Non-sex orgasms

Non-sex orgasms


your avatar   Bryan (35 year-old man)

When I was a young, I was able to get an orgasm by climbing a tree. The action of stomach muscles pulling legs upward seemed to be the only stimulation needed. This orgasm was not caused by the penis rubbing on the tree. Orgasm occurred every time, even at an age before an ejaculate was present. This is a fairly hard thing to do as it requires a lot of strength.

I can still get an orgasm this way today. How does this work? Why would this cause an orgasm? Is there a way to isolate the muscles involved and make this process easier?


    Robert W. Birch, Ph.D., ACS Certified Sexologist

I have not heard of this before from a man, but have talked with a number of women who will orgasm while working out with fitness equipment. It probably has to do with the tightening of the muscles that we normally and naturally tighten as we approach a climax. This "hypertonicity" is typically more evident in women as they near their orgasmic "jumping off point," but it occurs in men as well.... possibly less obvious because the man is usually the more active.

Since it is so unusual and has not been carefully studied, I have no idea how to isolate and strengthen the muscles that seem to be involved in this "alternative orgasm."

Bob Birch

Robert W. Birch, Ph.D., is a retired sex therapist, now identifying himself as a sexologist and adult sexuality educator. He now devotes his time to writing educational and self-help books for adults.For more information visit:

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