Orgasm is one of the most powerful and pleasurable natural experiences life offers. It is an experience that is highly sought after and celebrated, but it is also feared and repressed. The subjective experience of orgasm is different for everyone, making it something of an enigma. Many cultures throughout history have tried to define it, contain it, or liberate it. But after several thousand years of attention to the subject, there is still much to understand about its significance and its tremendous potential for pleasure.