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Princeton's WordNet

  1. orgasm, climax, sexual climax, comingnoun

    the moment of most intense pleasure in sexual intercourse

GCIDE

  1. orgasmnoun

    Hence: An eruption of intense, uncontrolled excitement; -- used of groups and individuals.

  2. orgasmnoun

    Especially: The peak of the physical pleasurable sexual excitement caused by stimulation of the sexual organs, as in intercourse; in the male, it is usually accompanied by ejaculation.

Wiktionary

  1. orgasmnoun

    A spasm or sudden contraction.

  2. orgasmnoun

    A rush of sexual excitement; now specifically, the climax or peak of sexual pleasure, which occurs during sexual activity and which in males may include ejaculation and in females vaginal contractions.

  3. orgasmverb

    To have an orgasm.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Orgasmnoun

    Sudden vehemence.

    Etymology: orgasme, Fr. ὄργασμος.

    By means of the curious lodgment and inosculation of the auditory nerves, the orgasms of the spirits should be allayed, and perturbations of the mind quieted. William Derham, Physico-Theol.

Wikipedia

  1. Orgasm

    Orgasm (from Greek ὀργασμός, orgasmos; "excitement, swelling") or sexual climax is the sudden discharge of accumulated sexual excitement during the sexual response cycle, resulting in rhythmic, involuntary muscular contractions in the pelvic region characterized by sexual pleasure. Experienced by males and females, orgasms are controlled by the involuntary or autonomic nervous system. They are usually associated with involuntary actions, including muscular spasms in multiple areas of the body, a general euphoric sensation and, frequently, body movements and vocalizations. The period after orgasm (known as the resolution phase) is typically a relaxing experience, attributed to the release of the neurohormones oxytocin and prolactin as well as endorphins (or "endogenous morphine").Human orgasms usually result from physical sexual stimulation of the penis in males (typically accompanying ejaculation) and of the clitoris in females. Sexual stimulation can be by self-practice (masturbation) or with a sex partner (penetrative sex, non-penetrative sex, or other sexual activity). The health effects surrounding the human orgasm are diverse. There are many physiological responses during sexual activity, including a relaxed state created by prolactin, as well as changes in the central nervous system such as a temporary decrease in the metabolic activity of large parts of the cerebral cortex while there is no change or increased metabolic activity in the limbic (i.e., "bordering") areas of the brain. There is also a wide range of sexual dysfunctions, such as anorgasmia. These effects affect cultural views of orgasm, such as the beliefs that orgasm and the frequency or consistency of it are either important or irrelevant for satisfaction in a sexual relationship, and theories about the biological and evolutionary functions of orgasm.

ChatGPT

  1. orgasm

    An orgasm is a physiological phenomenon typically marked by intense sexual pleasure, sexual climax, and feelings of release, often accompanied by both involuntary muscle contractions and various other bodily responses such as rapid heartbeat, and changes in skin sensitivity. This occurs due to sexual arousal and stimulation, and can be experienced by both males and females. It is often considered the peak of the sexual response cycle.

Wikidata

  1. Orgasm

    Orgasm is the sudden discharge of accumulated sexual tension during the sexual response cycle, resulting in rhythmic muscular contractions in the pelvic region characterized by sexual pleasure. Experienced by males and females, orgasms are controlled by the involuntary or autonomic nervous system. They are often associated with other involuntary actions, including muscular spasms in multiple areas of the body, a general euphoric sensation and, frequently, body movements and vocalizations are expressed. The period after orgasm is often a relaxing experience, attributed to the release of the neurohormones oxytocin and prolactin, as well as endorphins. Human orgasms usually result from physical sexual stimulation of the penis in males, and the clitoris in females. Sexual stimulation can be by self-practice or with a sex partner. Health effects concerning human orgasm range from general aspects such as the physiological responses during the sexual response cycle, effects on the brain such as a temporary decrease in the metabolic activity of large parts of the cerebral cortex and normal or increased metabolic activity in the limbic areas of the brain, general health benefits such as the relaxed state created by prolactin, and sexual dysfunctions such as anorgasmia. These effects impact cultural views of orgasm, such as the belief that orgasm and the frequency/consistency of it are important or irrelevant for satisfaction in a sexual relationship, and theories about the biological and evolutionary functions of orgasm.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Orgasm

    or′gasm, n. immoderate excitement or action.—adj. Orgas′tic. [Gr. orgasmos, swelling.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Orgasm

    The crisis of sexual excitement in either humans or animals.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of orgasm in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of orgasm in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of orgasm in a Sentence

  1. Ian Kerner:

    Some women report having a single major orgasm and others report having a series of smaller orgasms, some women don’t know for sure if they’re having orgasms at all or just experiencing the peaks of arousal—so there’s incredible variability.

  2. Emily Morse:

    That’s not going to happen, you have to become an expert of your own body first, by learning how to touch yourself, where to touch yourself, what feels good, and how to bring yourself to your own orgasm.

  3. Giovanni Morassutti:

    Average acting is like jerking without an orgasm.

  4. Malcolm Muggeridge:

    The orgasm has replaced the cross as the focus of longing and fulfillment.

  5. Whitney Cummings:

    I have not had an orgasm from sex until I went off birth control, never had it in my life until I turned 40.

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