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A Woman's Walk Can Tell Her History of Sex Life, Say Researchers

Update Date: Jun 04, 2012 11:56 AM EDT

 

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A latest study says that some intimate details of a woman's sex life can be gauged by just seeing her walk.

According to researchers from Belgium, a walk reveals a lot about a woman's sex life.

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During the research, scientists from the Universiti Catholique de Louvain, Institut d'itudes de la famille et de la sexualiti, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, studied the ways in which different women walked and the results revealed that those who have orgasms during vaginal intercourse have a different walk from others.

The researchers say that apart from having a positive impact on a woman's mental health, orgasms also loosen certain muscles in a woman's body, which make their walk look more effortless.

"Research has demonstrated the association between vaginal orgasm and better mental health. Some theories of psychotherapy assert a link between muscle blocks and disturbances of both character and sexual function. In Functional-Sexological therapy, one focus of treatment is amelioration of voluntary movement," researchers wrote in the study.

For the research, women who experienced vaginal orgasm and those who did not were recorded walking on the street and sexologists who did not know each woman's sexual history were asked to see the videos and judge their orgasmic status.

"In the sample of healthy young Belgian women, half of whom were vaginally orgasmic, history of vaginal orgasm that was triggered solely by penile-vaginal intercourse, was diagnosable at far better than chance," the authors wrote.

The sexologists were able to accurately differentiate between the women who regularly experienced orgasms from intercourse from whose who did not, simply by watching the videos of them walking. The accuracy percentage was reportedly 81.25, according to the study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine.

"The discerning observer may infer women's experience of vaginal orgasm from a gait that comprises fluidity, energy, sensuality, freedom, and absence of both flaccid and locked muscles," researchers added.

Clitoral orgasm history was unrelated to both ratings and to vaginal orgasm history. "Exploratory analyses suggest that greater pelvic and vertebral rotation and stride length might be characteristic of the gait of women who have experienced vaginal orgasm," the researchers noted.

"Results are discussed with regard to previous research on gait, the effect of the musculature on sexual function, the special nature of vaginal orgasm, and implications for sexual therapy," they concluded.

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