The Inability To Reach Orgasm (Anorgasmia)
The inability to reach orgasm or anorgasmia is common in women and is very frustrating. About 10% of women have never had an orgasm with a partner or by self-stimulation.
Have you ever watched a really long movie or read a long book where the plot goes nowhere? That’s how women describe sex without the ultimate ending: orgasm.
There are a number of conditions that prevent female orgasm or make it more difficult for women to reach orgasm. Fortunately, these conditions are treatable, and with practice, women can achieve orgasm more frequently. Here are 4 factors that contribute to female anorgasmia, how they are managed, and some tips for women to improve their ability to achieve orgasm.
Conditions That Prevent Female Orgasm
1. Female sexual disorder
The prevalence of the female orgasmic disorder (FOD) is 4 to 7% in the general population. FOD is defined as when orgasm either does not occur or is markedly delayed and the cause is not side effects of drugs, hormonal deficiencies, substance abuse, relationship problems with the partner, or other significant stressors.
FOD should be not be confused with the other 2 female sexual disorders: sexual interest/arousal disorder (lack or absence of interest) and genito-pelvic/penetration disorder (pain upon intercourse). At this time, there is no medication approved to treat FOD but there are treatment options. Psychotherapy with a mental health counselor is recommended. Women who lack intimacy with their partner, are bored with sex or embarrassed to discuss the problem with their partner, should seek individual sex therapy.