With sex education being what it is, it’s truly a wonder when a woman discovers what her clitoris is and what it can do.
For me, I was six years old and figured out that humping a bedpost was far more fun than playing with my dolls. What can I say? I discovered sexuality at an early age—and I’m not the only one, let me assure you.
That very first orgasm leaves a special imprint on a girl’s heart. Most will still know that feeling of pleasure we felt the very first time we came.
Here are nine real women on the very first time they had an orgasm.
My first orgasm was a solo job at 16. I had been trying for some time with no results, focusing my attention on my clitoris with just my hand. I felt a little guilty after finally reaching my goal because I found myself fantasizing about my then boyfriend's best friend [which] was what did the trick! Not a surprise that relationship didn't last.-Megan, 27
I was in middle school when I figured out how a shower head worked. I didn’t know anything about my clit. I’m from a very conservative household and we never spoke openly about anything—let alone sex. I was taking a bath, and the water was running between my legs. It felt so good. My whole body was warm and cold all at once. I decided to try the shower head to see if more pressure meant more of whatever this feeling was. I was not disappointed! I took baths far more frequently after that evening. I felt kind of guilty about it, but not enough to stop!-Bri, 32
I didn't have any sort of orgasm until I was almost 20! I was happily sexually active with my long time boyfriend for years at this point. [I] had zero idea what was supposed to happen. We were in doggy, and this weird sensation came over me. Overcome by bewilderment, I remember asking what was happening to me. It was a total fluke, don't have a clue how it happened.-Ricki*, 30
I can definitely remember the exact time and place... I was 17, and it was my senior year of high school. My boyfriend at the time performed oral sex on me for the first time. For only being 17, oh lawd, he really knew what he was doing! I was hardcore bummed when we broke up shortly after we both went away to college. It was a very long time before another guy made me orgasm from oral sex.-Alison, 36
Not completely female (genderqueer), but my first try was when I found a stack of my cousin’s Cosmo [magazines] and tried to follow some tips that weren’t quite for my anatomy. The first really successful ones were when I got friendly with our jacuzzi tub jets.-Sam, 30
Deliberately, with intent.-Kate*, 56
I don’t remember when it was, but I do know it was with my friend’s electric toothbrush. I feel like such a pervert saying that, but hey.” -Jasmine, 36
I had many first orgasms alone with my hand. But when I found a vibrator, it was taken to a whole other level. I almost burned my clit off using that first bullet vibe I bought. I was probably around 19 or so. It was magical.-Laura, 29
I had my very first orgasm when I was about nine. I was in bed and had my pillow between my legs. I want to say it was because that’s how I sleep, but I’m not sure. I started squeezing it really tightly, and it felt so amazing. Suddenly, it was like a wave of pleasure and wonderful feelings washing over me. I actually still like having orgasms this way.-Maria, 41