothing to be ashamed of! You go get your work out and enjoy the perks!

However, if dislike the sensation of coregasms or find they make you too self-conscious, there are ways to manage and control your coregasms, which brings us to our next point.

How to Stop Having Coregasms?

If you’re finding your coregasms are getting in the way of your workout, there are a few strategies you can try:

  • Modify your exercises: If you know certain exercises trigger coregasms, try modifying them or replacing them with other exercises that work the same muscle groups.
  • Control your breathing: If you feel a coregasm coming on, stop and take some deep, controlled breaths.