verb (used without object)
Origin of orgasm
Examples from the Web for orgasm
Contemporary Examples of orgasm
Lawless said he found the fair punctuated with games like Orgasm Bingo, Pin the Clitoris on the Vulva, and the Tent of Consent.Graham Spanier: Penn State’s Next Indictment?
August 24, 2012
The December issue that year featured the cover line: “Orgasm: have one yourself for Christmas.”How the London Olympic Games Will Revolutionize Food
July 24, 2012
Word Origin for orgasm
1680s, "sexual climax," from French orgasme or Modern Latin orgasmus, from Greek orgasmos "excitement, swelling," from organ "be in heat, become ripe for," literally "to swell, be excited," related to orge "impulse, excitement, anger," from PIE root *wrog- "to burgeon, swell with strength" (cf. Sanskrit urja "a nourishment, sap, vigor," Old Irish ferc, ferg "anger"). Also used 17c. of other violent excitements of emotion or other bodily functions.
1973, originally and usually in reference to a woman's sexual climax, from orgasm (n.). Related: Orgasmed; orgasming.