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Anorgasmia Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

What Is Anorgasmia ?

Anorgasmia, or Coughlan’s syndrome, is a type of sexual dysfunction in which a person cannot achieve orgasm despite adequate stimulation.

In males, it is most closely associated with delayed ejaculation.

Anorgasmia can often cause sexual frustration.

Anorgasmia is far more common in females (4.7 percent) than in males and is especially rare in younger men. The problem is greater in women who are post-menopause.

There are three types of Anorgasmia.

  • Primary Anorgasmia

Primary anorgasmia is a condition where one has never experienced an orgasm.

  • Secondary Anorgasmia

Secondary anorgasmia is the loss of the ability to have orgasms (as opposed to primary anorgasmia which indicates a person who has never had an orgasm).

  • Situational Anorgasmia

This occurs to people who are orgasmic in some situations may not be in others.

Causes Of Anorgasmia:

Anorgasmia can be caused by a number of reasons.

They can be divided into the following categories:

  • Physical causes
  • Medical diseases and Gynecologic issues
  1. diabetic neuropathy,
  2. multiple sclerosis,
  3. genital mutilation,
  4. complications from genital surgery,
  5. pelvictrauma (such as from a straddle injury caused by falling on the bars of a climbing frame, bicycle or gymnastics beam),
  6. hormonalimbalances,
  7. totalhysterectomy,
  8. spinal cord injury,
  9. cauda equina syndrome,
  10. uterine embolisation,
  11. childbirth trauma (vaginal tearing through the use of forceps or suction or a large or unclosedepisiotomy),
  12. vulvodynia
  13. Cardiovascular disease.
  • Medications
  1. blood pressure medications,
  2. antihistamines
  3. antidepressants
  • Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).
  • Alcohol and smoking
  • The aging process
  • Psychological cause
  • Mental health problems, such as anxiety or depression
  • Poor body image
  • Stress and financial pressures
  • Cultural and religious beliefs
  • Fear of pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections
  • Embarrassment
  • Guilt about enjoying sexual experiences
  • Past sexual or emotional abuse
  • Relationship issues
  • Lack of connection with your partner
  • Unresolved conflicts or fights
  • Poor communication of sexual needs and preferences
  • Infidelity or breach of trust
  • Intimate partner violence

Symptoms Of Anorgasmia:

By definition, the major symptoms of anorgasmia are inability to experience orgasm or long delays in reaching orgasm.

Diagnosis Of Anorgasmia:

Anorgasmia can be diagnosed by the following procedure:

  • Taking a medical history
  • Conducting a physical exam in order to find the underlying cause

Treatment Of Anorgasmia:

Treatment options for Anorgasmia are available.

  • Lifestyle changes and therapy
  • Understand your body better
  • Increased stimulation
  • Seek couple’s counseling
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Sex therapy
  • Medical treatment
  • Treating underlying condition
  • Estrogen therapy for postmenopausal women
  • Systemic estrogen therapy
  1. Pill
  2. Patch
  3. gel
  • Local estrogen therapy
  1. in the form of a vaginal cream
  2. a slow-releasing suppository or ring
  • Testosterone therapy

By : Natural Health News

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