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What a Female Orgasm Feels Like – How Do You Know If You Had an Orgasm

Here, 15 real women describe the moment when they’re 100 percent sure they’re climaxing and how they know it’s the real deal.

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“I can tell I’m having an orgasm when I feel like my body is, like, approaching a cliff. It’s easy to get ‘stuck’ there on the cliff without going over, but when you do, it’s just a giant flood of sensation. This is maybe TMI but I can also sort of feel my vagina pulsing afterward.” —Anna

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“I have so much pleasure going on inside of me, the only thing I can do is feel my body react, whether I start shaking, or feel a wave of hot and then calm wash over me. It’s almost confusing — something feels so good it almost hurts, so you want more and you want it to stop at the same time, and then you cross a line into an orgasm, and then when it’s a big one, it just totally consumes you.” —Alexandra

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“I experienced one orgasm that almost made me feel like I blacked out. It started with that pulsating feeling, then my head was spinning, my body shaking uncontrollably. It was like a volcanic eruption … but down there. Then I collapsed beside him, unable to move, think, or speak.” —Haley

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“I know when it starts because every muscle begins to tighten and my upper thighs begin to quiver. I break out in a light sweat and it feels as if a faucet is being turned on inside me. I know the big O is complete when I feel like I need a snack and a nap.” —Nina

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“I would describe it as every ounce of sexual energy being sucked from my body, starting at my toes and fingertips, and working its way in until it pulses from my vagina. Then once it’s over, I’m a noodle.” —Jaclyn

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“It’s a total-body experience where everything disappears except for the hot, tingly sensation that makes you feel like you’re being pulled from all sides.” —Lexi

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“My breathing gets irregular, I can’t focus on anything, and I lose myself. My whole body stops moving, and I just want to clench up and enjoy the explosion that’s erupting throughout my entire body. It feels overwhelming but so awesome at the same time. I end up falling on top of my husband, telling him to stop moving.” —Heather

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“The best explanation I can think of is the feeling of pleasure builds up like filling a glass of water until it overflows.” —Molly

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“Everything starts to tighten, and my breathing gets faster and more difficult. Then all of a sudden, there are waves of pleasure going through my whole body. It’s so intense that sometimes all my muscles just kinda want to stop working.” —Rebecca

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“It’s like melting and exploding at the same time. You don’t have any control, and it’s maybe the only time in your life when you’re not worried about anything but that very moment.” —Jaimesa

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“An orgasm is like a blend of dancing and riding the craziest roller coaster ever. Hot, sexy, screaming, heart-pumping fun.” —Codi

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“When I orgasm, I shake so bad I have to grab my partner’s hand and squeeze it until I am done. I get so hot and my body spasms. Sometimes my legs even lock up.” —Vanessa

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“It’s like an overwhelming feeling of tingles throughout your body. You’re light-headed, your vision goes blurry, and all you can feel is an instant lightness of your body and amazing sensation in your clitoris.” —Chelsea

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“The few seconds before an orgasm feel so primal — you’re not focused on anything else except this rising, inexplicable wave coursing through your body. It’s a complete release, and the more intense it is, the more you feel like you just exorcised every ounce of stress out of you.” —Julia

A version of this article was originally published in Aug. 2016 and has since been updated.

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Source: www.cosmopolitan.com/sex-love/advice/g1551/what-an-orgasm-feels-like/

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