Types of Orgasmic Dysfunction
Secondary anorgasmia: Difficulty reaching orgasm, even though you’ve had one before.
Situational anorgasmia: The most common type of orgasmic dysfunction. It occurs when you can only orgasm during specific situations, such as during oral sex or masturbation.
General anorgasmia: An inability to achieve orgasm under any circumstances, even when you’re highly aroused and sexual stimulation is sufficient.
• Insufficient foreplay
• In one or both partners, lack of understanding about how their genital organs function
• Poor communication about sex (for example, about what sort of stimulation a person enjoys)
• Problems in the relationship, such as unresolved conflicts and lack of trust
• Anxiety about sexual performance
• Fear of letting go, being vulnerable, and not being in control (possibly as part of a fear of not being in control of all aspects of their life or as part of a general tendency to keep emotions in check)
• A physically or emotionally traumatic experience, such as sexual abuse
• Psychologic disorders (such as stress or depression)
Physical disorders can also contribute to orgasmic disorder. They include nerve damage (as results from diabetes, spinal cord injuries, or multiple sclerosis) and abnormalities in genital organs.
Also, women over 45 years of age are more likely to have trouble orgasming than women under this age. This may be due to menopause-related hormonal shifts and vaginal changes.
The way an orgasm feels or how long it takes to have an orgasm can vary widely. When someone has orgasmic dysfunction, climax can take a long time to reach, be unsatisfying, or be unattainable.
Treatment for orgasmic dysfunction varies. A doctor may recommend treating any other conditions or adjusting any medications that may contribute to sexual health problems. In many cases, a doctor may recommend a person who has orgasmic dysfunction try couples counseling.
Many factors can contribute to orgasmic dysfunction. To remedy orgasmic dysfunction, a person can speak to a doctor.