If listening to your friends boast about the earth-shattering orgasms they had this weekend leaves you silently picking at your cocktail, you're not alone — the inability to orgasmwhich is known as anorgasmiaCoughlan's Syndrome or FOD female orgasm disorderis more widespread than you may think. And experiencing anorgasmia doesn't mean you're broken, frigid, crazy, or a failure at sex. As much as we'd all like to be Nicki Minaj and demand one orgasm for every one experienced by a partner, some of us simply aren't able to get to the top of the mountain.
Anorgasmia alternately known as orgasmic dysfunction or Coughlan's syndrome is the persistent inability to reach orgasm during sex. It is less common in men than women and is especially rare in younger men. Male anorgasmia is closely associated with delayed ejaculationa condition that itself is more common in older men.
Anorgasmia is the medical term for regular difficulty reaching orgasm after ample sexual stimulation. The lack of orgasms distresses you or interferes with your relationship with your partner. Orgasms vary in intensity, and women vary in the frequency of their orgasms and the amount of stimulation needed to trigger an orgasm.
Way less cool. In a study from the University of Texas about sexual dysfunction in women, 24 percent of the participants reported orgasmic dysfunction. That number is way too high. For women, the causes of anorgasmia are multifactorial, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Delayed orgasm and anorgasmia are associated with significant sexual dissatisfaction. A focused medical history can shed light on the potential etiologies; which include: medications, penile sensation loss, endocrinopathies, penile hyperstimulation and psychological etiologies, amongst others. Delayed orgasm DO and anorgasmia AO have been described as one end of a spectrum of orgasm timing disorders with the other end being premature ejaculation 1.
DOI: Abstract PDF. Female anorgasmia is the inability to have an orgasm, not to be confused with a lack of desire.
Failure to experience an orgasm; may be biogenic secondary to a physical disorder or medicationpsychogenic secondary to psychological or situational factorsor a combination of the two. Mentioned in? References in periodicals archive?
Read their stories here. To define a lack, you have to start by identifying what should fill it; to talk about female anorgasmia, first you have to talk about orgasm. We tend to talk around it, giving it cute nicknames: "the Big O," "the grand finale.
Despite the semi-taboo nature of "the big O," every sexually active person craves a climax at the end of sex. For some, however, orgasms can be difficult to achieve. Many women struggle with the inability to climax during sex, but the problem affects more people than you probably even realize.