yoga + orgasm = yogasm ?

This post from the Daily Beast–Are Yogasms Real?–makes me blush. A quote:

In New York City, a woman who chose to remain nameless talked to The Daily Beast about experiencing a yoga orgasm at Pure Yoga, a fancy studio on Manhattan’s Upper East Side owned by the Equinox fitness chain. “I was in lotus pose, focusing on breathing and lifting the muscles of my pelvic floor,” she said. She wasn’t prepared for what happened after her instructor pressed his body against her back and synchronized his breath with hers, lifting her ribs as she inhaled, and pushing down on her thighs as she exhaled. “I was tingling all over!” she gushed.

I’ve had moments of ecstasy during yoga classes after nailing a pose once believed impossible, I’ve had amazing assists from hot teachers, but I’ve never experienced an orgasm in yoga class. Have you?

Via YogaCityNYC.


Yoga sexy time

Have better sex through yoga! Apparently, the Journal of Sexual Medicine published a study saying that yoga can enhance one’s sex life. According to “In the study, women aged 22-55 completed a 12-week program in which they did an hour of yoga every day. The results indicated that women reported improvements in desire, orgasm and arousal with almost 20% improvement in sexual function. The results for men are similar. Sixty-five males aged 24-60 participated in the study and showed a significant increase in sexual benefits of yoga including improvements in desire, satisfaction, confidence and performance.”

This is the fifth image result in google when I typed "yoga sexy" with safe search ON!

This would be great PR for yoga. However, although I didn’t read the study, I’m not convinced. The study sounds like it was not rigorous enough–neither randomized nor controlled, and therefore not persuasive.

I have my own theories on and experience with yoga’s sex benefits, which I will share with you over a glass of wine someday.