Some years back, the term "peegasm" gained widespread attention when a group of women on Reddit shared their discussions about a sensation they felt when urinating. This sensation occurred after holding in urine for an extended period, leading to an orgasmic feeling when they eventually relieved themselves. But is it a real orgasm, and is it safe?
A "peegasm" refers to the experience of having orgasmic sensations or pleasurable feelings when either feeling the urge to urinate or releasing urine after holding it in for a period. These sensations can range from shivers of pleasure to more intense feelings akin to orgasms.
Experiencing peegasm-like sensations through urine retention isn't advisable due to potential health risks. This practice strains the body, which can lead to urinary, bladder, and kidney infections, as well as incontinence.
G-spot stimulation offers a safer alternative for those intrigued by these sensations, as it can evoke feelings akin to the urge to urinate and lead to orgasmic experiences for some.
What is a peegasm?
The term "peegasm" originated from a popular Reddit thread that garnered significant attention in 2018. In this forum, a group of women shared their experiences of having orgasms or sensations resembling orgasms when they felt the need to urinate or while urinating after holding it in for an extended period.
The sensations they experienced varied, ranging from pleasurable body shivers to complete orgasms and a spectrum of sensations in between. While this sensation isn't commonly experienced by many people, it's important to recognize that it's a normal occurrence, and there's no reason to feel shame about it.
How does a peegasm occur?
The truth is that scientists don't exactly know why this happens, mainly because there hasn't been dedicated research on this specific sensation. However, there are some explanations as to why this may happen. Both the bladder and urethra are located near various erogenous zones, including portions of the internal clitoris. Consequently, when the bladder is full due to holding in urine, it might exert pressure on these sexual organs, potentially leading to pleasurable feelings for some people. The sensation of needing to urinate or holding in urine also creates substantial tension within the body, and the release of tension, combined with the alleviation of pressure from the bladder on sexual organs, can result in pleasurable feelings or even orgasms for some people.
Additionally, some people have reported experiencing whole-body shivers when experiencing the need to urinate. These shivers are described as pleasurable and have been likened to "mini orgasms" or similar orgasmic sensations. While researchers have observed these sensations for some time, the exact reason behind their occurrence remains unknown.
Is peegasm safe?
While experiencing a peegasm might provide pleasure, it's important to note that it's not the safest type of orgasm. Delaying urination for an extended period can be harmful. Urinating is how your body removes waste materials, excess minerals, and other things it doesn't need. Your kidneys filter out these waste substances, which then leave your body as urine.
Urination is a crucial process that helps keep the balance of chemicals and water in your body, which is essential for overall health and proper functioning. Holding in urine can lead to urinary, bladder, and kidney infections as the toxins can infect the body if not released in time.
Additionally, the bladder is a muscle, and consistently overstretching it by holding in urine can eventually result in incontinence. Frequent delays in urination or prolonged holding can weaken the bladder and surrounding pelvic muscles over time; these muscles are crucial for maintaining bladder control. This repetitive stress and pressure can lead to muscle dysfunction and reduced tone. Consequently, fully emptying the bladder upon urination becomes difficult, and regulating urine release becomes challenging, ultimately causing incontinence.
So, while the sensation might be enjoyable, it's best to prioritize your health and not hold in your urine for too long.
How do I experience similar sensations safely?
If you enjoy the pleasurable feelings associated with urinating or holding onto urine, it's best to use other forms of pleasure to achieve similar sensations. One effective approach is through G-spot stimulation, which can trigger sensations reminiscent of the urge to urinate. The G-spot is typically positioned on the front wall of the vagina, around 2 to 3 inches inward. It has a slightly distinct texture compared to the surrounding tissue. This area can be stimulated using several methods:
- Fingers. Begin by ensuring your hands are clean and apply water-based lubricant to your fingers to enhance comfort. Gently insert one or two fingers into the vagina and curve them upwards towards the front wall. Feel for a slightly rougher or textured area. Apply gentle pressure and experiment with various movements, such as pressing, rubbing, or stroking, to find what feels most pleasurable for you or your partner.
- Toys. There are numerous toys designed specifically for G-spot stimulation. Choose one that suits your preferences in terms of size and shape. Apply lubricant to the toy and to the vaginal opening. Insert the toy with the curved end facing upwards, aiming toward the front wall of the vagina. Experiment with different angles and depths to find the most stimulating position.
- Penetrative sex. Communicate with your partner about your desires and preferences before attempting G-spot stimulation during penetrative sex. Choose positions that allow for easy access to the front wall of the vagina. Cowgirl, missionary with a pillow under the hips, or from behind with slight angling can be effective. Guide your partner's movements or adjust the angle yourself to target the G-spot.
Remember that every person's body is unique, so it's essential to explore and communicate with yourself or your partner to discover what works best for each of you.
Experiencing orgasmic sensations or pleasurable feelings when feeling the urge to urinate or releasing urine after holding it in is a natural occurrence, albeit uncommon. While this pleasure isn't inherently dangerous, holding in urine can contribute to urinary, bladder, and kidney infections and incontinence. For overall health, it's advisable to explore other forms of pleasure instead.
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