Anorgasmia or orgasmic disorder is a condition that affects one's ability to experience orgasm. It's not clear exactly how prevalent the condition is, as many who experience symptoms are ashamed to speak about it, even with their doctor. The condition can have both physical and psychological causes. For some, treatment is relatively simple, while for others there is no easy cure. Teaching the public all about anorgasmia can help end the stigma and allow affected individuals to seek help.
An orgasm is a release of physical tension coupled with feelings of intense physical pleasure that most people experience through sexual stimulation. Anorgasmia is the inability to achieve this state. It can also refer to people who have long delays in experiencing orgasm. There are four categories of anorgasmia. Those with primary, or lifelong, anorgasmia have never experienced an orgasm. Secondary, or acquired, anorgasmia refers to people who have lost the ability. Situational anorgasmia describes the ability to orgasm only in certain circumstances. General anorgasmia is an inability to orgasm under any circumstance.
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