the yogasm: yoga’s “best kept secret?”

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What keeps you coming back to yoga? This Daily Beast article suggests that it might be more than relaxation and health. It might just be the promise of the yogasm. And apparently, yogasms are on the rise. Or at least people are starting to talk about them.

Rumors of the elusive yoga orgasm have circulated for years, but recently, teachers and students have begun discussing the phenomenon more openly. Sex researchers are also honing in on the subject: “It’s another way that a woman can bring herself to orgasm without touching herself,” says sexologist Dr. Jeffre TallTrees.

There are other non-sexual activities that are said to induce orgasms, such as ecstatic birth, a trend that picked up steam several years ago and culminated in the 2007 documentary, Orgasmic Birth: The Best-Kept Secret. Across the country, it seems more and more women are discovering yoga’s “best-kept secret.”

“Students open up to me about it all the time!” says Bonnie Saldivar-Jones, a teacher at Ginseng Yoga in San Diego. [The Daily Beast]

Here’s your chance to open up in a semi-anonymous fashion! Have you ever had a yogasm? Tell us in this handy poll! And if you’re really brave, feel free to give us more details in the comments section below.

See also: the coregasm: yoga myth or reality?

  1. wow- i’m surprised there are two ‘oh yeah’ votes…. really? thought it was a complete myth.
    there ya go.

    • I know! I wish they had left a comment with more details about the experience. so curious!

  2. I predict that your local yoga studio will have a workshop on it next week. If there’s a buck to be made off yoga, it will be.

  3. Interesting, Roseanne. Being somebody who has never (yet) experienced anything like this before, I nevertheless find it fascinating and curious. Interesting material to blog about 🙂