Here we go again with academics love of letters to signify the latest in sexology: The results of this recent online survey of only 124 women who reported experiencing exercise-induced orgasms (EIO) and 246 women who experienced exercise-induced sexual pleasure (EISP). Sometimes I worry that we have forgotten the (CIO) clitoral induced orgasms.
While I admire Debby and anyone doing some kind of research, this is not such a big deal. Arnold Kegel was onto this back in the fifties. He originally had women working their pelvic floor muscles to avoid surgery and heal urinary incontinence. Those same women came back and reported having orgasms for the first time or better orgasms. It seems each new generation must invent the wheel all over again.
In my sessions, I promote what I call "The rock n roll orgasm" which is squeezing the PC muscle as your pelvis rocks forward and then releasing it when you come to rest. The release is the key not the squeeze. Many women hold all of those muscles tight to have what I call a "tension orgasm." So yes, by all means get those core muscles strong but don't forget to release them too. I'd speculate that today we have more chronically tight PC muscles that need to be stretched than no muscle tone at all.
Today doing your "Kegels" is nearly a household word. In fact some women got so carried away with having bigger and better orgasms (we are so sexually competitive) that they end up with chronically tense pelvic floor muscles. They are now advised by physical therapists to begin doing squats to release or stretch those same muscles. Just so we don't carried away with the athleticism of good sex, many out of shape over weight gals can come big and strong. As a senior out-of-shape Crone, I still work my PC muscle but only when I have a vibrator on my clitoris and my dildo in my vagina.