What is Anorgasmia?

Anorgasmia is a medical condition when a female has a hard time reaching orgasm or does not reach orgasm at all. When it comes to female orgasm, it is more intricate and subtle. The peak experience of the orgasm is not a surefire thing but is resulted from our body’s complex reactions to physical, emotional and psychological factors.

When a woman experiences regular difficulty with reaching orgasm can cause personal distress and this condition is termed anorgasmia. It is a very common occurrence and orgasms are known to vary from woman to woman. This variation can be in terms of intensity, frequency and the amount or kind of stimulation needed. Anorgasmia can also result from medical issues, prescribed medication and as well as aging.

Types of Anorgasmia

There are different kinds of anorgasmia, including:

  • Primary Anorgasmia – This is when you have never experienced orgasm.
  • Secondary Anorgasmia – You used to experience orgasms but now you face difficulty reaching orgasms.
  • Situational Anorgasmia– You only experience orgasms during certain circumstances such as oral sex or masturbation. This is very common is women, who only climax from clitoral stimulation.
  • General Anorgasmia – This is when you cannot orgasm under any circumstances or with any partner.

Causes of Anorgasmia

Physical causes:
  • Diseases those are responsible for affecting the human sexual response cycle. Some of these diseases may include diabetes and multiple sclerosis.
  • Cancer surgeries, gynecologic issues, and painful intercourse.
  • Prescription and OTC medications.
  • Too much alcohol or drug consumption.
  • Changes resulting from aging such as anatomy, hormones, neurological and circulatory systems.
Psychological Causes:
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Mental illnesses
  • Cultural and religious beliefs
  • Embarrassment
  • Guilt
  • Pregnancy fears or disease
  • Unresolved conflicts in relationships
  • Lack of connection with partner
  • Improper or poor communication of needs and preferences
  • Broken trust or infidelity