On One Hand

September 29, 2004

Five Greatest

Filed under: Uncategorized — ononehand @ 10:19 pm

Inspired by a suggestion from a friend, here they are, the five greatest feelings I can think of.

1. I don’t know what to call it except a soul orgasm. Sometimes when someone touches or addresses me in a kind (nonsexual) way, I get this relaxed, calm, content, drawn-out pulse of energy that starts in my stomach and rises through my chest, arms, and neck. It’s the best feeling in the world, and lasts as long as I hold the event that caused it in my mind. It’s a very strong feeling and not so subtle, but it is gentile. I don’t know if anyone else gets the feeling I do, I think most people don’t. I can get it from back rubs, handshakes, or just kind gestures, but it’s always in a non-sexual context and always involves me on the receptive role, and another person giving me something expecting nothing in return. When I was a kid a guy in church said he’d give me a quarter if I would smile (I was mad at my mom and pouting) and I got the feeling when he gave it to me. Today a strange guy randomly told me I have a nice aura and I got it. It can be brought on by a guy or a girl. I can sometimes bring the feeling back by calling to mind an event that made it happen. I dunno. It’s complicated.

2. Butterflies. I get them from kissing someone I really really like. It happens when I’m in a romantic context and my whole spine tingles. God I miss that feeling.

3. Sex. Heh, don’t need to go much into detail here. Basically take number one or number two and give it a sexual context. It’s not the orgasm per se that really makes the list, though that works as part of this category. I just like being turned on by someone.

4. Cuddling. Well, more accurately, the feeling I get from cuddling. Yeah, corny. Whatever. I like it. I KNOW it’s good for me; I’ll spend a night with a guy and even if I get only four hours of sleep, I feel completely refreshed and invigorated the next day. If I’m getting a cold, it goes away immediately. If only I could get a prescription.

5. Laughing. Perhaps this should go higher on the list. I’m always happiest when I’m laughing a lot with friends. I sometimes evaluate the worth of a day in retrospect by how often I laughed.

It’s always fun to mix and match – laughing during sex or getting a kiss during a backrub could only make the experience better I would think. (I can’t even think of a time sex came without cuddling.) But everything on my top five list involves other people. Even laughing doesn’t count nearly as much if I’m laughing alone. I guess I define my life through the connections I make. (I could have told you that before I made the list.)

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8 Comments »

  1. I give the best back rubs.

    and I like number 1

    Comment by pretentiouscory — September 29, 2004 @ 10:09 pm | Reply

  2. I love cuddling. I think its a great feeling; you feel loved &cared for. You feel like someone really likes you

    Comment by lovedontshoot — September 29, 2004 @ 10:53 pm | Reply

  3. just call me JohnnyA Rx

    Comment by johnnya — September 30, 2004 @ 12:38 am | Reply

  4. I really like cuddling but I’ve yet to be able to do it without either my arm or my partners arm falling asleep. And then if we do manage to get in a comfortable position for a long time, I get too hot and have to break it off.

    Comment by tempur_tempur — September 30, 2004 @ 3:04 pm | Reply


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