13 Women describe what an orgasm feels like for them
The female orgasm is an elusive thing. While men know for sure when they've reached climax, women's bodies are a little more complex. But if you're lucky enough to be the owner of a vagina, you'll know that women do enjoy certain upsides, namely they can have two different types of orgasms, clitoral and vaginal. Now, of course, cumming isn't the be-all and end-all of sex, you can still have passionate, sensuous and satisfying sex without climaxing, but you've got to admit, it really finishes things off nicely.
So if you've ever wondered how women feel when they orgasm, here are 13 women of Reddit describing what climaxing feels like for them...1. This woman says it's like a "good sneeze"
"A gradual building of enjoyable tension and then a quick release with a little jolt of pleasure. The best analogy is a good sneeze, the kind that goes aah-aah-AAH-AAH-CHOO, but with a longer buildup and usually more pleasure and a bit more duration on the release.
Sometimes, at first, a girl's orgasm can be so small she's not sure if it was a real one. But gradually your body gets better at doing the build-up longer and further, holding off the release so it's stronger."2. And here's a rather weird comparison...
"I think like when you a get a mosquito bite and you scratch it and you get that oooooooooooooh my god feeling. Like that but more central to your genitals"
"Like every muscle in my body is being squeezed. I don't get the 'waves of pleasure' thing everyone talks about."4. Good to know
"Aside from them being slightly longer on average than a male climax, I haven't found any reason to believe that a clitoral orgasm is much different from a penile one (aside from the fact that most of us don't ejaculate when we cum). Descriptions of vaginal and prostate orgasms sound pretty similar too, and scientists have actually recorded almost identical sets of pelvic muscle spasms in males and females."5. Some orgasms last longer than others
"It begins like an throbbing sensation in my clitoris. Then it grows into an almost burning/tingling sensation that spreads out in waves across my pelvis. It can last anywhere from a few seconds to almost a minute or two. Many women have different experiences but that is the closest I can describe to what I feel."6. Sneezing is a really popular comparison
"It feels like a sneeze to me. A growing sensation that is like ahhh, ahhhhh, ahhhhhhhhh with tiny shocks going down my legs, with the orgasm itself being the CHOOOOOOO. My clit throbs two, three times and it feels like it is trying to turn itself inside out. Then, immediately following the throb is a small gush or two, maybe a teaspoon or two at the most. Then, so sensitive I can't touch there. Then just subsiding relief. And... sleep, if possible."
"Like an itch you can't scratch thats almost unbearable and when it's there it feels ammmmaazzziinnnng."8. It makes sense
"To me, it feels like a vibration from one of those massage chairs. Obviously, in a different region times a thousand in intensity."9. This woman describes the difference between clitoral and vaginal orgasms for her
"Clitoral: kind of like holding your breath and beginning to pass out. Your body clenches up, you feel momentarily out of control, and then you take that glorious staggering breath of relief.
Vaginal: intense, powerful, and fulfilling. During vaginal stimulation, for me, it feels like there's an aching void that needs to be filled. Every stroke adds to the desire, and I start to feel ripples of sensation quake through me until finally a thunderous applause erupts from within. It's glorious."10. It's like a "wave"
"I heard it was like a rush, then like a wave...... like a rushing wave"11. This is a nice, simple explanation
"Lots of shivers and twitches!"12. Now that sounds like a great orgasm
"Like being wasted and eating a really f***ing good burrito"13. This woman likens it to a tsunami
"The surfing analogy is pretty accurate. I always call it the 'tsunami' because it gets bigger and bigger until it carries you away."
Well there you have it, the female orgasm is a complex, yet wonderful thing. Personally, I think it's made even more special off the back of being slightly different for everyone. I mean, who wants to cum in the same way as everyone else?
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