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definitions - orgy

orgy (n.)

1.a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity

2.secret rite in the cults of ancient Greek or Roman deities involving singing and dancing and drinking and sexual activity

3.any act of immoderate indulgence"an orgy of shopping" "an emotional binge" "a splurge of spending"

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Merriam Webster

OrgyOr"gy (?), n.; pl. Orgies (�). A frantic revel; drunken revelry. See Orgies

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repas (fr)[Classe]

party[Classe]

excès des plaisirs et débauche (fr)[Classe]

merriment; merry-making; jollity; gaiety; mirth; cheerfulness; revel; revelry[ClasseHyper.]

plaisir de la fête (fr)[Classe]

relatif à une divinité antique (fr)[Classe]

qui vit dans la débauche (fr)[Classe]

de mauvaises mœurs (fr)[Classe]

(devour)[Thème]

excessif et trop (fr)[Caract.]

chemistry[Domaine]

NormativeAttribute[Domaine]

Wetting[Domaine]

quality[Domaine]

SubjectiveAssessmentAttribute[Domaine]

conviviality, jollification, merrymaking - alter, change, modify[Hyper.]

Bacchus[Thème]

buoyant, cheerful, chirpy, gay, jaunty, jolly, perky[Propriété~]

gladden, jollify, make glad, make happy, make merry, make whoopie, racket, rejoice, revel, wassail, whoop it up - bender, booze-up, carousal, carouse, toot - bacchanal, bacchanalia, debauch, debauchery, drunken revelry, excess, orgy, riot, saturnalia, splurge - roisterer - carouser, wassailer - debasement, degradation - corruption, subversion - demoralisation, demoralization - profanation - debauchee, libertine, rounder - degenerate, deviant, deviate, pervert - debaucher, ravisher, violator - corruption, degeneracy, depravation, depravity, putrefaction - bribable, bribeable, corruptible, dishonest, purchasable, venal - corruptive, perversive, pestiferous[Dérivé]

débaucher (fr)[Qui~]

débaucher (fr)[QuiSubit~]

dissolution (fr)[QuiVitDans]

blind drunk, blotto, canned, dead drunk, drunk, drunken, embalmed, inebriated, intoxicated, pissed, pissed as a newt, pissed out of one's head, pissed out of one's mind, plastered, sloshed, smashed, tight, tipsy, zonked - immoral[Similaire]

orgy (n.)




Wikipedia

Orgy

                   
  Illustration by Édouard-Henri Avril

In modern usage, an orgy is a sex party where guests freely engage in open and unrestrained sexual activity or group sex

Swingers' parties do not always conform to this designation due to the fact that 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.[1] Other kinds of "sex party" may fare less well with this labelling.

Participation in an "orgy" is a common sexual fantasy and group sex targeting such consumers is a subgenre in pornographic films.

The term is also used metaphorically in expressions, such as an "orgy of colour" or an "orgy of destruction" to indicate excess, overabundance. The term "orgiastic" does not generally connote group sex and is closer to the classical roots and this metaphorical usage.

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Ancient orgia

  Bacchanal with a wine vat (c. 1475) by Andrea Mantegna

In ancient Greek religion, orgia (ὄργια, sing. ὄργιον, orgion) were ecstatic rites characteristic of the Greek and Hellenistic mystery religions. Unlike public religion, or the private religious practices of a household, the mysteries were open only to initiates, and were thus "secret". Some rites were held at night. Orgia were part of the Eleusinian Mysteries, the Dionysian Mysteries, and the cult of Cybele, which involved the castration of her priests in a frenzied trance. Because of their secret, nocturnal, and unscripted nature, the orgia were subject to prurient speculation and regarded with suspicion, particularly by the Romans, who attempted to suppress the Bacchanals in 186 BC. Orgia are popularly thought to have involved sex,[2] but while sexuality and fertility were cultic concerns, the primary goal of the orgia was to achieve an ecstatic union with the divine.

In popular culture

The 1956 movie The Ten Commandments has the golden calf scene in which the Israelites are shown having an orgy but instead of an explicit one, they are shown drinking, playing music, and doing adult acts. This is based on the reference to the golden calf in the Bible in Exodus 32:6.

The films Caligula (1979) and Perfume (2006) have a number of orgy scenes, and orgies have been depicted in numerous works of art.

In the 1966 musical-comedy film A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, a Roman general calls for a "sit-down orgy" for his troops while he waits for his virgin bride to be delivered.

Stanley Kubrick's 1999 film Eyes Wide Shut includes a prominent orgy scene that has the members wearing masks and other concealing clothing.

See also

References

Notes
  1. ^ Wojick, Helen (October 2010). "Swinger Orgies and Group Sex". The Swingers Blog. http://swingersocial.com/swinger-blog/swinger-orgies-and-group-sex/. Retrieved April 26, 2012. 
  2. ^ Shipley, Joseph Twadell (1955). Dictionary of Early English. Philosophical Library. pp. 768. ISBN 0-8065-2926-1. 
Bibliography
  • Adkins, Lesley and Adkins, Roy A. (1998). Handbook to Life in Ancient Greece ISBN 0-19-512491-X
  • Alexander, Timothy Jay (2007). Hellenismos Today ISBN 978-1-4303-1427-1
  • Alexander, Timothy Jay (2007). A Beginner's Guide to Hellenismos ISBN 978-1-4303-2456-0
  • Burnet, John (2005). Early Greek Philosophy ISBN 402197535
  • Dillon, Matthew (2002). Girls and Women in Classical Greek Religion ISBN 0-415-20272-8
  • Maffesoli, Michel (1993). The shadow of Dionysus: a contribution to the sociology of the orgy ISBN 978-0-7914-1239-8
  • Persson, Martin (1970). The Minoan-Mycenaean Religion and Its Survival in Greek Religion ISBN 0-8196-0273-6
  • Wilson, Nigel Guy Wilson (2005.) Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece ISBN 0-415-97334-1

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