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4 Non-Sexual Things That Can Make You Orgasm

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From vibrators to masturbation, there are plenty of ways to make climaxing outside of intercourse itself just a little bit easieror more fun. But, there are also some non-sexual ways that may do the trick too. From sleeping, to working out, to even just thinking, check out these surprising ways you may be able to reach an orgasm outside the bedroom.

Plus, find out what's going on in your head when you orgasm—and how it affects your health. 

Sleeping
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During the REM stage of sleep, it’s not uncommon for female genitals to become engorged and lubricated, which can lead to an orgasm. “These orgasms often accompany erotic dreams, but they also may occur during dreams of a nonerotic nature,” Barbara Bartlik, M.D., a New York-based psychiatrist and sex therapist tells Woman’s Day. See? Wet dreams aren't just for horny teeange boys.

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A topic which continues to be researched is the “coregasm,” or exercise-induced orgasm. According to a landmark study conducted a few years ago, abdominal exercises (hence coregasm), climbing, and lifting weights were among the most common exercises to induce orgasm. SoulCycle addicts will be happy to know that exercise-induced sexual pleasure was also reported during biking/spinning. If an orgasm during your next exercise class isn't optimal, here are some other workout-induced pleasures backed by research.

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There may not be much science behind this one, but New York-based sex coach Barbara Carrellas insists you can actually think yourself to an orgasm, or "think off," through deep breathing and Kegels. Check out one Salon writer's experience with the technique here.

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Although controversial, some claim that the sound of whispering or tapping fingernails can cause pleasurable tingles, or ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response). This tingling sensation can be accompanied by feelings of euphoria and relaxation, leading some to coin the experience a "brain-gasm," or brain orgasm, Atlantic reports

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