Fact: Some women and men can have orgasms when they aren't having sex, or even trying to have an orgasm.
"We know that it happens, but we don't really know why," says Debby Herbenick, Ph.D., an associate professor at Indiana University and author of The Coregasm Workout. "People who have non-genital orgasms may be embarrassed to talk about them, but it's actually completely normal."
A non-genital orgasm can feel just as good as a genital orgasm.
"There have been studies where people who have non-genital orgasms use adjectives that describe how they feel compared to sexual orgasms," Herbenick says. "And they've found that, while everyone experiences orgasms differently, there are a lot of crossover adjectives between the two."
So what kinds of orgasms have you had?
Maybe you've orgasmed while working out?
A coregasm — which some women say is a less intense version of a genital orgasm — tends to occur during exercises that use the core muscles. Knee raises and leg raises on the captain's chair at the gym seem to do the trick, Herbenick says. "For men, pull-ups can sometimes be a trigger."