Public Orgasms! From the neck up!  

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9/2/2005 9:47 am

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Public Orgasms! From the neck up!

The Public Orgasm: Coming Soon? No, It's Already Here!

by William Dean

I have to tell you a secret. At first, I wanted to call this The Agony and the Ecstasy, but then I remembered that a lot of people have probably never heard of nor read the great novel of that title about Michelangelo, by Irving Stone. Even the film version isn't talked about much anymore. But it sure seemed a natural, because this is all about Beautiful Agony. Never heard of it? The orgasm is known by numerous terms, ranging from the eloquent French "Le Petite Mort" to the simplistic "Getting Off." To a growing number of Web watchers, it's becoming known as Beautiful Agony.

Beautiful Agony is a Web site dedicated to video presentations of people having orgasms; in good lighting, with all the sounds and facial expressions. No, this isn't faked-up porn moneyshots or over-the-top emoting actors groaning and shrieking. This is the real deal. But only from the neck up.

Richard Lawrence and Lauren Olney co-founded as a kind of experiment and it was...Oh, I'll just let Richard tell you:

Richard: At first the whole thing was a bit of an experiment, and we didn't put any money or much time into making it work. We just got a friend to make a logo and we put up half a dozen videos from our friends. Then we e-mailed a few erotic-related news sites and told them about it, and a couple picked up on it and sent us some traffic. From there it grew quite quickly, so we added some more text to the site to sort of make it stand on its own. The first anonymous submissions took quite a while, a couple of months, I guess, though we had plenty of inquiries which never followed through. One of the problems is equipment. Most people seem to think Web cams will do the job but they just don't.

Clean Sheets: What is it, do you think, that makes up the elements for a truly classic "Beautiful Agony" video?

Richard: I think the reality is in the details. A face going through the sequence of build-up, climax, plateau, and relief is not particularly interesting in itself, but when it's embellished with all the secret little idiosyncrasies which make it personal, it becomes truly special and unique. And if you look at "orgasms" in porn, you won't see any of that kind of stuff. It's all sterilized and depersonalized. I can understand why a porn actor might not want to share their real orgasm with the camera, but they could at least do their job and research the part.

The involuntary movements, the flush of the face, the sounds coming from places we can't see -- and little rituals like licking of fingers -- are all signs of a painfully real Agony experience.

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