Woman has 'full body orgasm' during Los Angeles Philharmonic concert

  • 02/05/2023

A concertgoer was reportedly moved so much by a classical music performance that she had a "loud and full body orgasm".

During the Los Angeles Philharmonic's performance of Tchaikovsky's fifth symphony, a loud "scream or moan" erupted from the balcony during the symphony's second movement. Molly Grant, who was in the audience during the performance on Friday, told the Los Angeles Times those in the crowd quickly turned to where the noise had come from and there was a woman sitting next to her partner trying to catch her breath.

"I saw the girl after it had happened, and I assume that she ... had an orgasm because she was heavily breathing, and her partner was smiling and looking at her - like in an effort to not shame her," Grant said.

Others who were at the performance also reported hearing a woman making a moaning noise.

One attendee was composer and music producer Magnus Fiennes, who described the sound on Twitter as that on a "loud and full body orgasm".

"Band politely carried on. Props to LAPhil (and Pytor Ilyich [Tchaikovsky]) for bringing it on," he wrote.

In response to Fiennes' tweet, a conductor who was sitting "a few seats away" said "this is not what happened" and worried that the woman had a medical emergency. Fiennes said his tweet was "merely an observation", but said the woman remained for the rest of the show.

Another Twitter user, who said friends of hers had gone to the performance, described it as a woman having "a SCREAMING orgasm", adding that "some people really know how to live".

An alleged audio recording of the moment has gone viral on social media where someone can be heard crying out during a quiet spot in the music.

Others have also disputed the orgasm theory, saying the woman could've made the noise while waking after having fallen asleep. Others were concerned it could be related to a medical condition.

One person who was seated in the row behind the person who made the noise told the Los Angeles Times it appeared like the woman was waking up from a sleep attack.

"Pretty quickly, she sort of fell onto her partner's shoulders, and then onto his lap. And then her body went limp," they said.

"Maybe like five seconds later, she kind of awoke, and that's when she let out a scream."

After the woman made the sound, the concertgoer said her partner and another person sitting next to her asked if she was okay, and she replied she was.

The Los Angeles Philharmonic is yet to publicly address what happened.