Orgasmic disorder in women

The incapacity for having an orgasm after an appropriate sexual stimulation can be something concerning for a woman and her partner. This kind of disorder can produce feelings of failure and insecurity on a woman and frustration on her partner. The essential characteristic of the female orgasmic disorder is an absence or a recurrent delay on the orgasm of a woman after a phase of normal arousal.

Women present a wide variability on the intensity and type of the stimulation that triggers the orgasm. The diagnostic of the female orgasmic disorder should be based on the age, the sexual experience and the stimulation received.

Causes of the orgasmic disorder in women

The disorder, apparently, is not related to particular features of the personality of the woman. However, the orgasmic disorder on a woman can alter her body image, her self esteem and the satisfaction on sexual intercourse. According to many studies there is no relation between the female orgasmic disorder and the size of the vagina.

The physical causes for this disorder also involve the removal of the vulva, a spinal cord injury and a vaginal reconstruction, though some women still are able to experience orgasms after such procedures, most of the women who receive such procedures are also affected by the female orgasmic disorder.

Chronic diseases such as pelvic cancer and diabetes also have a negative incidence over the phase of sexual arousal, though the capacity of the woman for experiencing orgasms is not affected. At this point it is important to consider that the orgasmic capacity of the woman is incremented with the acquisition of sexual experience, therefore this disorder is more frequent among young women. When a woman learns to have an orgasm, it is very difficult for her to forget or lose the capacity.

Emotional problems associated to the orgasmic disorder in women involve a bad sexual communication with the partner, ignorance and fear, the scarce and inadequate sexual stimulation, the difficulties on the relationship, traumatic sexual experiences of the past, psychological problems and a weakened physical state.

Certain medical conditions related to blood irrigation and nervous endings of the clitoris also can be associated to the loss of the capacity for having an orgasm. There are two types of orgasmic disorders:

  • Primary difficulties. This type of female orgasmic disorder involves those cases on which the woman has not experienced an orgasm ever in her life. It is very common and is more frequent on young women. The prevalence of this type of female orgasmic disorder is gradually decreased as the woman’s age gets closer to the forty years of age; period on which the woman reaches certain sexual experience, therefore from then the woman is able to experience orgasms on regular basis. Such experience is also in function on how much the woman gets to know her body responses to sexual stimuli.
  • Secondary difficulties. In this case the woman has been able to experience orgasms in the past, however some difficulty emerges and the woman is unable to keep experiencing orgasms.
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