Orgasms can be pretty hard to come by (pun intended) for many women. So when reports about someone accidentally climaxing during an abs workout or even while peeing start to surface — it can prompt some some major question marks.
But accidental orgasms are totally a thing. And they happen way more than you probably realise. Take it from these nine women who experienced the pleasure shock first hand (or, well, via other miscellaneous objects). Prepare to be amazed.
"One time, I was laying alone in the leaves under a really tall tree while raindrops were hitting my face. I don’t know what came over me but I suddenly felt a super-intense connection with the nature around me and realised I was legit orgasming. It was the coolest thing that's ever happened to me." —Ella, 24
"I was grinding against my boyfriend’s leg in high school and wound up coming all over his leg. I even got his jeans wet." —Grace*, 27
"I’m a 43-year-old mother of three who found out that labor and [vaginal] delivery makes for a very memorable orgasm. It’s called ecstatic birth and it’s a little-known ancient secret in our society." —Marev, 43
"I discovered orgasm while jogging for the first time at the age of 15. Something about rubbing legs together. Then it happened again while doing jumping jacks at a dance class and once it happened while dancing jive at a ballroom dance party!" —Celeste*, 37
"I am really into massages. Long story short, halfway through any massage, I have an orgasm. I try to relax and think about something else, but once that feeling is coming over me it feels like there is no way to stop it." —forgedinhades, Reddit
NOT SO DEAD HEAD
"[I orgasmed] at a Grateful Dead concert. The combination of the music and vibe and various substances in the air, combined with my dancing and swaying just suddenly did it for me. It was surprising, amazing, and, most importantly, made me realise at a young age that orgasm could happen outside traditional sexual experiences." —Jenn, 47
SLIPPERY WHEN WET
"I hopped in the shower in preparation for an awesome double-date night. In anticipation of some possible sexy times, I began the process of achieving silky-smooth legs. I finish with the right, after some careful balancing and manoeuvring, and begin to move on to the left. I shift around, testing different positions for best access. Finally, after a good two minutes of moving around, I find the prime stance. And it just so happened to be the stance where the water was being launched straight at my crotch. And so the battle began.
"It became a race between my shaving abilities and my orgasm control. Much to the amusement of my girlfriend, I lack willpower when it comes to the second. I get halfway through shaving the lower half of my leg when I know exactly what's about to go down: me. I lost my balance, began to slip, and in my pathetic throws of shower head violation-induced passion, ended up smacking my head into the wall. So now, here I sit, a bag of frozen veggies soothing the lump on my head, and half of a fuzzy leg." —creepycreepercreepin, Reddit
LIKE A FIREWORK
"I discovered the wonderful and beautiful showerhead in my bathroom one day while taking a bath. It was this warm, amazing feeling down below. Then, well, it was fireworks. I felt like I was doing something bad, but I guess I didn’t care because I took a LOT of baths after that." —Mia, 31
"I once had the most powerful orgasm you can possibly imagine in my sleep. I woke up drenched in sweat. I had to jump in the shower. It was insanely intense. I’ll never forget it." —Brea, 27
This article originally appeared on Women's Health US