The 13 Orgasms You'll Never Forget

Illustrated by: Elliot Salazar.
This story was originally published on August 1, 2014.

Orgasm can be an elusive goal for many women. Some research suggests that many as one in three of us has difficulty achieving orgasm during sex. That figure jumps to 80% when "sex" means intercourse alone. And, while orgasms are by definition pleasurable when we do reach them, they're not all made equal: Some are unforgettable. To celebrate the diversity of the female orgasm, we asked 13 female-identified people to share their most memorable stories of climax. Click through for settings from a late night at the office to the hood of a car. While more than one of these orgasms was achieved with chemical assistance, sometimes the "wow" factor came from an unexpected place. Enjoy!