When orgasm begins, there is a burning, tickling sensation deep within my pelvis. My penis becomes more sensitive, and pleasant "pins and needles" prickle up and down its length. This prickliness starts from the head and washes down, down, down to where the burning-tickling sensation started. When the two meet, a cyclical rhythmical pulsation of nerves begins, and I feel fluid rushing from within my pelvis, within the crevasses of my thigh (ever so heavenly and sweet). I involuntarily start squeezing and throbbing, as the semen splashes through my tubes from testicle to prostate to the outside. Afterwards, my penis and pelvis are abuzz and warm – very happy.
- age 23, Canada
This Week's Wackiest Response:
I squirt peanut butter and feed it to my turtle.
- age 17, Canada
I react differently, depending on the situation. If I am alone, my entire body may spasm or "jerk" somewhat. If I'm with someone when I climax, the experience sometimes involves uncontrollable thrashing about or loud moans. A few times, orgasm has brought a sizable discharge that resembles urine or water from my penis, which can be rather embarrassing.
- age 33, Indiana
I shudder in pleasure. My eyes get a stoned look to them, and I usually moan and gasp slightly (unless my parents are home, of course). The waves of ecstasy put me in a trance – even if only for a few seconds.
- age 17, California
My nipples get hard, my breathing deepens, I often get a rash on my chest, I usually convulse, and I make the most amazing faces!
- age 47, Missouri
I feel my penis contract powerfully. Next, chills race through my body, and it feels as if every muscle contracts. I shudder, and sometimes I might even drool a little.
- age 15, Maryland
My toes curl. Sometimes, my hand and legs start to shake. My legs and arms start tingling, and sometimes (if it's really good) my eyes start to roll back into my head and my eyelids close.
- age 24, Ohio
At first, my eyes start to roll around, if they aren't closed. My legs start to shake as if I'm cold, and I just *must* cry out. I also get tight – something like uterine contractions.
- age 16, Texas (female)
For me, orgasm is a *complete* experience throughout my body. Of course, each masturbation session is different – but in general, the sensations that rush through my entire body (not just my penis) completely overwhelm me. My heart begins to pound fiercely, my breathing gets much heavier so that I gasp for air, and my face becomes hot and flushed. And I always have muscle spasms – including very odd, uncontrollable facial expressions, with my anal sphincter contracting repeatedly. Afterwards, I am always shaking and quivering, and I usually feel exhausted. It's probably for this reason that I can rarely masturbate "unnoticed," so I always have to set special times for it.
- age 17, Virginia
My penis gets quite hard, my muscles get all tight and tense, and my hips thrust forward. If the orgasm is outstanding, I moan out loud as long as no one is around. At times, right after orgasm, it feels as if all of my muscles just relax and go limp so that I cannot move. Occasionally, I black out for a few seconds. Those are the best orgasms and the most fulfilling. I love it when I seem to lose control over my body.
- age 21, Indiana
I feel relaxed. My eyes usually close when I climax, and I shake a bit. After I have finished, my penis feels worn out, like the feeling you get when you pull a muscle in a leg or something. That's painful!
- age 16, United Kingdom
Sometimes I get rather hot and sweaty and experience the red rash across my chest and cheeks called "sex flush."
- age 27, Australia
I usually don't react much other than to ejaculate – unless it is a very powerful orgasm. In that case, my legs begin to shake and my entire body starts to jerk around as if I were having a seizure.
- age 15, Mississippi
Like most men, I think, my anus clenches and releases with each spurt of semen. I also tend to curl my toes during orgasm, and I've found that I can always "pop" my toes after I've masturbated. I breathe heavily, gasping at the climax, although I usually don't make noise as some do.
- age 46, Tennessee
Usually, the veins in my arms and neck stick out.
- age 14, Pennsylvania
During an awesome orgasm, my left eyelid twitches. It happens only when the orgasm is powerful and intense. I can remember this happening since I was a teen. It's odd, because it's only my left eyelid – never the right one or both.
- age 35, Missouri
I feel intense pleasure throughout my entire body, especially the area around my penis. I breathe quite deeply as an automatic reaction, and I kind of spread my legs.
- age 13, Oregon
Sometimes I have intense orgasms with strong physical sensations. My arms and legs, and especially my feet, go into rigid spasm, and I have aftershocks – first every 5 or 10 seconds, then slowing to every 10 to 20 seconds. The whole shattering orgasm takes 2 or 3 minutes as the shocks become less frequent and intense before stopping completely. Then I go to jelly: I am flushed deep red, and sometimes I can't move for a few minutes. I've never met anyone else like this.
- age 36, United Kingdom
My entire body trembles, my eye twitches, my hips convulse, and sometimes I grunt. However, I'm not a moaning person.
- age 15, Michigan
My whole body goes through a spasm. My legs straighten out, my back arches, and my penis becomes incredibly sensitive to touch. During the ejaculation I can feel powerful contractions deep in my groin. Just before orgasm, my nipples go erect and I start sweating. My sweat takes on a different odor.
- age 26, California
As I get closer to orgasm, my balls draw up to my body; then my penis head gets bigger and the shaft gets harder. As the orgasm starts, I usually curl my toes, breathe heavily, and grab something with my hand. I usually move my head back and forth, because the pressure is just too much to handle.
- age 15, Illinois
My orgasm is deep within my pubic area. I have a deep spasm around my perineum – a very ticklish feeling at the root of my penis. It seems as if my whole groin area is reaching forward. Not every orgasm is the same, but those are the most common feelings for me.
- age 39, Ohio
I often groan and cry out with pleasure; there is almost no way for me to be completely quiet. My legs spasm, my breathing becomes either very fast or very slow, and my mind focuses on the joy of the moment. Nothing else matters but the orgasm. If I am standing, I have to hold onto or lean against something because the experience is so overpowering. If am on my back, my legs stiffen and my butt and back lift up as I ejaculate. My favorite position is humping my pillow with a lubed-up baggie – then my entire body spasms and humps. Oh yes, my eyes often close or roll back, and my hair gets damp with sweat if I am *really* into it. Is there anything better?
- age 16, Norway
When I have an unusually good orgasm, I hold my breath for a moment as my body stiffens like a board. Then I let out a sound that's like a sigh and groan at the same time. I can feel it reverberate throughout my body. While that's happening, my body shakes like I'm having a seizure. Once that's over, I go limp and I feel like I'm paralyzed. I just can't move for a few seconds, sometimes up to a minute. Also, my mind goes blank for several seconds, as if I'm in a daze. Finally, after a few minutes, I can start moving but I'm shaky all over, like I'm recovering from having just fainted.
- age 22, Pennsylvania
My legs always tense whenever I have an orgasm, my breath gets caught up, and I pause and gasp along with the contractions. Of course, my eyes close, too. It's not necessary for me to be vocal, though. Most guys think that the louder you are, the better the climax is, which isn't the case. Guys are often quite easy to fool when it comes to faking it, which is sad. I wish they'd catch on.
- age 21, Tennessee (female)
Sometimes I have a wild orgasm and my back arches and my mouth opens wide in an attempt to make a moan or some other sound, but I must hold that back. Otherwise, somebody may hear me. But sometimes, the orgasm is only mild, with hardly any feeling at all. It all depends on how long it's been since I last masturbated and how long I drew out this masturbation session.
- age 18, Texas
When I masturbate, I try to relax my entire body as much as possible (I have even considered stretching) because as I approach orgasm I tend to tense my calf muscles, sometimes to the point of cramping. I also sometimes get a cramp in my abdominal muscle when I masturbate at an awkward angle trying to stay out of my roommate's view at night. When I orgasm, my entire body tenses with each surge of my ejaculation. My pelvis sometimes also thrusts involuntarily. Of course, as with any good session, I tend to be breathing heavily and sometimes end up moaning or grunting.
- age 20, Wisconsin
My entire body stiffens up, my legs begin to jerk, and the sensation of needing to let loose overwhelms me.
- age 33, Colorado
My body tenses up and shudders and my back arches. My tensing up feels like my body is having a mild yet wild seizure. I can sometimes have two or three orgasms; each one declines in intensity, though. Sometimes when I've masturbated, I have tried massaging my feet or belly button, and then when I've climaxed during those times, it has felt like volts of electricity going from one way to another. Also, if I don't masturbate for a few days and then decide it's time, my body wants to twist and turn while having such a long and intense orgasm that I don't know what to do.
- age 14, Alaska
Just before orgasm, my whole body feels as though it's on fire. My clitoral area feels as if it's coming right out of my body, and then I orgasm.
- age 30, Wisconsin (female)
As I begin to masturbate, the good feelings focus on my penis and the sweet sensations that my hand is giving it. At times, it feels so good that I moan or jerk in anticipation of the next flood of good feeling. Here, the feeling may ebb and flow for 10 to 30 minutes until I feel the orgasm begin to build. The good feeling then spreads from my penis out into my pelvis and seems to include the area between my anus and my scrotum, while my penis swells even more and the feelings throughout my body become highly intense. By now, I'm taking great gulps of air through my open mouth. If I'm alone or with a partner, I moan at an ever-higher pitch, and at its peak, I almost scream. The pulsing of my PC muscle begins and semen flows out as I then begin to slide into the warm afterglow of resolution.
- age 61, New Jersey
My body's reactions to orgasm have changed over the years. Since I turned 30, I have noticed my orgasms becoming more intense throughout my body – less penis-centered. Lately, I have found that my legs involuntarily squeeze together. Also, my vision blurs during climax. Admittedly, it now takes more work to get there, but it's oh so worth it!
- age 35, Ohio
I start sweating and moaning like crazy! My breathing becomes labored and fast. Usually I close my eyes and let the feeling of inevitable ecstasy completely cover me. If I am masturbating, I pump my hand faster and faster and grip my penis harder. If I am having sex with my girl, I start humping faster. Finally, when I pass the point of no return, I hold my breath and then exhale as I ejaculate. No feeling in the world beats it!
- age 16, California
Other than the wonderfully pleasant feelings that go along with approaching and reaching orgasm, I sometimes get minor muscular contractions in my legs and in the soles of my feet. After orgasm and ejaculation, I feel very relaxed and ready for some rest. On some occasions, fantasizing about sex brings on one or more sneezes. This has been true going back to my childhood.
- age 69, Tennessee
Besides heavy breathing and increased heart rate, I sometimes get goose bumps immediately after I climax from a furious rubbing. I sometimes experience that red flush as well. What worries me, though, is that sometimes I can't help myself and I inadvertently let out yelps of pleasure!
- age 14, Canada (female)
My body flexes and then relaxes. Then I get a euphoric head rush followed by blurred vision. Sometimes I hallucinate, and sometimes my eyes get teary; girls have thought I was sad. I get a feeling of emptiness.
- age 20, Virginia
My face, especially my cheeks, go bright red (or so I'm told), and my back gets covered in perspiration. My testicles initially feel absolutely fantastic (an intense tingling as though electrodes were connected to them), but about half an hour after orgasm, I suffer from a dull ache in my scrotum and a more intense pain in my anal region, especially if my orgasm has led to strong anal contractions during ejaculation.
- age 14, Florida
By the time I am about to ejaculate, my testicles have pulled close to my body, and my penis often throbs noticeably when I remove my hand. My leg muscles contract and my legs lift up from the bed; my feet often turn inward and sometimes slap together. However, my abdominal muscles relax as ejaculation continues, and I experience a warm glow spreading from my groin to my upper chest. Naturally, my pulse rate is more rapid than when I'm resting, but because I bike daily, it's not as rapid as it would be otherwise. My emotional bliss, however, is far more enjoyable than these physical changes.
- age 61, Michigan
I feel a sense of pleasure go all over my body. I also sweat – a good sweat that makes me feel great. These are the greatest feelings ever, and I love to masturbate to get them.
- age 15, Wisconsin
My body tenses up right before orgasm, and then when I do climax, there's sort of a release. It's a very powerful feeling that leaves me exhausted, but always wanting more!
- age 44, California (female)
During the entire time that I am masturbating, my leg muscles are tense and I moan and breathe loudly. But as I get closer, I really start to get into it. My moans become loader and higher-pitched, and my legs start to shake feverishly. Usually, my hips buck as I start to ejaculate, and the muscles tense even more. After I have ejaculated, my breathing stays heavy for a few minutes and my legs continue to twitch, but my moans immediately drop a few octaves in tone.
- age 19, United Kingdom
My nipples get extra-sensitive. As I approach orgasm, my penis shaft and head swell tremendously. My legs start stiffening up as well. Once the orgasm is through, I feel a great restful feeling. Occasionally, I have more energy afterwards.
- age 35, Texas