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Anorgasmia (No Orgasms)

Anorgasmia is the persistent inability to achieve orgasm despite responding to sexual stimulation. The Mayo Clinic further defines as the lack of orgasms distresses you or interferes with your relationship with your partner:

By definition, the major symptoms of anorgasmia are the inability to have an orgasm or long delays in reaching orgasm that's distressing to you. But there are different types of anorgasmia:

  • Lifelong anorgasmia. You've never had an orgasm.
  • Acquired anorgasmia. You used to have orgasms, but now have difficulty reaching climax.
  • Situational anorgasmia. You're able to have an orgasm only in certain circumstances, such as during oral sex or masturbation or only with a certain partner.
  • Generalized anorgasmia. You aren't able to have an orgasm in any situation or with any partner.

Read more about female anorgasmia on the Mayo Clinic's website here.

Diminished Orgasms

Diminished orgasms are a reduction in the intensity or frequency of orgasm in comparison to previous experiences. Once again from the above linked Mayo Clinic article:

Orgasms vary in intensity, and women vary in the frequency of their orgasms and the amount of stimulation needed to trigger an orgasm. Most women require some degree of direct or indirect clitoral stimulation and don't climax from penetration alone. Plus, orgasms often change with age, medical issues or medications you're taking.

Dysorgasmia / Painful Orgasms

Dysorgasmia is defined as a painful orgasm, but without any prior pain during sexual intercourse. The pain is often a cramping sensation in the pelvis, buttock or abdomen. The duration of pain can last from seconds to minutes to several hours.

If you feel you are not getting enough satisfaction in your sex life, the fully licensed physical therapists at Femina PT can help. Contact us here with any questions you may have, or go ahead and schedule an appointment here if you are ready to pay us a visit at one of our three Los Angeles area offices.

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