Anorgasmia

Fri, 08/13/2010 - 15:37 -- amber

With regard to the notion of the orgasm itself one should also mention anorgasmia. This is one of many existing sexual dysfunctions which can also be sometimes referred to as a psychiatric disorder. A person suffering from anorgasmia is not able to achieve orgasm or to climax despite the sufficient sexual stimulation. Symptoms of anorgasmia in males are mostly those of delayed ejaculation. However anorgasmia is more common in women while young males almost never report this case.

anorgasmia1If we take a closer look at statistics, we would find one common trend. The overwhelming majority of those unable to achieve orgasm are women. According to the data in the United States alone almost ten percent of women never climaxed or had an orgasm. And there are a few physiological as well as psychological reasons for this fact.

Anorgasmia may be caused by a variety of medical conditions. They include various spinal cord injuries, consequences of complicated surgeries on genitals, diabetic complications, various traumas of genitalia, including those stemming from childbirth. Thus women appear to be more at risk to suffer from the condition of anorgasmia.

The condition when a person has never experienced an orgasm is known as primary (or absolute) anorgasmia. Women are the majority of the victims of primary anorgasmia although some men may suffer from it as well due to rare physiological dysfunctions. Women who suffer from primary anorgasmia are still able to think of a sexual intercourse in terms of pleasure, since various stimulation including kisses, caresses and the like will lead to some kind of sexual response in them. In most of the cases primary anorgasmia has no obvious reasons. And besides it is not widely studied as it remains a rare case, unlike secondary anorgasmia.

anorgasmiaSecondary anorgasmia always describes the lost ability to achieve an orgasm. The reasons for this may hide in different psychological traumas, but may be also related to various medical issues from certain drugs to injuries. Usually doctors, psychologists or psychoanalysts are able to effectively identify the cause of such condition and prescribe the necessary treatment unless the state is totally incurable.

There are some other types of anorgasmia, such as situational or random. But they do not always qualify as separate medical conditions and are also temporary and respond to treatment. In general the treatment of the condition of anorgasmia is fully determined by its causes. It could be hormonal therapy, rehabilitation surgery, physical therapy, or psychoanalysis and sessions with sexual therapist.

Over the past decade more and more research has been carried out on anorgasmia, its causes and treatment. Seeking qualified consultation on anorgasmia is strongly encouraged by specialists in medical domain as well as by family counselors.