After lots of research, Herbenick found a few factors that make coregasm more likely — and might help someone experience it for the first time. We summed them up into a few tips, below. Obviously this isn't something that will work for everyone (just like no combination of sex acts guarantees an orgasm for everyone), but it's worth a shot.
- Start with cardio: Arousal and orgasm from exercise seems to be easier after doing some cardio for at least 20-30 minutes. This builds on a lot of previous sex research that finds that activating a woman's sympathetic nervous system (your fight-or-flight response) through exercise can increase subsequent arousal to sexual stimuli, says Herbenick. So if you get your heart rate up and your sympathetic nervous system engaged before you focus on your core, you might be more likely to feel aroused or have a coregasm.
- Increase intensity / weights / reps: Really fatiguing the core muscles seems to be important for coregasms, so don't be afraid to up the intensity or increase your weights or reps (but only to the point where you aren't sacrificing form when doing exercises). It seems to be the case that people with stronger core muscles might need more intense exercise or more reps to bring on a coregasm, so if you've already got strong abs, maybe try something a little harder, like chin-ups.
- Pay attention to the order: For many people, going directly from cardio to core work increased arousal and made them more likely to coregasm, says Herbenick. So if you always go from the treadmill to the weight room to the mat, try switching it up. But everyone is different, so if you notice more arousal or tingly feelings when you do pull-ups before cardio, then stick with that!
- Relaaaax: Just like other orgasms, letting go and not stressing out about them is key. So as intense and engaged as you are in your workouts, let your mind kind of zone out and focus on the sensations you're feeling.