Difficulty Reaching Orgasm


What is anorgasmia

An orgasm is a feeling of intense physical pleasure and release of tension, accompanied by involuntary, rhythmic contractions of your pelvic floor muscles. But it doesn’t always look — or sound — like it does in the movies. The way an orgasm feels varies among women, and in an individual, it can differ from orgasm to orgasm.

Anorgasmia is the medical term defining the symptom of difficulty reaching orgasm. Anorgasmia is a common issue affecting 10 to 15 percent of women.

Symptoms of anorgasmia are the incapacity or long delays in reaching climax. Every woman has experienced some level of difficulty in reaching orgasm at some point in her life. Moreover, the intensity and frequency of achieving orgasm often alter with lifestyle changes, age and maturity, medical issues and prescribed medication. However, for some women, the difficulty becomes chronic.

In time, women experiencing anorgasmia can begin to feel very frustrated. Psychological problems associated with anorgasmia include anxiety, depression, fear of intimacy, loss of self-confidence and relationship troubles.

Non-invasive, durable treatments for anorgasmia are available. If you are having trouble reaching orgasm talk to one of our certified doctors today.

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When to seek medical help?

If you’re happy with the climax of your sexual activities, there’s no need for concern. However, if you’re bothered by lack of orgasm or the intensity of your orgasms, talk to our doctors about anorgasmia. Lifestyle changes and our therapies may help.

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Symptoms of orgasmic dysfunction

The main symptom of orgasmic dysfunction is the inability to achieve sexual climax. Other symptoms include having unsatisfying orgasms and taking longer than normal to reach climax.

Women with orgasmic dysfunction may have difficulty achieving orgasm during sexual intercourse or masturbation.

In most cases, the symptoms can be treated and sexual performance can be restored.

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If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of difficulty reaching orgasm, the ELNA Sexual Wellness can help you find a treatment that will work for your goals and lifestyle.

Treating anorgasmia will help your emotional intimacy, your self-image, and your sexual wellness.

The inability to orgasm can be frustrating and may have an impact on your relationship. However, you may be able to reach climax with proper treatment. It’s important to know that you’re not alone. Many women deal with orgasmic dysfunction at some point in their lives.


Causes of anorgasmia

Reaching climax takes a combination of physical, emotional, and psychological factors working together in synchronized harmony. If any of these factors are “off”, ability to reach orgasm decreases.

Physical factors can include:

  • Illness (diabetes, for example)
  • Aging (low estrogen levels, loss of natural lubrication in the vagina)
  • Medical treatments (such as hysterectomy, oophorectomy, or cancer surgeries)
  • Other sexual dysfunctions (vaginal dryness, dyspareunia)
  • Alcohol abuse

Emotional / Relationship factors can include:

  • Poor communication
  • Relationship conflicts, resentment toward partner
  • Lack of connection with partner
  • Domestic violence or abuse

Psychological factors can include:

  • Stress
  • Past sexual, physical, emotional abuse
  • Negative self-image, embarrassment
  • Cultural/ religious beliefs related to sexuality
  • Mental health conditions (such as depression and anxiety)

Talk to your doctor if you have questions about orgasm or concerns about your ability to reach orgasm.

You deserve to feel confident about intimacy in your relationship.

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Treatment options

There are many potential responses to female incontinence. The doctor will evaluate your situation and determine the best course of action. The list below shows some non-surgical therapies.


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