How to really enjoy exercise…

I get an eclectic group of emails on my home email address from a variety of sites, retailers, organizations, and publications I follow.  There really is no telling what could end up in my email inbox on any given day.  One of the folks I hear regularly from is Oprah.  Well, probably not Oprah herself, but her empire. Oprah regularly sends out emails that take you back to her site to read articles from her expert friends.

There is nothing Oprah won’t talk about – she covers it all.  As such I wasn’t surprised to get an email focused on sexual well-being.  The email had links to a number of interesting topics regarding sex.  I fancy myself as being fairly well-read on these topic, but every once in awhile I run across something I did not know.  Such was the case with the below tidbit about orgasms at the gym.

“Working out at the gym? Sleeping on an airplane? Giving birth? Women (perhaps even you!) have reported experiencing orgasms in all of these unconventional situations. This has nothing to do with subconscious fantasies: Spontaneous, non-sexual orgasms can be caused by increased blood flow to the genitals combined with vibration or contact with the clitoris (during labor, there are also massive surges of ecstasy-inducing hormones like prolactin, oxytocin and beta-endorphins). Exercise-induced orgasms, in particular, seem to have been the gym addict’s best-kept secret, until a study late last year by human sexuality researchers at Indiana University revealed that about a quarter of the 530 women they interviewed had climaxed while working on their abdominals, riding a bike or lifting weights.”

I did not know that exercise could be orgasmic.  How has this little perk escaped me?  I am going to try a lot harder to really enjoy my exercise like the 530 women the researchers  interviewed.  Thanks for the tip Oprah and friends! ;-)

Day one thousand two hundred and ninety-six of the new forty – obla di obla da

Ms. C

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I teach at NDSU...but I remain a student of life with all the enthusiasm that entails. My favorite saying is, "Sometimes you have to take the leap and build your wings on the way down." In the new forty that is what I am doing...building my wings.
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One Response to How to really enjoy exercise…

  1. tim haering says:

    This discovery has nothing for me, Ms. C, unless now stomach crunches count as foreplay. I have exercised strenuously for the last 40 years and I have never enjoyed exercise. But I always enjoy having exercised. There is no feeling like being done with a run or workout. Practical advice: Don’t ever expect to feel good while exercising, the good feelings come after. So gut it out.

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