When we think of orgasms, we usually associate them with sexual experiences. However, did you know that it is possible to experience a full-body orgasm outside of a sexual context? That’s right! And the most recent example in the zeitgeist happened at a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony at the Los Angeles Philharmonic. A woman in the audience experienced a very vocal full-body orgasm, moved by the music alone.

Spontaneous orgasms, although seemingly rare, are a fascinating phenomenon that can occur without any direct sexual stimulation. These surprising climaxes might appear to come out of nowhere, but researchers have actually identified a few triggers that can elicit this intense bodily response. In this blog post, we will explore the world of spontaneous orgasms, discuss the types of activities that can cause them, and share some tips on how you might be able to experience one yourself.

What Is a Spontaneous Orgasm?

A spontaneous orgasm is a climax that occurs without any sexual sensory stimulation. It can present as a short, solitary “O” or result in a continuous stream of separate orgasms that goes on and on. Non-sexual activities often trigger them. Plus, anyone can experience one, regardless of gender. These types of orgasms are often described as euphoric and transformative, a full-body experience, where the entire body is overcome with pleasure.

What Types of Activities Can Induce a Surprise Orgasm?

Some of the most common activities and situations reported to induce spontaneous orgasms include:

Physical activities: Exercises like yoga, cycling, or weightlifting have been known to cause spontaneous orgasms. The release of feel-good hormones like endorphins during these activities might play a role in triggering an orgasm.

Intense emotional experiences: Strong emotions, whether positive or negative, could cause spontaneous orgasms. For example, the intense emotions felt while listening to powerful music at a concert, such as the Philharmonic, might cause an involuntary climax.

Meditation: Certain forms of meditation, such as Kundalini meditation or Tantric meditation, involve focused attention on the body and focusing energy. Some individuals have reported experiencing spontaneous orgasms during deep states of meditation.

Vibrational stimulation: This one is a little more aligned with how we already know orgasms to come. Some people have reported reaching an orgasm with the help of external vibrations that aren’t inherently sexual. These can come from activities like riding in a car or standing near a washing machine.

When Should You See a Physician?

Although spontaneous orgasms are typically harmless, there are instances when it might be a good idea to consult a medical professional. If you’re experiencing spontaneous orgasms regularly and they’re causing distress, discomfort, or negatively impacting your daily life, it’s important to seek medical advice. An underlying health issue may need to be addressed. Examples include hormonal imbalances, nerve damage, or even a side effect from certain medications.

What Can You Do to Have One?

While there is no surefire method to induce a spontaneous orgasm intentionally, there are a number of steps you can take to increase the likelihood of experiencing one:

Practice mindfulness and deep relaxation techniques: The more relaxed and in tune with your body you are, the more likely you are to have a spontaneous orgasm.

Try new physical activities: As mentioned above, activities like yoga or cycling can trigger spontaneous orgasms. Engaging in a variety of activities may increase your chances of experiencing one.

Explore your emotions: Allow yourself to fully immerse in emotionally charged situations and be open to feeling intense emotions.

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Dalia Kinsey

Dalia Kinsey

Dalia Kinsey is a queer Black Registered Dietitian, keynote speaker, the creator of the Body Liberation for All podcast, and author of Decolonizing Wellness: A QTBIPOC-Centered Guide to Escape the Diet Trap, Heal Your Self-Image, and Achieve Body Liberation. On a mission to spread joy, reduce suffering, and eliminate health disparities in the LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC community, Dalia rejects diet culture and teaches people to use nutrition as a self-care and personal empowerment tool to counter the damage of systemic oppression. Dalia works at the intersection of holistic wellness and social justice, continually creating wellness tools and resources that center the most vulnerable, individuals that hold multiple marginalized identities. Dalia’s work can be found at https://www.daliakinsey.com/