• WordNet 3.6
    • n orgasm the moment of most intense pleasure in sexual intercourse
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: During the female orgasm, endorphines are released, which are powerful painkillers. So headaches are in fact a bad excuse not to have sex
    • orgasm An eruption of intense, uncontrolled excitement; -- used of groups and individuals.
    • n orgasm ôr"găz'm (Physiol) Eager or immoderate excitement or action; the state of turgescence of any organ; erethism.
    • orgasm 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In the quiet town of Connorsville, Wisconsin, it's illegal for a man to shoot off a gun when his female partner has an orgasm.
    • n orgasm Immoderate excitement or action.
    • n orgasm In medicine, a state of excitement in an organ: applied chiefly to the acme of venereal excitement in sexual intercourse.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The orgasms of common, barnyard pigs can last up to thirty minutes
    • n Orgasm or′gasm immoderate excitement or action
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  • Irving Layton
    Irving Layton
    “If poetry is like an orgasm, an academic can be likened to someone who studies the passion-stains on the bedsheets.”
  • Cray Seymore
    Cray Seymore
    “Memory is like an orgasm. It's a lot better if you don't have to fake it.”
  • William S. Burroughs
    “There is the pleasurable orgasm, like a rising sales graph, and there is the unpleasurable orgasm, slumping ominously like the Dow Jones in 1929.”
  • Malcolm Muggeridge
    “The orgasm has replaced the Cross as the focus of longing and the image of fulfillment.”
  • Anais Nin
    “Electric flesh-arrows... traversing the body. A rainbow of color strikes the eyelids. A foam of music falls over the ears. It is the gong of the orgasm.”
  • Wilhelm Reich
    Wilhelm Reich
    “The pleasure of living and the pleasure of the orgasm are identical. Extreme orgasm anxiety forms the basis of the general fear of life.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. orgasme,; cf. Gr. 'orgasmo`s a kneading, softening, prob. confused with 'orga^n to swell, especially with lust; to feel an ardent desire
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. orgasmos, swelling.


In literature:

Sometimes exaggerated tremors or convulsions, particularly at the moment of orgasm, are noticed.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
The orgasm possessed him for several minutes.
"Will Warburton" by George Gissing
The possibility of female orgasm was encouraged.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
For all men, the chaster a woman is, the more agreeable it is to bring her to the orgasm.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 1 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
These violently excited me and sometimes brought on orgasm, always erection with pleasure.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
After one bull had charged successively several times the orgasm took place.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 3 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
But the hearing of beautiful music, or at times the excitement of her own singing, will sometimes cause intense orgasm.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 4 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
Even when he saw or touched a woman's parts orgasm often occurred.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 5 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
I don't think I have ever known a foreign woman who had any semblance of orgasm.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 6 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
Venereal orgasm of animals.
"Zoonomia, Vol. I" by Erasmus Darwin
"Woman" by William J. Robinson
At the moment of sexual orgasm occurs what is known as, the emission of semen.
"The Biology, Physiology and Sociology of Reproduction" by Winfield S. Hall
His desires for the infinite sate themselves in the feeble tickle of orgasm.
"Fantazius Mallare" by Ben Hecht
The cold paroxysm of which consists in their torpor, and the hot one in their orgasm, or increased activity.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
Several of the musicians cried out involuntarily, almost orgasmically, in exultation.
"The Moghul" by Thomas Hoover
It is the satisfaction of an orgasm.
"Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature" by John Addington Symonds
Sometimes a greater shock of deep waters falling, an orgasm of the flood pouring unseen, more violent than the rest, made the earth tremulous.
"The Sea and the Jungle" by H. M. Tomlinson
In these cases it is more than probable that there was no orgasm, nor any secretion or emission of fluid on the part of the female.
"Fruits of Philosophy" by Charles Knowlton
The nearer the tropics are approached the more does ocean teem with animated orgasms.
"Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume I" by Karl Ritter von Scherzer
His emotional orgasm was spent, and in its place was a numb calm, pleasant enough.
"Tales of Mean Streets" by Arthur Morrison

In poetry:

I had imagined death differently
naively I believed
that the supreme orgasm of terror
would finally knock me out of pain’s sphere
""I had imagined death differently"" by Andrzej Bursa

In news:

For many women, faking orgasm is an unfortunate reality ELLE's E Jean has a simple piece of to help you stop faking orgasms and start having orgasms .
Roach's talk, "10 Things You Didn't Know About Orgasm ," is wonky, hilarious, and prurient in equal measure.
A group of scientists has been trying to make the case for years that female orgasms do aid conception.
That the contractions that occur during a female orgasm cause the mouth of the cervix to dip down into the vagina, suctioning up sperm.
If she goes to bed without experiencing each of the orgasms below, you haven't done your job.
But Dr Singh warns anyone who sees or reads this story, not to take Anafranil for the orgasmic side effects.
Nathan Myhrvold talks slow pastrami , slower orgasms on 'Colbert Report.
Post-orgasm glow, only missing the halo.
All of them agreed that Hollywood does not portray the female orgasm accurately.
Female orgasms and a ' rule of thumb '.
Why She Can't Orgasm Anymore.
I would like to give her the ultimate orgasm and would be so turned on making her squirt all over the place.
And we let her orgasm.
A Pig's Orgasm Lasts 30 Minutes .
He then made them take their tops off and fake an orgasm.