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A tale from the toilet 

That body of yours has some nerve crosstalk happening, girl. Plus: Why won’t my boyfriend let me watch him pee?

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Q Straight female with a question. It's about something that sometimes happens to me that I've never really told anyone about. It involves my bowel movements, so it's not very sexy. (No offense to scat lovers, but I have zero interest in "poop play.") After I have a normal bowel movement, I pull up my jeans. When I do that, the crotch seam presses on my clit as I begin to close the zipper, and I get what I can only describe as an intense mini-orgasm. This is directly related to the recent BM because it happens only after one. I find myself just standing there in the bathroom, holding my pants up with my hands frozen on the zipper, eyes half closed, gently pressing my jeans into my crotch while my clit just hammers out an unsolicited series of intense orgasmic spasms. It's not really a full-on climax, rather just a dozen or so fast and strong fluttering contractions of pleasure right in my clit/pussy area. I find myself enjoying these post-poop-gasms when they happen, although it's something I've kept to myself for obvious reasons. I am curious to know if you've ever heard of this and if you know why and how it happens. Do other people have similar experiences? --Possibly Odd Or Perhaps Curious Orgasm Mostly Enjoyed Regularly

A I shared your letter with Debby Herbenick, a research scientist at Indiana University, a sexual health educator at the Kinsey Institute and the author of Great in Bed and numerous books about sexuality.

Herbenick's short answer: "Genitals are magical, mysterious places of wonder."

And her much more satisfying long answer: "There are other documented cases of people having orgasms while pooping. Most are on internet message boards, but some have made it into the medical and scientific literature. 'Defecation-induced orgasms' seem to be more common than orgasms from peeing, but both kinds happen."

Yes, yes: But why and how do defecation-induced orgasms happen?

"It's not entirely clear, but here are some possibilities," says Herbenick. "The pelvic nerve---which is one orgasmic pathway---links up to not only the vagina and cervix, but also the rectum and bladder. Another possibility is something called nerve 'crosstalk.' In essence, the genital and excretory parts are smooshed closely together, and some nerves (like the pelvic nerve) service more than one part. Thus, feelings and messages carried in the nerves can get a little muddled. For example, some people can have vaginal pain from bladder problems. Similarly, people describe genital orgasms from stimulation of nearby parts, and nerve crosstalk is thought to be part of that." (Want to shut up an "intelligent design" creationist? Ask them to defend the ill-advised, none-too-intelligent smooshing together of our excretory and reproductive systems---after making them google "obstetric fistula.")

"POOPCOMER doesn't have to like the fact that she orgasms from pooping," says Herbenick, "but it's better than the opposite scenario: unintentionally pooping during orgasm. That also happens."

Q You always take questions from BDSMers and cuckolds and other hardcore sexers, but will you take mine? I plead with you! Won't you please offer some advice for me, a simple heterosexual girl having problems with her heterosexual male?!? My boyfriend always closes and locks the door behind him when he pees. It hurts my feelings! Being a part of his pissing experience would turn me on and arouse me! He claims he does this because he is pee shy. But he pees in public restrooms in front of other men! So if he knows that I like it, and if the issue isn't about being pee shy, then why can't he pee in front of me?!? Why is he "NO GIRLS ALLOWED" about this?!? I would be grateful for your advice on how to get him to relax with his peeing moments a little more because I'm BORED. Thanks! --Personally Insulted Since Sexy Entrance Denied

A You're just a simple heterosexual girl who wants to be part of her boyfriend's "pissing experience" because that would turn you on---nothing kinky or hardcore about that, no sir. You're just after some old-fashioned, all-American, plain-vanilla voyeuristic piss play.

I'm not sure there's anything I could say here that would persuade your boyfriend to include you in his pissing experience. If knowing that it would make his piss-freak girlfriend insanely horny doesn't motivate a guy to unlock the door and let her watch, PISSED, he's unlikely to be convinced by some gay dude with an advice column. (But just in case: Hey, PISSED's BF! Open the damn door!) So if watching your boyfriend piss is really that important to you, PISSED, you'll have to get a new boyfriend or start following the one you've got into public restrooms.

Q Longtime reader, first-time letter writer. My 13-year-old stepson leaves his spooch on the goddamn toilet seat. How do I tell him to clean up after himself? --Step-Parent Ain't Not Kleaning Spooch

A That word you keep using---spooch---I don't think it means what you think it means. Spooch is not slang for ejaculate, SPANKS, but it could be the world's worst name for a dog. No, no, no: The word you want is spooge. And I don't think your sign-off means what you think it means, either. Putting a "not" after that ungrammatical "ain't" means you're anxious to clean your stepson's spooge off that goddamn toilet seat.

On to your questions. Logistics: Your stepson faces the toilet seat as he would when he pees and has himself a wank. He thinks he's destroying the evidence when he flushes, SPANKS, but he's obviously missing the drop or two that land on the toilet seat. Teenage boys are not famous for their attention to detail or for cleaning up after themselves. Replacing your white toilet seat with a black one might help your stepson notice that flushing isn't enough.

Telling him to clean up after himself: Your stepson's father should have a talk with him. "You're making a mess of the toilet seat," his dad should say. "Put the seat up and wipe it off when you're through." If your stepson protests that he's careful when he pees, his dad should tell him that he's not talking about piss. That poor kid will be so mortified that he'll blow loads out the window before he masturbates in the bathroom again.


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