Recording my Orgasms: How I do it and how it feels
I am delighted to be able to introduce the fantastic Bianca from helenstoybox.com and the @helenstoybox twitter account. Her article was inspired by a conversation on Twitter between myself and some other bloggers (@PosyChurchgate, @Mollysdailykiss & @RomanticIsa) about videoing our own orgasm contractions to be able to watch this fantastic vision of sexual release afterwards. As Bianca is blind, she thought a post about how she does something similar would be interesting to others, and I agree with her. I was fascinated and hadn't considered recording the sounds of my orgasm, but I am certainly going to do so. Without further ado, here is Bianca's article. Check out her site for her other work.
Recording my Orgasms: How I do it and how it feels
By Helen's Toybox
I was reading a twitter thread about filming oneself masturbating, and this made me think of my equivalent. People often talk about filming themselves but so few talk about just plain audio recording without pictures. As a blind person, recordings are my photos, so I feel that a post about this is definitely in order.
I am a bit of a purist. This means that when I record, I like my recordings to be either .wav or .flac if possible. I have a Zoom H1 and a pair of Senheiser binaurals, but I haven't used this set-up as much to record my orgasms yet, but I definitely want to as it's quick and easy. The recorders are relatively cheap, and you can get them on Amazon. This device can also double as a sound card on your PC or Mac. It has USB, and you can put micro SD cards into it so you can go for as long as the card will take.
What I have used so far, however, is an app on my iPhone called Audio Memos. There is a free version, but I ended up buying the paid version as it records in .wav and you can make it so the files are automatically sent to your Dropbox if you have one. I put the finished recording into a single track editor like Soundforge or Goldwave, I normalise it, and I turn it into a flac file to save space as flac stands for free lossless audio codec. So far, I haven't recorded in stereo on my phone, but I do have a Zoom IQ6, and I could record in stereo if I wanted to. It just hasn't happened yet.
If you are not as worried about having your recordings lossless, you can use the Voice Memos function on your iPhone or the Android equivalent. You will get an m4a recording which isn't bad. It's still very clear and usable for this purpose. Just make sure you check your levels so that things don't clip if you get loud. That's that distorted sound that doesn't sound very nice, sounds like the feel of sandpaper but in your ears.
OK, now that we have dealt with the technical aspect, I come to the emotional and physical part of the recording itself.
It may feel strange to hear yourself coming. You don't usually pay attention to the shape of the sounds coming out of you when you have sexy playtime. It just doesn't come into effect because the feelings are there and they take over your body and mind. But when you hear it later, wow do you really pay attention to what you sounded like and it can be a big surprise the first time or two. There's no other way to say it. You sound vulnerable. You are so used to hearing yourself as this confident person or the funny one in your family. You can also have the feeling of "those cries, screams, moans, that's not me," but it is, and it's something you will need to look in the face if you are going to record your sexy self. All of these feelings are normal, natural and perfectly reasonable.
When you've got used to everything, and you know what to expect, it can be fun to just sit and listen to yourself masturbating or even sharing sexy playtime with someone else. You pick up on the nuances, and you hear a side of yourself that you have perhaps never experienced before. That can be another way to spice up your sex life with your significant other/s or even a way for you to consume some ethical porn.
Speaking of ethics, there are some things you need to consider when making recordings. If it's ever about sexy playtime with someone else, make sure you get firm consent to record the other person or people and do not share the recordings unless everyone is in agreement. Recordings are like pictures. Don't use them for revenge purposes either. Sounds will make the imagination work even if you can't see the person involved. Please also tell your teenagers that it is not good to share these things while they are underage. No, it isn't pictures, but it is still sexual congress of some kind.
When all of this is taken into account, and everything is all good to go, the next step is happy recording and most importantly, enjoy yourself.
Note: This is a guest post on Joanne's Reviews blog. I am being paid for the post but only by Joanne herself. Neither Amazon, Zoom, Apple, Android or Google are paying me to mention their products.
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