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The Inability To Climax Is A Real Disorder You Shouldn't Ignore

The Inability To Climax Is A Real Disorder You Shouldn't Ignore

You might be trying hard to enjoy a pleasurable sexual life but some physical and psychological conditions may be preventing you from attaining climax.

It is frustrating when you are in the right setting, in the right mood but yet you find it difficult to reach orgasm. Many times, we tend to think it is our partner's fault, however, we fail to realize that it is a serious medical condition that needs to be given attention. According to Mayo Clinic, Anorgasmia is the medical term used to describe the regular difficulty in reaching orgasm even after enough sexual stimulation. This sexual dissatisfaction can not only cause distress but also create problems in the relationship with your partner.  According to a study, about 11-41 percent of women are affected by a Female Orgasmic Disorder (FOD) like this.

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The type of stimulation needed for a woman to reach orgasm differs from person to person. According to the Merck Manual, only half of women reach orgasm during intercourse. It stated that 1 of 10 women never reach orgasm but still report that they are satisfied with the sexual activity. However, women who suffer from orgasmic disorder can never reach climax regardless of whether they are masturbating or is sexually aroused. In such a case, consulting a doctor is very important. Here are two major causes of anorgasmia in women.

Psychological causes 

Sex is not just a physical activity but also a mental and emotional act. It requires you to be in a particular set of mind to enjoy and gain maximum pleasure out of it. Various psychological factors can prevent you from experiencing an orgasm. If you are embarrassed by the way you look, you might not be able to enjoy the sexual time with your partner. Your mind is disturbed and is not focused fully. Women who are bound by a lot of stress due to financial pressures or family issues may also find it difficult to relax their mind and enjoy the moment.

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Another reason might be the issues you have with your partner. Therefore, it is always better to resolve conflicts and have good communication with your partner. Sometimes, its all about the timing. Wrong timing and place can again hamper the chances of good attaining maximum sexual pleasure. Other factors also include bad sexual experiences in the past and negative attitude towards sex.

Physical causes

Various physical factors can reduce the pleasure in sex and prevent you from attaining orgasm. Diseases such as sclerosis and Parkinson's disease and their symptoms can hamper your sexual experience. Women who have undergone gynecological surgeries such as hysterectomy or any cancer surgeries also find it difficult to have an orgasm. They are most likely to encounter pain during sex.

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Another very important factor is age. As you progress in age, the body undergoes various changes in regard to your anatomy, hormones, neurological system, and circulatory system. This may affect your sexuality. Added to this, the transitional symptoms of menopause such as night sweats and mood changes can have an impact on sexuality. 

Medications for blood pressure, depression also have side effects that affect your ability to have an orgasm. Habits such as excessive alcohol and smoking can also hamper your ability to climax. 

What to do? 

If you are troubled because of your inability to have an orgasm, you can try the following tips:

Talk to your partner - Having an open discussion with your partner can help you figure out a lot of things. Try to build more trust and intimacy with your partner. Talk to each other about likes and dislikes in sex and decide on methods to maximize pleasure. 

Get medical help - If you see that none of the methods are working. Don't hold yourself back from consulting a doctor. Getting the right treatment will help you attain climax. 

References:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/anorgasmia/symptoms-causes/syc-20369422
https://www.issm.info/sexual-health-qa/what-is-anorgasmia/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22005203
https://www.merckmanuals.com/home/women-s-health-issues/sexual-dysfunction-in-women/sexual-arousal-disorders#v804838
https://www.merckmanuals.com/home/women-s-health-issues/sexual-dysfunction-in-women/orgasmic-disorder
http://her.womenworking.com/if-women-cant-reach-orgasm-medical-condition-anorgasmia

Disclaimer : This article is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.