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Did you know that it's possible to have an accidental orgasm without being involved in a sexual activity? It's actually more common than you think. It's extremely possible to orgasm by accident when doing ordinary activities, even if they're not sexualized at all.
If this has happened to you, don't feel like you're abnormal — it's a totally natural phenomenon.
How They Happen
Accidental orgasms happen because there's friction along the sensitive area of the vagina. Many different types of activities that, overall, cause by light or constant stimulation can result in this. Don't feel ashamed or embarrassed if you have an accidental orgasm because that's exactly what it is: an accident.
You can't help it if there's a certain rubbing sensation when you're doing ordinary tasks that just happen to hit the right spot. When you have an accidental orgasm, it doesn't mean that you've developed a fetish or were mentally turned on. It can happen purely for physical reasons.
It's just something that's prone to happen with those who have more sensitive vulvas. This may happen once with ordinary activity, or over and over. Regardless, an accidental orgasm isn't expected or anticipated, and there's no use trying to avoid them.
Why They Occur
Accidental orgasms may occur for many different reasons. Usually, reaching orgasm is the main goal of an individual in sexual situations. However, in the case of accidental orgasms, it's not always appropriate or wanted.
Orgasms are a "sudden movement, spasm, contraction, or convulsion ... a surge of sexual excitement" and "an explosive discharge of neuromuscular tensions at the height of sexual arousal that is usually accompanied by vaginal contractions in the female." The most relatable definition of an orgasm is from D. Alfred Kinsey, who once said that an orgasm is "likened to the crescendo, climax, and sudden stillness achieved by an orchestra of human emotions ... tensions exploding, and to sneezing."
The key part of this definition is the orgasm's similarity to sneezing. Sneezing is the perfect metaphor for an accidental orgasm because it's a sudden and unexpected act that also has an intense, though brief, sensation. This is the most apt way to describe an accidental orgasm.
There's been a lot of research and debate surrounding when and how one reaches an orgasm. The brain plays a major role in your orgasms.
The first and foremost component of having an orgasm is found in the nerves that send impulses back to the spinal cord and brain. Without this factor, an orgasm simply isn't possible. The genitalia contain different nerves that send information to the brain in order to send messages about the sensation that you experience.
Depending on which part of your body feels stimulation, you will feel an orgasm differently. A clitoral orgasm is a different sensation from a vaginal orgasm, for instance. This is because there are a mostly different set of nerves involved in the process.
When experiencing an accidental orgasm, it's likely that you're experiencing it due to clitoral stimulation. This is because the clitoris sits on the outside of the vulva and is more likely to feel stimulation during certain specific activities. The clitoris alone has more than 8,000 nerve endings, which connect to large nerves that run up through the body to the spinal cord.
Common everyday activities that can stimulate your clitoris include horseback riding and cycling. However, you may also experience accidental vaginal orgasms, too. This is usually due to you tensing your Kegel muscles. Activities like doing ab crunches are commonly reported to cause you to have an accidental orgasm.
Other Reasons For Accidental Orgasms
If you find that you get accidental orgasms often, there are many reasons for this. If you're a particularly horny individual and are very easily aroused or turned on all the time, an accidental orgasm is more likely to occur. This is because you're already in the right mindset for achieving orgasm, which is essentially the best factor possible that will set you up for an accidental orgasm.
For those with a high sex drive, accidental orgasms are usually more common because your brain is naturally receptive to them, so any further stimulation aids an accidental orgasm. However, even if one has a particularly high sex drive and is horny all the time, that doesn't mean that accidental orgasms will occur.
In fact, only a small amount of the population reports having had an unplanned orgasm. It's difficult to try to attain one if it doesn't already happen naturally in the body. If this is a desirable factor for you, there's no one way to prep for having accidental orgasms on the regular. For this, it's best to not over think it and to accept it as it comes.
Common Ways Of Achieving Accidental Orgasms
There are many different ways that an individual may experience an accidental orgasm. The common denominator of each activity is that there's a constant, albeit light, friction that happens in the vulva area or a lot of pressure on your Kegel muscles.
Try these exercises to help you experience an orgasm by accident:
- Go horseback riding: As discussed before, you will have a lot of contact on your clitoris and vulva from your saddle.
- Go motorbike riding: Ever been on a motorbike? Notice the intense vibrations from it? Motorbikes are the perfect way to apply massive stimulation to your clitoris and vulva areas. The only problem is that if you're in control of the motorbike, you may have trouble focusing on the road as you reach orgasm, so you may find it a better idea to ride as a passenger.
- Ride a bike: Depending on the shape of your bike saddle, it's possible you'll experience some pretty intense direct stimulation to your clitoris and vulva. Perfect for a bit of sexercise.
- Do ab crunches and lift heavy weights: When performing ab crunches or lifting heavy weights, you naturally tighten and loosen your Kegel muscles quite intensely. Depending on how well-developed these muscles are, you can give yourself some pretty intense vaginal (not clitoral) orgasms.