Orgasmic dysfunction is a condition that occurs when a person has difficulty reaching orgasm. This difficulty occurs even when they’re sexually aroused and there’s sufficient sexual stimulation. When it occurs in a woman, it is called Female orgasmic disorder, it is the second common sexual dysfunction in women, this disorder refers to women’s difficulty in reaching orgasm.
Female Orgasmic Dysfunction (FOD) is estimated to affect 16% to 28% of women in the Inited states, Europe, and Central and South America. Identifying the underlying cause of this dysfunction is difficult based on the fact that it could be due to emotional, psychological or even physical factors.
Orgasmic dysfunction can therefore not be regarded basically as a result of some sort of virus or disease, this dysfunction comes in four stages.
- Primary anorgasmia: This condition is that in which one has never had an orgasm.
- Secondary anorgasmia: this is when one experiences Difficulty reaching orgasm, even though you’ve had one before.
- Situational anorgasmia: This is the most common type of orgasmic dysfunction. It occurs when you can only orgasm during specific situations, such as during oral sex or masturbation.
- General anorgasmia: An inability to achieve orgasm under any circumstances, even when you’re highly aroused and sexual stimulation is sufficient.
Some of the factors that cause orgasmic dysfunction are Shyness, use of certain medications, Religious or cultural beliefs, self esteem, guilt of enjoying sexual activity, history of enjoying sexual abuse and so on.
Inability to achieve sexual climax is the major symptom of this disorder, other symptoms are unsatisfying orgasms, late orgasms. Most times this disorder causes the woman distress and conflicts in her relationships.
Treating this disorder depends on the cause of the disorder however, Sex Therapy and Counseling are peculiar to all causes of Female orgasmic disorder, increase In clitoral stimulation during masturbation and sexual intercourse can also help with orgasmic disorder in women, In some cases, Estrogen hormone therapy may be used Estrogen can help increase sexual desire or the amount of blood flow to the genitals for heightened sensitivity. Estrogen hormone therapy may involve taking a pill, wearing a patch, or applying a gel to the genitals.
Orgasmic dysfunction is not a deadly illness or a shameful one and 1 out of 10 women experience it, sometimes this disorder fluctuates that is it comes bad go and almost every woman deals with this dysfunction at some point in their lives.
Best way to conquer this disorder: Try to live a stress free life, enjoy and savor the moment and engage in effective communication with your partner and your body. Pleasure is key.
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