Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Indiana University: Not only good at basketball (this is about sex, so read it.)

Well, well, well, for those of you fond of college sports, you know Indiana University has a long-standing history of being a great collegiate athletics program. And congratulations to them for making it into the Sweet 16 (along with my Kansas Jayhawks.) But what you didnt know is that Indiana University is not only good at basketball.  An article today in Forbes revealed some very scintillating details. Ladies, you will like it. Men, you will like it. (If you are my Father or brothers, feel free to skip out now and see you back here in a few days.)

Here is the headline:

Here's an incentive to exercise: Women report experiencing orgasms in the gym

(Study shows orgasm 'is not necessarily a sexual event')

Although the phenomenon was first reported in 1953, 'little is known about exercise-induced orgasms,' according to scientists from Indiana University. To fill in the gap researcher Debby Herbenick and her team surveyed hundreds of women aged from 18 to 63 who said they had experienced exercise-induced orgasm or sexual pleasure. Herbenick said that the mechanisms behind exercise-induced orgasm and exercise-induced sexual pleasure remain unclear and, in future research, they hope to learn more about triggers for both.
So, you know exercise is good for you already. But this potential added twist? Very interesting. I can say this has never happened to me and I hope it never does. Making your O face at the gym only happens in certain movies (a friend told me.) However, I am intrigued. And I appreciate the dedicated researchers at Indiana University will spend more time on this in the future.


The study, published in the journal Sexual and Relationship Therapy, did not determine how common it is for women to experience exercise-induced orgasm or exercise-induced sexual pleasure.
However, the authors noted that it took only five weeks to recruit the 370 women who experienced the phenomenon, suggesting it is not rare.

I am quite certain you would have NO trouble gathering volunteers. And a resource told me IU is one of the leading institutes on sex, gender and reproduction so big applause for that as well. And IU, if you want to do more research on orgasm that will procure details and data and could one day lead to them being as readily accessible as shamrocks in Ireland, well, I think we would all be interested in learning more.

Now, try not to think about this at work all day. You are welcome.

8 comments:

Brian Miller said...

will be an interesting game with KY...

hmm...orgasms in the gym...i am just picturing when harry met sally and wondering if this is really a good thing....haha

Slamdunk said...

I am always rewarded with gems of insight when I stop by here. My only motivation in working out is that the end of working out is that much closer.

Go Jayhawks.

ipenka said...

So THAT'S why people want to be professional athletes!

webb said...

It might be some sort of endorphin release.

It can also happen when you have a "histamine release". If you run very hot water over your poison ivy rash for several minutes until it gets nearly unbearable, then suddenly .... well, it almost makes getting into the ivy worth it! (Beware of burning your skin! and don't do it too often!)

Ed said...

You definitely know how to get my attention.

That's right, IU basketball.

Eva Gallant said...

I obviously need to excersize more!

Colleen said...

I went to Purdue - arch rival of IU, and I remember talking about these way back when. I had a couple friend who swore by excersize induced O's. Both of them linked it to their nether piercings.

Vodka Logic said...

Apparently I am doing it wrong or riding the wrong bike at the gym. I must ask the trainer about this...the cute one anyway. :)