I would have to describe my entire sexual experience to give an accurate picture of what my orgasm feels like. First it feels like any other gentle experience: feeling textured surfaces, warm sunlight on my skin, seeing bright vibrant colors, breathing in fresh air, and so on. Then it proceeds to a more intense level: an embrace with lust, the taste of chocolate, lucid dreaming, comprehending beauty in art. It continues, feeling like my whole body is under exquisite pressure from all sides. I feel euphoric; drug like; surreal; melding into all existence. Suddenly it happens, without my control – it hits me, the same way an ocean wave knocks down your limp body into the water. I close my eyes. For a second, universal knowledge is obtained. For a second I am of quantum existence. All things around me are part of me, and I a part of them. I transcend time! Then it ends, quietly. My whole body is in bliss but my mind in a painful stupor – painful because I forgot all of the universal knowledge I thought I felt in that blinding, intoxicating light. But I am content, and I fall asleep, too exhausted to recall or wonder what I have just felt. I sleep, and part of me anticipates the next time.
- age 17, Florida
This Week's Wackiest Response:
To me, an orgasm is kind of like riding a massive albino guinea pig through the desert while wearing nothing but a loincloth made out of a large hunk of steak. If, however, you've never experienced that, one, you're really missing out, and two, it kind of reminds you of grating cheese.
- age 14, Illinois
My orgasm starts at the head of my penis and moves through the rest of my body. It feels as though my penis is getting harder and harder until that moment of no return. If I am having sex with my girl, it feels as if I'm exploding inside of her. I can feel the glans rubbing inside her, and then it creates the same feeling as when I'm masturbating, except it is accentuated.
- age 19, Maine
It feels like lightning bolts going through my body.
- age 15, California
A good orgasm is a complete high. I lose all sense of my surroundings, and my whole world becomes my penis.
- age 18, Connecticut
It feels amazing, unlike anything else in the world. My body trembles as warmth flutters throughout my body. Simultaneously, warm semen rushes through my penis as it almost throbs, and my foreskin rubbing along my glans feels amazing.
- age 16, New York
During the emission phase, I get a sensation of pressure, not entirely pleasant, behind my scrotum. At this point, the tip of my penis is extremely sensitive and feels good. Then, there's a glorious feeling of semen traveling up my urethra and exploding out, accompanied by an indescribable feeling of pleasure throughout my body, followed by gentle, rhythmic muscle spasms in my pelvic muscles, with a sense of well-being.
- age 33, Australia
I get a lot of different feelings as I go. I usually get a feeling like I was finally peeing after I had to go really badly – but much better and stronger, and while I am stroking, I get small "bursts" of this feeling. When I reach orgasm, I get the peeing feeling, and then my penis and prostate start throbbing, which feels good. Then I get a great feeling of release and relaxation; after which I get tired and usually go to sleep. Orgasm is definitely the best feeling ever!
- age 14, Nebraska
It's like something that starts growing inside me, and it gets bigger and bigger and bigger. And then when I'm full of this energy, when I can't hold anymore, everything blows up, like fireworks inside my body. My whole body tenses, and within seconds, calm – a great peace that makes me feel like in a dream. The world stops.
- age 23, Spain
It feels like an intense sneeze. Or have you ever had that feeling when you urinate, you are done urinating, but it feels like you still have to pee? So you stay there and try, but get only a little out, if any. It feels like your clitoris is on fire. That's about what it feels like when I orgasm. And then right afterwards, it's ultra-sensitive down there, and this pulsing sensation doesn't go away for about half an hour.
- age 16, Colorado (female)
It begins with a feeling of pressure at the base of my penis. The head begins to tingle a little and becomes very sensitive to touch. Within a few seconds, I can feel the semen begin to move up the shaft, and as I ejaculate, there is a wave of pleasurable sensations all over my body.
- age 21, Oregon
A sudden rush of heat spreads outward from my clitoris and down my legs to my toes. Then I feel a bunch of contractions in my vagina, and I feel like I'm in a different world. It's awesome.
- age 19, Maryland (female)
It's like Isolde's death-sigh from Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde."
- age 21, Massachusetts
I feel better than I've felt since my last orgasm; I also feel myself united with the universe. I am in communication with the Great Spirit, the Earth, all creatures, and my very soul itself. I feel unconditional love, acceptance, and the knowledge of past lives in other times and other worlds flowing into my consciousness. I do not know how long this state lasts. Sometimes, I lose consciousness and see a light of such intensity – usually the purest blue I can imagine – that I know I am in the presence of Something or Someone far greater than myself.
- age 61, Michigan
"It's like releasing a long-withheld breath
mixed in with a good stretch."
I think I'm different from many people. I have read on this site that right before you ejaculate, you feel like you have to pee. To me, it feels like my penis is getting bigger. When my semen comes out, it's like releasing a long-withheld breath mixed in with a good stretch – in other words, it feels very good and relieving.
- age 16, California
A fullness and tightness develops deep in my groin – concentrated mostly at the base of my penis. Ejaculation usually begins with a twitching feeling there, accompanied by an intense "itching" at the tip. Suddenly, the itch seems to shoot down to the base, leading to a melting, streaming sensation that's almost paralyzing. That's when I know I can't stop. The twitching turns to an intense throbbing as the contractions begin and the "itch" shoots back up to the tip, usually accompanied by a burst of semen, which I can feel clearly as it travels. The fluid seems to scratch the itch from the inside as it rushes through my urethra and is expelled.
- age 62, Texas
To begin with, my orgasm feels like the tip of my penis is being tickled. Then, I feel a need to urinate. The feeling becomes more extreme, and the final orgasm is like I'm asleep, totally relaxed.
- age 15, United Kingdom
Before I injured my back at age 14, orgasms were a whole-body experience. As I neared orgasm, I would get this tingling feeling in the pit of my stomach that would spread out through my groin and up my spine to the base of my skull. As the orgasm hit, I could feel my penis hardening even more as the muscles in my groin tightened in preparation to ejaculate. The pulsing of the muscles and prostate during ejaculation as the semen was expelled produced the most incredible feelings, and the post-orgasmic feelings were bliss. After my back injury, orgasms are nothing to get excited about. All I feel now is a pale imitation of the glory that used to be orgasm. So, everyone please do all you can to protect your back from injury.
- age 42, Wisconsin
I just started masturbating a couple of months ago. The first time I did, it was like a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders. I wasn't really stressed out about school anymore, and I didn't get nervous about stuff. Not only that, it felt like there was a party going on in my penis, and I definitely was invited!
- age 14, California
The moments directly preceding an orgasm are like the moments preceding a sneeze. A tingly feeling builds before the "blast" of the climax or sneeze. My sinuses and facial muscles feel great after sneezing, as does my groin after an orgasm. Both sets of muscles are being relaxed in each respective situation. The only difference between the two sensations is that the orgasm frustrates me a bit emotionally: I have to wait a certain amount of time before I can masturbate again (that is, *if* I want to masturbate again).
- age 19, New York
My orgasms generally start in my penis. From there, it's as if an electrical charge branches out from my pubic region to the rest of my body. Everywhere from the bottom of my feet to the roots of my hair starts to tingle madly – all as I ejaculate. As I continue to pump my penis, I start to shiver, like I have the chills, only it feels much better. At a certain point, the tiniest brush against my penis sends me sky-high. Finally, I'm finished and completely exhausted.
- age 16, Illinois
My orgasms start slowly – my breathing quickens, my face flushes and becomes warm. Then my pelvic muscles begin to contract as if they are milking something. It feels like every nerve is tingling, and then warmth overtakes my body. One part of me wants to tighten into the fetal position and the other wants just to relax totally because the sensations are so intense. And for up to a couple of minutes afterwards, the "aftershocks" continue to pulse throughout my body.
- age 21, Maryland (female)
An exquisite buildup of pressure, and then a spasm of ecstacy!
- age 49, Illinois
A big part of the feeling is the buildup. My penis gets very sensitive, especially the bottom of the head where it joins the shaft. The longer I can masturbate, the better it feels. As I get closer to orgasm, that feeling spreads throughout my lower body and my mind concentrates on the intense pleasure I'm feeling. When the orgasm hits, my whole body is tense, and then it relaxes as the pulses start. Each pulse is like a wave of pleasure that goes through my whole body. The orgasm takes complete control of my body, and I am powerless to stop it. During the orgasm, I can feel the semen spurting up through my penis, and its warmth as it lands on my stomach. A good orgasm is almost overwhelming; I feel relaxed, tired, and almost lightheaded afterwards. I feel a warm glow that stays with me for a long time.
- age 16, West Virginia
A warm muscle-tensing wave starts around my penis and quickly spreads outwards. The most intense sensation lasts for 3 or 4 seconds and then fades, leaving me relaxed and sleepy. The feeling is close to a sneeze or scratching an itch, only longer and better.
- age 20, United Kingdom
Okay, I've been stroking for a while and things have started to feel good. I stroke faster, and it starts to feel even better. Soon, I'm going as fast as I can, and my face is all tensed up. Then I feel like I'm going to pee, but by then I don't care – it's feeling far too good. Then comes a moment of the most extreme pleasure I've ever felt. When I open my eyes, I have semen all over my stomach.
- age 13, Texas
For me, my orgasms seem to begin with the buildup before approach of the actual orgasm. This preliminary buildup has the same sensations of masturbating, but it becomes increasingly intense. When the orgasm actually hits, my penis continues to increase with this same sensation, but I also start to feel it internally – that is, within my penis as well as all of my insides behind my pubic area. This internal feeling is a bit hard to describe. It is by no means a vibration, but the closest I could describe it is as an internal humming. This internal "humming" increases until the ejaculation occurs. I can actually feel the muscles contracting. Afterward, my shaft becomes extremely desensitized, while my head becomes extremely sensitized, almost too sensitive to touch.
- age 27, Oregon
The feeling is so good I usually stop breathing! My testicles start lifting up and down and my penis gets incredibly hard. The tingling around my glans and foreskin suddenly multiplies tenfold and travels down my penis. I get that feeling of needing to pee, my penis starts jerking madly, and suddenly my semen is spurting out. All of that happens in around 30 seconds. After that, I clean up and usually get on with my homework.
- age 13, United Kingdom
The last few seconds before my orgasm are the most exciting, because of the anticipation. Then, my body relaxes and the orgasm starts. My lower body becomes stiff, and my clitoris starts to throb 5 or 6 times. Then my body goes into an immediate state of relaxation, and my ovaries hurt a little after being in a state of shock. I pass out afterwards due to exhaustion.
- age 23, New York (female)
Orgasm is like the feeling of urinating when you're desperate to go, but 1,000 times better – this, combined with strong, almost painful anal spasms and a wonderful ticklish feeling in my foreskin and testicles.
- age 15, Ireland
Only in my later years do orgasms feel very pleasurable, with a feeling of drifting out into pleasure land. Because I am dedicated to having an orgasm only with my wife, whether by vaginal intercourse, oral sex, or her masturbating me, it causes an indescribable feeling of love and closeness. I can usually lie there and feel the pleasurable sensation for several minutes. (When I was younger it was more ecstatic, wild, and strong.) Some may disagree, but I think this is better!
- age 76, California
At the point of orgasm, it feels as if so much extra blood is being pumped unto my penis that it is going to explode. Even though I'm uncircumcised, it feels like there just isn't enough skin around my engorged penis. Also, the feeling in my scrotum is so pleasurable that sometimes it is more intense than what I feel from the tip of my penis.
- age 13, Belgium
My orgasm starts out as a tingling in the middle of my brain. It then becomes more intense as it meets up with the incredible sensations from my genitals. Then it shoots through the rest of my body so that it's almost painful. The ability to focus on anything else is gone, and for what seems like a much longer time than it probably is, no other sensations (sound, smell, touch) make it to my brain, other than that feeling of shooting some part of myself out through my penis. The best way to describe the whole experience is to make some sort of loud low-pitched caveman grunting noise. "Ugh, being man good!"
- age 19, Michigan
A jolt like an electric shock runs through my whole body, especially to my thighs and vaginal-clitoral area. After a good masturbation session, I shudder and spasm, sometimes for 5 minutes or more. I usually have 2 or 3 orgasms each session, with each being more intense than the last.
- age 37, Tennessee (female)
I can't describe it. I feel stupid saying that, but it just feels so good, and I love it. It does feel different if I do it different ways. If I use my hand, most of the feeling seems to be in and around my penis. If I use my pillow (I lay on top of it and hump it), it seems like the feeling is more spread around my body. A tickle? Pulsing? Warm and good? I don't know what to call it. This Question drives me crazy. I'll try again tonight to see if I can figure it out. I can't wait to see how other people describe it. I wonder if they feel the same thing I do. It's somewhat like, how do we know that dogs are color blind?
- age 13, West Virginia
My orgasms tend to vary in intensity depending on how long ago I last masturbated. The best one I ever had happened when I was 19. I had not masturbated in almost two weeks and I just couldn't hold out any longer. After school, I went right up to my room and locked the door. I was so horny, I didn't need any porn or lube. After about 7 minutes of working myself into the experience, I passed the point of no return. It felt as though my body was sucking in all the energy of the universe and focusing it all into a central point within me. As I climaxed, it was as though I had caused the "Big Bang," itself. Even 15 seconds after the orgasm, semen was still lightly spurting out of my penis. Of course, it was quite messy. However, the release of sexual energy was so intense that putting it into words just doesn't do it justice. I have never since had an orgasm as intense as that one, although my usual orgasms are similar.
- age 20, Ontario, Canada
All the muscles in my penis tighten and release, tighten and release. Also, there's a light background feeling that is indescribable. Oh yeah, right after that, my stomach hurts for some reason.
- age 11, Nebraska
Just before orgasm, it feels like a part of my body that I cannot touch (deep inside) is being caressed. Then a feeling starts that I can best describe as warm "butterflies" in my groin and stomach. A pleasurable, intense, pulsing feeling occurs along with ejaculation. The only one of these feelings, that I experienced as a child, before I started having orgasms, was the "butterflies" in my stomach, which I would get when riding in a car and going over humps in the road.
- age 41, Massachusetts
It feels as if my penis is getting light. There is a very light feeling, also tingly, in my pelvis and navel area. My brain starts getting sort of dizzy in a good sort of way. My arms, legs, chest, and everything feel as if they're stretching after a long nap and tingling at the same time. Then...bam! My orgasm is all of the above, just on a *much* larger scale!
- age 13, Virginia
In the early phase of masturbation, my penis feels good on the outside, as if I'm scratching a very deep itch – very satisfying. But rather than diminish, the feeling intensifies. As I get more into it, I recognize another feeling in my urethra – similar to when I have to urinate. The two feelings combine and intensify even further. I begin to breathe heavily and moan softly. As the blended feelings become impossibly intense, I can feel myself nearing orgasm. Now, my penis begins to seem impossibly large and swollen – almost as if I can't get my hand all the way around it (but really, I can). All of my attention is focused on my stroking and the feelings it produces. At the point of no return, the buildup of these feelings becomes automatic. Pressure builds throughout my pelvic area. My P.C. muscle begins to pump; it feels as though my anus is twitching – rapidly at first and then more slowly. I close my eyes, hold my still-glowing penis in hand, and regain my senses.
- age 60, New Jersey
It feels like my penis is being tickled, from the inside.
- age 15, Connecticut
An orgasm feels like an electric wave of pleasure running through my body. When I near ejaculation, the muscles tense in my chest, butt, arms, and back. My eyes tear up a little. As I reach orgasm, I *always* convulse into the ejaculation as if to throw the intense pleasure into my semen as it leaves me. I "milk" myself fully, and each successive "shot" feels like I'm releasing bolts of pure pleasure through my penis head.
- age 31, New York