What is an orgy

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Skip navigation! Story from Sex. If your only reference points for orgies are the Seinfeld episode where Jerry Seinfeld has an existential crisis about becoming an "orgy guy," or the infamous True Blood orgy of season 2 , then chances are you have questions. Given these varied and exaggerated representations of group sex , you might be wondering: what even is an orgy?

When Does Group Sex Become An Orgy: An Investigation

ORGY | definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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In modern usage, an orgy is a sex party consisting of at least five members [ citation needed ] where guests freely engage in open and unrestrained sexual activity or group sex. Swingers ' parties do not always conform to this designation, because at many swinger parties the sexual partners may all know each other or at least have some commonality among economic class, educational attainment or other shared attributes. Some swingers contend that an orgy, as opposed to a sex party, requires some anonymity of sexual partners in complete sexual abandon. Participation in an "orgy" is a common sexual fantasy , and group sex targeting such consumers is a subgenre in pornographic films.
However, both the oldest and the most recently-adopted senses of this word contain meanings which may not be at all sexual in nature. The word first came into English in the middle of the 16th century in reference to secret ceremonial rites, particularly those of the Romans and ancient Greeks, which involved singing and dancing. The licentious meaning was not added until the beginning of the 18th century.