MLMM Sunday Writing Prompt — Not the “-gasm” You Expected


For this week’s Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Sunday Writing Prompt, we are supposed to write about something that often eludes description: pleasure. And the not-so-subtle “hint” in the prompt’s title is “-gasm.”

I decided to veer from the obvious “pleasure-gasm” to go with something almost as pleasurable. Hell, who am I kidding? At my age, even more pleasuresble. I’m going with something called “bedgasm.”

According to the Urban Dictionary, a bedgasm is “a feeling of complete and utter euphoria which peaks when climbing into bed at the end of an 18-hour workday, a long road trip, or hours of extremely strenuous physical activity. Under perfect conditions, the physical release has been likened to that of an intense sexual experience.”

Who among us hasn’t, at some point in our lives, crawled into our nice, cozy, comfy bed at the end of the day and felt that sense of utter euphoria?

You pull your comforter over your tired, exhausted frame. You snuggle your head into your goose down pillow. A warmth envelopes your body, your soul. It’s great, isn’t it? It’s a moment of exquisite peace in an otherwise chaotic world.

Yes, I’m at the point in my life where the highlight of my day is when I go to bed at night. Well, that’s not entirely true. The highlight of my day is when I wake up in the morning and realize that I’m still alive. But crawling into bed at night is a close second.

16 thoughts on “MLMM Sunday Writing Prompt — Not the “-gasm” You Expected

  1. pensitivity101 April 29, 2018 / 10:41 am

    Likewise I like that lovely cosy feeling and comfort of my bed at night. The pillows have to be just so, the duvet just right. Morning dawns, and I love that precious hour when I sleep really deeply.

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  2. baddadcartoons101 April 29, 2018 / 10:48 am

    Shoot! I’m at an age where I agree with you but once in bed and asleep we can still dream about all those other gasms!

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      • baddadcartoons101 April 29, 2018 / 11:46 am

        The more exciting parts of my life are now lived out in my dreams like eating cheeseburgers, exercising and being in great shape, having an abundance of energy and just being half the person my dog thinks I am!

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  3. Sight11 April 29, 2018 / 11:17 am

    Goose down pillows? The last time I used a pillow was back when I was in seventh grade. Yeah but agree with you Sensei.

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  4. Em April 29, 2018 / 6:10 pm

    Going to bed will always remain the highlight of my day!! haha

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  5. Marilyn Armstrong April 30, 2018 / 10:06 am

    I LOVE our bed. It is the big sigh of the day, the curling up against the stresses of life. Ah the joy of bedness!

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  6. She April 30, 2018 / 1:58 pm

    😁😁😂🤣 I think we can all relate to that! I had never heard of that phrasing though. Hurrah! It has a name😊

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