Orgasm Definition (1) – Preface

May 17, 2012

Time to get “serious” about orgasm! The OrgDef in the headline stands for Orgasm Definition. Beginning with this first post out of five I will try to explain what an orgasm is and means. I will try to show how it works and why we can distinguish it from other types of a sexual peak experience, especially from ejaculation. This OrgDef-Essay is a text I kept in the drawer for some time, but now here goes:

It all begins with the dilemma of the (accurate) labeling of a sexual climax. There is no doubt that most every adult human would answer quite positively when asked if he (or she) knows what an orgasm is and how it feels like. Yet we are aware of the fact that orgasm must be experienced in variations among individuals and even within the very same person at different occasions. This is due to the broad range of circumstantial parameters contributing to a given orgasmic experience. Thus I tend to speak more carefully of «sexual climax» or – less so – «sexual peak experience» where the term «orgasm» usually would be applied unhesitatingly.

The claim of the ability to experience multiple sexual climaxes within one and the same sexual session becomes quite interesting with this statement in mind. If orgasm means an extraordinary intense physiological body reaction, how then is it possible to cope with multiple of those in a rather close succession? And if orgasm physically and mentally moves (literally) a person so much, how then is it likely that someone wants even more instead of feeling exhausted and fully satisfied after one peak? These questions clearly support the proposal that what we call «orgasm» must not be an experience unchangeable.

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Or, viewed from another angle, not every sexual peak experience may deserve the label «orgasm» depending on how we define it and where we draw the line. Because we are all different, someones description of the own «orgasm» would fail to be acknowledged as such with another person (especially in the wide field of multiple or extended sexual pleasure experiences). This leads us to the question: What then is an «orgasm»? What kind of physiological functioning can righteously be addressed with the term «orgasm» when orgasm means what usually is associated with it: a state of the body which can not be surpassed by any other state in terms of intensity, lecherousness and involuntarity?

This may sound increasingly technical or hairsplitting at this point and some readers may be turned off, because they wonder: Who the fuck cares? For even if one peak was not equal to another, the main premise remained to be the subjective climactic experience (within any individual), one could state. Yes, happiness is relative and so is orgasm, most important then, and all that matters, would be the emotion of being happy, or «exploding lustfully» respectively. I agree, yet I am about to write on the parameters which define such a sexual peak experience, so that every reader is able to better understand not only what orgasm means for the body, but as well as how multiple orgasm fits within this frame.

… to be continued!

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