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Old 07-09-2006, 04:24 AM
Dead Pete Dead Pete is offline
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Do cats have orgasms when you pet them?

I have a cat who gets so worked up and drooling when I pet her enough, that I wonder if she is actually having an orgasm. Her tongue goes between her teeth, drool comes out of her mouth, and she acts like she is experiencing the most exciting

(heavy petting)

thing ever. Could she actually be having an orgasm when this happens?
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Old 07-09-2006, 05:50 AM
Seymour Gams Seymour Gams is offline
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I have a cat who gets so worked up and drooling when I pet her enough, that I wonder if she is actually having an orgasm. Her tongue goes between her teeth, drool comes out of her mouth, and she acts like she is experiencing the most exciting

(heavy petting)

thing ever. Could she actually be having an orgasm when this happens?
Whether or not, I would just stop petting the thing...
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Old 07-09-2006, 05:59 AM
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I do not know, but I suspect not.

Kitty sex involves lots of biting, screaming and presumably orgasms. Petting is quiet and peaceful, not at all like the only orgasm-producing activity in cats I am certain of.
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Old 07-09-2006, 06:44 AM
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I hope not.
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Old 07-09-2006, 07:46 AM
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Sometime female cats can get 'stimulated' by scratching them by their tail on their back. If you ever had a queen in heat you see that this releives some of her 'sexual' tention.

Other then that, or I guess if you wandered towards their nauty feline bits if you are into those types of things, I would say no. that reaction you describe sounds like their 'kitten mode reflex'.

Your scratching is like the preening their moma cat did to them when they were kittens, this was also associated with them feeding, so their mouth waters and they drool sometimes.

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Kitty sex involves lots of biting, screaming and presumably orgasms
To go further, kitty sex usually involved the male bitting the female hard, on the scruff. When the tom cat is done and withdraws his 'willy' it has a barb that 'rips' the female, causing a good amount of pain down there, and also stimulates ovulation. The Tom cat hangs on to her for all he has during this withdrawl, because if she managed to get 'free' from him at this time she will most likely attack him due to that pain. Ususally he can hang onto her till the pain goes down and it is safe to descruff her.
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Old 07-09-2006, 09:06 AM
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If you ever had a queen in heat you see that this releives some of her 'sexual' tention.
Please! It's simply not proper to talk about Her Majesty in such a manner!
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Old 07-09-2006, 09:25 AM
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Kitty sex in general ain't fittin' to talk about. But I have learned much about it on the Dope.
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Old 07-09-2006, 10:58 AM
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To go further, kitty sex usually involved the male bitting the female hard, on the scruff. When the tom cat is done and withdraws his 'willy' it has a barb that 'rips' the female, causing a good amount of pain down there, and also stimulates ovulation. The Tom cat hangs on to her for all he has during this withdrawl, because if she managed to get 'free' from him at this time she will most likely attack him due to that pain. Ususally he can hang onto her till the pain goes down and it is safe to descruff her.
I'll be damned, my wife and I go through the exact same thing!
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Old 07-09-2006, 08:22 PM
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There are too many jokes just waiting to happen in this thread.

To (not) answer (but at least address) the OP's question: Don't know. Possibly, but probably not as humans experience orgasm. There's no question, however, that the cat enjoys the experience. My advice: Don't stress and become morally conflicted over seeming to molest your feline. See yourself as a public servant that can make their life more pleasurable, and go for it. But if little Vincents start popping up in your part of the world, we're going to look at you funny.
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Please! It's simply not proper to talk about Her Majesty in such a manner!
"We are not aroused!"
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Kitty sex in general ain't fittin' to talk about. But I have learned much about it on the Dope.
Hey, don't get us started on kitty porn.
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Old 07-09-2006, 10:44 PM
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But if little Vincents start popping up in your part of the world, we're going to look at you funny.


You wouldn't be the only one. My wife would freak!
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Old 07-09-2006, 11:47 PM
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But if little Vincents start popping up in your part of the world, we're going to look at you funny.
I Think I'm Going About This Cat-Breeding Thing All Wrong
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Old 07-10-2006, 02:00 AM
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To go further, kitty sex usually involved the male bitting the female hard, on the scruff. When the tom cat is done and withdraws his 'willy' it has a barb that 'rips' the female, causing a good amount of pain down there, and also stimulates ovulation. The Tom cat hangs on to her for all he has during this withdrawl, because if she managed to get 'free' from him at this time she will most likely attack him due to that pain. Ususally he can hang onto her till the pain goes down and it is safe to descruff her.
This is off-topic, but why in the world would male cats have barbs on their sex organs? What purpose could those possibly have, evolutionarily speaking? Do "ripped" female cats have some naturally-selected advantage over "non-ripped" ones?
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Old 07-10-2006, 07:12 AM
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Dead Pete the barb, or more correctly the 'ripping' is to stimulate ovulation. Evolutionarily speaking is seems very efficient, only ovulate when there is some sperm present.
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Old 07-10-2006, 12:41 PM
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Dead Pete the barb, or more correctly the 'ripping' is to stimulate ovulation. Evolutionarily speaking is seems very efficient, only ovulate when there is some sperm present.
Ah, okay. That makes sense, thanks for clarifying.
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Old 07-10-2006, 01:12 PM
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I don't know, but I can tell you my Shar-pei has an eargasm when you rub his head. Complete with pornographic sounding "OH! OHHHH! UNNNNGGGHHH!!!" sounds. It's hilarious to hear and he loves it. Sick little pup.
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