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Anorgasmia: what is it, symptoms and treatment

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Anorgasmia is a disorder that causes difficulty or inability to reach orgasm. That’s right, the person cannot feel the maximum point of pleasure during a sexual relationship, even if there is an intensity and sexual stimulation that is considered normal, because it starts to have a decrease in the sexual desire due to the frustration.

This problem mainly affects women, and it can be caused by physical or psychological factors such as anxiety and depression and/or the use of drugs or certain medications, which impede the feeling of pleasure that characterizes orgasm, which can cause discomfort and pain.

main symptoms

The main symptom of anorgasmia is the absence of orgasm when there is adequate stimulation during the sexual act. Asimism, also, symptoms of testicular pain can arise, in the case of men; the pain in the vientre low or in the anal region, in the case of the women, which can generate an aversion to sexual contact.



The anorgasmia can be caused by ageing, physical problems due to illnesses that affect the reproductive region of the body, such as diabetes and multiple sclerosis, gynecological surgeries such as hysterectomy, use of medication to control high blood pressure, depression or allergies, excessive consumption of alcohol and cigarette.

In addition, this problem can also be due to psychological pressure, religious questions, personal problems, history of sexual abuse, guilt for feeling pleasure with sex or due to problems in the relationship with the couple.

types of anorgasmia

There are 4 types of anorgasmia, which they are:

  • Primary: the patient has never experienced an orgasm;
  • Secondary: the patient only felt orgasms, but they didn’t feel like it;
  • Circumstantial: the patient can only achieve orgasm in certain situations, such as during masturbation or oral sex, but not on other specific occasions, such as in vaginal sex or with a certain partner, for example;
  • Generalized: the patient is unable to experience orgasm in any situation.

In this way, the diagnosis is made by the doctor based on the clinical and sexual history of the patient and on the physical evaluation to identify the presence of alterations in the genitals.



treatment options

The treatment of anorgasmia must be guided by a urologist or gynecologist and, in general, it is carried out through changes in lifestyle, psychological therapy, sexual therapy and the use of certain medications.

1. Changes in the lifestyle

You should try to get to know your body better through the stimulation of sexual appetite, which can be accomplished through masturbation or the use of vibrators or sexual toys that increase pleasure during intimate contact.

Likewise, it is possible to experience new positions and sexual fantasies that stimulate feelings of happiness and pleasure.

2. Conducting sex therapy

Having peer sex therapy or the individual helps to identify what causes the block in the moment of intimate contact and find solutions to overcome this affection.

In addition, psychotherapy also helps to evaluate childhood problems or life issues that affect the perception of place in sex, such as repression by priests, religious beliefs or trauma caused by sexual abuse, for example. Therapy can also help treat current problems that may be causing stress and anxiety, which are factors that are reflected in intimate contact.

3. Use of medication

The use of medication is indicated to control diseases that may be causing the decrease in sexual pleasure, such as diabetes and multiple sclerosis.

The doctor may also recommend medication in the form of pills or creams that contain sexual hormones to stimulate the reproductive organs, especially in postmenopausal women. However, it is important that the person states that there is no specific medication to treat anorgasmia.

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