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Ever Had a Yogasm? Yoga and Sex Talk Gets ‘Oh’ So Interesting

in In Class, YD News


Oh yes, yes! The semi-popular semi-taboo yoga and sex talk comes swinging around the block once again with its saucy seducing scent of tea tree oil and Sex Panther. This time it’s the ‘Oh’ word: yOgasm. We didn’t make it up.

So, is this yogasm for real? Like the “ecstatic birth” trend, are orgasms “yoga’s best kept secret”? The experts weigh in, via Daily Beast:

The sexologist: “It’s another way that a woman can bring herself to orgasm without touching herself,” says Dr. Jeffre TallTrees.

The Yoga Teacher: “The first time it happened to me I was in Sharon Gannon’s class at Jivamukti, and I was in forward bend,” expresses Kelly Morris, a popular yoga instructor in New York City. “I was breathing and concentrating and suddenly, ‘Whoa!’”

The Lucky Student: “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.

Mmmm…yogasm or mula bandha contact high? Does it matter?

The greater subject here may be how yoga affects, as in enhances, your sexual experience. No not just on the mat! Good grief. The thing is, the subject seems to be less taboo than it once was (read: those wild and crazy tantra antagonists) and freedom to talk about your hooha in relation to yoga is actually healthy and normal.

Indeed. Marco Rojas, the same yoga teacher who implores us to “feel the now” (sometimes blindfolded), is highlighted in the DB article as an experienced yoga and better-sex guide of sorts.

“One woman who attended a class where we focused a lot on mula bandha came back the next day and told me she was able to orgasm for the first time with her boyfriend of six years,” says Rojas, seeming slightly flabbergasted himself. “So yes, things can happen! To infinity and beyond.”

Marco doesn’t explicitly teach yoga for sex (yet) but we’ve taken his class and have heard enough interesting and liberating sounds to believe people are finding the pleasure in the pain. And it’s not just more fun for the ladies.

Alan Finger, prestigious yogi and founder of ISHTA (Integrated Science of Hatha, Tantra and Ayurveda) Yoga tells us:

“The man starts at a disadvantage because his orgasm is outwards, which makes it briefer and shorter than a woman’s. But if he can engage mula bandha during sex, then he can prolong his climax and make the entire experience more powerful.”

Another reason for the dudes to practice?

We totally buy into the science of this by the way, even if yoga is simply getting you more in touch with your body – yes ALL of your body. Pubococcygeus, ladies! ahem. And breath control, that’s another story. Please excuse us, we need a savasana…and a shower.

*no conclusive evidence on added benefits of naked yoga quite yet. anyone? Bueller?



7 comments… add one
  • David

    This article made me think of this madTV sketch…


  • I see on FB you said ‘lots of hits but no comments’, maybe people are curious about this phenom but havent experienced so have nothing to say? I have been practicing ashtanga for about four years, engaging my bandhas, and no yogasm for me, but I WILL say that the orgasms I have during coitus are so intense that sometimes it almost hurts, especially as my practice strengthens. I have them in my sleep though, not all the time, but if we havent had sex for more than a week it happens. 🙂

  • the first rule of yogasms is you don’t talk about yogasms. the second rule of yogasms is you don’t talk about yogasms…..

    seriously though. guys aren’t excluded from this party. just because we don’t make messes in our pants doesn’t mean we can’t have a peak experience.

  • I can definitely vouch for the improved sex life after a regular practice. I remember just always feeling sexier, more confident. not just because my bod LOOKED great, but i just felt great. i don’t know what it is.. but i remember explaining it all to my boyfriend at the time. there was definitely a change in the drive thanks to a daily practice! regular sex can really improve your life: boost your confidence, release enorphins, and it’s just fun. 😉

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